Site Content


Who we are:

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  all  club  meetings  and  activities are cancelled until further notice..  We WILL NOT be resuming meetings in June. Unfortunately for us, the firehouse that we meet at is dealing with some construction issues. 

We  urge  our  members  and  followers  to  stay safe. Please  follow  our  website and  Facebook page for  updates.  

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 loudly

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.

                                                               --D. Harris


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


Congratulations to Club Member Cedric Derecho On His Newly Published Book

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.

Young Numismatist Club News

As a reminder, YN's remember to complete the Google Classroom homework prior to the meeting. All of the answers can be found in the Red Book. Also, wear the 50th Commemorative Pin for club rewards. Any YN with 3 or more A's on their most recent report card  should bring the report card to the meeting and will receive a special coin from the ANA.

The  club recognizes  and  is  thankful for  the  extraordinary  efforts  and  dedication  of  longtime  member  and  YN  mentor  Jeff  T.  and  his  grandson  YN  Mathew  T.  Jeff  and  Mathew  participated  in  the  Point  Pleasant  Middle  School’s  Career  Day  on  January  31,  2020.  For  several  hours   they  educated  and  informed  several  hundred  7th  and  8th  graders,  as  well  as  faculty, about  numismatics  and  the  Ocean  County  Coin  Club. Their  display  was  very  well  prepared  and  extremely  informative,  and  kept  the  kids  interested.  Mathew  also  discussed  and  dispensed 1943  steel  cents  to  interested  Students.  Great  job!.  Photos  are  posted  in  the  gallery.

Thanks to Jeff T. and Jim M. our YN  Program  is  strong.  The  last  few  months  have  been  very  productive  and  attendance  has  been  excellent.  Thank  you  to  the  parents and  grandparents who  make  the  effort  to  bring  their  kids  to  us.

The Club elders are very grateful for the knowledge and initiative of YN Mathew T. for establishing a Google Classroom account. YN homework will now be posted online. YNs can receive more info at the meetings regarding access. This will be a great tool for the club and will enable greater participation and improved communication for the YNs.

Thanks to the generosity of our collector members and loyal dealers we have now collected over 2,000 cents and we will be needing even more of all grade levels. The goal is to put together and slab a certified set of all grades in order to maintain a grading program for our YN's to study, discuss, and learn from at each meeting.

All YN's are encouraged to bring in their Indian or Lincoln cents and their albums to the meeting.

New members are always welcome. The YN meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Our 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins and Pins are here!

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

About Us


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.

YN Mathew T. and his proud grandfather Jeff T. on January 31, 2020.

2020 Meeting Dates

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.


2019 Garden State Young Numismatist of the Year hails from the Ocean County Coin Club

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.


Sign up to hear from us about specials, sales, and events.