*Great News - Meeting in Person for July*
The July Meeting of the Northwest Coin Club will be conducted in person and on Zoom at 7:00
P.M. CST on Thursday, July 8, 2021. The Zoom invitation is expected to go out on Tuesday,
July 6, 2021. Watch for that invitation.
The in-person meeting will be at the Intereum Inc building at the address 9800 8th Ave N,
Plymouth, MN 55441. This is roughly at the corner of Hwy 169 and Hwy 55. The permission
was granted by Jeremy S a friend of one of our members. The advantage of using this space is
plenty of parking and a meeting space that is set up for video conferencing. This allows both the
in-person meeting and Zoom meeting to happen simultaneously. In the announcement sent on
Tuesday, we will also be including some maps and pictures to help you with this new location.
The July Program will be presented by Franklin Noel who will talk about half cents.
The “Little Half Sisters,” “America’s Greatest Little Coin.” These are the titles of just two of
several books about half cents. Why do half cents inspire such creative description? Why were
they struck for circulation only intermittently between 1793 and 1857. In which years were they
struck? How many different design types were there? Who designed them? How many die
varieties are there for each year?
Franklin has been collecting half cents for over forty years. In this talk, he will attempt to answer
these and other questions about the “Little Half Sisters” and “America’s Greatest Little Coin.”
Thanks for visiting the website of the Northwest Coin Club! Our local club has a rich history in the promotion of coin collecting and the education of Minnesota collectors. Founded in 1934, the NWCC is the oldest coin club in the Minneapolis - Saint Paul area and thought to be the 2nd oldest “regularly meeting” club in the entire country! Education is the main reason our club exists and we are committed to providing local enthusiasts with the best and most current information available. If you are a serious collector -or just thinking about becoming serious- joining a local coin club can be the best step towards enriching your hobby of numismatics. But don’t let the word “serious” scare you. The NWCC is comprised mostly of true hobbyists who collect coins and currency simply for the joy of it. We are not primarily focused on “turning a quick profit” from our endeavors, but on learning long-term strategies, best practices and especially on having lots of fun along the way. If you are a coin collector in the Twin Cities Metro area, we highly recommend you attend one of our monthly meetings and experience the camaraderie, fellowship and education offered by the Northwest Coin Club!