From July 20, 2015, issue of Coin World.
in 1947, with an American Numismatic Association Lifetime Club
Membership, the Greater Jacksonville Coin Club in Florida will
be celebrating its 70th Anniversary in 2017.
anticipation of this milestone, the GJCC adopted and modified a logo
chosen from submissions to a club design contest that I initiated in
2013 as club president. This was followed up by a motto contest in
2014 by current President Tom Bobbitt. To commemorate the culmination
of these two projects, and also to recognize the club’s growth to more
than 250 members in 2014, the GJCC is proud to release its first GJCC medal.
wanted the club’s inaugural medal to be something special, and felt
Carr’s Moonlight Mint could deliver just that. Dan’s design
skills, attention to detail and ability to produce coins and medals
from start to finish himself (using a Grabener press previously owned
by the U.S. Mint) delivered a high-quality medal with which we were
more than thrilled: he has exceeded our high expectations. I don’t
think anyone else could have captured the Jacksonville skyline in such
detail as he did; there is even reflection in the water.
obverse of the medal features a quintessential skyline of
Jacksonville, Fla., with the club name, ESTABLISHED 1947, along with
the new club motto of EDUCATE ● PRESERVE ● PROMOTE, adopted to convey
the educational mission statement of the club. For the reverse, Carr’s
unused State quarter dollar design submitted to the state of Florida
design contest appears in the center of the design. As one of the top
10 designs in that contest it was conveyed to the U.S. Mint in
nongraphic narrative form for consideration.
GJCC medal was minted on April 13, 2015. The initial offering was made
to club members at the May 11 meeting, then offered for sale at our
annual coin show the weekend of May 29. All proceeds will benefit the
club by continuing to educate the public, to preserve and promote the
hobby of coin collecting. Remaining medals are now being offered at gjcc.net while supply
lasts. You may also pick one up at the GJCC Club Membership table at
Florida United Numismatists summer convention in Orlando in July.
mintages produced were 11 50-gram gold versions, 258 proof-like silver
medals, 256 satin copper pieces and 256 satin brass medals. Complete
mintage statistics are meticulously kept online
by the Moonlight Mint.
were graded by ANACS and encapsulated using Daniel Carr’s Custom
Moonlight Mint Label; each label was personally signed by Daniel Carr.
Matt Adams is a former president of the Greater Jacksonville Coin
Club in Florida.