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November 18 2022 Meeting Notes

Submitted by Stepper Camilleis
There were 43 attendees present at our 4rd meeting at the Newton Presbyterian Church. Guests included John Zieiinski (Mike’s father) and Bill Pitella. Scott  kicked off the meeting with a great story of his detecting career which spans more than 50 years, including his philosophy on why the finds tend to be greater now with the ongoing advancements in metal detector technology. Scott spoke of a fellow TH’er from California who found six gold coins yet wants to go to the eastern states to find Colonial coins and relics!
Treasurer Paulo mentioned that there was a balance of about $5000, a good standing at this time. He mentioned that membership dues will be due by the January meeting ($40 individual, $45 family.) There will be three big prizes; a 6-oz silver round, a 4-oz $100 bill design and a 2-oz Norman Rockwell ingot.
Paulo auctioned off items donated to us from the estate of Steve Nickerson, a fellow TH’er who had recently passed, money will be donated  to the Cancer Society.  Jim mentioned that Roy Gouge, who now lives in Tennessee, is doing better and will be going to Sarasota FL for the winter.
Stepper extended the sign-up sheet for the December 16 Holiday Party. The party will commence at 6:30, a
half hour before the normal start time. Remember, there will be a Yankee Swap and the value of the gift you bring must be at least $25.

Silver Dime Drawing – Sylvia
Silver Coins/Rounds/Ingots – Jennifer , America , Aidan ,
Bob O’Neil, Doug York (2x), Phil , Rob , Mike , Tom V
1986 Commemorative dollar and half – Paulo
Serrated digging knife – Phil
Digging trowels – Sharon & Sandi
50/50 ($100) – Sylvia
Indian Head Draw – Glenn , didn’t win
November – 1922 Grant Commemorative half, MS-62
December – 1874 Princess gold dollar
Pre-1900 Coin:
1st – 1788 Connecticut Copper – Tom V
2nd – 1794 Liberty Cap large cent – Stepper
3rd – 1729-54 George II British halfpenny – Danielle
1900-Later Coin:
1st – 1908-O Barber half – Tom V
2nd – 1944 Walking Liberty half – Aidan
3rd – 1909 VDB cent – Don
1st and Best of Show – Heavy 18K gold bracelet / Ken
2nd – 10K gold ring – Joe
3rd – Wildcat ring – Don
1st – 17th century spectacle buckle – Mike Z
2nd – Lead toy Indian – Don
3rd – Pocket knife scale c. 1909-13 – Broderick