Taylor A. Webb, 13, high school freshman, presented his own prepared and researched Power Point program, “Gobrecht and His Works” at the Aug. 7 meeting of the Vallejo (California) Coin Club.
Taylor, not old enough even for a driving learner’s permit in California, had his grandfather drive him the 100-mile roundtrip to present his program.
“Wow! For a kid, Taylor did very well. Well done and certainly showed preparation and research,” commented Edwin T. Hoffmark, Jr., Vallejo Coin Club’s president.
This presentation was a practice, for Taylor will be the fifth presenter at the California State Numismatic Association (CSNA) 14th Northern California Educational Symposium on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Vallejo (California) Naval and Historical Museum.
“Taylor has been invited to share his growing numismatics knowledge. If organized numismatics supports ‘youth numismatics,’ then why not at this statewide educational event? Taylor’s program at the Vallejo meeting was a preliminary to the enhanced presentation on Sept. 28,” remarked Michael S. Turrini, CSNA president and symposium coordinator.
There were two presenters at the Aug .3 Vallejo meeting. Gene Berry shared his enthusiasm for the Carson City Mint and its famous Coin Press No. 1, talking about his visit to the fabled Carson City Mint and his growing Carson City coin collection.
The Vallejo Coin Club, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2014, meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the main Room A of the Florence Douglas Senior Center in Vallejo.
Information about the Vallejo Coin Club may be found at www.solanocoinclub.com, with telephone inquiries at 707-246-6327.