More photos in the gallery!

Cindy Calhoun has sent some more photos from the ANA Convention & TEC Meetings in Denver! Be sure to head over to the gallery to check them out.

Photo Gallery Updated!

The TEC Photo Gallery has been updated with photos from the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, CO with photos submitted by Oded Paz.

If you have photos of the meeting or other TEC meet ups that you think belong in the TEC Gallery – email for information on how to submit your photos to share!

Congratulations to Ray Dillard!

Ray Dillard accepting Hall Of Fame Induction from ANA President, Jeff Garrett (Photo: Oded Paz)

Ray Dillard accepting Hall Of Fame Induction from ANA President, Jeff Garrett (Photo: Oded Paz)

TEC’s own President Emeritus, Ray Dillard, has been inducted into the ANA Hall of Fame! Congratulations Ray!  To see more photos of the induction, check out the TEC Gallery for some photos courtesy of Oded Paz.

It’s an Election Year!

2017 is an election year and TEC is now accepting nominations for all Board positions – President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and 3 Governors.  If you know of a TEC Member that you think would be great for the job, send your nomination to the current secretary, Les.  Be sure to keep an eye on the 2017 Board Elections page to see who has been nominated!

TEC Convention at Anaheim Aug 11-13, 2016

TEC will be booth 1030 on the Bourse
An interactive map can be found at :

Time is nearing for the 50th anniversary of TEC.
Mark your calendars for a wild 2 days of activities in California featuring dinners, meetings, trading and socializing with fellow TEC Members! We will even have a penny smashing trip on Saturday afternoon ending with a dinner and smashing at the Great Wold Lodge!

The itinerary:

Thursday  August 11

Around 6 – We will have an informal get-together with dinner when the floor closes. Location TBD.

Friday August 12 

9AM – TEC Meeting and Auction.  Meeting will be presided by President Nancy Wooten and Auction conducted by Bob Fritsch.
Catalina 6 room at the Hilton Hotel
Meeting will last until about noon.

1PM – TEC Meeting after lunch for socializing and trading.  If anyone would like to do a presentation or has a display, please let Les know.  Tables will be set up for trading and selling ECs.
Room Huntington A.

Evening – After the floor closes there will be another informal dinner. Location TBD.

Saturday August 13

Penny Smashing. Now is our chance to visit Anaheim and go wild.  Times to be determined.

Saturday evening the big celebration at California Pizza Kitchen followed by smashing at the Great Wolf Lodge. A new 8 die penny machine is there and just waiting for us. President Nancy Wooten will lead us in a big celebration honoring our 50 years. I would think a big cake might be in the offering.

Contact Secretary Les Holbrook – with any suggestions or questions!

Keeping Track of Coins

Here is a link to the ElongatedLog as mentioned in the most recent TEC News issue by Bob Fritsch.

Design Contest 2016

This years design contest theme is “Celebrating Our National Parks” find out more information on the Design Contest 2016 page, including a download for the official entry form.

It’s Renewal Time!

RenewNow2015It’s that time of year again – time to renew your TEC Membership!

To pay via check or money order, down load the  TEC Membership Application/Renewal (PDF), print it out, fill it in, and mail it to TEC Secretary (Payable to: TEC).

If you’d rather join online and pay via paypal, you can fill out the form here:


Yesterday’s Elongateds

A revised update of “Yesterday’s Elongateds” is long overdue. TEC plans to tackle this project. However, we need help. The Fairbanks “Guide to Unlisteds” contains descriptions only. Rosato’s “Unlisteds” includes illustrations with descriptions. However, we need pictures of all new items to be included in the revision. Here is where you come in. Please review your collections and furnish TEC with pictures of coins that you have in your collection that fit the descriptions of unlisted items, plus others that you may have that may not yet have been identified. Each person submitting information will be listed as a contributor in the revised issue. They will also be recognized and thanked in TEC News as we proceed.

Pictures can be emailed to If you happen to know the number of the elongated i.e. ARI-phx 3a, be sure to include it with the picture and help us verify.

For the list of descriptions – visit the Yesterday’s Elongateds Project Page. Once photos of a particular coin are received, we will update the page to cross out the description so you will know we have found an image of that coin.

If you have any questions regarding the pictures, use the email above and we will walk you through the process. If you don’t have a way to get a photo or a scan but have the coin in your collection, please let us know so we can work something out. We really want to get this completed and it is going to require help from many sources.

ANA’s World’s Fair of Money Collector Exhibits Program

Layout 1Download an application:

Bob Fritsch’s Article on Exhibiting at ANA