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COIN SHOWS

THE MASSAPEQUA COIN CLUB INC.


Proudly Presents Their:


SEMI-ANNUAL COIN SHOW & SALE
Buying and Selling : coins, currency, medals, tokens, silver & gold 

SATURDAY, March 1, 2014 9AM TO 4PM

              ELKS LODGE #2162,

2162 Veterans Blvd. Massapequa, NY 11758



 


FREE ADMISSION, PARKING, DOOR PRIZES, APPRAISALS, & COIN EXHIBITS

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Welcome. Fun and Educational for the Whole Family

We have a Young Numismatists Forum @ 12 noon 

For more show &/or Bourse Information ,call Amy @ 516-476-1562 or email us at masscoinshow@yahoo.com On the day of show call Tony @ 631-553-0860

 

From Sunrise Highway: North on Broadway in Massapequa. Go under the railroad trestle & make the first right onto Veterans Blvd. The Elks Lodge is the last building on the left hand side of the street (opposite the tracks).

 

From Southern Parkway: Exit 30S (Broadway),follow Broadway south to Veterans Blvd( the last block just before the railroad trestle). Make a left on Veterans Blvd. The Elks Lodge is the last building on the left hand side of the street (opposite the tracks).

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Philadelphia, Pa  August 7-11 ,2011

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Cool Tokens & Stories:


MASSAPEQUA COIN CLUB Token





Token # 15  (0)  39mm  Lead,Made in 2003
                    
Obverse: MASSAPEQUA C. C./BS/(Tree)Reverse:1373 STEVE WOLF OLD COIN NUT
Made for Steve Wolf,who is a collector of Early Dated Coins. The earliest A.D. Dated collectible coin
is 1374, so Jim Biancarosa 
minted him 6 "
Coins" dated 1373 in his basement, of which 4 are
off-center errors

The BS Mintmark is Biancarosa & Schornstein

From the new Long Island Token Book by Jim Grim

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SANDS POINT

 

ACCLAIM FOR A DEED DONE 1933

 

 

Piece # 1  (1)  33 x 34mm Award Medal              $90.00

 

Obverse  Fist punching a Kingfish knocking off it’s crown

Reverse  BY PUBLIC ACCLAIM FOR A DEED DONE

               IN PRIVATE SANDS POINT

               AUGUST 26 1933

               Made by Metallic Art Co. NY

 

This is a very unusual medal with an unusual story. First of
all it is in the shape of a toilet seat and is nicknamed the
“Washroom Warrior”.  It was Aug. 26TH 1933 when the
notorious Governor of Louisiana (Kingfish) Huey P. Long
was visiting the Sands Point Country club most likely with
mob boss Frank Costello. While drinking several Sazeracs
Huey became a little intoxicated and started behaving badly.
Eating food off other people plates, dragging women on to
the dance floor, and just acting like a drunk that own’s the
place. Upon going to the men’s room and finding all the
urinals occupied   Huey decided to use one that was
occupied, taking aim between the legs of another man
in front of him. Unfortunately for him, he missed and peed
on the guy’s leg and shoe.The guy turned around and
punched him right between the eyes and left unnoticed.
Huey was bleeding from a cut above the eye and a big
black eye which made all the newspapers for days.  In
Collier’s, writer and novelist Owen P. White, jokingly
suggested that, for what he considered an act of public
service. Kingfish’s anonymous assailant should be
awarded a gold medal. Collier’s raised $1,000.00 from
its readers to create the gold medal. 50 bronze copies
of the medal were later made by the Medallic Art
Company of New York.

From the new Long Island Token Book by Jim Grim

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The Man Who Could Stop the Mint 
      The "Racketeer" nickel

Bill Dickerson - June 30, 1999





 Throughout the years, many interesting tales filled
with history and romance have been linked to coins
of the United States. One of the most notable is the
one about Josh Tatum, who single-handedly caused
the Mint to stop production of the nickel. The following story contains the facts surrounding what took place
at that time.

In 1883 the Mint changed the design of the five-cent
piece. In doing so, it unknowingly presented a great opportunity to an "enterprising" young man by the
name of Josh Tatum.

Mr. Tatum noticed that the new nickel was about the same size as the five-dollar gold coin. He also
realized that there was nothing on the coin to denote
what the denomination was. The coin, which was
originally named the Liberty nickel, would soon
become known as the "V" nickel due to the fact that
a large Roman numeral for "five" was stamped on the reverse of the coin. Young Tatum must have really become excited when he realized the potential which
our newest coin offered. He went right to work and
struck up a partnership with a friend who was skilled
in the art of electroplating over base metal. Using a
24-carat gold electroplate, they were able to convert
many thousands of the new five-cent pieces into what appeared to be five-dollar gold coins.

The stage was set, and being a man of action, Josh
was off and running. He went from town to town,
hitting every store he could find, purchasing five-cent items. Each time he would lay down one of the
newly-created "five-dollar gold coins", the clerk would respond by returning $4.95 change. This was
apparently a very profitable business, but as the saying goes, "All good things must come to an end," and
Tatum's venture was no exception. After it was finally realized that the five-dollar gold coins were only nickels, Josh was quickly apprehended and prosecuted for his crime.

A very strange thing happened in court. Tatum was acquitted of the major charge because none of the witnesses would or even could admit that he actually
told them the coins were five-dollar gold pieces. You see, he couldn't! Josh Tatum was a deaf mute and was unable to say anything. All he ever did was put the coins on the counter and accept, in return, the purchased five-cent items and a gift of $4.95, the "change" which he happily accepted.

Tatum's efforts prompted the government to immediately suspend the minting of the new nickel and change the die to include the word "cents" under the Roman numeral "V" on the coin's reverse. By the way, many of the original electroplated coins created by Josh Tatum are still available, and many coin dealers sell what has become known as the "Racketeer" nickel, ironically for a price of $4.95.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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