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Tacoma-Lakewood Coin Club

TLCC is a non-profit corporation registered in the State of Washington.
Address: Tacoma-Lakewood Coin Club c/o David F. Schmidt, PO Box 11192, Tacoma, WA 98411, phone 253-565-6565.
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Welcome to the TLCC!

The Tacoma-Lakewood Coin Club (TLCC) is a vibrant local coin club serving the South Puget Sound region, including the cities of Tacoma and Lakewood. The TLCC was founded in 1988 by the merger of the former Tacoma Coin Club and the former Lakewood Center Coin Club. The TLCC welcomes all numismatists — persons who study, collect, or deal with coins, paper money, tokens and medals.

The TLCC 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 Tacoma area. TLCC 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!


TLCC News Items

Welcome! See meeting and coin show info below and see our calendar for upcoming club events.

"Hello and welcome to the Tacoma–Lakewood Coin Club. We are currently in our 63rd year and would love to have you join us. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month – all the directions are here on the website (calendar page). We also invite you to our bi-annual Coin Club Shows (see below) – Fun for all – Keep on Collecting!" - Todd, TLCC President.

New Coin Show Location!! Beginning with the February 23, 2019 event, TLCC semi-annual coin shows are held at Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St., Tacoma, WA. Dave Schmidt's coin shows also take place at the same location. See below for dates of future club shows.

Meeting Date! Beginning in May 2015, club meetings returned to the GLMHC facility (Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare, 9330 59th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA), however, the meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday instead of the 1st Tuesday of each month except July.

See the PNNA calendar for more upcoming coin shows (including the annual PNNA conventions in Tukwila and Portland), and see "Club Information" below for regular TLCC club meetings.

TLCC Auction Form! (PDF file) Members can submit up to five items for auction at most meetings.

TLCC Library List! (PDF file) Members may borrow materials subject to club policies.

Recent Meeting Programs:

The April 16, 2019 club meeting program featured Dan Gerken, speaking about "Luther Medals."

The March 19, 2019 club meeting program featured a quick grading synopsis on Morgan dollars (all slabbed), presented by club president Todd Hughes. Todd also spoke about testifying in front of the Washington State Senate about the proposed tax on bullion sales.

The February 19, 2019 club meeting program was given by Dan Duncan of Pinnacle Rarities, speaking on topics of his choice.

The January 15, 2019 club meeting program was to have been announced at the meeting. TLCC officers for 2019-2020 were also installed, and new club Bylaws and Procedures/Policies (approved Dec. 2018) are also in effect.

The December 18, 2018 club meeting featured the annual holiday party.

The November 20, 2018 meeting program was the "Todd and Dave Show," featuring their recent trip to Boston where they participated in an all-day seminar on tokens and medals with an all-star cast! According to Todd, it was a "symposium by the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Medal Collectors of America. Very cool day of bumping shoulders with the elite of medal collecting in the U.S."

The October 16, 2018 meeting was scheduled to have a talk by Norm Mikat about his customers over the years and their unique interests, however Norm was unable to make it, so there was a substitute program.

The September 18, 2018 meeting featured a talk by Jon McDaniel on "So-Called Dollars," plus a quiz on various expositions in the U.S. by Dave Schmidt.

The August 21, 2018 meeting featured Dave Schmidt and Tom Tullis, reporting their tales of the "The City of Brotherly Love," after attending the ANA World's Fair of Money in Philadelphia, Pa.

The June 19, 2018 meeting featured Steve Campau, owner of the Renton Coin Shop. His topic was "Coin Grading" or something related.

The May 15, 2018 meeting program was "Coin Collecting, 1936" by Tom Tullis, who used The Numismatist magazines from that year to talk about collecting back then. Should have been fun!

See sample exhibit items from TLCC regular meetings.
These are items members bring each month for "show & tell." Although photography of selected items unfortunately ended after Jan. 2015, many excellent numsimatic items from the 2002-2015 time period are available to view.

See previous TLCC news headlines. | See the TLCC memorabilia catalog.


TLCC Club Information / Events

What is our charter? — Per the TLCC bylaws, Article II, Section 1, "The purpose of this club is to promote interest in numismatics, through a sound program of education and fellowship, as a non-profit association." In doing so, the TLCC 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 TLCC sends a monthly email notice to members, has monthly meetings, holds two annual coin shows, and promotes numismatics through special programs, activities and awards. TLCC members participate in the numismatic display at the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair Hobby Hall each September.

Current and Upcoming Club Events:

  • Also see the TLCC calendar for future club meetings and events.

  • TLCC Regular Monthly Meeting, May 21, 2019. Club meetings are at Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare, 9330 59th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA, on the 3rd Tuesday. Program: Ken Fialkowski, speaking about "Confederate Currency." Doors open at 6:30 p.m. before the 7:00 p.m. meeting.

  • Washington State (Puyallup) Fair – Aug. 30-Sept. 22, 2019 (closed on Tuesdays) – The PNNA sponsors the annual coin exhibit in the Hobby Hall, with assistance from several local coin clubs including the TLCC. No volunteer is knowledgeable about all aspects of numismatics — if your question isn't answered or if you are unable to attend the Fair, please e-mail your question to or The PNNA's Hobby Hall coordinator is our own Rick Schulz!

  • TACOMA-LAKEWOOD COIN CLUB 62nd SEMI-ANNUAL SHOW, October 5, 2019, Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St., Tacoma, WA

  • See the PNNA Homepage and PNNA Calendar for information about such exciting events as the PNNA annual conventions 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: (See "News Items" for regular meeting programs)

Please visit the TLCC memorabilia catalog! (Updated 4/25/2014)

The TLCC suggests that you also visit the American Numismatic Association
and the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association sites.
The TLCC ANA Club Representative is Ron Ahre.

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Updated 4/16/2019 by J. Eric Holcomb, TLCC Webmaster