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CSNA 1268 - NASC 3026                                                               ANA C-71399

Year LXI                                                                                                   No. 9

Fourth Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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

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

Topic This Month:


John Grost – Leprosy: Money and Medals


This meeting will be an in-person meeting only and not streamed on the internet.

We are honored to have John Grost, one of our members, as our speaker.  He will present a talk and slide show on the money used in leprosy colonies and medals related to leprosy.  John is currently residing in San Diego and is a retired lawyer.  He is a coauthor of the reference book, “The Numismatic Aspects of Leprosy.”

This promises to be a very interesting and informative evening.  We will have our regular show-and-tell.  Help us make this an informative and interesting meeting.  Bring a friend.


Autumn is here already but only a few leaves are turning on the trees.  The numismatic season is in full swing with clubs meeting and shows showing, which enhances enjoyment of the hobby and builds the collections.

A super presentation about leper colonies and their coins is o deck this month.  To get you started, here is a list of ten colonies and a list of countries that may or may not host one or several.  Your task is to identify the country where the colony was located PLUS whether or not it issued coins.

1.  Losheng Sanatorium                                 Philippines

2.  Cano de Loro                                             Malaya

3.  Culion                                                         Hawaii

4.  Sungei Buloh                                              Colombia

5.  Kalaupapa                                                   India (Kashmir)

6.  Palo Seco                                                    China

7.  Contratación                                               Panama Canal Zone

8.  Tama Zenshoen                                          Japan

9.  Agua de Dios

10. Bahar-Aar