Friday, December 28, 2012

Upcoming Meeting and Events

Fall 5th Annual Coin & Currency Show September 13, 2014

Upcoming Meeting and Events 2013

                          Jan. 21st             Variety Coins

                           Feb. 18th            Canadian Coins


                          March 18th         Mini Coin Show-Club members will have 

                                                         Coins/Currency/Bullion/Supplies available for

                                                         sale-No regular meeting


                           April 15th           Walking Liberty Half Dollars with Grading

                                                         Session's afterwards

                            Plus:                    7th Annual Spring Coin & Currency Show 
                                                          Grand Rapids, MN Moose Club.

                                                          Soon to be scheduled on a Saturday in April. 

                                                               Map Directions: 

                                      For more info: 

                                                          contact Ken Olson 218-244-9299

Monday, December 10, 2012

December 17, 2012 Annual Christmas Party 6:30pm

December 17, 2012 Monday will be our annual Christmas Party.  The Club will purchase pizzas and everyone else brings whatever they want like cookies, chips or other holiday goodies.  Please bring your own non alcoholic beverages.  There will be no actual meeting and the event starts at 6:30 instead of the normal 7:00 time.  We will have bid boards (silent auctions) on various coin/currency/hobby items being sold by club members.  This is mainly just a social get-together.  Guests are welcome. 

Thanks and Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Membership Application

Membership Application:

For new and active members.

Thank you.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

November Coin Club Meeting

Next Coin Club Meeting is this coming

Monday November 19, 2012 @ 7:00 pm.

Seminar will be on coin errors.

November is election time. We will be electing a new president & vice president. Clayton Quirk is running unopposed for the office of president, and likewise Tim Seibert is running unopposed for vice president. Make sure you are there so your vote will count.

This month's seminar will be conducted by Ken Olson & Clayton Quirk, but will also rely on member participation. We're looking for members to bring examples of coin errors. January's meeting will be cover coin varieties. The main difference between errors & varieties is that errors tend to be random mint mistakes in process or materials and varieties are coins that were made through normal processes with unintentioned results. We will discuss this further at the meeting.

October Coin Club Meeting

Next Coin Club Meeting is this coming

Monday October 15, 2012 @ 7:00 pm.

Seminar will be on precious metals investing.

Clayton Quirk gives his views about the precious metals market, and if now is a good time to buy. For latest precious metal prices a good place to look is

Friday, September 14, 2012

September Coin Club Meeting

September Coin Club Meeting 

Monday September 17, 2012 @ 7:00 pm.

Seminar will be on Mercury Dimes.  

  "The Mercury dime is a ten-cent coin struck by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1945. Designed by Adolph Weinman and sometimes referred to as the Winged Liberty dime, it gained its common name as the obverse depiction of a young Liberty, identifiable by her winged Phrygian cap, was confused with the Roman god Mercury. Weinman is believed to have used Elsie Stevens, the wife of lawyer and poet Wallace Stevens, as a model. The coin's reverse depicts a fasces, symbolizing unity and strength, and an olive branch, signifying peace."

  This information and more could be obtained from: where this quote of information was obtained fort wit. To find the more desirable coins a person would need to know the KEY DATES. Could be part of the of the discussion on Mercury Dimes.

Do your home work and bring your questions with you! See you all Monday.

  Map directions:

  Don't forget to attend the 3rd Annual Fall Coin Club Show at the Moose Lodge in  Grand Rapids. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Article on Real Return Investing

For those of you who are into charts & graghs, here is an "in depth" analysis on real return investing:

Contest Winner for closest guess on 2012 2 coin proof set mintage

Congratulations are in order for Robert! He is the winner of the 2012 Silver Eagle. He wasn't at our last meeting, but he is welcome to come to Papa's Coins to pick up his prize.

Friday, June 29, 2012

2012 American Eagle 2 Coin Proof Set

Taking Orders for the 2012 American Eagle 2 Coin Proof Set
(club members only).

Order will be placed at 3:00 pm Tuesday July 3rd, 2012, so don't delay.

The price will be $151.00 per set. That will include shipping. You can come to my shop to place your order & make payment.

You can view the coin set at the US mint website:

Also, for club members, I am sponsoring a "Guess the number of orders contest" for the total number of sets ordered from the mint. One guess per member. Those guesses must be in by midnight 6-29-12. Call me with your guess @ 25-MONEY. The current number of orders as of 6-29-12 is about 170,000. The prize for the best guess is a 2012 1oz Silver Eagle.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Coin & Currency Show Grand Rapids Moose Lodge

Northern Lakes Coin & Currency Club
presents the 6th Annual Spring
Saturday, April 21st
10am - 4pm
Grand Rapids Moose Lodge
located: Intersection Hwy. 169 E & 10th Ave. NE
(up to 2 items)

Collectors and Non-Collectors of all ages
are invited to stop by.

Scouting Merit Badge Information Available.

KEN OLSON at 218-244-9299

Moose Lodge Located: Intersection Hwy 169 E & 10th Ave NE
There is a map locator below for directions.
Just click on the address for map.