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). 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.
We regret to announce that due to Covid-19 and the state restrictions on indoor gatherings we are unable to host our annual October Coin Show. We are also unable to host meetings until it is safe and lawful to do so.
We look forward to the day when we can safely resume our club activities.
We urge our members and followers to stay safe. Please follow our website and Facebook page for updates.
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. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com
William (Bill) -Megargle, age 83, passed away on April 16th. 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. 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.
On the Mend:
Jim Majoris had a small stroke and is now recuperating at home. Jim has been a member for decades and we wish him a speedy recovery.
So as 2020 is now here
and the Ocean County Coin Club has entered its 50th year
Let us appreciate its long history
The reason for its success is no mystery
We like coins, yes we do
But the real reason is the members who always come through
We applaud them all for their work and devotion
Many more years will create quite a commotion
So keep our 50th Coin in your collection
And wear your Pin proudly
This year will be busy
We will communicate loudlyP
Pitch in when you can. It helps us run smoothly.
And remember those original six Sailors and that one Marine
They created something special out of one small dream.
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, John L, Gino R., Peter M., and Stanley D.
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.
Thanks to the efforts of YN Advisor Jeff T. and his grandson YN Mathew the Young Numismatists had a very successful virtual meeting on June 4th. Several YN’s participated and their feedback and enthusiasm were very positive . The meeting lasted approximately 45 minutes. Homework was posted online via Google Classroom prior to the meeting. Meeting participants earned YN Club Dollars for attending and for completing the homework assignment. These Club Dollars are used to bid and buy different coins at auctions held during every meeting. (These auctions will resume when we resume regular meetings).
The next viirtual YN meeting will be held on June 18th at 6:30. Any YN member interested in participating please contact Jeff T. at email@example.com
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 for members. 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 first and third Thursday of most months. We meet once a month in Jan, Feb, July, Aug, and Dec.
Where do we meet?
We meet at the Ocean Fire Co. #1 on Arnold 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 16, February 20, March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21, June 4 & 18, July 16, August 20, September 3 & 17, October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19, and December 3rd. Our Annual Show is on Sat. October 24th from 9am-3pm. 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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