The following news release was issued by Rusty Goe, founder of the
Carson City Coin Collectors of America:
Carson City Coin Collectors of America and Curry’s Chronicle
celebrate 10th anniversary in special summer journal edition
Reno, NV, June 2, 2015 – Rusty Goe launched the Carson City Coin
Collectors of America in late spring 2005 because he believed the
numismatic community needed a club dedicated to the study of the
Carson City Mint and the many fascinating coins that descended from it.
Goe recognized the value of members sharing their knowledge and
collecting experiences with other members, which led to him publishing
a club journal called Curry’s Chronicle, in honor of Abraham Curry, the Carson City Mint’s first superintendent. The
first journal debuted in summer 2005, and since then members have
received thirty-four subsequent issues. In the summer 2015 edition,
the club and its journal are celebrating their 10th anniversary.
Members from across the country contributed articles and letters to
the editor to help commemorate this special occasion.
Michael Parrott, in his article, “The C4OA Celebrating 10 Years –
‘The Journey is the Reward,’” shares the five most important gifts he
feels membership in the C4OA has given him: travel, writing, public
speaking, photography, and great, lifelong friends.
Mark Archambault describes his hunger for Carson City-related
information in his article, “Feeding a Voracious Appetite for All
Things Related to the Carson City Mint.” He shares how various
activities such as “cyber-digging” on the Internet, reading numismatic
books, and learning about the life and times of the Carson City Mint
and its employees, help to satisfy his numismatic cravings.
Tony Arnold, in his article “Remember When? – A Retrospective Look
at My Time as a CCCCOA Member,” recalls the C4OA’s first annual
meeting, held at the ANA’s 2005 summer convention, and the club’s 2006
Carson Mint-Comstock Seminar. Arnold says these and many other
memorable experiences as a C4OA member have “allowed [him] to ‘Take it
to the limit’ ” many times.
Bill Dunn’s article provides readers with a perspective from a
member who signed up later in the club’s life. He emphasizes how, in
his opinion, ten years in duration is a “big deal” for the C4OA, and
expresses how envious he is of those who have been members of the club
since its inception.
“Belay Off” unveils the origin of a special Carson City dime in his
article, “In the Shadow of the King – The 1874-CC With Arrows
Dime.” He declares how happy he was when he acquired the finest known
circulated example of this date-denomination, which had been
discovered in France.
Tom DeFina, in honor of the C4OA’s ten-year anniversary, presents
his intimate impressions of the club in his article entitled “My
Journey with the CCCCOA Began by Taking the First Step in May 2005,”
which includes a very special edition of his ever-popular word-search puzzle.
Weimar White’s article, “A Restored 1876-CC Half Dollar,” details
how he obtained a holed 1876-CC Liberty Seated half dollar years ago,
and subsequently had it repaired to the point where he considers it a
very attractive collectible.
First-time contributor James Canfield, in his article “Carson City
Morgan Silver Dollars: A Good Financial Investment?” provides a
scholarly price-history study of “CC” Morgan silver dollars, in which
he compares their long-term performance to other investments that an
individual could have made over a ten-year period.
Another first-time contributor, Rick Fleming, in his contribution,
“Those Fabulous GSA ‘CC’ Silver Dollars,” explains to readers why he
feels the GSA hoard should hold a special place in all Carson City
coin enthusiasts’ hearts because of the coins’ “special path of decent
to the present.”
Kirk Harris takes readers back in time in his article, “Full Speed
Ahead! – The Challenge and Reward of Building a High Grade Set of ‘CC’
Double Eagles,” to when he decided to change his collecting path so he
could build a high-grade collection of Carson City $20 gold pieces.
Club president Rusty Goe, in his article, “A Club that Encompasses
the Depth, the Breadth, and the Height of Carson City Coin
Collecting,” recounts the story of how the Carson City Coin Collectors
of America came into existence. Goe tells how he saw a need for a
special-interest numismatic club focusing on the Carson City Mint and
its coinage and took steps to make it a reality.
The Carson City Coin Collectors of America is a non-profit club
incorporated in the state of Nevada. It is open to any member in good
standing seeking to share and receive information about the Carson
City Mint and the coins produced there. Dues are $30 a year, which
includes a three-issue subscription to Curry’s Chronicle.
Following is the club’s mission statement:
To increase knowledge on the subject of the Carson City Mint and the
many fascinating coins produced there, and to promote camaraderie
among fellow “CC” coin enthusiasts.
Rusty Goe founded the Carson City Coin Collectors of America in May 2005.
For additional information:
Contact Person: Marie Goe
Organization: Carson City Coin
Collectors of America
Address: P.O. Box 18040, Reno, NV 89511
Web site address: www.carsoncitycoinclub.com
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