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Alameda marks anniversary

The 30th anniversary of the Alameda, Calif., Coin Club is celebrated by a new club wooden nickel that was issued in conjunction with the group’s annual coin show June 28.

On the obverse is a seal-like design device that marks the founding on Jan. 9, 1979. The dual dates 1979-2009 appear at the bottom of the design.

The reverse has a familiar buffalo image that is based on the one used on America’s five-cent piece from 1913 to 1938. The show’s formal name and the date surround it in the legends around the rim.

The new woods are priced at 50 cents each plus a self-addressed, stamped envelope. They may be ordered by writing Tom Gesner, P.O. Box 99281, Emeryville, CA 94662.

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