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Welcome to the Toronto Coin Club Website

You are invited to attend one of our regular meetings as a guest!

Club information:

Founded in May of 1936 

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month;
doors open at 7:00 P.M., promptly starting at 7:30 P.M.

Located at Metro Hall, 55 John St. (at King St.), Toronto 

Notes for Next Meeting:

Hello Members and Friends of the Toronto Coin Club, Happy New Year!

Reminder: Our next meeting is Monday January 15;
please note the venue change for this month.

The next meeting of the Toronto Coin Club will be on Monday January 15  at the TORONTO CITY HALL, Committee Room #4, 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2. Located on the NW corner of Queen St and Bay St.;  just opposite the Sheraton Centre. — Doors open and numismatic conversation starts at 7:00 pm with our business meeting getting underway at 7:30. We must vacate the building by 9:30 p.m.

Unfortunately, once again, we were not able to secure a room at our usual venue, Metro Hall. Monday evenings are becoming very busy in the Toronto core.

I would appreciate hearing back from everyone whether you are planning to attend our meeting or not – as quickly as possible so that I can better judge the number of people coming.

There are subway stations (OSGOODE STATION / QUEEN STATION) on the University/Yonge (1) line within a short walk of the City Hall. Parking after 6:00 pm is $6.00 (Nathan Philips Square).

I am including a listing of historic events on or around our meeting date as a tool to perhaps inspire your choices of show‐and‐tell material from your collections. As always, you are encouraged though, to bring material of your choosing.


January 14, 15 and 16

January 14

        – 1641: United East Indian Company conquers city of Malacca, 7,000 killed

        – 1784: Elizabeth US Revolutionary War ends with the US Congress of the Confederation ratifying the Treaty of Paris

        – 1915: World War I ‐ 1st Canadian Division arrives in France from England, en route to Belgium. Calais, France

        – 1942: World War II ‐ Canadian government orders Japanese Canadians to register with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; a month later they will be moved out of the British Columbia coastal region; now defined as a 'protected area '. Vancouver, BC

January 15

        – 1535: Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England

        – 1559: Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey

        – 1892: James Naismith, from Almonte, Ontario, First publishes his 'Rules of Basketball' in the YMCA's Triangle magazine. Springfield, Massachusetts

        – 1962: RCMP Musical Ride placed on permanent, full-time basis. Ottawa

January 16

        – 1412: The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy

        – 1944: General Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

        – 1965: Lester Pearson signs the Canada-US Automotive Agreement with US President Lyndon Johnson; the Auto Pact sets up free trade on new cars, trucks, buses, tires and car parts manufactured in either country; a precursor to NAFTA


I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.


Happy New Year,


Planned Club Meetings for our 2017-2018 season: (subject to Statutory Holidays.)

  • December 5 - Annual Holiday Meeting Tucker's Marketplace, 15 Carlson Ct, Etobicoke.
  • January 15th - Annual General Meeting
  • February 12th - Second Monday due to Family Day holiday
  • March 19th
  • April 16th
  • May 21st
  • June 18th
  • July - No Meeting
  • August - No Meeting
  • September 17th
  • October 15th
  • November 19th

CANADA 150 Sesquicentennial Commemorative Medal

The Toronto Coin Club, Canada’s oldest continuing coin club, has issued a commemorative medal to celebrate Canada's sequicentennial anniversary of Confederation.

To celebrate this major milestone in the club’s history the traditional Toronto Coin Club logo design has been chosen for the obverse. This design was originally adapted from the badge of office that the founding president G. N. (Bob) Robillard had fashioned from a favourite tetradrachm, issued by Alexander the Great of Macedonia, in his collection. The central element of the medal design is a rendition of the obverse of the tetradrachm featuring Alexander as the allegorical figure of a young Herakles (Hercules) wearing a lion skin headdress, the lion’s paws tied at his neck. Encircling the tetradrachm are sun-rays. Supporting this inner design are two laurel boughs with the legend: TORONTO COIN CLUB at the top and EST 1936 / • at the bottom, completing the design features.

The reverse design consists of the Official CANADA 150 logo; with the legend: SESQUICENTENNIAL / SESQUICENTENAIRE / 1867-2017. It is a nostalgic reminder of the club’s earlier years as a leader in the numismatic hobby and it’s issue of a medal for the 1967 Centennial celebrations.

Master engraver Larry Colburn of the Mississauga Mint was commissioned by the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association to execute the CANADA 150 die.

The medal has been limited to a very small mintage; and is certainly a scarce collector item.

The 38 mm medal has been struck in two metals; Silver (1 oz. troy; .999 fine), and Copper.

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  Meetings are typically held on the 3rd Monday of the month (subject to statutory holidays) at Metro Hall, 55 John St. (at the corner of King St.), Toronto, M5V 3C7

  This page and website were first created on March 5, 2011 at 11:39 AM; last updated on Tuesday, December 2, 2017 at 17:15 © 2011 Toronto Coin Club

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