The Elgin Coin Club is a group of collectors mainly from the Elgin, Illinois, area. Join us the first Wednesday of any month at 7pm at our meeting in the Elgin VFW. (Map and details).
We have two coin shows in Elgin every year in March and October. 2013's shows are on April 28 and October 27. Click here for details.
This document was last changed 9 December 2012. if you have any suggestions.
We meet monthly at 7:30pm on the first Wednesday of month. We meet at the VFW at 1601 Weld Road, Elgin, IL. Weld Road is a frontage road between McLean and Randall Roads just south of US 20 on the south side of Elgin.
Visitors are always welcome.
Our Elgin Coin Club meetings offer many opportunities to enjoy our hobby and share it with others. Some of our activities include:
We have a monthly board meeting about two weeks after the regular meeting. The officers get together at an officer's or a board member's house or at a location otherwise determined by the officers. This is an open meeting. Members are welcome to all board meetings. If you want to attend, contact an officer for the time of and directions to the meeting place.Return to Table of Contents
Each year we have two coin shows, one in Spring and the other on the last Sunday in October. 2013's shows are Sunday, April 28 and Sunday, October 27--plan to join us. The shows run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. They are a lot fun with many activities including, but surely not limited to:
The show is in the same place as our monthly meetings, so the map above tells you just where to go.
We look forward to seeing all of you and your friends at one or both of this year's shows!
For more information about the show or to reserve a table, contact our show chairman Don Cerny at 847-888-1449, our president Eagle McMahon at 847-652-7269, orReturn to Table of Contents
Contact us by mail at:P.O. Box 561
South Elgin, IL 60177
You can also contact us by email atReturn to Table of Contents
The Elgin Coin Club is a member of:
To become a member, you have attend two meetings. At the first meeting you can apply for membership and at the second we welcome you into the club when there is no opposition to your joining. If you already know a member, you can join the first night.Return to Table of Contents
The first Elgin Coin Club meeting was in September, 1957. That means that we have endured the full length of the Space race. Sputnik went up in October, 1957, a month after we started. The Memorial Lincoln cent debuted two years after we started. We have been around for more than one fifth of the time the United States has existed!
During its history, the Elgin Coin Club has issued tokens and other exonumia. we currently have accounted for these:
Some Other Facts
Many other clubs have came and gone in the length of our history. McHenry County Coin Club was around when we started, but it closed its doors in the mid-'90s. A set of wooden nickels were issued in 1965 for the Greater DuPage Coin Festival by five area clubs: Tree Town's CC, DuPage CC, West Suburban CC, Wheaton CC, and Westmont CC. None exist today.
We have met on various days:
And we have met at different places:
Gold and Silver
500th meeting note
ECC Newsletter index
Article index to 2000
Wantlist test page
I am Mike Metras the guardian and editor of the Elgin Coin Club web presence. If you have any comments, suggestions, or questions click here to contact me. These pages are here free of any charge to the club (not totally free, I get my yearly club dues) on Mike's Works and Words, my web site. Visit Mike's Works and Words and enjoy wandering my world or writings, walking, and pilgrimage. And consider purchasing one or more of my books. And while you are wandering check out WalkingEast.com where you can experience some of my wife's and my walk from California to Jerusalem in 2009 and 2010.