Numismatists Of Wisconsin

From the Editor

Hello fellow NOW members! I hope you all had a splendid summer and are ready for autumn. Cooler weather, football, and some favorite holidays arrive in the coming months – and don’t forget the fall coin shows! See the show calendar and plan your weekends accordingly! Plenty of time to enjoy our hobby before the year is out.

I want to personally thank those members who spoke to me and shared stories at shows this summer and took the time to comment on the NOW NEWS. Your feedback is most welcome and appreciated. In addition, we were able to recruit a number of new members to our ranks. Welcome new members! We hope you will embrace your membership and be inspired to recruit other new members.

We have another top notch issue for your enjoyment this fall, with plenty of news from NOW and around the country. We have coin show reports, including ANA, Club news, and some of the finest ORIGINAL articles from your NOW brothers and sisters. Tom Casper starts it out with a history lesson on ‘The Washington House Inn’ of Cedarburg. Then Leon Saryan takes us down his memory lane with ‘Some Numismatic Recollections’. Jerry Binsfeld continues his 35 year price comparison series, this time it’s ‘Low Mintage Commems’. Mark Benvenuto entices us to consider a collection of ‘Proof Franklin Half Dollars’, and Tom Casper is back again to write about the ‘Badger Boys State Leadership School’. Finally, Larry Spanbauer and I round it out with ‘Charles Martin Boettge’. That’s six, count ‘em, SIX, original articles written by NOW members! Won’t you please be among the NOW authors and send in an article for NOW NEWS? It’s easy, it’s fun, and you can share your knowledge and enthusiasm with the entire NOW membership!

Our regular departments are full as well: NOW NEWS and NOTES; Club News and Meetings; What’s new at the US Mint and BEP; BOOKS!; and of course our ever popular Show Calendar. Don’t forget to recognize our advertisers – let them know you saw their ad in NOW NEWS – and patronize them when you can.

Best Wishes to all of you for a pleasant fall season!

-- Jeff Reichenberger