NYCC marking 60 years in February

After holding its first formative meeting on Feb. 19, 1960, the North York Coin Club (NYCC) based in Toronto, Ont., will celebrate its 60th anniversary next February.

“Fifteen dedicated people braved the start of a blizzard to meet in a small room at the North York Memorial Community Hall,” reads the online “Club History” compiled by members Henry Nienhuis and Paul Petch at

“The blizzard, one of the worst snow storms of the winter, tested the determination of those who attended.”

The club’s first president was John Curtis and one of its first directors was Louise Graham, the namesake of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association’s Louise Graham Memorial “Club of the Year” Award.

A year after the NYCC is formed, Curtis presented Graham with an honorary life membership for her role in forming the club and planning its first show and banquet, which was held on March 4, 1961.

Now, the NYCC is inviting its members to suggest ideas to mark the club’s diamond jubilee anniversary in February 2020.

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