Seattle Coin Club

SCC is a non-profit corporation registered in the State of Washington.
Address: Seattle Coin Club c/o Scott Loos, PO Box 2210, North Bend, WA 98045, Ph. 425-831-8789.
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Welcome to the SCC!

The Seattle Coin Club (SCC) is a vibrant local coin club serving the Seattle and greater Puget Sound region. The previous Seattle Numismatic Society (SNS) was founded in 2003 by the merger of the former Seattle Coin Club and the former University Coin Club. As of January 2023, the club has returned to using the SCC name. The SCC welcomes all numismatists — persons who study, collect, or deal with coins, paper money, tokens and medals.

The SCC is proud to present, our home on the World Wide Web! This site is updated at least monthly to bring you accurate and up-to-date information about numismatics in the Seattle area. SCC members are also available to help answer your questions about numismatics. Please don't hesitate to ask us a question or to contribute information for possible use on this site!


SCC News Items

Back to Seattle Coin Club!

The SNS decided to resume using the name "Seattle Coin Club," originally one of the two clubs which merged in 2003. This change took effect in January 2023, 20 years after the SNS was formed. The website will remain the same for now, however, you can begin using the new domain name,, which will automatically forward to this website. (Updated 1/30/2023.)

Photo: Members present at the inaugural meeting on January 12, 2023, of the newly renamed Seattle Coin Club (SCC). The SCC was founded in 1936, but became the Seattle Numismatic Society (SNS) from 2003 to 2022. (Click on photo to enlarge.)


Seattle and University Coin Clubs Merge

See the SNS Merger page. This merger took place in 2003.

Meeting Date & Location

The SCC has returned to in-person meetings at the Tukwila Community Center, still on the second Thursday of each month!

New meeting location: Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA. The meeting time is now from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., due to staff shortages and early closing on most weeknights. Also see the calendar page, and mark your calendar accordingly.

Previous meeting location (Dec. 2021 to Aug. 2022): Angelo’s Restaurant banquet room, Burien, WA. The second Thursday of each month was the regular meeting day, with meetings starting at 6:30 p.m.

The club returned to year-round meetings, effective November-December 2019. There may be an off-site banquet, usually each February (but not in 2019-2022). Banquet information can be found on the banquet page.

Club Officers / Contacts

The current club officers and contacts are listed on the officers page. Also see the club president's message.

Membership / Bylaws

Although many of our members are experienced collectors, beginners are encouraged to join the SCC and participate in all of our club activities. Click on the "Memberships" button for more information.

See the SCC/SNS bylaws. | See previous SCC/SNS news headlines.


SCC Club Information / Events

What is our charter? — Per the bylaws, Article II, "This organization is formed for the mutual benefit of its members. Each member will exert every effort towards the advancement of numismatics, and towards making the organization a success by obtaining new members." In doing so, the SCC contributes to the mission of the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) to "promote, extend, and protect the interests of numismatists and numismatic activities throughout the Pacific Northwest and to foster and encourage the study of numismatics in all its forms."

What do we do? — In addition to maintaining this web site, the SCC publishes a monthly newsletter, has monthly meetings, an annual banquet and promotes numismatics through special programs, activities and awards. SCC members participate in the numismatic display at the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair Hobby Hall each September.

Current and Upcoming Club Events:

  • December 14 - in-person meeting at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Table topic: Religions. Program: "Thalers (or Talers)," the early German state coinage from which the word dollar is derived, by David E. In the 16th and 17th centuries, beautiful and ornate thalers dominated the silver currency of Germany.

  • Speakers Wanted! If you would like to be a speaker at a future SNS meeting (or know someone who would), please contact Rick Schulz or Jeff Pritchard. (See club officers page.)

  • See SCC calendar or the newsletter for more information.

  • See SCC monthly newsletters (password required).

  • Also see the SCC calendar, the SCC banquet page, and the SCC picnic page.

  • Also see the club president's message.

  • Washington State (Puyallup) Fair. The PNNA had a table in the Hobby Hall for the entire duration of the Fair again in September 2023. See the PNNA website Fair page for more information. The PNNA sponsors the annual coin exhibit, with assistance from several local coin clubs including the SCC. No volunteer is knowledgeable about all aspects of numismatics — if your question wasn't answered or if you were unable to attend the Fair, please e-mail your question to, and it will be directed to a local expert. The PNNA's Hobby Hall coordinator is Rick Schulz.

  • See the PNNA Homepage and PNNA Calendar for information about such exciting events as the PNNA annual conventions/coin shows in Tukwila and Portland, National Coin Week, ANA Summer Seminar, and the two annual ANA conventions (National Money Show and World's Fair of Money).

Completed Club Events:

  • We're pleased to report that every month this year featured (or features) an in-person meeting at the Tukwila Community Center from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

  • November 9, 2023 - The table topic was Sports. The educational program was Dan V. on "Civil War Coinage." Over the years Dan has become an authoritative expert on all things related to the Civil War so this should have been a very informative presentation.

  • October 12, 2023 - The table topic was Aviation. The educational presentation was David H. on "Spanish Colonial Cobs: A Most Unlikely Collectible."

  • September 14, 2023 - The table topic was Native Culture. The educational presentation was Ray Fiorini on "Goschenhoppen wooden nickels."

  • August 10, 2023 - The table topic was Mountains. Both club President Rick Schulz and Treasurer Scott Loos were in Pittsburgh at the ANA World's Fair of Money. While they were away Dan Vornbrock filled in admirably, welcoming all of those in attendance including one guest.

  • July 13, 2023 - The table topic was Reptiles. The meeting was lightly attended, only four members, each of whom had a table topic display. The displays included reptiles, for example the famous Mexican eagle/snake emblem on its coinage, but also new acquisitions such as an 1861 banknote from the Timber Cutter's Bank of Savanna, Georgia, recently acquired at an Olympia Coin Club auction.

  • June 8, 2023 - The table topic was South America.

  • May 11, 2023 - The table topic was Plants/Flowers, and the speaker was Bernus T. on "Misunderstood 1883/2 Shield Nickel." Special acknowledgements were given to David Edge for doing an excellent job creating our You Tube Channel and being the club’s official videographer! And to Jeff Pritchard for speaking at the Central States Coin Show in Chicago, in conjunction with Newman Numismatic Portal Educational programming. His topic, "You Can't Take It With You," addressed estate and tax issues around collecting. The presentation is available on the NNP. Here is the link:

  • April 13, 2023 - The table topic was Aviation, and the guest speaker was Jeff Shevlin, "The So-Called Dollar Guy." For the past several years, Jeff has been writing new books on So-Called Dollars, that have expanded the knowledge base of this interesting niche of numismatics. This meeting was held the evening before the annual PNNA Convention, also at the Tukwila Community Center. Jeff was a dealer at the show, and customers could order his latest book. Jeff's presentation was recorded by David Edge: search for "Seattle Coin Club Presentation - Jeff Shevlin on So-Called Dollars" on YouTube.

  • March 9, 2023 - Dan V. filled in for President Rick Schulz while he was in Arizona following the ANA National Money Show. Dan and dealer Scott L. spoke briefly about their experiences at the ANA show. The table topic was Ships. Speaker: Jeff P., about "Seated Liberty Quarters." An educational video was shown by David E.

  • February 9, 2023 - The table topic was Couples. Speaker: David E., about "Disneyland Medallions." The club welcomed guests Dave H. and Joe V.

  • January 12, 2023 - The table topic was Ocean Life. This was the first meeting after restoring the Seattle Coin Club name. See the group photo above. The club welcomed two guests: Steve I. and BSA scout Michael K., who came with Dan V. There were eight participants in the table topics.

  • See previous SCC news headlines.

The SCC suggests that you also visit the American Numismatic Association
and the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association sites.
The SCC ANA Club Representative is Scott Loos.

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Updated 11/13/2023 by J. Eric Holcomb, SCC Webmaster