Category Archives: Chicago Coin Club

Central States Convention Announces Programs for 2020 Show

The 313-booth Central States Numismatic Convention, with public bourse hours Wednesday through Saturday, April 22-25, has announced its schedule of educational programs, meetings and seminars. The convention will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center and adjoining Renaissance Hotel, 10 miles from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport adjacent to the westbound I-90 freeway, at 1551 North Thoreau […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Charles J. Ricard Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the twelfth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is Napoleon medal specialist and hobby leader Charles J. (Charlie) Ricard. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, Hall of Fame web page. Twelve […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Harry Flower Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the eleventh person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is Albert Einstein specialist Harry Flower. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, Hall of Fame web page. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees have […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Arlie Slabaugh Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the tenth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is author and editor Arlie R. Slabaugh. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, Hall of Fame web page. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees […]

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Collectors Converge on Chicago ANA 2019 World’s Fair of Money

Collector activity energizes show; dealers delighted   The Chicago suburb of Rosemont again proved to be a popular site for the World’s Fair of Money, with many hobbyists lauding the show as the best in recent memory. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) sponsored the convention – considered the most important numismatic event of the year […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Elston G. Bradfield Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the ninth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is author and editor Elston G. Bradfield. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, Hall of Fame web page. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees […]

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Chicago Mayor Proclaims August 13 “Chicago Coin Club Day”

In a press release we received from the Chicago Coin Club, we learned that Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot issued a Proclamation announcing August 13, 2019 as “Chicago Coin Club Day” in honor of the Chicago Coin Clubs 100th anniversary in 2019.
Their anniversary celebration began in January 2019 with their 1200th meeting and has continued with several additional events leading up to a celebratory banquet on August 13, 2019 during the American Numismatic Association (A

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Glenn B. Smedley Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the eighth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is Victor D. Brenner medal cataloger, author, editor, and hobby leader Glenn B. Smedley. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, Hall of Fame […]

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Harry X Boosel Honored by Chicago Coin Club

Harry X Boosel is the seventh person to be inducted into the Chicago Coin Club’s Hall of Fame.  (Image courtesy of Central States Numismatic Society)
The Chicago Coin Club has announced that the seventh person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is former author and hobby leader Harry X Boosel, “Mr. 1873

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Harry X Boosel Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the seventh person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is author and hobby leader Harry X Boosel, “Mr. 1873.”. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees have been […]

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Collecting 100 years of medals and tokens of the famous Chicago Coin Club

One of my greatest numismatic regrets is that I lived in the city of Rochester, New York, for nearly twelve years, and in all that time I never joined the venerable and storied Rochester Numismatic Association.
I’ve been a coin collector since I was about seven years old

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Chicago Coin Club releases new medal series commemorating its 100th anniversary

The Chicago Coin Club has announced that it will release a series of four medals to commemorate the organization’s 100th anniversary. All medals included in the series possess the dimensions 3

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Chicago Coin Club releases limited edition 100th anniversary Red Book

The Chicago Coin Club, in conjunction with Whitman Publishing, has released a special edition Red Book (A Guide Book of United States Coins). This special edition Red Book is just one of many ways the club is celebrating their 100th anniversary of being chartered as an official organization in 1919

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Chicago Coin Club Offering Limited Edition Red Book, 13 oz Gold Medal for 100th Anniversary

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club, in conjunction with Whitman Publishing, has released a special edition Red Book® A Guide Book of United States Coins. This special edition Red Book is just one of many ways the club is celebrating its 100th anniversary of being chartered as an official organization in 1919. […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Lee F. Hewitt Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club ……   The Chicago Coin Club announces that the sixth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is former author, editor, and publisher Lee F. Hewitt. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees have been […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts M. Vernon Sheldon Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the fifth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is former ANA President and exhibit case manufacturer M. (Merrill) Vernon Sheldon. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Virgil Brand Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the fourth person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is noted collector Virgil Michael Brand, 1862-1926, who formed the greatest private collection of coins in the world. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web […]

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ANA Governor Thomas J. Uram Announces VP Run

American Numismatic Association (ANA) Governor Thomas J. Uram has announced his candidacy for ANA Vice President. Tom was elected as a governor in 2017. He began his association with the ANA as a junior member in 1974 and within two years became an ANA Life Member, which now encumbers 45 years of continuous membership. His […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts William Forrester Dunham Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the third person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is collector and author William Forrester Dunham, 1857-1936, owner of an 1804 dollar and an 1822 half eagle. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web […]

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Chicago Coin Club 100th Year Offers Club Members Much to Enjoy

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club reaches several major milestones in 2019, which gives you, our members, the opportunity to participate, volunteer, celebrate, add to your collection, read, reflect and in general have a great time. Whether you’re an active collector or haven’t added to your collection recently, we hope you’ll pause […]

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CCC celebrates 100th anniversary

The Chicago Coin Club recently celebrated a momentous occasion with the club’s 1200th meeting. This milestone was the first celebratory event to be hosted as the club celebrates its 100th year anniversary.
Founded in 1919 by a collective group of numismatists from both the Chicago Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Association (A

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Chicago Coin Club celebrates 1200th meeting as it marks its 100-year anniversary

On January 9, 2019, the Chicago Coin Club celebrated a momentous occasion with the club’s 1200th meeting. This milestone was the first celebratory event to be hosted by the Chicago Coin Club as it marks its 100th anniversary

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Chicago Coin Club celebrates 1200th meeting as it marks its 100-year anniversary

January 9, 2019, the Chicago Coin Club celebrated a momentous occasion with the club’s 1200th meeting. This milestone was the first celebratory event the Chicago Coin Club will host as the club marks its 100th anniversary

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts Dr. Alexander Michaels Rackus Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the second person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is Lithuanian numismatic specialist and author Dr. Alexander Michaels Rackus, 1893-1965. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, www.chicagocoinclub.org/projects/hof. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees […]

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Chicago Coin Club Inducts J. Henri Ripstra Into Hall of Fame

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club announces that the first person to be inducted into its Hall of Fame is medalist and hobby leader J. Henry Ripstra, 1881-1961. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page, www.chicagocoinclub.org/projects/hof. Twelve Hall of Fame inductees have been […]

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Silver Queen located in Virginia City

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What is the history of the portrait known as the “Silver Queen?”
In a tavern in Virginia City, Nev., there’s a painting of a woman whose dress is decorated with 3,261 silver dollars

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Chicago sets up Hall of Fame

A Hall of Fame is being created by the Chicago Coin Club to mark its 100th anniversary in 2019.
Next year, 12 individuals will be inducted to the HOF, one per month, by the club.
The club has had many a prominent numismatist as member, and it will be interesting to see who will make it into the top dozen

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Chicago Coin Club Initiates Hall of Fame in Honor of Its Centennial, 1919-2019

By Chicago Coin Club …… In honor of the centennial of the Chicago Coin Club, 1919-2019, the club has initiated a Hall of Fame to recognize some of the prominent numismatists among its ranks over the past century. Twelve inductees have been selected. One will be announced each month during its centennial year. The Hall […]

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Professional Currency Dealers Association – National Currency and Coin Convention Moves to New Site

The 33rd Annual National Currency and Coin Convention (NCCC), sponsored by the 135 member Professional Currency Dealers Association (PCDA), moves to a new site for its 33rd annual edition. The new venue will be the Hilton Rosemont Chicago/O’Hare, at 5550 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois. The Hilton is one block North of the previous Crowne […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 17, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 17, 2017 Brain Food 1.) A walk through the coinage of ancient India “The first known coins of India, the silver bent bars of the Gandhara Janapada region (Afghanistan, which was part of India), were punch marked coins with symbols of flowers on each side dated 2500 […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Welcomes Numismatist Connor Falk

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, specialists in Spanish-American colonial coins and treasure, is proud to have numismatist Connor Falk join the company. Falk will review and catalog consignments as well as work with clients to get the most out of the auction experience. Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, already a leader in Latin American and shipwreck coin […]

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Chicago Coin Club 2015 Annual Banquet Dec. 9

By Carl Wolf for the Chicago Coin Club…. The Chicago Coin Club’s 2015 Annual Banquet is Wednesday, December 9. This is just around the corner and we hope to see all our friends and fellow collectors. This is a wonderful event and it’s always good to see guests and spouses who we see only once […]

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PCDA Announces Numismatic Educational Symposiumon on Sunday at Future Convention

Patricia Foley, Convention Chairman for the Professional Currency Dealers Association sponsored National Coin and Currency Convention, has announced a format change for the event, effective with its 2015 edition. She said, “Our 30th Annual National Coin and Currency Convention will once again be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, located in Rosemont, IL, just […]

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Central States Numismatic Society Convention Show Report: Part 1

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….. The Central States Numismatic Society Convention is always a big show, but this year is special. 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the CSNS, and the convention is going on right now at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. More than 200 dealers and industry figures were […]

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