I want to take this opportunity to wish to and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The next North Shore Numismatic Society Christmas meeting is on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
The meeting is held in the Multipurpose Room at the Bonsor 55+ Senior Centre across the parking lot from the Bonsor Recreation Centre Main Building. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to members and non-members, so everyone is welcome.
Instead of a program, this meeting is an opportunity to get together with your fellow members for food and drinks. To make it a successful evening, please bring some finger foods or snacks to share with the others. If you plan to bring something, please email me email@example.com with what you plan to bring. The club will provide the drinks, plates, napkins, utensils and whatever else is needed.
The highlight of the meeting is our traditional Pandora’s Box draw. For those that are not familiar with this draw, please note that only paid-up members are entitled to participate. If you are not a member but you wish to participate, you may join the club that night for $15 and your membership would be extended to the end of 2018. (If you are a member, I will also be collecting your 2018 dues if you wish to pay in advance.)
To participate in Pandora’s Box, please bring a wrapped numismatic gift of at least $15 to the meeting. It would be placed in Pandora’s Box and you will receive a numbered ticket in exchange. Husband and wife memberships only have to bring ONE gift and are entitled to only ONE ticket. During the course of the draw, you DO NOT want your ticket number to be drawn. If it is drawn, you are disqualified from winning the Box. The holder of the last surviving undrawn ticket wins the contents of the Box. Having won the Box twice in the past, I can tell you that it is a nice haul of numismatic items. This year, the club will again contribute four (4) silver 1 oz. Maple Leafs ($100 value) into Pandora’s Box. If you forget to bring a gift, there will be pre-wrapped gifts available for purchase for $15.
We will still have our usual Auction and Door Prize draws, so please remember to bring your floor submissions for the auction. Because of time constraints, submissions are limited to 5 per person. I only have a limited amount of change, so please bring small bills and coins to pay for your successful bids.
Dec. 19. 2017 NSNS Auction
1 6 Canada 10c 1959 to 1964 – all MS-62 Est. $24 Res. $18
2 Canada 1991 25c – UNC Est. $15 Res. $12
3 Canada 1953 SS Silver Dollar – EF-40 Est. $20 Res. $16
4 Canada 1931 50c – VG-8- Est. $30 Res. $24
5 Hong Kong 1 Cent 1875 F-12 Est. $10 Res. $7
6 Denmark 2 Kr. 1925 – VF-20 Est. $15 Res. $10
7 Belgium 5 Fr. 1933 VF-20 Est. $20 Res. $15
8 4 Canada 1 Cent Key Dates – 1922,3,4,5, F-12-15 Est. $110 Res. $80
9 Canada 1939 Royal Visit Silver Medallion EF-40 Est. $15 Res. $12
10 Canada 1991 PL Set – Est. $30 Res. $24
11 UK commemorative Crowns – 1982 UNC Est. $20 Res. $14
12 Canada 2005 50c Silver Proof Est. $30 Res. $20
13 Canada 1991 Proof set Est. $50 Res. $40
14 North Pole Santa $1-2006 UNC Est. $5 Res. #3
15 Canada 2004 Santa coin set – Est. $30 Res. $15
Canada 2002 Double Dollar Special Edition Proof Set $65
Canada 2009 Uncirculated Set – Vancouver Canucks $25
Canada 2011 Holiday Gift Set with 25 Cents Snowflake $25
UK 2016 50 Pence – Battle of Hastings 950th Anniversary $25
Haiti 1973 25 Gourdes Proof (Silver) KM 102 $20
Canada BC-46aA 1973 $1 Lawson-Bouey *AA Replacement Note – UNC $16
Canada BC-45b-i 1967 $1 M/P Prefix VF $13
Canada 1966 50 Cents Proof $10
I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.