The Official WCCC Medal

Coming Events for 2008

A schedule of our educational programs and other local events.

A NOTE TO OUR RETURNING VISITORS: This page is now complete and is only being kept for archival purposes.  It will no longer be supported and/or updated.  The home page of the West Chester Coin Club has also been updated and includes a menu on the left side of the page.  To view the current website properly, please bookmark http://www.westchestercoinclub.org and select one of the many options from the menu, this includes the most up-to-date "Calendar of Events".  If you had the this page bookmarked, please change your bookmark.  Please contact us if you have any questions.  To see a schedule of just West Chester Coin Club meetings and events, CLICK HERE.
 

December 28: The Tri-State Coin & Stamp Show at the Holiday Inn, Pennsylvania. Turnpike Exit 339, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.   See http://www.coinshows.com/ftwashington_ab.html for more information, or call 305-852-7678.
December 21: The Trevose Coin Show at the Trevose Firehouse, 4900 Street Road, Trevos, Pennsylvania.  Call 610-292-9218 for more information, or see http://www.coinshows.com/trevose_jb.html

December 15:
Monthly meeting of the West Chester Coin Club. This is that special time of year that we hold our annual Christmas Party & Donor Auction. All members, past and present, are invited to join us in this special holiday meeting.   Business will be kept to a minimum, then break for a piece of our traditional holiday cake and enjoy a steaming hot cup coffee along with other assorted refreshments.   Then the Donor Auction will commence. Just as it implies, members donate items to be auctioned off and all proceeds are used to support our annual Coin Show, Banquet and other expenses. There are always dozens of great buys at bargain basement prices, so plan on taking home an armful of these great items. And bring lots of friends because everyone can participate in this auction. And who knows, your friends may even discover the exciting and rewarding hobby of coin collecting!   This is truly my favorite meeting of the year. 
Merry Chistmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year to all!
[Christmas Tree]
November 23: The Tri-State Coin & Stamp Show at the Holiday Inn, Pennsylvania. Turnpike Exit 339, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.   See http://www.coinshows.com/ftwashington_ab.html for more information, or call 305-852-7678.
November 20-22: The Baltimore Coin & Currency Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland.   There is also a special tour on Friday that includes the Bureau of Engraving & Printing.   For a map and directions, and much more information, see http://www.whitmanexpo.com/ or call 404-214-4373.

November 17:
[image of a colonial flag] Monthly meeting of the West Chester Coin Club. The speaker for this night will be Brian Lee Hart with a presentation on “The History of Money in America”. He will take us through the coinage beginning with Colonial America.   Brian is also the host of the radio show Scratchy Grooves on radio station WVUD, 91.3 FM where on Sunday nights Brian plays music from the era of 78 rpm records.   An auction follows.
November 16: The Trevose Coin Show at the Trevose Firehouse, 4900 Street Road, Trevos, Pennsylvania.  Call 610-292-9218 for more information, or see http://www.coinshows.com/trevose_jb.html
October 26: The Tri-State Coin & Stamp Show at the Holiday Inn, Pennsylvania. Turnpike Exit 339, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.   See http://www.coinshows.com/ftwashington_ab.html for more information, or call 305-852-7678.

October 25:
The Annual West Chester Coin Club Banquet will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2008. It will be at the Holiday Inn in West Chester, on South High Street. Entertainment for this event will be vocalist Aleta Darlene. She will perform a selection of popular music. Happy Hour starts at 6:00pm and Dinner will be served at 7:00pm. Tickets will again be $12.50 per person and it is important to get your reservation in as soon as possible. If you cannot place you reservations at the October 20th meeting, please call Ben Haegele at 610-948-7176 to place your reservations. [image of a cornucopia]

October 20:
[image of George Washington] Monthly meeting of the West Chester Coin Club. The speaker for this night will be Nelson Aspen with a presentation on “Presidents on Paper Money”.   Nelson is a member of our club as well as the founder of the Currency Club of Chester County. He is well known for his knowledge and expertise on the subject of paper money and much of the history behind it. If you are interested in paper money, you won't want to miss this presentation on the presidents that appear on our currency.   An auction follows.
October 19: The Trevose Coin Show at the Trevose Firehouse, 4900 Street Road, Trevos, Pennsylvania.  Call 610-292-9218 for more information, or see http://www.coinshows.com/trevose_jb.html
October 1: The Delaware County Coin Club is having an auction on Wednesday, October 1st at 7:30pm. The auction will be held in Room 108 at the Ridley Community Center on Morton Avenue in Folsom, Pennsylvania. The Ridley Community Center is just about 1/3rd of a mile north of MacDade Blvd.   Highlights in this auction will be several high grade early type coins, 2 gold $2 1/2s, BU roll of Peace Dollars, 1883CC GSA dollar and more.   For more information, call 610-675-8090 or email delcocoin@comcast.net.
September 28: The Tri-State Coin & Stamp Show at the Holiday Inn, Pennsylvania. Turnpike Exit 339, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.   See http://www.coinshows.com/ftwashington_ab.html for more information, or call 305-852-7678.
September 21: The Trevose Coin Show at the Trevose Firehouse, 4900 Street Road, Trevos, Pennsylvania.  Call 610-292-9218 for more information, or see http://www.coinshows.com/trevose_jb.html
September 19 - 20: The Red Rose Coin Club Coin Show at the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road (PA Routes 72 & 30), Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For more information see http://www.redrosecoinclub.org/spshow06.htm.

September 15:
Monthly meeting of the West Chester Coin Club. The speaker for this night will be Pam Stitely with a presentation on “Greek Coinage”. Pam is well known to us as an expert on ancient coinage and has given several talks on that topic at our club meetings, as well as speaking on other interested subjects. If you like ancients, you won't want to miss this one!  An auction follows. [Greek Tetradrachme]
August 30 - 31: The Interstate Coin Club Coin Show at the Grand Venice Hotel, 431 Dual Highway (US Route 40), Hagerstown, Maryland. For more information please see http://www.coinshows.com/hagerstown_icc.html.
August 24: The Tri-State Coin & Stamp Show at the Holiday Inn, Pennsylvania. Turnpike Exit 339, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.   See http://www.coinshows.com/ftwashington_ab.html for more information, or call 305-852-7678.

August 18:
[Louis XIV]
Monthly meeting of the West Chester Coin Club.. Speaker for this night will be long time club member Tom Sebring with a presentation entitled “The Sun King & The Tabago Medals”. Tom is a longtime member of the West Chester Coin Club and specializes in sunken treasure coins but has a wide variety of other numismatic interests. He always presents an entertaining and interesting program and has been a speaker at many major coin shows and conventions, as well as authoring many numismatic articles and several books.   An auction follows.
August 17: The Trevose Coin Show at the Trevose Firehouse, 4900 Street Road, Trevos, Pennsylvania.  Call 610-292-9218 for more information, or see http://www.coinshows.com/trevose_jb.html
July 30 - August 3: The ANA's Worlds Fair of Money at the Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.   For more information, please see: http://www.money.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NumismaticEvents/WorldsFairofMoney/default.htm
July 27: The Tri-State Coin & Stamp Show at the Holiday Inn, Pennsylvania. Turnpike Exit 339, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.   See http://www.coinshows.com/ftwashington_ab.html for more information, or call 305-852-7678.

July 21:
[Book of West Chester Postcards] Monthly meeting of the West Chester Coin Club.. Speaker for this night will be long time club member and past president Bob Sheller with a presentation entitled “A History of West Chester in Early Postcards”. Bob will discuss West Chester and the streets, buildings, and monuments as told through postcards. Last year Bob co-authored a book by the same title. For postcard collectors, this was the first price guide incorporating and understanding the vintage postcards of the Borough of West Chester. Mr. Sheller has offered the book to our club members at a special discounted price. He has also offered to deliver the books and personally autograph them. An auction follows.
July 20: The Trevose Coin Show at the Trevose Firehouse, 4900 Street Road, Trevos, Pennsylvania.  Call 610-292-9218 for more information, or see http://www.coinshows.com/trevose_jb.html
June 22: The Tri-State Coin & Stamp Show at the Holiday Inn, Pennsylvania. Turnpike Exit 339, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.   See http://www.coinshows.com/ftwashington_ab.html for more information, or call 305-852-7678.

June 16:
[Mr. Ray at work] Monthly meeting of the West Chester Coin Club. The program for this meeting will be Patrick Viesti with a presentation on "Tom Ray: A Career in Animation".   Patrick is one of our younger members who started his membership as a junior member and has contributed much to the club by giving talks and being our (unofficial) club photographer.   Mr. Ray has worked for several well known studios in the past, such as MGM and Warner Brothers, and was an Academy Award Winning Animator with the 1965 animated short "The Dot and the Line".   Mr. Ray still operates his own small animation studio and gallery called Tomstone Animation Studios & Gallery, in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.   Mr. Ray is celebrating his 88th birthday!   Don't miss this one.   An auction follows.
June 15: The Trevose Coin Show at the Trevose Firehouse, 4900 Street Road, Trevos, Pennsylvania.  Call 610-292-9218 for more information, or see http://www.coinshows.com/trevose_jb.html
June 6-7: The Baltimore Coin & Currency Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Md.   For more information please see: http://www.money.org
May 25: The Tri-State Coin & Stamp Show at the Holiday Inn, Pennsylvania. Turnpike Exit 339, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.   See http://www.coinshows.com/ftwashington_ab.html for more information, or call 305-852-7678.

May 19:
Monthly meeting of the West Chester Coin Club.   The speaker for this meeting will be Pam Stitely with a presentation on the Galapagos Islands.   Pam, and her husband Dave, are very active in many local coin and currency clubs.   They recently traveled to the Galapagos Islands and have some great experiences and pictures to share with us.   You don't want to miss this one! [an iguana]
May 18: The Trevose Coin Show at the Trevose Firehouse, 4900 Street Road, Trevos, Pennsylvania.  Call 610-292-9218 for more information, or see http://www.coinshows.com/trevose_jb.html
May 16-17: The American Numismatic Association's School of Numismatics is coming to the Garden State Numismatic Association Convention in May in Somerset, New Jersey. The ANA will offer its Fundamentals of Grading United States Coins, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16-17.   To register for Fundamentals of Grading United States Coins, call 719-482-9845, e-mail education@money.org or access this link Register Now!
May 2-4: The PAN Spring Coin Show at the Pittsburgh ExpoMart, Route 22, (EZ exit off the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Exit 57) Monroeville, Pennsylvania. For more information please see www.pancoins.org/.
April 27: The Tri-State Coin & Stamp Show at the Holiday Inn, Pennsylvania. Turnpike Exit 339, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.   See http://www.coinshows.com/ftwashington_ab.html for more information, or call 305-852-7678.

April 21:
Monthly meeting of the West Chester Coin Club.   Instead of a speaker for this meeting, the club will hold one of their Super Show & Tell and Super Auction Nights.   For the Super Show & Tell, all members are requested to bring in an item from their collection and give a two minute talk about it.   For the Super Auction, up to fifteen members will submit up to ten lots of auction material with a minimum value of ten dollars per lot. [an auctioneer]
April 20: The Trevose Coin Show at the Trevose Firehouse, 4900 Street Road, Trevos, Pennsylvania.  Call 610-292-9218 for more information, or see http://www.coinshows.com/trevose_jb.html

April 20-26:
[Money makes the world go round] National Coin Week.   Each year during the third week of April, the American Numismatic Association celebrates National Coin Week with exhibits, presentations and other activities at civic centers, libraries, and schools to let the world know about the joys of collecting and studying coins, paper notes, and other forms of money. For more information and to learn of ways you can help spread "the joy of collecting", please see http://www.money.org/
April 5: The Red Rose Coin Club Coin Show at the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road (Rt. 72 & Rt. 30), Lancaster, Pennsylvania.   For more information please visit http://www.redrosecoinclub.org


March 17:
Monthly meeting of the West Chester Coin Club. . The speaker for this night will be Bob Csernek with a presentation on “Scripophily: Everything You Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask.” Bob is a past president of the West Chester Coin Club, a member of the International Bond & Share Society and the Washington Historical Autograph and Certificate Organization. In addition to being the present club secretary, he is the editor of Coin Clips and the webmaster of the club’s website.   An auction follows. [stock & bond collage]
March 16: The Trevose Coin Show at the Trevose Firehouse, 4900 Street Road, Trevos, Pennsylvania.  Call 610-292-9218 for more information, or see http://www.coinshows.com/trevose_jb.html

Please note:   Several errors were made in the last copy of COIN CLIPS dated March 2008.   In that newsletter, under the heading Coming Events, it was listed that the next Tri-State show would be March 16.   The latest information we have is that there will not be a Tri-State show this March.   It was also listed that the next Trevose show would be April 13.   The next Trevose show should be March 16.



March 7-9:
The ANA National Money Show at the Phoenix Convention Center, West Building, 100 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, Arizona.   Phone 800-282-4842 or See http://www.money.org/ for complete information on the show. [Picture of the Phoenix Convention Center]


March 2: The 44th Annual West Chester Coin Club Coin Show at the West Chester Holiday Inn, 943 S. High Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania.   Please see www.WestChesterCoinClub.org/show08.htm for more information.
Pictures from previous shows.
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February 28-March 2: The Baltimore Coin & Currency Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland.   ANA School of Numismatics "Coin Collecting 101" and "Understanding Die Varieties" on Saturday, March 1. See http://www.money.org/ for more on the seminars and to register.   See http://www.whitmanexpo.com/ for more information on the show.
February 24: The Tri-State Coin & Stamp Show at the Holiday Inn, PA Turnpike Exit 339, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.   For more information see http://www.coinshows.com/ftwashington_ab.html

February 18:
Monthly meeting of the West Chester Coin Club. The speaker for this night will be Dave Rhodes with a talk on “The Jungle of Buying Paper”. Dave is a past president of the West Chester Coin Club and part owner of Downingtown Coins in Exton, PA. If you like currency, you don’t want to miss this one! An auction follows. [Paper money with eyes]
February 17: The Trevose Coin Show at the Trevose Firehouse, 4900 Street Road, Trevos, Pennsylvania   For more information see http://www.coinshows.com/trevose_jb.html

 
January 21:
[Obverse of a Confederate Half Dollar]
The first monthly   West Chester Coin Club meeting of the New Year. The program for tonight will be given by our own president, George Mavrelos.   His talk will be on "The Confederate Half Dollar".   An auction follows.
[Reverse of a Confederate Half Dollar]

January 18-20: The Wilmington Coin Club's 47th Annual Coin Show at the Nru Shrine Temple, 198 South DuPont Highway, New Castle, Delaware.   Free Parking.   Free Admission with Registration.   Name Tags required.   Exhibits and Door Prizes.   Youth program for ages 6 to 16 with lunch, 11:00 to 1:30 pm on Saturday.   See http://www.wilmingtoncoinclub.org for more information.