Age is but a number: accessibility at virtual events

At the Waterloo Coin Society’s (WCS) virtual “Coffee House” meeting this June, founding president Bill English took the digital reins to lead a brief presentation.

Just a couple of years away from becoming a centenarian, English “had much to share about the history of the club and different coin errors and die varieties,” wrote Tony Verbruggen, the current WCS president, in the club’s July newsletter.

English was instrumental in founding the WCS in 1959 – more than six decades ago – a few years after which he also helped form the Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA). The WCS is a chapter of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association, the ONA and the U.S.-based Central States Numismatic Association.

“Bill and the rest of us had a lot to discuss about several relevant numismatic topics, including the recent discovery of counterfeit toonies,” added Verbruggen, about the June 23 WCS meeting.

During the pandemic, in place of in-person meetings, the club has hosted its Coffee House plus a “Social Hour” via Zoom each month. The next Social Hour is slated for Aug. 10 while the next Coffee House is Aug. 25.

Leave a Reply

Canadian Coin News


Canadian Coin News is Canada's premier source of information about coins, notes and medals.

Although we cover the entire world of numismatics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Coin News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $59.99/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier coin publication. Canadian Coin News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.