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Diablo Numismatic Society

President's Message - November 2023

Diablo Numismatic Society

November, 2023

Giving of Thanks Month


      Our club has had another truly successful coin show thanks to the hard work and dedication of all you volunteers and Larry Casagrande’s family.  Thank you all so much!!! Our last regular coin meeting reflected on the magnificent treasures that all of us acquired during this show.    


     Looking forward, many wonderful things will be happening this month of November.

     First, since this is the month of Thanks Giving, I would like to have all of you bring some canned food item to our November meeting for those who are much less fortunate and hurting. This meeting will be held on Thursday, November 16th, at the Clayton Community Library starting at 7:00 pm. I will later take these donated items in honor of our club to the Contra Costa Food Bank.  

     Secondly, I would like to say a hearty Thank You to all of our veterans who served to keep our country safe. We all warmly salute you on Veterans’ Day.

     Thirdly, we will be holding elections for all of the DNS Board of Directors, and we need you to be at the November meeting and vote for next years’ Board. The newly elected will be installed at the January meeting. Thank you to the ones who served during this year of 2023.

     Fourthly, we will be holding our quarterly auction during the November regular coin meeting. If you have anything to auction off, please let Bill Hickman know or you can let me know and I’ll relay it back to Bill.

     Fifthly, I don’t want you to miss the California State Numismatic Association, (CSNA), and the Northern California Numismatic Association, (NCNA), Joint Educational Forum to be held on Saturday, November 18th, at the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum in Vallejo, CA. This is an all-day event which starts at 8:30 am. Several members of DNS will be presenting along with Marina Fischer who is the current Curator of Numismatics from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.


     Next month, DNS will be holding our annual Christmas Party at Zio Fraedo’s restaurant in Pleasant Hill, CA. We are honored to have as our guests the President of the American Numismatic Association, (ANA), Thomas J. Uram, the President of the California State Numismatic Association, (CSNA), Jose M. Gallego, and the Executive Director of the American Philatelic Society, (APS), Scott D. English and his wife. Please make your reservations during the November regular coin meeting. Please select either the prime rib entrée or the grilled salmon entrée with an entrance fee of $40.00 per person. Please see our website under the Events section to print out your reservation form and bring it to the meeting.    


     Your annual club dues are now due so please consider paying for them at the November meeting. They are $15.00 for an electronic email of the monthly newsletter, The Die Break, or $25.00 for the mailed hard copy.


     Please plan on attending our next meeting. You don’t want to miss it. We will also be having our usual Show & Tell and coin drawing with lots of coins to choose from.  I’m very much looking forward to seeing all of you again. Please come and enjoy each other and our hobby! Please bring a friend along, if you can.


Until then, God bless,


Kyle Anderson,

(925) 382-8825,




The Diablo Numismatic Society meets every Third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Our monthly meeting location is at

Clayton Library

6125 Clayton Rd.

Clayton, CA 94517

To find our meeting room, enter the library through the main doors and go immediately to the left.