President’s Column: Who’s who – Dan Barnhart
I was born and raised in Alaska. My interests/hobbies are classic cars, fishing, rockets and airplanes (toy ones), shooting old military surplus rifles, collecting antiques, playing musical instruments, and of course, coin collecting. My Uncle Calvin got me started in coin collecting when I was 7 when he gave me several blue Whitman coin folders that were incomplete for Washington quarters, Lincoln cents, Jefferson nickels, and Roosevelt dimes.
My Mom would take my sister and I to the bank
to get rolls of penny’s and nickels. We could go through them and pull out the ones we needed, and replace them with ones we didn’t, and then take them back to the bank in exchange for more rolls. Back then, in the 1960’s (yes, I’m that old) we could still find a lot of silver coins in circulation. I have been a member of the Anchorage Coin Club for a while, maybe 10 years or so. I decided to get more involved in the club and so I took over the newsletter from Carl about 3 or 4 years ago. I became a member of the board, then was elected the club’s president. I now serve as Vice President.
The thing I like about our club the most is the people. Dan