President’s Message for Spring 2017

NASC…

Our favorite hobby seems to be off to a strong start in 2017! The first LongBeach show of the year had strongattendance and reports from those whoattended were consistently positive,even from the dealers! A few amazing numismatic treasures were alsoon display at the show, including thefinest known 1861 $20 paquet reversedouble-eagle graded PCGS MS67,valued at $8 million. An amazing set ofearly dollars featuring the famous 1794flowing hair silver dollar graded PCGSSP66, the first coin to sell for over$10 million, was also on display. Evenif you are not planning on buying orselling, the attractions at California’slargest coin show are certainly worththe trip. It is also always fun to see so many friends and fellow numismatists. The NASC had its first board meeting of 2017 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Meeting space at the convention center was provided by Expos Unlimited and Collectors Universe, who also generously printed details of our meeting in the official show program. This meeting was held in Long Beach for convenience as many of our board members regularly attend the show anyway. In addition, holding regular board meetings in conjunction with a major coin show should increase the attendance and participation of NASC member club representatives. Please make sure your local club is represented at the next meeting! Our next NASC board meeting is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Long Beach Convention Center.


NASC—Corresponding Secretaries Report
by Harold Katzman

A second dues mailing will be made to 51 individuals and clubs who have not renewed for 2017 yet. Note that the membership numbers noted below are before any drops of the 51 who haven’t yet responded to the first mailing. Three renewals opted for the digital-only membership, and one renewal suggested NASC host a grading or authenticating workshop.

NASC New Members

Robert V. Bebber..............................................R-3225 Nathaniel Butler ..............................................R-3226

NASC Deceased

Dr. Thomas F. Fitzgerald
Paul M. Abrahams

NASC Membership on 17 February 2017

Junior Members .........................................................7 Life Members...........................................................11 Club Members………………….………………….23 Regular Members.…………………….……...……92Sustaining Members...............................................125 Total .......................................................................258

Club Reporter-Southern Region

Ginny’s Gleanings:Happy New Year! I hope 2016 was a good year for you and that 2017 will be even better, at least as far as collecting coins is concerned. Best wishes to Helen Desens who had a knee operation recently. That is one way out of being secre-tary! Thank you to all of the club secretaries who have taken the time to sendme the club activities. It is appreciated. Phil Iversen has been working hard to provide another wonderful CSNA Educational Symposium in April. We in San Diego have been chartering a bus for many years to attend this golden opportunity to advance our numismatic knowledge. “The real reward of labor is success, a medal far more valuable than any made of gold, a medal that you wear around your heart and will wear as long as history itself.” —Alexander Graham Bell

Club Reporter—Southern Region Virginia Bourke,vlbourke@cox.net

Contacting us...

e-mail: jimjumper@hughes.net

snail-mail: Harold Katzman
NASC
P.O. Box 3382
Tustin, CA 92781

James Phillips 2017