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Merle Avila talks tokens at Vallejo meeting

Merle Avila of Redwood Empire Coin Club in Santa Rosa, Calif., presented “A Numismatic Walk Through Mare Island” to attendees of Vallejo Numismatic Society’s Sept. 3 meeting.

Avila, a coin hobbyist for more than 46 years, began collecting tokens 17 years ago. His focus is local northern California tokens and those of his hometown, Sebastopol.

The program was a forerunner to Avila’s Oct. 25 presentation to be given during the Ninth Annual Northern California Educational Symposium of the California State Numismatic Association, hosted by the Vallejo society at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum. He joins three other presenters, Richard Jozefiak, Paul R. Johnson and Robert E. Sather, to speak on the theme of “Northern Numismatics.”

For information on the upcoming symposium, send an e-mail to emperori@juno.com or call (510) 547-0518.

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