Waterloo club’s big plans for 2023

The Waterloo Coin Society (WCS) has exciting, albeit secretive, plans to kick off the new year with its members and the wider numismatic community this January.

CCN will be live on the scene at the club’s first monthly meeting of 2023 on Jan. 10.

WCS officials are slated to unveil what Treasurer Brent Mackie called “a very special project that we have been working on for over six months, a new collectible item that is likely unsurpassed in its class.” While Mackie was unable to share more details, “it is sure to impress,” he added.

“A giveaway will be available to all paid-up WCS members, and other items will be available for sale generally. This subject is being kept secret until the meeting so as to maintain the element of surprise.”

The WCS will also welcome guest speaker David Bergeron, the curator of the Bank of Canada Museum and a Fellow of the Canadian Numismatic Research Society. Bergeron will explore the National Currency Collection’s history, including the people involved in its creation in the late 1950s, while displaying some of its 120,000 artifacts.

“It is a presentation not to be missed,” Mackie added.

“All of the usual staples of our meetings will be there too including draws, a refreshment break and our renowned 50-lot auction.”

The meeting is open to everyone, including guests and non-members.

“We will be offering a special discount to everyone who wishes to sign up for membership at that meeting, too: save $5 off your first year of membership. Signing up will give them access to that exclusive giveaway.”

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