Palm Beach Coin Club
P.O. Box 5823, Lake Worth, FL 33466

Our Club History


    The Palm Beach Coin Club was originally established in 1960. Over the years, the club has met at several different locations in Palm Beach County, including the Bank at South Olive and Southern Boulevard, the Haverhill Town Hall, St. Mary's Orthodox Church and currently at the American Polish Club.

    The club began hosting coin shows in the late 1970's during Al Tressel's presidency. During the mid-1980's we conducted our biggest and best shows at the infamous Colonades Beach Hotel on Singer Island. These very popular shows typically hosted 75 dealer tables and a coin auction with over 400 lots of interesting items. The last coin show of this era was held in 1990.

    Our former sister club, the West Palm Beach Coin Club, was established in 1976 and its president for 14 years was Randy Campbell. During the 1980's, its membership soared to 230 members while the Palm Beach club boasted 140 members. As the coin market began to decline, membership in both clubs also declined. Finally in the early 1990's, the Palm Beach Coin Club absorbed the West Palm Beach Coin Club.

    Today our club has over 331 members and Tony Swicer, the current President, has led the club in this office for the past 32 years. Our annual coin shows were extremely successful and have now been replaced with a monthly coin show. The monthly shows are held at The American Polish Club, 4725 Lake Worth Rd on the fourth Sunday of every month. To learn more about the history of our club, read our detailed report: "50th Year Anniversary 1960-2010".

What we do

    The Palm Beach Coin Club's primary purpose is to promote the numismatic hobby to anyone interested in any aspect of collecting coins.

    On a typical meeting night, dealer members begin to set up tables around 5:30pm to buy and sell coins. They also offer free collecting advice and opinions on authenticity and condition of coins brought in by members and guests. Meetings begin at 7:00pm and include discussions of the current coin market, recent and upcoming coin shows and just about any other numismatic subject that interests the attending participants. Dealer-members give their first-hand evaluations of the shows they have recently attended and offer interesting insight into various show activities. We often have programs by members or guest speakers that cover many varied aspects of the numismatic hobby. All club members are always welcome and encouraged to give a brief talk or presentation on their particular collecting interests.

    Every meeting offers the chance to win free door prizes in addition to a 50 cent a ticket coin raffle that makes for some interesting additions to participants' collections. A cash jackpot drawing is also held at every meeting.

    Finally we conduct a coin auction where coin members may put up their own coins for auction to the membership, with minimum bids specified for each lot. There is no cost to members to include their coins in an auction and all proceeds are theirs to keep.

Special Meetings

    Members are treated to free pizza dinner at the first meeting in April and in September. Then, at the December meeting, the club hosts a free Potluck dinner followed by the infamous White Elephant Sale. This is an auction where members donate various items, not necessarily of numismatic nature, to be included in the auction. Proceeds are donated to the club and are used to help pay for the free food that night. Some examples in the past auction include golf clubs, pottery, hair dryers, radios, books, etc.

Elections

    Election of club officers is conducted every year in November. Nominations for offices take place during the first meeting of the month with actual elections taking place during the second meeting. All members are invited, and encouraged, to run for office and/or elect other members of their choice.

Officers 2018

Tony Swicer - President
Richard Spencer - Vice President
Alan Liemer - Secretary
Robert Leneve - Treasurer
Dan Pecoraro - Youth Director

Board of Directors 2018

Rick Carver
Buddy Hirsh
George Kovacic
Ed Polyanchek
Tony Acevedo
Jack Diaz
Carole Marshall
Kelley McDougall
Tim Morley
Ed Napoli
Sandy Pearl
 

Awards

2003 - Winner "Best Promotion of National Coin Week"

2005 - ANA 25 year Plaque

2009/10 - FUN - Florida Coin Club of the Year

2012 - 3rd Place National Coin Week

2013 - 1st Place FUN Exhibits





































Our Club Meetings

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Club meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm

Doors open at 5:30pm. Come early to see dealer's coin offerings, view coin auction lots and socialize.

Guests are always welcome and are encouraged to attend.

Meeting Location

American Polish Club
4725 Lake Worth Rd
Greenacres, FL 33463
(Two blocks west of Military Trail)

















Club Newsletters & Activities

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2017 The Year in Review

2016 The Year in Review

2015 The Year in Review

2014 The Year in Review

2013 The Year in Review

2012 The Year in Review

2011 The Year in Review

2010 The Year in Review

50th Year Anniversary 1960-2010

















Monthly news for January 2018

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Thurs - Sun 1/4-7 - 63rd Annual FUN Show, Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa, FL

Sunday 1/7 - Hallendale Coin show

Wednesday 1/10 Club Meeting - We have a huge numismatic reference book sale. All books starting at $1. (No list). We will also have a report on the FUN show in Tampa.

Sunday 1/14 - Melbourne Coin show

Sunday 1/21 - Ft Lauderdale Coin show

Sunday 1/28 - PBCC COIN SHOW

Wednesday 1/24 Club Meeting - Estate Auction 33 AUCTION LIST



















Monthly news for February 2018

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Sunday 2/4 - Hallendale Coin Show

Sunday 2/11 - Melbourne Coin Show

Wednesday 2/14 Club Meeting - Estate Auction #32 Part 1 AUCTION 32 PART 1

Sunday 2/18 - Ft Lauderdale Coin Show

Sunday 2/25 - PBCC COIN SHOW

Wednesday 2/28 Club Meeting - Estate Auction #32 Part 2 AUCTION 32 PART 2



















Monthly news for March 2018

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Sunday 3/4 - Hallendale Coin Show

Sunday 3/11 - Melbourne Coin Show

Wednesday 3/14 Club Meeting - Tony will speak on "20 things to avoid to make your collecting experience more enjoyable"

  • Note: Program previously scheduled by Abby Zechman has moved to May 23rd

    Sunday 3/18 - Ft Lauderdale Coin Show

    Sunday 3/25 - PBCC COIN SHOW

    Wednesday 3/28 Club Meeting - Estate Auction #33 Part 2 AUCTION 33 PART 2

















  • Monthly news for April 2018

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    Sunday 4/1 - Hallendale Coin Show

    Sunday 4/8 - Melbourne Coin Show

    Wednesday 4/11 Club Meeting - Special Premium Auction #4 Buyers 5% commission and sellers 5% Commission. SPECIAL AUCTION #4

    Sunday 4/15 - Ft Lauderdale Coin Show

    Sunday 4/22 - PBCC COIN SHOW

    Wednesday 4/25 Club Meeting - Regular club member auction

    Weighing and Adjusting - Article from NARFE Apr 2018 THE WAY WE WORKED



















    Monthly News for May 2018

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    Sunday 5/6 Hallendale Coin Show **SHOW CANCELLED**

    Wednesday 5/9 Club Meeting - Estate Auction #34 AUCTION 34

    Central States Numismatic Society 79th Aniversary Convention Report April 25-28, 2018 CSNS REPORT

    Saturday 5/12 ANNUAL CLUB PICNIC Will be held at John Prince Park in the Tim Granowitz Pavilion at NOON. There is a $5 per person charge. See Tony to reserve your spot

    Sunday 5/13 Melbourne Coin Show

    Sunday 5/20 Ft Lauderdale Coin Show

    Wednesday 5/23 Club Meeting - YN Abby Zechman will be speaking on "How to get your children and grand children involved in Coin Collecting and keep them involved"

    Sunday 5/27 - PBCC COIN SHOW

















    Monthly news for June 2018

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    Sunday 6/3 Hallendale Coin Show

    Sunday 6/10 Melbourne Coin Show

    Wednesday 6/13 Club Meeting - Estate Auction #33 Part 3 AUCTION 33 Part 3

    Sunday 6/17 Ft Lauderdale Coin Show

    Sunday 6/24 - PBCC COIN SHOW

    Wednesday 6/27 Club Meeting - TBA



















    Monthly news for July 2018

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    Sunday 7/1 Hallendale Coin Show ** NOTE-Show has been cancelled for this month

    Sunday 7/8 Melbourne Coin Show

    Wednesday 7/11 Club Meeting - TBA

    Wednesday - Saturday 7/11-14 Summer FUN Coin Show in Orlando

    Friday 7/13 - Club Bus trip to Summer FUN Leaving 7AM from Inglasia Familiar Church, 855 Jog Rd, NW corner Jog and Summit Blvd. Cost is $10 per person Non-refundable. See Tony to sign up.

    Sunday 7/15 Ft Lauderdale Coin Show

    Sunday 7/22 - PBCC COIN SHOW

    Wednesday 7/25 Club Meeting - Estate Auction #33 Part 4 AUCTION 33 Part 4



















    Monthly news for August 2018

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    Sunday 8/5 Hallendale Coin Show

    Wednesday 8/8 Meeting - TBA

    Sunday 8/12 Melbourne Coin Show

    Tues - Sat 8/14-18 ANA World's Fair of Money Coin Show, Philedelphia, Pennsylvania

    Sunday 8/19 Ft Lauderdale Coin Show

    Wednesday 8/22 Club Meeting - Estate Auction #35 AUCTION 35

    Sunday 8/28 - PBCC COIN SHOW

















    Monthly news for September 2018

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    Sunday 9/2 - Hallendale Coin Show

    Sunday 9/9 - Melbourne Coin Show

    Wednesday 9/12 Meeting - FREE FOOD NIGHT

    Sunday 9/16 - Ft Lauderdale Coin Show

    Sunday 9/23 - PBCC COIN SHOW

    Wednesday 9/26 Club Meeting - Estate Auction #33 Part 5 AUCTION 33 Part 5

















    Monthly news for October 2018

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    Sunday 10/7 - Hallendale Coin Show

    Sunday 10/14 - Melbourne Coin Show

    Wednesday 10/10 Meeting - Special Premium Auction #5 Buyers 5% commission and sellers 5% Commission. SPECIAL AUCTION #5

    Sunday 10/21 - Ft Lauderdale Coin Show

    Wednesday 10/24 Meeting - "A Complete Set of Proof Franklin Halves in 1st Generation PCGS Holders" by Richard Spencer

    Sunday 10/28 - PBCC COIN SHOW

















    Monthly new for November 2018

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    Sunday 11/4 - Hallendale Coin Show -

    Sunday 11/11 - Melbourne Coin Show

    Wednesday 11/14 Club Meeting - We will hold NOMINATIONS of club Officers & Board members for 2019
    Also we will have Estate Auction #36 AUCTION 36

    Sunday 11/18 - Ft Lauderdale Coin Show

    Sunday 11/25 - PBCC COIN SHOW

    Wednesday 11/28 Meeting - We will hold ELECTIONS for 2019 club Officers & Board members.

















    Monthly news for December 2018

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    Sunday 12/2 - Hallendale Coin Show

    Sunday 12/9 - Melbourne Coin Show

    Wednesday 12/12 Meeting - Meeting is the "Pot Luck Dinner" at 6PM, White Elephant Sale, and Awards night. Everyone should bring a covered dish. The club will supply the meat and drinks. Everyone should bring a White Elephant Gift to be auctioned off for the benefit of the club. Ex: Housewares, pictures, radio, TV, numismatic items, Etc.

    Sunday 12/1 6- Ft Lauderdale Coin Show

    Sunday 12/23 - PBCC COIN SHOW Free Admission. Please Note: This is our LAST SHOW of the year until January 27, 2019.

    Wednesday 12/26 Meeting - NO MEETING - Happy Holidays to everyone










    Local Coin Shows

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        Local coin shows provide the opportunity for collectors to search and purchase coins to build their collections. There is a local show nearly every weekend of the year within driving distance of those living in beautiful southeast Florida. The shows also offer the opportunity sell or trade coins to the many dealers on hand eager to accomidate your collection desires.

        The coins shows are sponsored and ran by our local coin club and are used as a way to provide income for the coin club activities provided to its members during the year. The coin club members all volunteer and work together to provide an envirenment condusive to the hobby.

        Opportunites exist to see many rare coins which are no longer in circulation. By attending a local coin show, you can get an education on numismatic material by speaking with one of the many dealers and other collectors in attendance. You can learn so much about our hobby just by attending the shows and joining a local coin club. The coin shows can provide free appraisals from knowlegable numismatists on coins you may bring with you to the show, or you can make arrangements for a professional to provide an appraisal of your larger collections for a fee. Professional graders are sometimes in attendance at the shows to provide estimates on the values and grades of your coins. They can provide their opinions and explain the advantages of having a valuable coin slabbed and graded. They can also provide detailed information on your coins and attest as to their authenticity. Whether your interests are U.S. Coins, Foreign Coins, Paper money or anything numismaticly collectible, attending a local coin show can be very enjoyable.





























    Hallendale, Florida
    Gold Coast Coin Club

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    Held on the first Sunday of every month 9:30am-3:30pm

    ·  Rotary Club of Hollywood - 2349 Taylor St - Hollywood FL 33020

    ·  Harry Schwartz (954) 558-5108















    Melbourne, Florida
    S Brevard Coin Club & Missle Stamp Club

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    Held on the second Sunday of every month 10:00am-4:00pm

    ·  Eau Azan Shrine Center - 1591 W. Eau Gallie Blvd - Melbourne FL 32935

    ·  (Across from Eau Gallie High School)

    ·  Alysha Wilson 321-751-3647

    ·  Email: alyshawilson@att.net:















    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Fort Lauderdale Coin Club

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    Held on the third Sunday of every month 10:00am-3:00pm

    ·  Volunteer Park Community Center,  12050 W. Sunrise Blvd - Plantation FL 33323

    ·  Joe Marshall 954-802-4967

    ·  Email:  jmarshal46@hotmail.com















    West Palm Beach, Florida
    Palm Beach Coin Club Show

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    Held on the fourth Sunday of every month 9:00am-3:00pm - FREE ADMISSION


    ·  American Polish Club - 4725 Lake Worth Rd - Greenacres FL 33463

    ·  Tony Swicer (561) 964-7236

    ·  Email: pbcc@comcast.net














     Coin Sites worth visiting

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    National Coin Club site

    The National Coin Club is the AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was founded in 1891 and has over 26,000 members. The ANA is a great source of numismatic education by providing an annual ANA Summer Seminar in June of every year, as well as offering educational seminars at many of the major coin shows held throughout the country. They publish THE NUMISMATIST monthly.

  • ANA - American Numismatic Association
  • State Coin Club site

    The State coin club is the FLORIDA UNITED NUMIMATISTS. They are the sponsors of two major coin shows every year. In January the Annual FUN Convention has grown to be the largest coin show in the world. Their Annual Summer Convention held in July every year should not be missed. They publish FUN TOPICS quarterly.

  • FUN - Florida United Numismatists
  • Top Four Grading Service sites

    These are the four top rated coin grading services out of approximately 27 different ones which exist today. These four sites offer a wealth of information on coins, including: Coin grading, Coin prices, Set Registries and Population Reports.

  • PCGS - Professional Coin Grading Service
  • NGC - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation
  • ICG - Independent Coin Graders
  • ANACS - American Numismatic Association Certification Service
  • Auction sites

    Many auction sites exist today on the internet. These are some of the most popular and offer a large inventory of rare coins. Only major reputable auction sites are listed here. When bidding online, be sure to use careful judgement on the items which you decide to bid. Be sure you are familiar with the terms associated with the bidding process prior to any bidding.

  • Ebay
  • Heritage Auctions
  • Stack's Bowers Galleries
  • Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers
  • Lyn Knight Auctions
  • Price Guide sites

    There are many price guides online to help you determine the value of your coins. In addition to the top four grading companies listed above, these sites may provide you with valuable information about your coins and the daily changing precious metal prices.

  • Numismedia
  • CoinTrackers
  • CoinInfo
  • Coinflation
  • Kitco
  • India Bullion Desk
  • Paper Money sites

    Like coins, paper money has several good sites to provide you with information concerning grading and the value of any paper money you may possess in your collection. We have listed here some of the most informative sites.

  • PCGS Currency
  • PMG - Paper Money Guaranty
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    Contact us

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    For More Information Contact

    Club President
    Tony Swicer   561-964-7236

    Webmaster:
    Bruce M. Ollis


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