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CSNA 1268 - NASC 3026                                                                                            ANA C-71399

Year LXII                                                                                                                                 No. 6

Fourth Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Allied Gardens Rec Center, 5155 Greenbrier Ave., San Diego

5:15 p.m., Doors Open at About 4:45 p.m.

Topic This Month:

British Isles

NNP – An Introduction to British Conder Tokens

The coinage of the British Isles has a rich history, dating back to ancient times.  The earliest coinage consisted of small, cast pieces of speculum, a brittle bronze alloy, which circulated mainly in southeastern Britain in the 1st century BC.  Today, the standard circulating coinage of the United Kingdom and its territories is denominated in pennies and pounds sterling, ranging in value from one penny to two pounds.

In addition to an NNP video, long-time member Joe Swinko will be displaying a few hundred of his extensive collection of Conders.    

What examples of British Isles coinage do you have in your collection?  Please consider bringing them to share at our meeting.  This promises to be a very interesting and informative evening.  Bring a friend.

2024 INSSD Meeting Topics

July – ASIA – NNP – South Korean Coins: An Overview

JUNE QUIZ by Bob Fritsch

We had our first heat wave of the season this week – 3 days of 90+ degrees!  The weather guesser predicts the hottest summer ever.  Where have we heard that before?

The British Isles, specifically Conder Tokens, are this month’s theme.  So here are some question about current issues.

1.  What denomination coins were issued for Charles III’s 75th birthday (excluding bullion)?

2.  What denomination coins were issued for Charles III’s coronation (excluding bullion)?

3.  What date did Bank of England banknotes featuring Charles III enter circulation?

4.  Who is featured on the back of these banknotes?

MAY QUIZ by Bob Fritsch

Spring has sprung, the grass is green, flowers are starting to bloom, and the days getting warmer.  Gotta love it.

Mexico and Latin America is the theme this month.  although the focus is on Mexican coinage, this quiz has nothing to do with it.  Instead we will explore the region a bit.

1.  How many countries are in Latin America by official count?

2.  Besides Central and South America, what other area is included in Latin America?

3.  Spanish is the prevalent language in Central and South America, but the official language of how many countries is NOT Spanish?

4.  Name them and their official languages.


1. 33.  

2. Caribbean.  

3. Five.  

4. Belize – English, Brazil – Portuguese, Suriname – Dutch, Guyana – English, French Guiana – French.