Class 18 — General, specialized and topical
Numismatic material not covered in other classes or covered by more than one class (but see rule 20.B). Includes wooden money, political buttons and insignia, and other exonumia, as well as media of exchange used in carrying out purchases and business transactions by primitive people and later by others as they progressed from barter to coins, or other items generally accepted as primitive or odd and curious currencies. Also includes exhibits showing material linked by design, such as elephants or bridges, or by theme, such as a world’s fair.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
10 6 I Collect Weird Stuff
The exhibit shows a selection of “association items” related to coin collectors, dealers, and writers. Many of these are famous names that should be familiar to an experienced numismatist. Some of these items are unique and irreplaceable. However, there may be a large amount of similar material that could also be collected.
24 4 Morse Code on Money
Morse Code was one of our earliest forms of modern communication. Find out who Samuel Morse was and what encouraged him to develop a quicker rate of communication. Discover what coins actually have Morse Code on them. Do you know what other communication devise came from Morse Code, and you use it every day? Morse Code — the high speed internet of an era gone by, but still part of our modern day living.
43 2 Composition and Design Changes in North American World War II Circulating Coinage
To display and explain the reasons for the composition changes of circulating coinage during World War II covering the Lincon Cent, Jefferson Nickel, and Canadian Nickels issued in alternate metals for some time during the war. Additionally to describe the design changes reflected on the Canadian Nickels directly related to the war.
44 1 Numismatic Clock — A Challenge to Collect
A working numismatic clock: A collection of numismatic items numbered 1 through 12 for the positions on a clock dial. Simple in appearance, collecting these pieces was very challenging to assemble as it took several years to find examples for every position on the dial. Each item was made for public use; no “made for collectors” such as proof or non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) were used.