In an effort to encourage attendance and provide members with an added entertaining and educational aspect to the monthly agenda, the Greater Houston Coin Club has incorporated a Numismatic Quiz into each monthly meeting.
This idea was the brainchild of GHCC vice-president Bill Watson. Each month one of the officers or directors is responsible to draw up a numismatic quiz consisting of four questions and a tie-breaker. Also, the member provides numismatic items to be used as prizes. The GHCC sponsors the items and presents them to the winner of each quiz.
The quiz is strictly voluntary, and a member can only win once in a calendar year. If a tie remains after the four questions and the tie-breaker, a computer generated random drawing is used to determine the winner.
The first quiz was held at the March 2016 meeting, and the many members who participated enjoyed themselves, learned a little, and one earned a great prize.
Five members answered all four questions correctly, but only two, Rick Ewing and Larry Reitsema, also had the tie-breaker correct. Thus, the computer generated random drawing was used to determine our first winner.
Luck was with Rick Ewing who was the eventual winner of our first Numismatic Quiz.