Carson City Coin Collectors of America
Rusty Goe, a passionate spokesperson for all things related to the Carson City Mint and its coins, founded the Carson City Coin Collectors of America in April 2005. The C4OA, as it is affectionately referred to by its members, is the realm of “CC” (the mintmark designating the Carson City Mint) coin enthusiasts. Goe said he had envisioned such a club years before he launched it. “I knew how much many collectors loved the Carson City Mint’s legacy,” said Goe, “and I thought it made sense for likeminded individuals to unite under the banner of an organized club.”
From the beginning, Goe planned to publish a club journal, which members would fill with articles and other content they would contribute to it. He chose the name Curry’s Chronicle for the club’s flagship publication, in honor of Abraham Curry, the man who supervised the mint’s construction and served as its first superintendent. Through the years, Curry’s Chronicle has won numerous awards from such prestigious organizations as the Numismatic Literary Guild and the American Numismatic Association.
Since 2005, over 650 "CC" coin enthusiasts have signed up to join the C4OA, one of the most rewarding hobby clubs to appear in quite some time. As of November 2015, the club has published 36 issues of its award-winning journal. Nearly 350 articles contributed by members, covering at least 65 topics related to the Carson City Mint and its coins, have appeared in the pages of this journal. A list of these topics includes:
- History of the Carson City Mint
- Profiles of each of the ten denominations of coins minted in Carson City
- Biographies of prominent men and women connected to the Carson City Mint
- Stories about notable collectors of "CC" coins
- Analyses of prices of "CC" coins in the auction market
- Connections between Nevada's famous Comstock Lode and the Carson City Mint
- Personal testimonies of how members got interested in "CC" coins
- And so much more...
The mission statement for the Carson City Coin Collectors of America is:
To increase knowledge on the subject of the Carson City Mint and the many fascinating coins produced there, and to promote camaraderie among fellow “CC” enthusiasts.
The Carson Coin Collectors of America is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Nevada. To contact the club, please write to CCCCOA, P.O. Box 18040, Reno, NV 89511, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit the club’s website at www.carsoncitycoinclub.com.