C4 Convention

2022 C4 Annual Convention – Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 27 – Saturday, October 29
Baltimore, Maryland


3:00 pm        C4 Study Group (Convention Center, room 304)
6:00 pm       C4 Social (Sheraton Chesapeake Room I, 3rd floor) C4 & EAC members
      Tickets can be purchased at the C4 Table or at the door ($25) 

This is the Zoom link for the following presentations on Thursday evening, and the Zoom session will begin around 7:00 pm: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/88235111126. It should not be necessary to enter a meeting ID, but if requested, use 882 3511 1126.   

7:15 pm       Craig McDonald et al, C4 award presentations, donated books auction
7:45 pm       Roger Moore; “X-Ray Fluorescence – The Present and Future in Numismatics”
8:45 pm       Continuation of donated book auction
9:00 pm       Mike Packard; “People Associated With the Massachusetts Copper Mint”

8:00 am       C4 Publications Committee meeting (Sheraton Orioles Grille)
2:00 pm       Jim Glickman; “Collecting American Colonials 101” (Convention Center, room 304)
3:00 pm       C4 Study Group (Convention Center, room 304)
7:00 pm       Colonial Happening (Sheraton Camden Room I, 2nd floor)

8:00 am       C4 Board of Directors (Board members only) (Convention Center, room 304)
9:30 am       C4 Annual Business meeting – All welcome (Convention Center, room 304)
10:30 am     Ray Williams; “Forming a Colonial Library and Performing Basic Colonial Research” (Convention Center room, 304)

Stack’s Auction 

The following dates / times for the auction sessions are tentative.  We will provide updates as necessary once we receive the specifics from Stack’s

Session 1 – Thursday, October 27th beginning at noon.
Session 2  – Friday, October 28th beginning at noon.

NOTE: This schedule was accurate as of the time of printing.  Please confirm times and room locations at the C4 table when you arrive.




There will be Four Happening Events at this year’s C4 Convention one each for 1) Colonial Currency/Paper Money; 2) Vermont Coinage; 3) New Jersey Coinage, and 4) Connecticut Coinage. These events will take place Friday evening starting at 7:30 PM in Camden I, across from the bar on the second floor of the Sheraton Hotel in Baltimore. All C4 members are welcome to participate subject to available space. There will be 10 chairs at each table (1 table for each event). Members must contact the event leader of the Happening table of interest in advance to secure a seat at the table. It is first come first serve. Food (Pizza) will be provided by the Club at around 7:15 PM, coffee and water will be provided in the room, with other beverages available for purchase at the nearby bar. All four events will take place simultaneously so you must choose which one you want to be involved in. For security purposes, only those actively involved will be permitted in the room. Participants are asked to not bring extraneous numismatic items and to not leave their coins or paper money unattended.

Event #1: Colonial Currency/Paper Money Happening. Table leader: Leo Shane, email: leo_j_shane@hotmail.com 

The Happening will cover the following:

1)          Counterfeit and Detector Notes 
2)          Paul Revere Notes
3)          Notes with Interesting Vignettes

You need not have notes in all three categories. Any note or bill you can bring will add to the conversation and fun.

Event #2: Vermont Coinage Happening. Table leader: Mark Vitunic, email: vitunic@verizon.net 

The Happening will cover the following: 

1)          Vermont Ryder-Richardson varieties RR-18, RR-26, RR-28, RR-29, and RR-33 

These varieties exhibit a major diagnostic “rim-to-rim” die break on every known specimen – they are a fascinating study of early die failure. Please bring examples of these varieties, regardless of condition, to the event for comparison and discussion. You need not bring every variety to participate.

Event #3: New Jersey Coinage Happening. Table leader: Matt Virga, email: mvirga01@gmail.com  

The Happening will cover the following:

1)          Bridle Varieties (Obverse 18) (Reverses: “J”, “L”, “M”, and “N”) in order to view the different die marriages. 
2)          Bring your “v” reverses in order to showcase the two different obverse die marriages (braided/brushed manes).
3)          There will be a period of time where if you would like to view any variety of your choosing for show & tell.
You need not bring every variety to participate.

Event #4: Connecticut Coinage Happening. Table leader: Christopher McDowell: crmcdowell@strausstroy.com 

The Happening will cover the following:

1)           Different Connecticut head obverse designs.  
2)           The Muttonhead, 1787 Miller 1.2-C: Bring your Muttonheads so we can see different die states.
3)           The Horned Bust, 1787 Miller 4-L: Bring your Horned busts so we can study and see the die break progression.
4)           Hercules Head: (different varieties): Bring your 1786 Hercules Head so we can study the various heads.
5)           Scholar’s Head: 1786 Miller 3-D.1: Bring your scholar’s Head so we can compare and study.
You need not bring every variety to participate.