Tacoma-Lakewood Coin Club

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Address: Tacoma-Lakewood Coin Club c/o David F. Schmidt, PO Box 11192, Tacoma, WA 98411, phone 253-565-6565.
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This page provides a summary of news headlines appearing on the TLCC home page.

TLCC News Summary 2016

Happy Holidays from the TLCC!

TLCC coin shows! Coin shows were held on March 26, 2016 and October 22, 2016. See the past coin shows page.

New 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 now on the 3rd Tuesday instead of the 1st Tuesday of each month except July.

New Show Location! Beginning with the April 4, 2015 event, TLCC semi-annual coin shows are held at the Tacoma Elks Lodge #174, 2013 S. Cedar St., Tacoma, WA. Dave Schmidt's coin shows also take place at the same location.

See the PNNA calendar for more upcoming coin shows (including the annual PNNA conventions in Tukwila and Portland), and see "Club Information" on the homepage for regular TLCC club meetings (or below for meetings held in 2016).

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

2016 Meeting Programs:

The December 20, 2016 meeting featured the annual holiday party (Holiday Feast or Extravaganza by Mike and Bonnie Zagorin); also prize drawings and club elections. The club officers list will be updated.

The November 15, 2016 club meeting featured a talk on "National Bank Notes" by Tom Tullis. Also see Tom's article in the 2nd Quarter 2016 edition of The Nor'wester, published by the PNNA.

The October 18, 2016 club meeting featured a special "Show & Tell" about "What You Collect!" As described by Rick Schulz, "Remember when you first became a member of TLCC and the president at the time asked you to introduce yourself and asked what you collect? You mumbled a few interests and that was the end of it. You were never asked again. Well, our program for October will give another chance. We are going to have a more in depth "Show & Tell" so you can show off what you are passionate about. If your thing is Indian Head cents, show us a sample and tell us what got you interested in the small 19th century coins. If you have a thing for pre-war Korean trade tokens (are there such things?), tell us something about them. Show and tell us what gets the juices flowing for you. Who knows, you might find a kindred spirit in the room or you might get someone else excited about what you collect. You might find a home for your duplicates. Come and find out what your fellow collectors collect."

The September 20, 2016 club meeting featured a Video Quiz coordinated by Rick Schulz.

The August 16, 2016 club meeting likely featured an ANA Anaheim convention report, and possibly another program as well.

At the June 21, 2016 club meeting, members and guests heard from Tim Smith of Elemetal, an international precious metals company that melts, mints, sells, ships and stores around the world. It was very interesting to see another side of the metals market.

At the May 17, 2016 club meeting, Jim Worley spoke about his "slab" collection.

The April 19, 2016 club meeting featured "World Coin Identification," a 20-question program first presented by Eric Holcomb at the Bend Coin Club of Central Oregon. How did you do?

At the March 15, 2016 club meeting, Rick Schulz presented a quiz based on the "Red Book," focusing on a single U.S. coin denomination. Club members were told to prepare for a challenge!

At the February 16, 2016 club meeting, Mary Herem spoke on "Cuban money."

At the January 19, 2016 club meeting, President Dave spoke on topics including the reception and review of the display at the Museum of Finance called "Worth its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up" on November 19th in New York City. Also introduced was an overview of the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and the Numismatic Museum at the National Museum of Costa Rica.