Scarborough Coin Club marks 44th anniversary, 23rd annual show

By David Bawcutt

The Scarborough Coin Club (SCC) held its 23rd annual coin show this November, about a month before its members celebrated the club’s 44th anniversary.

At the show on Nov. 2, the club signed up three new members and one returning member while organizers handed out donated wooden money and foreign coins to young show-goers, who were allowed to choose five of each.

“Our club feels it is important to help the youth to get interested in our hobby,” said SCC member David Bawcutt.

One of the SCC’s youth members, who joined the club at last year’s show, entered his first display at the show this November.

The club’s president also entered displays on the Olympics, Scarborough medals and collector pins.

“Our club is encouraging members to make a display to help educate others,” said Bawcutt.

Organizers also handed out about 155 draw tickets for a free draw, several of which were drawn every half hour. Each of the show’s dealers donated a prize.

“We would like to thank everyone who helped to promote our show, which includes Canadian Coin News, Scarborough Mirror, the Bluffs Monitor and the many clubs who put the information in their newsletter,” said Bawcutt.

“The club table included club information and a number of free giveaways. There were Canadian Coin News newspapers, the October-November 2019 issue of The CN Journal from the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association and member John MacDonald donated four boxes of coin and paper money catalogues.”

44TH ANNIVERSARY

The SCC also celebrated its 44th anniversary this December during its annual Christmas party.

Held Dec. 4, the party also saw the release of an anniversary wood, 100 of which were made with red foil stamping both sides.

Each SCC member will receive one of the anniversary woods for free when paying their 2020 club dues.

Altogether, the SCC has produced 65 club woods, 24 of which are sold out.

A set of 41 woods, as well as individual woods from past years, are also available via the club.

For more information, visit scarboroughcoinclub.ca.

David Bawcutt is a member of the Scarborough Coin Club.

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