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					                    Johnson County Numismatic Society
                    P.O. Box 19325
                    Lenexa, Kansas 66215
                    www.JCNS.org
                                               Next Meeting: Thursday, April 16, 2009
                   Seniors Center Annex, Lenexa Community Center
                   13420 Oak (corner of Pflumm and Santa Fe Trail Dr.), Lenexa, KS
                     Board meeting 6:30PM          Club Meeting 7:15PM


National Coin Week




National Coin Week is slated for April 19-25, 2009, and its theme will be Lincoln's Legacy: A
Nation United, the American Numismatic Association announced. As our contribution to NCW
we will place special emphasis on YN activities for our April meeting. If you have any budding
YN’s be sure to bring them to the April meeting. Taking a young one under your wing can
provide them with a lifetime of education, enjoyment and friendship.

2009 JCNS Coin and Paper Money Grading Seminars
Our annual coin and paper money coin grading seminars have been a rousing success! The
next educational opportunity covering currency grading and other paper money topics comes
later this month on Saturday, April 25, 2009. It will be held at the Johnson County Community
College, in room 129 of the ATC building (same as last time). Coffee and rolls will be served
at 8:15 am with the workshop beginning at 8:30 am. The cost is nominal at $5.
If you are interested in attending this workshop or a future session, please let Brian Shields
know (bcshields@everestkc.net). We are looking for your level of interest in order to plan and
schedule these in-demand opportunities.
2009 JCNS Field Trips
Once again we are looking for members who may be interested in a trip to view the exciting
exhibits at the Newman Paper Money Museum in St. Louis or the National Banknote Museum
at Lake Okiboji, IA. Again, we are looking for your level of interest in order to plan and
schedule these educational trips. Are there any other field trips that we could investigate?

April Meeting
This month will feature a bourse instead of the usual auction format. Please bring your
currency, coins, tokens and medals to sell or trade. There will a variety of items so don’t be
afraid to stray from your typical collector habits. Who knows, that strange looking disk
someone is offering just might put you on the path to a new collecting passion. As always,
we’ll have some nifty items to raffle for those that want to take a chance.

JCNS Auction Program
There have been many suggestions from members for ways to improve the club auctions.
Discussions centered around whether members would prefer the auction format or the bourse
format for the monthly meetings. Since the recommendations were fairly even in favor of both
we will alternate the meeting format for upcoming meetings.

There is a lot of effort that goes into putting on the monthly club auction. Lately there has
been little enthusiasm for the items up for auction. The club revenue generated by the
auction format is usually less than ten dollars. Is it that times are tough or is it that the items
lack appeal or are the minimums too high? We have been looking for ways to improve this
part of the monthly meeting.

Continuing discussion has focused on the following suggestions:

1) the club charge 25¢ for each lot listed and collect a 5% fee (maximum $2.50) for each lot
   sold, or
2) no listing fee, just a flat 5% fee for each lot sold

I welcome your comments and opinions (johnthill@aol.com). We will put this suggestion up
for your vote at the May meeting.

Attached for your Enjoyment
Here are a couple of fun things I've come across over the past month. The first is a nice little
spreadsheet that you can use to calculate the silver bullion value of your old US coins. The
second item is a brief history of the ownership of the “King of coins”, the famed 1804 Silver
Dollar. I found this while surfing through the Heritage Auction website. If you receive the e-
mail version of the newsletter look for these attachments.

2009 JCNS Meeting Program
We still have openings for speakers at our monthly meetings. Please see John Thill or Brian
Shields at the meeting or drop me an e-mail at: johnthill@aol.com.

Here is the meeting schedule for the rest of 2009. I'm looking for volunteers to educate the
rest of us on their most passionate areas of expertise.
      April                NCW activities, bourse night
      May                  OPEN!, club auction
      June                 Collector's Corner, bourse night
      July                 Scholarship Winners Report!, club auction
      August               OPEN!, bourse night
      September            Collector's Corner! club auction
      October              No Meeting – The 21st Annual JCNS Show is in Town!
      November             JCNS Show highlights! Club auction
      December             Holiday Dinner - No Meeting! Let's Eat and have some charity auction fun!



JCNS Finances
It's already April ... how time flies! For those who have yet to renew with their 2009, $10 dues
please see Rick Raines or Brian Shields at the meeting or just drop a check in the mail made
out to JCNS and mail it to the address at the top of the newsletter. Better yet, become a life
member for a mere $125 and take the worry out of paying each year.

Rick Raines has automated the record keeping for JCNS and now is able to download our
transactions from the Johnson County Credit Union and automatically generate the monthly
income and expense report. If you have any questions regarding the monthly report feel free
to bring up your questions and/or ideas at the business portion of the club meeting.
Minutes of March Meeting
At the March meeting we had 32 in attendance. The following club business was conducted:
    Two new members joined, one as a YN (a mother-daughter team!).
    Currently we have 25 life members, 53 paid members for 2009 and 31 members from
     2008 that have not paid.
    25 newsletters are mailed each month, the rest are e-mailed.
    Our treasurer will take over the upkeep of the JCNS website. An expenditure for new
     software was approved for $100.
    The format of the monthly auction was discussed as elaborated on earlier in the
     newsletter.
    Three ANA Summer Session scholarships were awarded with one going for a YN. It’s
     never too early to start writing your letter of request for 2010.
    Bill Woytowich was given his Life Member badge.
    Rich Gregory discussed details of the upcoming paper currency grading seminar.
    Our auction featured 98 lots from four consigners, of which 22 lots sold to 10 individual
     bidders. The total dollar value up for auction was $3,707 with the winning bids of the
     22 lots sold being $565.75. The highest bid was $190 for an album of 35 Franklin
     Halves. The lowest bid was $1.25 for some cardboard coin holders (strangely enough,
     the high and low bids followed one after the other!).


See you at the meeting!!!

John Thill
President

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MidAmerica Coin Expo June 25 - 28
The 28th Annual MidAmerica Coin Expo bourse will be held Thursday-Sunday, June 25-28 in Schaumburg,
Illinois, a Northwest suburb of Chicago located near the Chicago area’s premier suburban shopping destination,
the Woodfield Mall. The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel will be the site of the official MidAmerica Coin Expo
auction, cataloged and conducted by the venerable New York City based firm, Stack’s. The 175 dealer
MidAmerica Coin Expo bourse area will be conducted in the Exploration/Discovery Exhibit Halls of the
Schaumburg Convention Center.
Area Coin Shows & Auctions
Sun 05/03/2009 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., NEW LOCATION Monthly A.R.C.Coin Show, American Legion Post #21,
16701 East 40 Hiway, 1 blk east of Lees Summit Road and 40 Hiway, Contact: John Ryan (816) 942-7900, Free
Admission, free parking, lunch available Tables=40 Future shows: 6/7, 7/12, 8/2
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Sat April 18 Harrisonville MO Cass County Numismatic Society Spring Coin Show, Mill-Walk Mall (located
just west of US71 Hiway at MO 291 exit, hours 10:00 to 5:00pm, free parking, free appraisals, info call John
Benedetti 816-695-2584

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Sat April 18 LaSalle IL, Sonny Henry Auction Service, Midwest Center for Christian Living, I-80 and
Rt 351, Exit 77 for free catalog call 815-539-6300 or visit www.sonnyhenryauctions.com, free parking, inspection
10:30am to 1:00pm, auction starts at 1:00pm. No on-line Proxibid competition.

April 17-18 SALINA, KS. VFW Post 1432, 1108 W. Crawford St. (I-135, Exit 92). Salina Coin Club Coin &
Stamp Show. 40 tables. Carl Adrian, POB 478, Salina, KS 67401; phone 785-827-9766; e-mail
sp-coin@swbell.net.
April 18-19 LINCOLN, NE. National Guard Armory, 1776 N. 10th St. (2 blocks W. of Bob Devaney Sports
Center). Lincoln Coin Club Annual Coin Show. 60 tables. Dave Larson, 1700 S. 98th St., Lincoln, NE 68502;
phone 402-483-6577; e-mail
davedebkay@windstream.net.
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April 19 Hays KS, 19 annual Stamp & Coin Show, Ramada Hays, 3603 N. Vine, free admission, Phone: 785-
625-3066.

May 15-17 FT. WORTH, TX. Will Rogers Complex, Amon G. Carter Center (West Texas Room), 3401 W.
Lancaster (I-30, Exit University Dr. or Montgomery St.). Texas Numismatic Association 51st Texas State Coin &
Currency Show. 200 tables. David & Ginger Pike, POB 126, Tom Bean, TX 75489-0126; phone 214-794-5499;
e-mail txtnashow@aol.com.

June 13-14 Wichita KS, KNA Coin and Stamp Show, Cessna Activity Center, 2744 Geo Washington Blvd., Free
admission, 75 Tables. Phone: 620-431-9137 Cindy Phillips..
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