Chicago Coin Club

Chicago Coin Club


The Chicago Coin Club is a group of collectors interested in all aspects of numismatics. The objective of the club is to pursue numismatic knowledge through the study and research of coins, currency, medals, tokens, and other related items and the sharing of this information through monthly meetings, dialogue, and the publication of literature.

The Chicago Coin Club was founded in 1919 and has continued uninterrupted for over 90 years.

The Chicago Coin Club does not buy, sell, or offer opinions as to the price or grade of a coin. The Club’s operating revenues come from annual dues paid by members, bequests, contributions, and gifts. All expenditures are for operating expenses or for the advancement of numismatics.

Any person interested in numismatics is eligible for membership.

Our website is located at


American Numismatic Association
Life Membership 7
1999 Convention Host Club
Central States Numismatic Society
Life Membership 150
Illinois Numismatic Association
Life Membership 132


For additional information about the Chicago Coin Club, you email:
Carl F.
or write:
Chicago Coin Club
P.O. Box 2301
Chicago, IL 60690


We meet monthly in downtown Chicago on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:45 pm.

googleMap_cccExcept for the December banquet, our current downtown meeting space is at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, 3rd floor meeting room. Plymouth Court is located between State and Dearborn Streets; Plymouth is a short street, going south from Jackson. Please remember the security measures at our meeting building: everyone must show their photo-ID and register at the guard’s desk.

In addition to our monthly meetings downtown, we also meet at some local shows. In February or March we meet at 1 pm on a Saturday at the Chicago Paper Money Exposition (CPMX). In March or April we meet at 1 pm on a Saturday at the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF). And we usually meet at Central States when their convention is nearby. The photo-ID and pre-registration security measures are not needed for attending our meetings at CPMX, CICF, or ANA and Central States when they are in town.

August 17, 2013 - CCC Meeting - 1PM at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money, which is held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, Rosemont, IL. No admission charge for our meeting.
Featured Speaker: Kevin Brown, on Serial Numbering on U.S. Paper Currency
We are fortunate to have as our featured speaker, Kevin Brown, Manager of the Marketing Division for the BEP since 2002. Kevin will give an in-depth explanation on the creation of Serial Numbers that appear twice on the face of all U.S. currency. Serial Numbers are not a group of numbers randomly assigned. Every Serial Number is a deliberate and unique combination of numbers and letters. Everyone attending will gain an understanding of:

  • How the unique combination of numbers and letters are chosen
  • How the numbering scheme is determined
  • How each number is useful in the identification of the Series Year
  • The reasons for changing the Series Year
  • How the numbers are affixed

Be sure to make this program. This is also a great opportunity to interact with a BEP official and receive answers to questions you have always wanted to ask about their operation.


Our monthly newsletter is called the Chatter and is mailed to all members at the beginning of each month.

Here is the current issue.

Contacting Your Editor / Chatter Delivery Option

The print version of the Chatter is simply a printout of the Chatter web page, with a little cutting and pasting to fill out each print page. The web page is available before the Chatter is mailed.
If you would like to receive an email link to the latest issue instead of a mailed print copy send an email to You can resume receiving a mailed print copy at any time, just by sending another email.


To become a member of the Chicago Coin Club you must attend a meeting and fill out and submit an application along with a membership fee of $20 ($10 for Junior membership).

Download a Membership Application Here

A 1st reading of your application will be held at this meeting for membership approval.

A 2nd reading will be held at the next monthly meeting, following publication of your name in the club newsletter. Upon membership approval, applicant will become a member. Applicant not required to be present at 2nd reading.


Elliott Krieter - President
Richard Lipman - First Vice President
Marc Stackler - Second Vice President
William Burd - Archivist

Steve Ambos
Robert Feiler
Dale Lukanich
Mark Wieclaw

Other positions held are:
Jeffrey Rosinia - Immediate Past President
Carl Wolf - Secretary
Steve Zitowsky - Treasurer
Paul Hybert - Chatter Editor
Robert Feiler - ANA Club Representative


Next Meeting:

January 11, 2017 - Annual Banquet

6:00PM - 6:45PM Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres
6:45PM - 9:00PM Dinner and Meeting

Marcello's Restaurant
645 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL

Free Parking or a short walk east of the North/Clybourn stop on the Red Line


Reservations Required: $55/person

Our PO Box will not be checked for the next few weeks, so it is too late to mail your check.

Email: or call 773-771-1311 and plan to pay at the door.

Speaker Medals & Process Sets

The new Speaker and Cabeen Medals showing a multi-colored logo have arrived. If you were one of our featured speakers from April - November, then your personally engraved medal will be there for presentation. The 5-piece process set also arrived and will be at the banquet for distribution to those who preordered.

Program for the Evening:

  • Presentation of the 2015 Cabeen Awards for best exhibiting throughout the year.
  • President Richard Lipman is calling for a program of brief talks on our non-numismatic collections. Other members, visitors and spouses would find this interesting. We will probably limit this to just 5-6 talks, so submit your subject idea as soon as you can for consideration. Please do not bring more than one piece. This idea is an outgrowth of Jeff Rosinia's September presentation on the coinage from the 1892 Columbian Exposition. To accentuate the program Jeff showed a small, functioning, hand-operated, Singer Sewing Machine carried by their traveling salesmen. Jeff has agreed to bring this amazing little machine to the banquet which is sure to interest engineers, machinists, and anyone who used a sewing machine. Another member has proposed to speak on antique fountain pen collecting. Submit your idea soon.

2017 Wall Calendar of U.S. National Parks:

A supply of 2017 wall calendars showing U.S. National Parks will be distributed. If you did not receive a calendar at the December meeting, then let me know that you are attending the January banquet so we can make sure there are enough

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