Seattle Numismatic Society

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

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

The SNS is proud to present seattlenumismaticsociety.org, 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. SNS 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!

 

SNS News Items

Back to Seattle Coin Club?

The SNS board has tentatively decided to resume using the name "Seattle Coin Club," originally one of the two clubs which merged in 2003 (see below). We'll keep you advised about this change. The website will remain the same for now.

Seattle and University Coin Clubs Merge

The Seattle Coin Club and the University Coin Club elected to merge in January 2003 to form the Seattle Numismatic Society (SNS). Both clubs had a final meeting and holiday party in December 2002 before the merger.

Members and guests present at the inaugural meeting of the Seattle Numismatic Society on Thursday, January 16, 2003. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
The Seattle Coin Club was founded in 1936, and the University Coin Club was founded in 1960. Although the UCC met near the University of Washington, it was not affiliated with the university. The merged club is a member of the American Numismatic Association, with the Seattle club's old membership number, C-5592.

Meeting Date & Location

The SNS resumed having in-person meetings, and is now returning to 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, 601 SW 153rd St, 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

Initial officers of the new club were selected at the January 16, 2003 regular meeting. 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 SNS and participate in all of our club activities. Click on the "Memberships" button for more information.

See the Seattle Numismatic Society bylaws. | See previous SNS news headlines.

 

SNS Club Information / Events

What is our charter? — Per the SNS 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 SNS 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 SNS publishes a monthly newsletter, has monthly meetings, an annual banquet and promotes numismatics through special programs, activities and awards. SNS members participate in the numismatic display at the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair Hobby Hall each September.

Current and Upcoming Club Events:

  • November 10 - in-person meeting at the Tukwila Community Center (room to be announced), 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Table topic: Politics/Political. Speaker topic: to be announced.

  • Speakers Wanted! If you would like to be a speaker at a future SNS meeting (or know someone who would), please contact Lisa and Scott Loos at scottloos@msn.com, or contact Rick Schulz.

  • See SNS calendar or the newsletter for more information.

  • See SNS monthly newsletters (password required).

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

  • Also see the club president's message.

  • 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:

  • October 13, 2022 meeting. Held at the Tukwila Community Center (see above). The table topic was Women. In addition, Rick discussed the turnout at the Washington State Fair and thanked all those who volunteered to staff the coin booth. Rick briefly discussed the PNNA fall coin show and how much fun it was!

  • Washington State (Puyallup) Fair. The PNNA had a table in the Hobby Hall for the entire duration of the Fair again in 2022. 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 SNS. 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 info@pnna.org, and it will be directed to a local expert. The PNNA's Hobby Hall coordinator is Rick Schulz.

  • The September 8, 2022 meeting was cancelled.

  • All Jan-Aug 2022 meetings at 6:30 p.m. at Angelo’s Restaurant.

  • August 11, 2022 meeting. Table topic: Transportation. A board meeting was also held recently. Club members see the August newsletter for details.

  • July 14, 2022 meeting. Table topic: The Sun.

  • June 9, 2022 meeting. Table topic: Schools/Education.

  • May 12, 2022 meeting. Table topic: Flowers. This meeting was reportedly "dinner only with conversation."

  • April 14, 2022 meeting. Table topic: Buildings.

  • March 10, 2022 meeting. Table topic: Science.

  • February 10, 2022 meeting. Table topic: Presidents. Speaker: Mike Zagorin, “Neck of a Fool and Head of an Ass.” Eight members and guests were in attendance.

  • January 13, 2022 meeting. Table topic: Reptiles. Six members and guests were in attendance.

  • December 9, 2021 meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Angelo’s Restaurant. Table topic: Weather. This was the club's first in-person meeting since Feb. 2020, and there were six members in attendance.

  • See previous SNS news headlines.


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

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Updated 11/10/2022 by J. Eric Holcomb, SNS Webmaster