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Meeting Time:  Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:00 PM.  Doors open about 5:10 PM.

Meeting Place:  North Park Adult Center, 2719 Howard St., San Diego.  Entrance on Oregon St.

Contact People: Ken Spindler  (619) 543-0751

   Ken Aring     (619) 749-7868

   Joe Yager     (619) 285-1533

Club website: San Diego Coinarama website:

INSSD TOPICS AND SPEAKERS  January – July 2018    

Jan. 1/24 Banquet: La Mesa Marie Calender's at 5:30 p.m.

Mike Ontko, “…and on this rock I will build my church.”

The coinage of the Papal States, (1300-1870), featuring coins from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection.

Feb.  2/28 Paper Money

Joe Yager, "Banknotes of the Swiss National Bank"

March 3/28 The Science of Numismatics

Gary Beals, “Historic highways and side roads of minting coins”

Hand-held hammered dies and cast coins, to roller dies and modern technology

April 4/25 Canada

Ginny Bourke, “Sir Isaac Brock and his Coins!”

May 5/23 Asia

                               Ken Spindler, “Southeast Asian ‘cash’ coins, based on a presentation by Joe Lang”

June 6/27 Europe

                               Ken Aring, “16th – 17th Century Europe”

July  7/25           Exonumia: tokens, medals and other non-currency numismatic items

                             Mike Shaw, Yad Vashem Medal for the Righteous among Nations

                              (Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center)

Aug.    8/22   Short presentations on any numismatic topic

Sept 9/26      Germanic Countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, etc.) and Colonies

                      Lincoln Higgie, “King Ludwig II of Bavaria”

Oct.   10/24   Russia and the Soviet Union

Ken Aring, “Russia and the Soviet Union”

Nov.  11/28    Substitutes for Money: Local Currencies, Tokens, Checks, Credit Cards, Virtual Currencies

                         Joe Yager, “Virtual Currencies”

Dec.  12/26    (No meeting, too close to Christmas)