Coin, Stamp club donates to library

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By Robert Maisch

Members of the Bridge City Coin and Stamp Club recently delivered donated books to the A.H. Brown Public Library. From left are Cheryl Maisch with “A Guide to South Dakota Tokens and Exonumia, library staff member Linda Chandler with “World Coins, 1701-1800;” Virgil Binfet; library staff member Judy Rabenberg with “Money of the Bible;” Lyle Walth; Marilyn Anderson with “Curious Money: The Story of Money from the Stone Age to the Internet Age.”

Members of the Bridge City Coin and Stamp Club recently delivered donated books to the A.H. Brown Public Library. From left are Cheryl Maisch with “A Guide to South Dakota Tokens and Exonumia, library staff member Linda Chandler with “World Coins, 1701-1800;” Virgil Binfet; library staff member Judy Rabenberg with “Money of the Bible;” Lyle Walth; Marilyn Anderson with “Curious Money: The Story of Money from the Stone Age to the Internet Age.”

The Bridge City Coin and Stamp Club donated books to the A.H. Brown Public Library as part of the club’s National Coin Week (NCW) activities. This was the third successive year the club has donated books. The library now has 28 titles dedicated to the numismatic and exonumia hobbies.
At the club’s meeting on May 1, a random drawing was held from among the 10 winning entries in the trivia contest which accompanied the NCW exhibits. The winners and their prizes are as follows: first place – Dennis Fischer, Mobridge, 1987-S proof set; second place – Marilyn Anderson, Mobridge, 1989-S proof set; and third place – Lon Bauer, Aberdeen, four-piece presidential dollar set. Each winner also received a 2005 Westward Journey Buffalo Nickel and a 2014 Shield Lincoln Cent along with a blank cent planchet.
The questions and answers for the trivia contest were: (I) What word in the English is always spelled incorrectly? (Incorrectly); (2) How much dirt is in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet? (None); (3) If you are running a race and you passed the person in second place, what place would you be in now? (Second); (4) If a farmer has five haystacks in one field and four haystacks in another field – – how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in one field? (One); (5) Johnny’s mother bad three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child’s name? (Johnny)
The club held a silent auction following the meeting. This was the last meeting before their summer break. Members will be notified about the summer August picnic when details are finalized. The next meeting of the Bridge City Coin and Stamp Club will be on Thursday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., in the A. H. Brown Public Library Community Room.

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