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Maryland State Numismatic Association http://mdstatenumisassn.org American Numismatic Association Member Club # C-73593 • Life Member Club # LC-42 Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:05:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.6 132068106 Seated Fest in Baltimore this month! http://mdstatenumisassn.org/2019/02/20/seated-fest-in-baltimore-this-month/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:05:28 +0000 http://mdstatenumisassn.org/?p=1556 Brought to you by the Liberty Seated Collectors Club
  • Passionate about Liberty Seated coinage?
  • Are you just interested in learning a little more about it?
  • Want to see 20 cases of amazing and rare coins?
  • Want to see collector-grade coins of all seven Liberty Seated series – half dimes through Trade dollars?
  • Want to meet the experts in your favorite series?
  • Want to meet collectors of similar interests who are enthusiastic to share their experiences?

Collectors of all experience levels, you need to come to…

Highlights include:
  • Marquee sets of Liberty Seated half dimes, dimes, and quarters
  • The unique 1870-S Half Dime!
  • Collector-gradecoinsofallseries,half dimes through Trade dollars
  • Four 90-minute educational programs
  • Errors, and much more!
Open to all — LSCC members and non-members — collectors of all ages, experience, and interests!

In addition, four 90-minute educational sessions over two days are not to be missed, scheduled to
allow participants plenty of time to explore the bourse floor. Thursday, February 28 and Friday March 1.

Educational Program

Thursday February 28, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Introduction to Liberty Seated coinage, designers, subtypes, Liberty Seated artistry, collecting Liberty Seated coins
Thursday February 28, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Series: Liberty Seated half dimes, dimes, and quarters. Key dates, major varieties, collecting difficulty
Friday March 1, 9:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Series: Double dimes (twenty cent pieces), Trade dollars. Variety attribution, References for Liberty Seated coinage.
Friday March 1, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Series: Liberty Seated half dollars, Liberty Seated dollars. The Andrew Jackson-Sevier Flying Eagle Dollar

Register free for the educational program on the website: www.lsccweb.org/registration.html

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MSNA Day Trip to World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia http://mdstatenumisassn.org/2018/06/17/msna-day-trip-to-worlds-fair-of-money-in-philadelphia/ Sun, 17 Jun 2018 15:27:46 +0000 http://mdstatenumisassn.org/?p=1517 The Maryland State Numismatic Association is looking to repeat its day-trip to the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money as it returns to Philadelphia in August. MSNA will charter a van or bus, depending on the number of people who have paid for their trip, that will leave in the morning and return in the afternoon. The trip will originate in the Baltimore area.

MSNA members and member clubs are invited to spend the day with other Maryland numismatists for a day-trip to Philadelphia. If you are interested in the trip to Philadelphia, please contact Jack Schadegg for more information. Cost is anticipated to be between $45.00 and $50.00 per person.

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Happy New Year 2018 http://mdstatenumisassn.org/2018/01/01/happy-new-year-2018/ Mon, 01 Jan 2018 05:00:24 +0000 http://mdstatenumisassn.org/?p=1472 Happy New Year!
As we begin a new year, we should look forward to better times for our hobby, our nation, and our world. The Maryland State Numismatic Association wishes you and yours a Happy and Healthy 2018 and hope that you find the key coin of your dreams!

2018 World War I Centennial Commemorative Silver Dollar

2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Design

Images courtesy of the U.S. Mint.
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MSNA Annual Meeting to be held on Nov 10 in Baltimore http://mdstatenumisassn.org/2017/11/08/2017-msna-annual-meeting/ Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:30:43 +0000 http://mdstatenumisassn.org/?p=1448 The Maryland State Numismatic Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Whitman Baltimore Expo in Room 301 of the Baltimore Convention Center.

Results of the annual election will be announced and the new officers will take their oaths of office following the meeting.

MSNA Members and all other interested parties are invited to attend.

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MSNA 2017 Ballot — UPDATE http://mdstatenumisassn.org/2017/10/01/msna-2017-ballot-update/ Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:43:08 +0000 http://mdstatenumisassn.org/?p=1433 Due to an oversight, a candidate was accidentally left off the ballot that was published in the October edition of The Maryland Numismatist, which was placed in the mail today. Please vote using the attached ballot instead.

It is preferred that you mail the ballot to the post office box with your name on the outside envelope. You can also mark up the PDF file or scan a ballot as jpeg and email it to me, but put your actual name on the email (not the ballot), as some email accounts are used for both clubs and individuals. If you use either method, please try to get these to me by November 1 so I have a chance to tabulate before the meeting.

I will contact anyone who submits the incorrect ballot to check if their vote would change had they used the corrected ballot. Please save me and you this inconvenience by using the correct ballot (2 VP candidates instead of 1).

I will also bring ballots to the annual meeting so anyone whose ballot I did not already receive can mark up a ballot and vote BEFORE THE MEETING STARTS AT 5:30

Download Adobe Reader Download the correct ballot here!

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WELCOME TO THE MSNA ON THE WEB! http://mdstatenumisassn.org/2017/07/09/welcome/ Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:39:19 +0000 http://mdstatenumisassn.org/?p=786 Maryland State Numismatic Association is happy to welcome you to our updated website. Please look around for more information about numismatic collecting in Maryland. Please follow our feed to learn more as new information is added.

Happy Collecting!

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Spring 2016 MSNA Exhibits at Whitman Expo http://mdstatenumisassn.org/2015/10/03/spring-2016-msna-exhibits-at-whitman-expo/ Sun, 04 Oct 2015 03:39:12 +0000 http://mdstatenumisassn.org/?p=730
2014 Second Place and YN Winner Garrett Ziss

2014 Second Place and YN Winner Garrett Ziss

The Maryland State Numismatic Association will be hosting exhibits at the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Currency Expo on March 31–April 3, 2016. The site will be the Baltimore Convention Center, located at One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland.

Exhibits may be set up on Friday, April 1st, 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday, April 2nd, 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Exhibits must remain in place for viewing until 12:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 3rd at which time they may be removed.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF MSNA TO PARTICIPATE!

There will be two classifications of exhibits this year: Junior (exhibitors under 18) and Senior. Open judging will be used (no categories) to allow all exhibits to be in maximum competition with each other. The awards will include a Best of Show Award, Master and Superior. Appreciation awards will be given to all other exhibitors who display exhibits. Collectors may enter more than one exhibit, but will be entitled to receive only ONE award.

For more information please download and print the 2016 Exhibit Package Download Adobe Reader and make sure you have your application to the Exhibits Chairman by February 20, 2016. We look forward to your participation!

 
Download Acrobad Reader If your browser does not support displaying PDF files you can use the Adobe Reader to view 2016 Exhibits Package. You can download the latest version of the Adobe Reader here.

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Spring 2015 MSNA Exhibits at Whitman Expo http://mdstatenumisassn.org/2014/11/13/spring-2015-msna-exhibits-at-whitman-expo/ Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:17:12 +0000 http://mdstatenumisassn.org/?p=708
2014 Second Place and YN Winner Garrett Ziss

2014 Second Place & YN Winner Garrett Ziss

The Maryland State Numismatic Association will be hosting exhibits at the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Currency Expo on March 26–29, 2015. The site will be the Baltimore Convention Center, located at One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland.

Exhibits may be set up on Friday, March 27th, 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday, March 28th, 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Exhibits must remain in place for viewing until 12:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 29th at which time they may be removed.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF MSNA TO PARTICIPATE!

There will be two classifications of exhibits this year: Junior (exhibitors under 18) and Senior. Open judging will be used (no categories) to allow all exhibits to be in maximum competition with each other. The awards will include a Best of Show Award, Master and Superior. Appreciation awards will be given to all other exhibitors who display exhibits. Collectors may enter more than one exhibit, but will be entitled to receive only ONE award.

For more information please download and print the 2015 Exhibit Package Download Adobe Reader and make sure you have your application to the Exhibits Chairman by February 14, 2015. We look forward to your participation!

Download Acrobad Reader If your browser does not support displaying PDF files you can use the Adobe Reader to view 2015 Exhibits Package. You can download the latest version of the Adobe Reader here.

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President’s Message: Fall 2014 http://mdstatenumisassn.org/2014/10/03/presidents-message-fall-2014/ Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:15:45 +0000 http://mdstatenumisassn.org/?p=697
Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority Toll Token from Scott’s personal collection.

Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority Toll Token from Scott’s personal collection.

The numismatic summer season began for us with Dave Schenkman as our sixth speaker for the annual MSNA Distinguished Lecture. With a nice-sized audience, Dave walked through an entertaining talk about collecting trade tokens by their numbers or denominations. Not only was Dave’s talk an entertaining look at an area of numismatics that people tend to ignore, he also provided a lesson that we can still collect rare items that are challenging and affordable.

We all tend to get caught up in the shiny objects that were produced by the U.S. Mint. It is difficult to ignore them. Most of the coins were wonderful works of art and do hold a lot of value. Even though it is difficult to ignore the rarity of the 1804 dollar or a high grade 1909-S VDB, the cost of these coins are out of reach to most collectors.

When MSNA was founded in 1972, the vision was to function as a central organization for Maryland clubs. Over the years, the mission has become unfocused as the hobby has changed. Once a thriving numismatic community has aged and dwindled. MSNA needs a new course.

Supporting activities like the Distinguished Lecture series is one oppor- tunity for MSNA to shine and add value to the Maryland numismatic community. But what else can we do? How can MSNA support Maryland numismatists and grow the hobby, especially to a new generation who prefers to pay electronically than handle coins and currency? They are not growing up picking change from their pockets because there is little change to pick from.

What can we do to grow the hobby? What can MSNA do to help you, our members, to grow the hobby? If you have ideas, suggestions, or anything else, please contact me at scott@barman.ws and let me know. MSNA is here to work with the Maryland numismatic community and I look forward to your suggestions as to how we can better our support.

Scott Barman, MSNA President

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Schenkman at the MSNA Distinguished Lecture Series http://mdstatenumisassn.org/2014/08/03/schenkman-at-the-msna-distinguished-lecture-series/ Sun, 03 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 http://mdstatenumisassn.org/?p=700
MSNA President Scott Barman presents medals and honorary MSNA Life Membership to David Schenkman following his Distinguished Lecture

MSNA President Scott Barman presents medals and honorary MSNA Life Membership to David Schenkman following his Distinguished Lecture

The sixth MSNA annual Distinguished Lecture by David E. Schenkman, a highly respected numismatist researcher, was on token denominations. The talk was well attended at the June Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore. The following is based on his talk.

David’s interest in trade token denominations was sparked in 1968 by an article and ANA exhibit by Arlie Slabaugh. In the 46 years since then, David has not been able to reproduce Slabaugh’s collection, but he has added several new denominations. For purposes of a type set, David counts different forms of the same denomination, so “2”, “II”, and “TWO” are all different types. Also, some insurance medals list the amount of insurance coverage, but since these are not trade tokens, they are excluded from the type set. The highest denomination of trade token found is $100.

Many of the denominations can be seen as a fraction of a larger amount. For example, many items were priced at one-eighth or one-sixteenth of a dollar, even after the U.S. demonetized Mexican coins of those denominations in 1857. Tokens of these values were issued from the 1870s and into the Twentieth Century. Some of the more imaginative tokens even show horse bits for each 12½ cents. The stranger denominations may be due to taxes. Some tokens have one amount in trade and a lower amount (such as 90% of face) for cash. There are also tokens that might have just been used for publicity or for pay out of gambling machines, so there may not be any rhyme or reason to the amounts.

You can read more on the Fall 2014 issue of the Maryland Numismatist (Vol. 42, No. 3) which includes pictures of some of the tokens David showed as part of his presentation.

At the conclusion of the lecture, Mr. Schenkman accepted an honorary life-time membership to MSNA and a presentation set of MSNA medals.

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