Seattle Numismatic Society

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Address: Seattle Numismatic Society c/o Scott Loos, PO Box 2210, North Bend, WA 98045, Ph. 425-831-8789.
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SNS News Summary 2012

Meeting Location

SNS meetings are now held in the social room of Queen Anne Manor (basement), 100 Crockett Street, (Queen Anne Hill), Seattle, WA at 7:15 PM on the 3rd Thursday of most months. There are currently no July-August meetings scheduled, and there is an off-site banquet each February.

2012 Meeting Programs:

  • December 20, 2012 club meeting. The display topic was "Tokens," and this meeting also featured the club's annual potluck and gift exchange.

  • November 15, 2012 club meeting. The display topic was "History—Items that depict historic people or events." Alan Anderson, a member of the Tacoma-Lakewood Coin Club, drove from Olympia to speak about death and estate planning for numismatists.

  • October 18, 2012 club meeting. The display topic was "U.S. Numismatics." Marc Duvall, in his continuing series on European history, spoke on "French Royalty" and the problems associated with their rule.

  • September 20, 2012 club meeting. The display topic was "Paper - currency, documents or other?" Dave Schmidt spoke on "Norse American Medals."

  • Puyallup Fair – September 7-23, 2012 – The PNNA sponsors the annual coin exhibit in the Hobby Hall, 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, and it will be directed to a local expert. The PNNA's Hobby Hall coordinator is Rick Schulz.

  • June 21, 2012 club meeting. The display topic was "Commemorative Issues."

  • May 17, 2012 club meeting. Scott Loos gave a follow-up to the slide show presented earlier on "Hellenistic Monarchies." Many of the coins presented contained portraits of Egyptian Rulers. Other coins were from Syria, Cyprus and Syracuse. They all predated Christ. The display topic was "Tokens and Medals," and there were several on-topic displays.

  • April 19, 2012 club meeting. The speaker topic was "What is the Oldest Numismatic Item?" by Marc Duvall. The display topic was "In with the New—New or recent coin issues."

  • March 15, 2012 club meeting. The topic was "Out with the Old—Older coin issues, historical etc."

  • February 16, 2012 was the SNS Annual Club Banquet and Auction.

  • January 26, 2012 club meeting (rescheduled due to weather conditions). This meeting featured the annual display runoff.