The Ocean County Coin Club was created in 1970 by six sailors and one marine who wanted to share and expand their knowledge of coins. The original meeting location was at Lakehurst Naval Airstation. We currently meet at the Ocean Fire Company #1 in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on the corner of Arnold and St. Louis Avenues (next to the post office, east of Rt 35). We strive to share our knowledge and admiration of numismatics with monthly meetings, show and tells, in-house auctions, and occasional guest speakers. We also offer a Young Numismatists Club for children ages 6-17. They meet at 6:30 and our regular meetings begin at 7:30. New members are always welcome.
Our newsletter, The Sand Dollar, has returned and is posted on this website! Be sure scroll down and check it out! Thank you to our new editor, Charles Pazmino, on reactivating our club newsletter. We look forward to the future editions.
Our 52nd Annual Coin Show on 10/28/23 was a great success. Thank you to all of the club members who volunteered to make it a great day; Dennis, Renee, Toni, Elizabeth, Jeff, Fred, Dolly, Bob H., and the Brick Township High School Coin Club. We greatly appreciate you efforts. Also, thank you to the vendors and the many guests who visited our show. We hope to see you all next year.
Our next meetings are November 16th, December 21st, 2023, and January 18th, 2024.
Our club continues to grow. We have been gaining new members at every meeting. Our Young Numistmatist membership is the strongest it has been in many years!
We will continue to meet once a month on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
Doors open at 5:30. Kids meeting begins at 6:30. The adult meeting starts at 7:30. New members are always welcome.
2023 Meeting Dates:
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21.
THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS WHO HAVE SERVED THIS GREAT NATION
The Ocean County Coin Club honors our club veterans and thanks them for their service. We honor: Jim M, Dolly H, Renee B, Ernie D, Bill M, Harry O, Walter P, Richard W, Gino R., and Peter M, and Dave D., Mike Semmel.
For newcomers to our meetings, we are EAST of Rt.35 and the railroad tracks
Cedric has co-authored a book titled 'Lakehurst Borough and Manchester Township" (Images of America). The book describes the history of the two towns and is accompanies by over 200 photos. The book becomes available in June. It can be ordered on Amazon and will be available in local stores (hopefully they open up soon) Look for an image of the book cover in our Photo Gallery. Cedric has been in our club for many years. He started out as a Young Numismatist (our kid's club), which he excelled in, and he is now a college student at Rutgers University. We are very proud of his accomplishments.
We are very pleased to announce that our club's 50th Anniversary Coins and Pins are in. The design celebrates our history and longevity; and they are beautiful! These are sure to be something every club member should have and something that NJ numismatists should want to include in their collections. Coins are $10 and Pins are $5 each. Each will be available at club meetings and future shows.
How much does it cost to join the club?
Adults: $15, Young Numismatists aka YNs (ages 6-17) $10
Family: $20. Memberships must be renewed yearly.
How often do we have meetings?
We meet on the third Thursday of every month.
Where do we meet?
We meet at the 400 Arnold Avenue at the Ocean Fire Co. #1 (corner of Arnold Ave. and St. Louis Ave.) right next to the Point Pleasant Beach Post Office. We are near the train station and EAST of Rt. 35 and the train tracks.
Is parking available?
There is a free parking lot adjacent to the building and street parking is free.
What time do we meet?
Doors open at 5:30 with members preparing for the meeting, enjoying camaraderie, selling displayed items, and pre-viewing items for the auction held during the meeting. The children (Young Numismatists) meet at 6:30. The regular meeting begins at 7:30 and generally ends at 8:30.
Do I have to be a member to attend a meeting?
No. If you are interested in learning about our club or if you need some Coin and Currency questions answered please stop by. Only members can list items for our in-house auctions but non-members can bid and make purchases.
Who can join?
You need not be an expert in coins to join, We welcome anyone from novice to professionals. Our YN (Young Numismatist) club is open for children ages 6-17. Adults 18 and over are welcome to join
How can I participate in regular meeting auctions?
Any member or non-member can bid on the auctioned items. However, only members in good standing (your dues must be paid) can list items. Auction Applications are shown in our Photo Gallery and may be printed out. Please note the guidelines on the form.
I have more questions, is there a contact phone number or email?
For additional information contact 732-966-5440 or email at email@example.com
It is with deep sympathy that we acknowledge the loss of Walter Pietras, of Pennington, NJ, who passed away on June 2, 2023, at the age of 83. Walter and his wife Phyllis were very involved, long time members of the Ocean County Coin Club. One of his favorite passions, as there were many, was collecting coins. We also recognize Walt as an Air Force veteran, and give gratitude for his Service. He will be missed.
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of William "Bill" John Morris Jr. of Winchester, Virginia, born in Orange, New Jersey, who passed away on October 31, 2022, at the age of 82. Before moving to Virginia, Bill was a long time active member of Ocean County Coin Club. He was highly endeared, and known throughout the club, as he coordinated and organized our club's annual coin shows. He formerly lived in Jackson, New Jersey before moving to Virginia.
See this link for his obituary :
Dr. Richard Brewer, age 92, of Elberon, passed away in the spring of 2022. He was a professor of history at Monmouth University for many years. Dr. Brewer was a walking coin encyclopedia for Roman and other ancient coins. He enjoyed the history of numismatics, particularly early American coins.
Dolly Harris-Wilson, age 79, of Ewing, passed away on May 31, 2022. She was a proud member of the club and enjoyed donating food and gifts to the members, especially to the children of the Young Numismatist Club. Her generosity will be missed.
Member Anthony Petrovich, age 94, passed away on January 23, 2022. He was a Point Pleasant resident and a former member of the Merchant Marines. He served bringing munitions and supplies to the front lines during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Wars.
It is with a very heavy heart that we share the news that longtime member Kari Brower passed away on November 18, 2021. She was a member of the Ocean County Coin Club for over 40 years. Kari was a published author and she was a great mentor to the kids in the YN Club. She loved numismatics and was very dedicated to the club. She will be greatly missed. RIP Kari.
Life member Vince Maloney, passed away in October 2021. Vince was a longtime member and enjoyed the camaraderie of the club.
Former member Bob Ciancia of Point Pleasant, age 61, passed away on November 28, 2020. Bob visited the club often and enjoyed the camaraderie of the members.
Long time member Robert (Bob) A. Megill Sr., age 76, passed away on November 11, 2020. Bob was an active member who would attend meetings with the assistance of his son. Bob was very happy last year when we was a winner at our annual raffle winning a beautiful and valuable silver coin.
William (Bill) -Megargle, age 83, passed away on April 16th, 2020. Bill was a longtime member who always made the long drive from Long Beach Township to attend our meetings. He frequently participated in club "Show and Tell" presentations.
Carlo Iovino, age 82, passed away on June 16th, 2020. Carlo was a longtime resident of Point Pleasant. He enjoyed our coin shows and our club camaraderie.
Both were very generous donors to our Young Numismatist Club and they will be missed.
Since its founding in May 1970, the Ocean County Coin Club has worked hard to promote coin collecting and the study of numismatics. The club also assists beginners, young collectors, and experienced collectors, with its meetings, in-house auctions, coins shows, and periodic newsletters.
January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 21. We meet at the Ocean Firehouse #1 on Arnold and St. Louis Ave. Young Numismatists meet at 6:30 pm. Regular meeting begins at 7:30. New members are always welcome.
We are very proud of our YN Mathew T. for his recent award from the Garden State Numismatic Association. Mathew works very hard all year long promoting numismatics. He has displayed his exhibits at the local public library, at his school, at our coin shows, and he continually demonstrates loyalty and dedication to our club by selflessly volunteering to perform a variety of different duties and tasks.
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