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PCNS holds annual banquet

The oldest coin club west of the Mississippi gathered for its annual banquet.
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The Pacific Coast Numismatic Society of San Francisco gathered for its annual banquet June 24 at the historic Golden Mirror restaurant in the Sunset District.

Former PCNS presidents gathered during the coin club?s annual banquet recently in San Francisco. Seated, left to right, are Sarah Nordin and Lori Reppeteau. Standing, left to right, are Herbert Miles, Stephen M. Huston, Gordon R. Donnell, Richard Webster, Frank Strazzarino and Larry Reppeteau.

The oldest coin club west of the Mississippi, founded in 1915 by the legendary Farran Zerbe, for whom the highest award of the American Numismatic Association is named, PCNS holds a banquet each year in June.

?This year we witnessed a record attendance at our banquet,? said Sarah Nordin, current PCNS president. ?In fact, we almost had to relocate, having no extra chairs or space in the provided room.?

This year?s banquet attendees heard the announcement of the 2006 PCNS Paper Contest winners, who were Stephen M. Huston, first place, with an engraved silver medal; Elliot and Michael F. Wehner, father and son, tied for second and third places.

Honorable mentions were given to Richard Webster and Michael Hollingshead. Sarah Nordin did the presentations.

The main attraction for this year?s Banquet was the traditional ?Blasting Bingo,? bingo played with no holds and laughs.

PCNS meets at 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in Building C, Room 370, at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. There is an imposed $6 parking charge at the center.

Current PCNS officers are: Sarah Nordin, president; Michael F. Wehner, vice president; Herbert Miles, secretary; and governors Richard Webster, Mark Wm. Clark and Frederico Castillo.

Information about PCNS may be found by contacting the club at P.O. Box 475656, San Francisco, CA, 94147-5656; tel. (510) 547-0518.