Numismatists Of Wisconsin

From the Editor

Panic Scrip of 1893, 1907 and 1914

HELLO SUMMER! Thank you for arriving before autumn, we hope you will stay for an extra month or two!

Your summer issue of NOW NEWS is jam-packed to fill your summer months with reading pleasure. First and foremost, I want to offer this issue as a tribute to Phyllis Calkins, who, as most of you well know, has been the outstanding editor of NOW NEWS since 1998, and has recently decided to pass the torch. She has tutored me enough through the transition that she feels it is time to pry my hand from hers and let me go it alone. Make no mistake, she will still be available to lean on for sage advice, and she and Ron will continue to pen award-winning articles, but she deserves to relax and enjoy her ‘retirement’. On behalf of the NOW Board of Governors, Officers, and General Membership, THANK YOU Phyllis, for your commitment to NOW, you wore many hats throughout the years with grace and dedication, and our club and our hobby are better for it.

Among the articles in this issue, Phyllis was kind enough to write a few paragraphs of memories from her and Ron’s involvement in NOW. Other feature articles from your fellow NOW members include; ‘Getting Back to Cents’ by Mark Benvenuto; ‘When Milwaukee Honored Lindbergh’ by Tom Casper; ‘1935 and 1935A $1 Silver Certificates’ by Bill Brandimore; ‘Words for Money’ by Jeff Reichenberger, and Leon Saryan reports on the annual MNS Boy Scout Merit Badge program. As always, don’t miss our regular departments: NOW News and Notes (lots of Spring Show Reports!), Coin Clubs, ANA news, U.S. Mint News, Books, and Show Calendar. Sadly, this issue has a few obituaries to report as several of our fellow NOW members have recently passed.

Do not forget to view all of the advertising throughout your NOW NEWS. They help offset the cost of producing this quarterly journal. It is not just coin and currency dealers who purchase ads, there is paid advertising for upcoming shows, newly published books, innovative websites, and more. Kindly patronize them, and if you have anything numismatic that you’d like to advertise, please contact me.

There are plenty of summer shows to attend, deals to be made, picnics to partake, and hammocks to lay in, so kick back with your favorite beverage and your NOW NEWS and enjoy the warm weather!

-- Jeff Reichenberger

As always, your comments and correspondence are welcome and encouraged.