March 10, 2020 @ Northdale Community Center

6:00 p.m. – Doors Open to Members and Guests. Set-up of meeting room took place. 


7:00 p.m. – The Tampa Bay Coin Club meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance, President Steve Tercyak presiding. A moment of silence and reflection was observed for any and all members who have lost “loved ones” recently. 


ATTENDANCE:  51 persons attended the meeting, including 1 first-time guest and 3 YN members. 8 of 14 Club Directors/Officers were in attendance: (alphabetically) Alan Lebeda, Al O’Meara, Richard Schemitsch, Hugh Taggart, Inge Taggart, Steve Tercyak, Richard Tiffany and Tracy Trottier. 


TREASURER’S REPORT:  Tracy Trottier reported that the Club took in $436.00 in February, expenditures were $421.00, with a Net of $14.00. Tracy also informed the membership that a Donation was made to Board Member Joe Crespo to help with funeral expenses for his son. Further donations are welcome and encouraged.  


SECRETARY’S REPORT:  Richard Tiffany covered “highlights” from the February Club Meeting.

Members were once again reminded that 2020 Club dues are payable, and/or past due effective March 2020. 


MEMBER BIRTHDAY’S:  4 TBCC members along with Numismatic Speaker Ray Herz were recognized for March birthdays. Each received a holdered 1955-D BU Roosevelt Dime (year Club was founded). Photo taken.




  • Due to the Club’s ongoing need for a new TBCC Coin Show Venue, and in Kurt Mehl’s absence, a hasty report was given on Kurt’s 2 months search for Venue possibilities. Members were once again reminded that ALL suggestions are welcome in this endeavor. One member (once again) did suggest that the Hillsborough Masonic Lodge in YBOR City be considered. 


  • Announcements were made (by members) concerning several local Florida Coin Shows about to take place in the near future. 2 that were mentioned are the Clearwater and the Brandon Coin and Currency Shows coming up in April (2020).


  • Steve Tercyak made a follow-up announcement concerning TBCC T-Shirts for members @ $10.00 each. Initial minimum order is 24. Sign up sheet made available. Steve also advised that fellow member Wayne Spivey is home and recovering well from Open Heart Surgery in February.

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March 10, 2020 @ Northdale Community Center

7:25 – 7:50 p.m.    Educational Speaker – Ray Herz

                                 (Topic – Coins & Currency of James B. Longacre, 4th Chief Sculptor-Engraver 

                                  for U.S. Mint – Part 2)


7:50 – 8:00 p.m.     Meeting Break / Final Viewing of Auction Lots


8:00 – 8:40 p.m.     Club Auction (Auctioneers were Albert O’Meara & Bruce Schneider)


  • 88 Total Lots
  • 64 Lots Sold
  • 24 Lots Not Sold
  • 1 Additional item (book on Dahlonega Mint) sold for $11.00 (for good of the Club)


Rudy Valentin Silver Door Prize – ASE won by member Earl Chatum.


                                  Silver Raffle – Conducted by Alan Lebeda & Hugh Taggart.

                     10 items (offered/won) consisting of:

                     4 Peace S$1, 3 Commemorative Silver Rounds, 2 Silver Bars              

                     and 1 Silver Proof Set (1968-P). $175.00 Taken In.


      50/50 Raffle – $88.00 was collected. $44.00 won by member Charles Bearas.



8:50 p.m. – Adjournment of Formal Meeting (Start of Auction Settle-Up, as well as break-down of tables and chairs)