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".
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.
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.
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.
Tony Swicer - President
Richard Spencer - Vice President
Bruce Eleshewich - Secretary
Robert Leneve - Treasurer
Dan Pecoraro - Youth Director
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
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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.
American Polish Club
4725 Lake Worth Rd
Greenacres, FL 33463
(Two blocks west of Military Trail)
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Sunday 1/1 - No Hallendale Coin show - Happy New Year!
Thurs - Sun 1/5-8 - FUN Show, Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale - Our Club has a table (#642) at this show.
Sunday 1/8 - Melbourne Coin show
Wednesday 1/11 Club Meeting - We will discuss the FUN show.
Sunday 1/15 - Ft Lauderdale Coin show
Sunday 1/22 - PBCC COIN SHOW
Wednesday 1/25 Club Meeting - We had a program presented by Tony Swicer on "Grading Paper Money".
Sunday 2/5 - Hallendale Coin Show
Wednesday 2/8 Club Meeting - Estate Auction #31
Sunday 2/12 - Melbourne Coin Show
Sunday 2/19 - Ft Lauderdale Coin Show
Wednesday 2/22 Club Meeting - TBA
Sunday 2/26 - PBCC COIN SHOW
Sunday 3/5 - Hallendale Coin Show
Wednesday 3/8 Club Meeting - TBA
Thurs - Sat 3/9-11 ANA Coin Show in Orlando, Florida
Friday 3/10 Club Bus Trip to ANA Coin Show in Orlando
Sunday 3/12 - Melbourne Coin Show
Sunday 3/12 - Ft Lauderdale Coin Show - Please note change in show date for this month
Wednesday 3/22 Club Meeting - Report on the ANA Coin Show in Orlando. Tony will be speaking on Obsolete Notes, 1782-1866
Sunday 3/26 - PBCC COIN SHOW
Sunday 4/2 - Hallendale Coin Show
Sunday 4/9 - Melbourne Coin Show
Wednesday 4/12 Club Meeting - Special Premium Auction #2 Buyers 5% commission and sellers 5% Commission
Sunday 4/16 - Ft Lauderdale Coin Show
Sunday 4/23 - PBCC COIN SHOW
Wednesday 4/26 Club Meeting - TBA
Sunday 5/7 Hallendale Coin Show
Wednesday 5/10 Club Meeting - Tony will give an extended report on the 78th Annual Central States Coin Show, April 24-29th in Schaumburg, IL (Chicago).
Saturday 5/13 We held our ANNUAL CLUB PICNIC at John Prince Park in the Tim Granowitz Pavilion at NOON. There was a $5 per person charge. We had 68 hungary numismatists and family members in attendance. Pictures are provided by member CAROLE MARSHALL. What a feast we all had. Plenty of food and conversation for all.
Sunday 5/14 Melbourne Coin Show
Sunday 5/21 Ft Lauderdale Coin Show
Wednesday 5/24 Club Meeting - TBA
Sunday 5/28 - PBCC COIN SHOW
Sunday 6/4 Hallendale Coin Show
Sunday 6/11 Melbourne Coin Show
Wednesday 6/14 Club Meeting - New PBCC WEB Page Debut. A presentation by Webmaster, Bruce Ollis
Sunday 6/18 Ft Lauderdale Coin Show
Sunday 6/25 - PBCC COIN SHOW
Wednesday 6/28 Club Meeting - TBA
Sunday 7/2 Hallendale Coin Show
Wednesday - Saturday 7/5-8 Summer FUN Coin Show in Orlando
Friday 7/7 - Club Bus trip to Summer FUN Leaving 7AM from Inglasia Familiar Church, 855 Jog Rd, NW corner Jog and Summit Blvd. $10 deposit per person. See Tony to sign up.
Sunday 7/9 Melbourne Coin Show
Wednesday 7/12 Club Meeting - Report on Summer FUN Show in Orlando
Sunday 7/16 Ft Lauderdale Coin Show
Sunday 7/23 - PBCC COIN SHOW
Wednesday 7/26 Club Meeting - TBA
Tues - Sat 8/1-5 ANA World's Fair of Money Coin Show, Denver, Colorado
Sunday 8/6 Hallendale Coin Show
Wednesday 8/9 Meeting - Report on the ANA World's Fair of Money Coin Show - Denver, Colorado
Sunday 8/13 Melbourne Coin Show
Sunday 8/20 Ft Lauderdale Coin Show
Wednesday 8/23 Meeting - TBA
Sunday 8/27 - PBCC COIN SHOW
Sunday 9/3 - Hallendale Coin Show
Sunday 9/10 - Melbourne Coin Show
Wednesday 9/13 Meeting - Cancelled due to Hurricane IRMA
Sunday 9/17 - Ft Lauderdale Coin Show
Sunday 9/24 - PBCC COIN SHOW
Wednesday 9/27 Meeting - FREE FOOD NIGHT. Rescheduled from 9/13/17. We will have pizza, calzone, stromboli and deserts brought in from Columbino's. Subs will be delivered from Vince's. We eat at 6PM
Sunday 10/1 - Hallendale Coin Show - *** COIN SHOW CANCELLED ***
Sunday 10/8 - Melbourne Coin Show
Wednesday 10/11 Meeting - Special Coin Auction #3. About 150 lots of mostly certified coins. Both buyer & seller pay 5% commission to the club. Click here to view lots
Sunday 10/15 - Ft Lauderdale Coin Show
Sunday 10/22 - PBCC COIN SHOW
Wednesday 10/25 Meeting - TBA
Wednesday 11/8 Meeting - We will hold NOMINATIONS of club Officers & Board members for 2018
Sunday 11/12 - Melbourne Coin Show
Sunday 11/19 - Ft Lauderdale Coin Show
Wednesday 11/22 Meeting - We will hold ELECTIONS for 2018 club Officers & Board members.
Sunday 11/26 - PBCC COIN SHOW
Sunday 12/3 - Hallendale Coin Show - See NEW Location
Sunday 12/10 - Melbourne Coin Show
Wednesday 12/13 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 12/17 - Ft Lauderdale Coin Show
Sunday 12/24 - PBCC COIN SHOW Free Admission. Please Note: This is our LAST SHOW of the year until January 28, 2018.
Wednesday 12/27 Meeting - NO MEETING - Happy Holidays to everyone
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org:
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Tony Swicer 561-964-7236