Arizona's Oldest Continuously Active Coin Club
numismatic education and stimulate knowledgeable collecting principles for new and experienced collectors
three basic benefits derived from active membership in a local coin club:
The mental stimulation of associating with people of like interests in an atmosphere of camaraderie and club fellowship;
opportunity to increase knowledge through a club's program of informed
guest speakers, by conversation with advanced
collectors, and by use of the club's library and other knowledgeable resources;
opportunity to upgrade and add to a collection by purchase, sale or trade of
items with fellow club members.
The Primary Goal of the Tucson Coin Club, Inc.
encourage and promote numismatics and to provide a pleasant venue for the
sharing of numismatic knowledge and fellowship.
The membership is made up of experienced and beginning collectors, published scholars, local dealers, many married couples and
entire families. The members collect all types of worldwide numismatic, currency and tokens items and collectively have great
knowledge and expertise in many areas. While some are novices just beginning, many are experts in their field of knowledge,
with several published authors.
In May, 1956, by George W. Smith,
Henry Johnson, and Leonard Buckholter and 24 collectors attended that
first meeting at the
old Carl Haden Hospital on West Congress Street. Through the years, meetings have been held at the University of Arizona
Library, various banks, at the American Legion, VFW's and currently at the Fraternal Order of Police, 3445 North Dodge Blvd.
(Dodge and Rillito River) The membership now consists of approximately 250 Regular Members and 20 Life Members.
by the applicable Arizona Statutes, Club By-laws and Standing Rules. All members
may have a copy if they request it.
The club is managed by an elected Board of Directors consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer,
Sergeant at Arms, Member at Large, (each elected annually and serves a one year term). The Immediate Past President also sits
on the board. There are numerous temporary and standing committees, consisting of member volunteers, created to handle
ongoing and special projects. Volunteers are always welcome to join the committees. It's a great way to meet fellow members
and serve the club.
are held annually at the first meeting in December. Members must be in good
standing and must be present at the
meeting to cast their vote. Elected officials take office in January of the following year. Prospective members that have been
sponsored by a club member are voted into the club after their names have been published in the monthly newsletter.
club has an extensive library of numismatic, history, and currency books assembled over the past
60 years. All books
rentals are available to all members.
Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.
First meeting of the month is primarily a business
meeting to discuss topics that keep the club active and interesting.
The second meeting each month is an education meeting including a 20 to 30 minute presentation on some subject of general
interest to the Members. A member or Guest Speakers will typically speak on a subject within his or her personal realm of expertise.
At all meetings, after general business has been completed, members are given the opportunity to “Show and Tell” items of interest
that they have brought in, and also to “Ask the Experts” regarding puzzling aspects of the hobby, or item specific questions.
This is followed by the awarding of door prizes and a fund raising raffle of nice numismatic items brought in by members,
and the raffle is followed by a 20 minute break with refreshments. The final event of each meeting is a fun auction, offering up to 30
different numismatic items that members bring to auction.
The Club holds a Banquet and a Celebrations each year.
A banquet in December, around Christmas, and an “Awards
Celebration” in the
spring to acknowledge the efforts of the many
members who give of their time to make the club work.
aproximately 2 hours, the meetings are not only informative, educational and friendly, but also delightfully informal
and Tons of fun! There is plenty of time before and during the meeting to break and visit with other members and guests to buy and
sell individually. Periodically the club will forgo an “Education” night and hold a “Bourse Night” wherein all members are encouraged
to bring in numismatic and other items from their collections for sale or trade, or just to proudly show them off. Another fun activity
that is periodically scheduled on the Education meeting nights is the “Numismatic Jeopardy” night.