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About Our Coin and Collectibles Club.
The River Vale Coin and Collectibles Club is a local club in Northeastern Bergen County, New Jersey. We have wide interests in US, Foreign and Ancient Coins and Currencies. Our Club Members have a very diverse and eclectic set of interests ranging from Coins and Currencies to Stamps, Radios, Watches, Postcards, Banks, Buttons, Tanks, Trains, Planes and other memorabilia. If you enjoy collecting it, share it with Our Club. We learn from each other.
Our meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:15 pm.
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For the meeting minutes, please click here. See the Club Blog Site for numismatic and collectible information. Be sure to subscribe to the Blog to receive an email when new postings occur. Also check out the calendar.
For the Young Numismatist just getting started, here is a link to The United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Website.
The inaugural meeting of the River Vale Coin and Collectibles Club occurred on March 21, 2016 and welcomed 15 interested collectors. There were coin, currency, sports cards, postcard, stamp, clock, train and plane collectors.
The United States Mint invites you to attend the ceremonial launch of the Ellis Island quarter on August 30, 2017. The 39th coin in our America the Beautiful Quarters® Program is the fourth quarter to be released this year. For more information about this popular program, click here. The reverse (tails side) design of the Ellis Island quarter depicts an immigrant family approaching Ellis Island with a mixture of hope and uncertainty. The hospital building can be seen in the background. Inscriptions are “ELLIS ISLAND,” “NEW JERSEY,” “2017,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
The launch ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, August 30, on Ellis Island, Flagpole Area (Jersey City, NJ) via ferry from Liberty State Park, NJ or Battery Park, NYC.
This event is free and open to the public, however ferry fees apply. All children who attend the event will receive a brand new Ellis Island quarter from the United States Mint. There will be a coin exchange immediately following the ceremony where coins can be obtained for face value (1-roll minimum / 10-roll maximum, cash only).
The United States Mint will also host a coin forum after the event on Ellis Island at the Flagpole Area, at 12:30 p.m. (ET). This is a unique opportunity to have access to a U.S. Mint representative who will give you an inside look at the Mint and answer any questions you may have about our programs or products.
For more details about this event and other U.S. Mint events, you can visit our events webpage. Attached is a flyer with event details that you can share with your community.
We look forward to seeing you at this event!
United States Awarded Top Honors for Coin of the Year
Two United States Mint coins recognized for design and artistic vision
WASHINGTON - The United States recently earned top honors in two coin design categories at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. United States Mint (Mint) officials accepted two Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards on behalf of the Nation. The U.S. won in the category of Best Circulating Coin for its America the Beautiful Program quarter honoring Kisatchie National Forest and in the category of Most Inspirational Coin for its March of Dimes Silver Dollar commemorative coin.
"The designers, sculptors and engravers of the Mint comprise the very best talent in the numismatic industry," said David Motl, Acting Principal Deputy Director of the Mint. "Artists are an indispensable part of the coin production process and the Mint congratulates them on this well-deserved recognition."
The March of Dimes Silver Dollar, which celebrates the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the March of Dimes Foundation, includes a reverse (tails side) that was designed and sculpted by sculptor-engraver Don Everhart, who has been with the Mint since 2004. The obverse (heads side) of the coin features the profiles of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr. Jonas Salk, two leaders in the fight against polio, and was designed by Paul Balan, a member of the Artistic Infusing Program (AIP) since 2010 and sculpted by Mint sculptor-engraver Michael Gaudioso, who has been with the Mint since 2009.
The America the Beautiful Program quarter honoring Kisatchie National Forest features a wild turkey in flight over blue stem grass with long leaf pine in the background on the reverse. The design is by Susan Gamble, who was part of the AIP from 2004 until her death in 2015. Sculptor-engraver Joseph Menna, who joined the Mint in 2005, sculpted the design.
The COTY Awards recognize artistic talent among 10 design categories. A panel of international judges selects from coins issued two years prior to the year of the award. Both of the coins were issued in 2015 and are no longer available from the Mint.
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