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Omaha to host hobby seminar

The Central States Numismatic Society and the Omaha, Neb., Coin Club have announced sponsorship of a numismatic seminar to be held at the Omaha Holiday Inn Convention Center on Oct. 30.

This seminar is one in a series of educational programs initiated by Central States in 2006 with the objective of providing attendees with high-interest presentations on a wide range of numismatic topics.
The Omaha Seminar will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast.

The first speaker of the day will be Chuck Daughtrey, a copper coin expert from Springfield, Mo. His presentation, titled “An Overview of the Lincoln Cent,” kicks off at 9 a.m.

Jim McKee, Nebraska obsolete bank note authority from Lincoln, Neb., will speak on “Nebraska’s Wildcat Banks & Banknotes” at 10:30 a.m.

Following a break for lunch will be Rick Snow of Tucson, Ariz., a leading authority on Flying Eagle and Indian cents. He will present “Counterfeit Indian Cents” at 1 p.m.

Beginning at 2:30 p.m. Cliff Mishler of Iola, WI, retired Krause Publications executive and newly elected president of the American Numismatic Association, will give a talk titled, “The Standard Catalog of World Coins – The Why and How of Its Development.”

Registration for the Omaha Seminar is $10 for Central States members and $20 for non-members. Ten dollars of the $20 non-member registration fee can be applied to a one-year Central States membership.

To register, send name, address and registration fee to Ray Lockwood, Central States Education Director, 2075 E. Bocock Road, Marion, IN 46952.

Questions can be directed to Lockwood by e-mail at sunrayofmarion@aol.com or by phone at (765) 664-6520.

Following the seminar, on Oct. 31-Nov. 1, the Omaha Coin Club will hold its 50th anniversary coin show at the same Holiday Inn Convention Center. 2009 is the club’s 75th anniversary. E-mail OmahaCoinClub@msn.com for show and club information.

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