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CCCCOA journal awarded

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Curry’s Chronicle, the journal of the Carson City Coin Collectors of America, has received awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild and the American Numismatic Association, it was announced in the fall-winter 2010 issue of the publication.

The NLG bestowed its Best Issue Award in Small Publications for Clubs category on Curry’s Chronicle for the third time in four years. In 2009, the journal received the NLG’s Extraordinary Merit Award.

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The club also took home a third-place award in the ANA’s Specialty Numismatic Publication for the second time in three years.

The fall-winter Curry’s Chronicle features an article by Rusty Goe titled, How Monetary Policies Influenced Coinage Production at the Carson City Mint from 1875 to 1877. In it, Goe explains how shortages of fractional coins, political debates over U.S. monetary policies and large silver discoveries led to massive production of small silver denominations in the mid-1870s.

John Kroon writes about different ways to collect representative type sets for all three gold coin denominations struck at the Carson City Mint. Weimar White’s article on 1875-CC 20-cent pieces reports on the availability and price levels for this date. John W. McCloskey describes the different die marriages and mintmark placements used on gold half eagles at the Carson City Mint.

The issue also features articles by Tom DeFina, Dale Kershner, Bruce Thayer, Dan McCarty and Mark Archambault.

Members dues for the Carson City Coin Collectors of America are $30 per year, which includes a three-issue subscription to Curry’s Chronicle. For more information, contact Marie Goe by mail at P.O. Box 18040, Reno, NV 89511, by phone at (775) 322-4455, by e-mail at info@ccccoa.com, or visit www.carsoncitycoinclub.com.

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