Seventy years and onward for the Regina Coin Club

By Richard Dagenais

Last year, the Regina Coin Club proudly celebrated its 70th anniversary and the club continues to shine, with about 120 members enthusiastically helping to promote the hobby of numismatics throughout southern Saskatchewan.

When established at the beginning of 1953, the club was simply known as Chapter No. 6 of the Canadian Numismatic Association (CNA). Two years later, members voted to change their name to the Regina Coin Club (RCC).

The club’s founding president, Cecil C. Tannahill, was the CNA’s first director for the Prairie provinces and, from 1959 to 1960, he served as president of the CNA.

Since 2012, the club has been meeting in the Regina Senior Citizens Centre on Elphinstone Street on the third Friday of each month, usually with a break during the summer months of July and August.

There can be exceptions, says club secretary Troy Zimmer.

“We have occasionally held meetings during the summer. For example, in June 2021, we organized a joint meeting of the Regina and Saskatoon coin clubs.”

Typically, monthly RCC meetings feature membership auctions, presentations on numismatic topics, show-and-tell sessions, and all-important time for socializing.

Along with regular meetings, the club publishes its monthly periodical, the RCC Newsletter, and hosts two annual shows at the G. Marconi Italian-Canadian Club on the west side of the provincial capital, which attracts hundreds of coin and stamp collectors from around Saskatchewan and Western Canada.

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