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CSNA 1268 - NASC 3026                                                                                                                        ANA C-71399

Year LX                                                                                                                                            No. 7

Fourth Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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

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

Topic This Month:

Some of Our Favorite Coins

This regular meeting of INSSD will be a hybrid meeting – both virtual and in-person.

We will set up a laptop and a projector in the Allied Gardens Rec Center and our presentation will be projected to in-person members and streamed over the GoToMeeting platform.  This topic provides us with maximum flexibility and allows everyone to bring some of your favorite numismatic items to show.  If you can show images, put them on a USB drive or send them to me at

This should be a fun and interesting meeting.  Bring a friend.

The virtual meeting info is provided below.


Wed, Jul 27, 2022 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)

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In-person meetings reminder: We have a new meeting place. Allied Gardens Rec Center, Gardens Room, 5155 Greenbrier Ave, San Diego CA 92120, just off Waring Rd.  Easy to reach from I-8: Waring Road exit, up the hill, left on Greenbrier (one block beyond the Zion Ave. intersection).  In 2 blocks, Greenbrier ends at the Rec Center parking lot.  Entrance: left side of building.  (Greenbrier has two portions: the other one starts at Mission Gorge Rd. and ends at the opposite side of the park, at Glenroy St., which loops around the park to near the rec center. Get map.)

In-person meeting times: The formal meeting starts at 5:15 PM.  The room is rented from 4:45 - 7:45 PM.  We will need to set up tables and chairs and put them away.  We must be 100% out by 8 PM.

We are investigating the possibility of conducting hybrid meeting (in-person and virtual) meetings.

2022 INSSD Meeting Topics

August – Religious Themes on Medals, Coins or Paper Money

September – Germanic Countries

October – Celebration of 60 Years of INSSD

November – Notgeld and Tokens

December – Probably no meeting, due to nearness of Christmas and January Banquet


JULY QUIZ by Bob FritschI participate in the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) convention this month in Ottawa, with two presentations and several exhibits.

I will report on the results at our meeting.“Some of our Favorite Coins” is the theme for this month, which includes all numismatic items.  Since this is a highly personalized topic, can you guess some of MY favorites?

1.  This small bronze coin from Slovakia, KM4, was my epiphany coin.  What is its date and denomination?

2.  Some of my favorite paper was issued in Germany following World War I.  What is the generic name of these notes?

3.  Medals are among my favorite things to collect.  What US company made the Society of Medalists pieces?

4.  Polymer banknotes are another favorite.  What Caribbean nation was the first to attempt plastic notes? 

JUNE QUIZ by Bob Fritsch

The convention season is upon us and preparations are underway, with exhibits, presentations, and donations all in the works.  I plan to attend three shows, two in Canada (RCNA, ONA) and one in the US (ANA), not to mention the local stuff.

Early European Coinage is the topic this month.  Many nations used denominations that did not survive into modern times.  Match the denominations below with their country of issue.  Note that some were used by more than one country and maybe a listed country did not have any of the listed denominations.  The 17th Century SCWC and are sources.

1.  Parpagliola a.  Germany k.  Poland

2.  Kreuzer b.  Spain l.  Netherlands

3.  Szelag c.  Belgium

4.  Obulus d.  Malta

5.  Liard e.  Italy

6.  Maravedis f.  Denmark

7.  Groat g.  England

8.  Tari h.  Hungary

9.  Stuiver i.  France

10. Skilling j.  Austria



1. e.  2. a, j.  3. k.  4. h.  5. c, i.  6. b.  7. g.  8. d, e.  9. a, l.  10. f.