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PCNS Papers Online

The Society provides papers to current members, but also offers them online for everyone to read. We invite you to explore the many Papers which PCNS has published in recent years.

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2020 Papers

Each title has its own page.

  1. The Crimean War Medal of San Francisco by Michael F. Wehner — First Place
    A descriptionof the celebration and medal issued early in San Francisco's history for a victory party held in 1855, for a war that did not involve the USA.
  2. Mayhem at an Elko Brothel by Jerry F. Schimmel — Second Place
    The title tells enough, but, yes, there are tokens involved.
  3. Foreign Coins Minted in San Francisco by Paul V. Turner — Third Place
    The S-Mint has a long and varied history of striking coins for other countries.
  4. Athenian Owls, Corinthian Staters — the First Trade Coins? by Mark A. Benvenuto
    Athens and Corinth struck coins which circulated throughout the Ancient world and were nearly universally accepted, even in places which had not issued any coinage.
  5. We Don’t Trust Our Doll-ar: The Standard Theatre Souvenir by William D. Hyder
    A failing minstrel theatre issued its own "Doll-Ar" to entice audience attendance before it burned down.
2019 Papers

Each title has its own page.

  1. Coin Ages by Stephen Huston — First Place
    An examination of the development of dating systems on coins from Ancient times to the 20th Century
  2. Frisco’s Old East Street by Jerry F. Schimmel — Second Place
    Sailor Saloons and Little Brass Checks with side trips to Jackson Street and The Cliff House
  3. San Francisco Remembers the Franco-Prussian War by Willliam D. Hyder — Third Place
    A description of the Medals and San Francisco's Commemoration
  4. What We Owe Rome by Mark A. Benvenuto
    Modern Coinage Features Ancient Ideas
  5. Roma Pacifica by Michael F. Wehner
    The Pheobe Hearst Medals
  6. The Kashu Hotel by Jerry F. Schimmel
    The tokens and history of The Kashu Hotel in San Francisco
  7. The Monarch Card Machine Company by Jerry F. Schimmel
    The tokens and history of the Monarch Card Machine Co. of San Francisco — and a bit of the Beach

2018 Papers

Single PDF file containing all of these titles:

  1. Santa Cruz Island Company Sheep Shearing Tokens by William D. Hyder — First Place
  2. Colonel Warren: First Medals for the California Agricultural Fairs by Michael F. Wehner — Second Place
  3. The Baldwin Hotel: Fire, Lucky Baldwin and Brass Checks by Jerry F. Schimmel — Third Place
  4. Seated Figures: Who Influenced Who? by Mark A. Benvenuto

2017 Papers

Single PDF file containing all of these titles:

  1. Moses Gunst Has Went by Michael F. Wehner — First Place
  2. Chinatown Tales: Waverly Place & Stockton Street, San Francisco by Jerry F. Schimmel — Second Place
  3. Garfield Beach, Utah Territory Railroad Souvenir by William D. Hyder — Third Place
  4. Farran Zerbe's 1904 Storecard — PCNS Archives Report
  5. Why the Fascination with the Walking Liberty Design? by Mark A. Benvenuto
  6. Minor Keith: his influence in Costa Rica and beyond by Federico Castillo
  7. Fool's Gold by Stephen Huston

2016 Papers

Single PDF file containing all of these titles:

  1. The Santa Cruz Venetian Water Carnival 1895–1896 by William D. Hyder — First Place
  2. The Great Seal of California, Deconstructed by Michael F. Wehner — Second Place
  3. Four Coins, Three Continents, One Aim — Move Silver! by Mark A. Benvenuto — Third Place
  4. Moore Dry Docks Company by Herbert Miles

2014–15 Papers

Single PDF file containing all of these titles:

  1. Chinatown Tales: La Chinesca by Jerry F. Schimmel — First Place
  2. Explaining the Most Common Designs: From Castles and Lions to Bald Eagles and Arrows by Mark Benvenuto — Second Place
  3. PCNS Medal Archives by William D. Hyder — Third Place
  4. Chinatown Tales: Grant Avenue and Dupont Street by Jerry F. Schimmel
  5. A Token from the Danish West Indies: J. Müller by Jerry F. Schimmel
  6. The Folsom Asparagus Gin Company by Michael F. Wehner
  7. France: Downfall of an Emperor by Jerry F. Schimmel
  8. Notgeld Coins and More: Meissen Porcelain by Mark A. Benvenuto
  9. Quintera Mining Co.: Only at the Company Store by Jerry F. Schimmel
  10. Spanish Silver and Dollars Mex: What We Used Before 1857, What We Could Use Now by Mark A. Benvenuto
  11. Florence Evelyn Nesbit Thaw by Herbert Miles
  12. San Francisco Gas & Electric Company: Lost in the Mists of Time by Jerry F. Schimmel
  13. The Ocean Shore Railroad: A Terrific Idea, but… by Jerry F. Schimmel
  14. United Railroads by Jerry F. Schimmel

2013 Papers

Single PDF file containing all of these titles:

  1. Introduction to the 2013 PCNS Papers by Stephen Huston, Editor
  2. Chinatown Tales: Stories & Brass Checks from Ross Alley & Old Chinatown Lane by Jerry F. Schimmel — First Place
  3. Remembering California's Service in the Spanish-American War by William D. Hyder — Second Place
  4. From Ancient Presentation Pieces to Modern Proof Sets: the Evolution of an Elite Coinage by Mark A. Benvenuto — Honorable Mention
  5. Geissbrecht, Macedo and Perry: What to Do with Your Coins If You Don't Spend Them by Jerry F. Schimmel
  6. The Madame and the Queen: a Cheap Way to Promote the Oldest Profession by Jerry F. Schimmel
  7. MPC: a Numbers Game by James Haney
  8. The Red Book: a Wealth of Information by Dan Wilson

2012 Papers

Single PDF file containing all of these titles:

  1. An Introduction to PCNS Papers by Stephen Huston, Editor
  2. California Trail Riders Pictorial Tokens by William D Hyder — First Place
  3. The Maria Theresa Thaler — the ultimate one-year type set by Mark A. Benvenuto — Second Place
  4. San Francisco through Its Exonumia: The U.S. Beer Hall by Jerry F. Schimmel — Third Place