Upcoming meetings and/or Club Tables
- Bay State Coin Show, Marlboro MA, March 14-15, Club Table only (no meeting space)
- Mansfield (CT) Numismatic Society Show, Willimantic, March 23, Club Table only
- Baltimore Expo, Friday March 28, 3:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting Summary from the ANA
This year was the first year when we changed our meeting day from the traditional Saturday morning.
It would seem our selection
of Wednesday at 9:00 was an exceptional choice, as we had 23 attendees, which is the largest meeting in recent memory at the ANA.
Many attendees had to leave before the group photo was taken (or declined to be in the photo), but it was a great gathering!
About half of the BCCS Annual Meeting attendees
Topics included the nearly 30% growth in membership over the last two years, thanks largely to the volunteers of the BCCS Regional
Program. Other key topics were the upcoming 2014 Barber Halves Varieties Survey, the presentation of The Coins of Charles
Barber at the ANA Summer Seminar Series by two of our members, Glenn Holsonbake and Mike Hayes. We wrapped up the meeting discussing ways to mark the BCCS
25th Anniversary next year, including the possible issuance of a commemorative medal.
The presentation materials from the 2013 Annual BCCS meeting are available here:
BCCS Annual Meeting (1.8 MB, PDF File).
Barber Quarters Varieties Survey results
Thank you to all who participated in the Barber Quarters Varieties Survey. The results were announced at our BCCS Meeting
at the FUN show in Orlando. The results were also published in the BCCS Journal, and are now presented here for your reference.
The survey results may be found at this link: 2013 Barber Quarters Varieties Survey
FUN 2013 Wrap-up
At our recent Meeting at FUN 2013 in January, we had a lively gathering. The meeting presented the results of the Barber Quarters Varieties Survey
just completed), an agreement to move forward with Variety Surveys for the other Barber series,
a discussion about the Market, a good show and tell session. In addition, two BCCS members, Glenn Holsonbake and Mike Hayes, announced
that they have been invited by the ANA to present a Class on Barber Coinage during the ANA Summer Program.
Contemporary Counterfeits of Barber Coinage page debuts
We have just added a page to the website for contemporary, circulating, counterfeits of Barber coinage. These interesting
items were not meant for fooling coin collectors, but rather deceiving merchants, by passing them off as spending money. Lead or similar other
cast counterfeits are plentiful, but occasionally seen are some die-struck counterfeits in base metal rather than silver.
Click here to view the Contemporary Counterfeits page
If you have some
interesting counterfeits, you can send digital photos, and if possible, describe the counterfeit: composition (if known), weight, and estimated
grade. You can send to the website at BCCS@barbercoins.org.
"How much is my coin worth?"
Tips on how to grade the various Barber Coins, along with approximate pricing guides are available.
See the grading pages under each series.