Collectors looking to form Hamilton Coin Club

A group of three numismatists is putting a call out to local collectors in an effort to establish a new club in the Hamilton area.

Tentatively called the Hamilton Coin Club, its feasibility is being determined by organizers Robb McPherson, Alan Roy and Len Trakalo, who are all prominent members of the Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA).

With a population of more than 720,000, the Greater City of Hamilton, which includes Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Flamborough, Dundas and Glanbrook, is the geographic centre of the Golden Horseshoe.

“So why is it this large municipality does not have a single coin club, and hasn’t had one for many years,” reads a notice published in the ONA’s bimonthly publication, The Ontario Numismatist. “It’s time to bring a new club to life in this area. The CAND (Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers) shows, which are held in Hamilton, are always successful, indicating the local population has interested collectors. It only takes 10-20 folks to launch a new club and then grow it from there!”

If you are interested in helping to form a new Hamilton Coin Club by becoming a founding member, contact McPherson at robb4640@sympatico.ca; Roy at alroy477@gmail.com; or Trakalo at diggerlen@yahoo.ca.

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