Sunday, October 18, 2020, Cupertino Coin Club held our annual banquet with 27 members and guests participating. We had 19 members and guests attending in the private back patio at the lovely Palermo Italian in mid-town San Jose. Eight members and their families got take-out meals from the restaurant and joined in at home via Zoom for the Awards presentations. Special thanks go to Gran G for his assistance with Zoom and Emile M who gave those at home an up-front view by moving his iPad around for each award. Our photographers were Emile M, Steve T, Alex T, and Suzy T. Betty H received the Medal Design Award from our Medals Chairman, Emile M. Lyle O, Jerome R, and Steve W received Life Member Awards.
Matthew M filled Michael Turrini’s shoes by reading Mr. Turrini’s opening Inspirational and representing NCNA, CSNA, and the ANA. Alex T assisted Matthew with the distribution of the following Awards. Don P and Al Lo were awarded the prestigious Gordon R. Donnell Award. Gran G IV and his son, Griffin, were each awarded the NCNA President’s Citation. ANA Certificates of Recognition were awarded to Don P, Emile M, Fred & Martha D, Griffin G, Matthew M, and Gary A posthumously awarded to his brother, Carl. President, Suzy accepted on behalf of Cupertino Coin Club, California State Numismatic Association’s letter and certificate in congratulations of our club’s 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary, 1970-2020.
Tokens of Esteem were awarded to Rita M, Dan B, and Betty H. Numerous President’s Thank You Gifts were handed out in appreciation of members’ selfless contributions to the club over the last 12 months. Speaker trophies were handed out to Don P, Harold W, Matthew M, and Emile M for their Zoom presentations from May – October. Betty H’s guess of the number of Skittles in the gumball machine was the closest without going over, but she asked that it be awarded to the next closest guesser, who was Keith S. Ken B won the money jar guessing game. Five rounds of Bingo were played with the winners being Carl A, Emile M, Suzy T, Emile M again, and Ken B. Steve M won BINGO Blackout. It was wonderful getting together in person. Everyone was thanked for attending at 9:00 pm. Thank you, to Matthew’s family for helping us carry everything out to our car. We look forward to next year’s banquet with the hope that more members will be able to attend. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!
Suzy T,


October 17, 2020, during the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) ‘General Annual Meeting’, as mandated in Canadian corporate law, via ZOOM and Smart-Phone, these two were recognized:
ALEXANDER B. ‘Xan’ CHAMBERLAIN, a ‘President’s Award’, for his generosity and enthusiasm for our hobby, and
MICHAEL S. TURRINI, a ‘President’s Award’
There were other numerous recipients; three of whom, the above two plus CLIFFORD L. MISHLER, are well-known in our Golden State.


We are set for a wonderful banquet Sun, Oct 18. The smoke had cleared but is now back temporarily. The forecast shows the air is expected to clear Oct 7.
It has been confirmed that there will be plenty of warmth with lots of tall heat lamps and ample lighting with illumination from LED string lights above and candles and table lanterns on each table to be able to comfortably read Bingo cards.  In addition, the restaurant has recently installed brand-new clear water-tight tile roofing installed above our back-patio area in case of rain. You can see this new roofing in the picture below.
There is a new Take-Out option for members who feel it best to participate remotely in the interest of their health. This option gets you the exclusive, coveted annual banquet chip! You can select the time you want to pick up your To-Go meal. Just use the attached banquet order form, writing “Take-Out” somewhere visible and the pick-up time you will be picking your meal(s) up at Palermo on Oct 18. PLEASE PROVIDE your PHONE NUMBER IN CASE we or the restaurant have QUESTIONS about your TAKE-OUT order. Your order will be placed by the Banquet Chair with the restaurant along with the clubs’ orders.
As a reminder, or for new attendees to the banquet, we will be passing out a lot of awards. We appreciate our members and their selfless contribution of time and energy to club activities. We will have two guessing games (one with coins and one with candy), five rounds of Bingo, and one final round of Bingo Black-out with outstanding prizes (American Silver Eagles and a special Black-out grand prize)! Members may bring a guest at the same discounted meal rate as their own. Additional guests are welcome for an additional $10 per meal.
We look forward to seeing everyone in person! It will be a fun night with a delicious meal and excellent company at a top-notch local restaurant. Mail your Banquet Order Form in TODAY with your payment. For PayPal payments, send an email, NOT a payment to this address: cupertinocoinclub@gmail.com, and we will reply with the appropriate PayPal email address. For questions, please email the President at cupertinocoinclub@gmail.com. Thank you. Ciao!

CCC Members Selected for CSNA 2021-2022 Leadership

Congratulations to Cupertino Coin Club members, Michael Turrini and Matthew Malvini on being elected onto CSNA’s 2021-2022 Board of Directors. This will be Michael’s third term as President of the California State Numismatic Association. Young Matthew will be new to their board, although he is currently in his third term serving as a Board Director for Cupertino Coin Club. The CSNA will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary in February 2022. Congratulations!


All of the recordings from the NNP Symposium are now available on the Newman Numismatic Portal! You can go back to watch any talks that you missed and share them with others.
We’ve added one entirely new session – a “part two” to Thomas Sparks’ presentation on Short Snorters of WWII.


Due to the smoke, we are moving our banquet out one month to Sunday, October 18, 2020. All other details remain unchanged.
We look forward to seeing you next month at Palermo. Get your reservation in today.
Revised banquet reservation form for new orders:
If you have already turned yours in, you do not need to turn in another one.


Cupertino Coin Club will be holding our 2020 banquet for members and their guest(s) this year at Palermo in San Jose on Sunday, September, 20, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

This is our 50th year as a club! Our usual banquet venue, The Blue Pheasant is currently closed. We found this lovely Italian restaurant with its four separate outdoor patios, delicious food, and ambiance overlooking Los Gatos Creek. We have reserved a private, shaded patio all to ourselves. The restaurant is centrally located with easy access from the freeway. All pandemic safety precautions will be made as mandated by the County of Santa Clara. Tables of six will be safely spaced apart from one another per County Orders. Servers will be wearing face coverings and gloves. Guests, except the very young or those for whom it is medically inadvisable, must wear face coverings at all times except while eating or drinking.

Four complete meal choices of Lasagne Meat Sauce, Chicken Parmigiana, Grilled Wild Salmon, or Veal Piccata are being offered. Each dinner includes a fresh green garden salad, bread & butter, coffee or tea, and a house-made dessert. Cupertino Coin Club is subsidizing $10 of each meal, bringing the restaurant’s prices down from $39 and $45. Your prices will be $29 for Lasagna, Chicken, or Salmon, and $35 for Veal. These prices are inclusive of all taxes and gratuities. Attendees will receive an exclusive free 2020 Banquet Chip for the first 48 people who sign up or a free Club Medal after the initial 48.

The evening will begin at 5:00 pm for Social Hour, drinks, and guessing games. Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm. Following dessert, Awards and President’s Thank You gifts will be presented. Lastly, we will conclude with the results of guessing games and play some Bingo for prizes.

RSVP – We ask that you submit your reservation to the Banquet Chair by sending in your payment with order form by Wednesday, September 16. (This is the last date we will check the PO Box before the banquet.) We will take PayPal electronic payments if you email your Banquet Order Form to cupertinocoinclub@gmail.com. We will respond with PayPal instructions. (There is no charge to use PayPal.) We look forward to seeing you there and having a wonderful evening. Ciao!

Link to order form:


Lucky cat holding golden coin. Japanese Maneki Neco cat waving hand paw icon. Chinese gold Ingot money. Feng shui Success wealth symbol mascot Cute character

Last evening, we held another successful club meeting online via Zoom. There were 21 members in attendance, including two youth members. Mike W, a Leo, won the August birthday drawing. We had nine participants sharing items from their collections during Show & Tell. Martha D won the Show & Tell drawing. Thank you, Harold W, for running Show & Tell. Richard J won the attendance drawing. Thank you, Emile M, for running the attendance drawing. We had seven entrants for the Beauty & the Beast contest; three beauties and four “beasties”. Suzy T won the beauty with her Forever Love silver coin. There was a tie for the “beastie” category. Steve T’s crusted, clipped cent and Suzy T’s virtually indistinguishable and badly scratched quarter both won. Thank you, Gran G, for running this contest. A big “Thank you” goes to Mike W for his interesting and informative presentation on “Collecting Third-Party Grading Holders” explaining the history of various grading companies and collecting for the holders not the coins. Link to his slides:

Third Party Grading Presentation Slides – CCC Aug-20

Or view off our Google Drive at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_zM1QLgWD33AYMZfm5gpPfXJVcXNnS6I/view?usp=sharing

Our next general meeting on Zoom will be Fri, Sept 11, 7:30. Matthew M will be our guest speaker talking about Buffalo Nickels.

Enjoy your hobby! 😊

Club August General Meeting – Fri, Aug 14


Members are invited to attend our online Zoom meeting Friday, August 14, 7:30 pm. The login information will be emailed to you with the August newsletter.

– Announcements
– Birthday drawing (August birthdays)
– Show & Tell
– Attendance drawing
– Beauty & the Beast Contest*
– Guest Speaker: Mike W
Topic: History of 3rd-Party Grading Companies

*Please submit photos of your beauty and your beast via email to the club email address by Friday morning to participate in this contest.

See you then!

NNP Symposium 2020 – August 28-29

Check out their website for information on this free online educational event via Zoom  at