Two issues ago Bruce Perdue gave us a first-person report on the 1,200th meeting of the Chicago Coin Club. Here's a lengthy excerpt from the press release with additional
information and a great group photo. -Editor
January 9, 2019 the Chicago Coin Club celebrated a momentous occasion with the clubs 1200th meeting. This milestone was the first celebratory event the Chicago Coin Club will
host as the club celebrates its 100th year anniversary. Founded in 1919 by a collective group of numismatists from both the Chicago Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic
Association (A.N.A.) branch #1, a formal constitution and by-laws were created and the first official meeting of the Chicago Coin Club was held February 14, 1919.
Since 1919 the CHICAGO COIN CLUB has informed, nurtured, educated and supported coin collectors of the greater Chicago and suburban areas. While its core membership is in the
Chicago area it also reaches to individuals throughout the United States and international. With its one hundred years the CHICAGO COIN CLUB lives by the Latin motto “We Learn
The 1200th Meeting combined a celebratory reception and social hour with food compliments of Chicago Coin Company, the standard club business reports then a Mega Show-and-Tell
by club members who were asked to bring something of extra importance from their collection to share with the meeting attendees. As our clubs Latin motto says Docendo
Discimus “We Learn By Teaching” club members did not disappoint with the Mega Show-and-Tell. Twenty five presentations were given covering items from Ancient to US coins,
Numismatic and other literature and publications, family numismatic gifts and history, primitive money and more.
The reception time included a 100 year retrospective video presentation that played continuously highlighting events, club medals, past presidents, publications, conventions
and other club history. All attending club members were asked to sign both a copy of the January 2019 CHATTER, the clubs monthly newsletter, and a $100 Dollar bill in “Short
Forty two club members and four guests attended, including seven past club presidents, and in typical CCC fashion a reading was done for a new membership application. CCC
membership applications must be done in person by attending a regular club meeting and submitting the application and dues in person. A club toast was given to “a Century of
Sharing Numismatic Knowledge, to the members before us, to the members present and to the members who will follow”.
For more information on the Chicago Coin Club, see:
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
CHICAGO COIN CLUB 1,200TH MEETING (https://www.coinbooks.org/v22/esylum_v22n02a23.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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