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, 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

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:

  • May 11 - in-person meeting at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Table topic: Plants/Flowers. Speaker: 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, or contact Rick Schulz.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • April 13, 2023 - in-person meeting at the Tukwila Community Center from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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 - in-person meeting at the Tukwila Community Center from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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. Table topic: Ships. Speaker: Jeff P., about "Seated Liberty Quarters." An educational video was shown by David E.

  • February 9, 2023 - in-person meeting at the Tukwila Community Center from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Table topic: Couples. Speaker: David E., about "Disneyland Medallions." The club welcomed guests Dave H. and Joe V.

  • January 12, 2023 in-person meeting at the Tukwila Community Center from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Table topic: 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.

  • December 8, 2022 meeting. Held at the Tukwila Community Center. The table topic was War Time. The club welcomed guest Jeffrey P., who collects and specializes in Seated Liberty Quarters. Elections were held for 2023 club officers.

  • November 10, 2022 meeting. Held at the Tukwila Community Center. The table topic was Politics/Political, and there were four displays from the six members and one guest in attendance. In addition, there was an election reminder: Nominations were announced, and the current Board was nominated for 2023. Elections will be held in December. Club Name Change: The club will return to the name Seattle Coin Club beginning in January.

  • October 13, 2022 meeting. Held at the Tukwila Community Center. 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 5/11/2023 by J. Eric Holcomb, SCC Webmaster