Coin collecting is a fantastic hobby. And like most hobbies, it’s even better when you can share it with other people!
While coin collecting is enjoyable on your own, nothing beats gathering with fellow coin enthusiasts to show off your collections, share tips, or trade items.
And coin clubs are alive and thriving! There are many coin clubs in Washington state, most of which are centered around the greater Seattle area.
This WA coin club directory lists all of the active coin clubs in the region, so that you can find a group to participate in.
Note: This information is as up-to-date as possible, but some contact information/meeting times/etc. may no longer be accurate. It’s best to contact the coin club directly (or check their website, if they have one) for full details.
Contact: J. Eric Holcomb – firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting time: 4th Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m. at Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave South, Tukwila, WA.
The Boeing Employees Coin Club (BECC) is one of the most active clubs in the Seattle region. Unfortunately, membership is only open to Boeing employees and former employees.
However, anyone can get involved by attending the annual BECC Coin Show! The show is typically held at the Kent Commons in Kent, WA, typically in January. Check the BECC website for dates, location and other details.
Contact: Scott Loos – email@example.com
Meeting time: 2nd Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. in Room B at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA
The Seattle Numismatic Society is a vibrant local coin club that’s open to numismatists of all experience levels. The club typically meets once per month in Tukwila.
Contact: Sam Fahrer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting time: 1 p.m. at Bellevue Public Library, 1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue WA. No meetings June-August.
Pacific Ancient Numismatists, or PAN, is dedicated to sharing a passion for ancient coins. They meet at the Bellevue Public Library once a month, except during the summer.
Membership is open to everyone, and they welcome experienced collectors and beginners alike.
Contact: Craig Sheldon – email@example.com
Meeting time: 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Bayside Marine Inc., 1111 Craftsman Way, Everett WA. No July meeting.
The Everett coin club serves the Everett/Snohomish/Marysville region. They meet once per month in Everett, WA.
Contact: Todd Hughes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting time: 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare Center, 9330 59th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA
The Tacoma-Lakewood coin club serves the greater South Puget Sound region, including Tacoma and Lakewood. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in coins or currency. They typically meet once per month in Lakewood.
Contact: Terri McGuire – email@example.com
Meeting time: 1st Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. at Virgil S. Clarkson Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey WA. No July meeting
The Olympia Coin Club serves the greater Olympia, Tumwater and Lacey area. They meet once per month in Lacey. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in coin collecting.
Contact: Richard Schulz – firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting time: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m. at Ram Restaurant & Brewery, 103 35th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA
Contact: Mike Diedrick c/o Stanwood CC, PO Box 1483, Lake Stevens, WA 98258; Ph. 425-876-8798.
Meeting time: 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at Stanwood Library, Stanwood, WA. No Jun-Aug meetings.
Meeting time: 3rd Saturday of the month, 7 p.m. at Kelso Senior Center, 106 NW 8th Ave., Kelso, WA
Contact: Phone 360-785-3884
Meeting time: 1st Saturday of the month, 8 p.m. at Winlock Senior Center, Winlock, WA.
Contact: PO Box 697, Cosmopolis, WA 98537-0697.
Meeting time: 3rd Saturday of the month, 7 p.m. at Hoquiam Timberland Library, 420 7th St., Hoquiam, WA
Washington State coin shows are another way to participate in the local coin collecting scene, without joining a club.
Coin shows in Washington and the greater Pacific Northwest take place every few months, year-round.
The best place for up-to-date event information is the Event Calendar from the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA).