Waterloo Coin Society

Royal Canadian Numismatic Association

WCS is a proud member of the
Royal Canadian Numismatic

Ontario Numismatic Association

WCS is proud to be the longest-
standing and first member club
of the Ontario Numismatic

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Club History and Activities

In addition to conducting our fun, friendly and educational monthly membership meetings, the Waterloo Coin Society (W.C.S.) is quite active in the numismatic community having hosted eight major coin conventions over its first 60 years.

Our founding members were also instrumental in the formation (with the assistance of the London Numismatic Society) and successful official launch of the Ontario Numismatic Association at the club's third annual show and banquet held March 24 - 25 1962 at the Walper Hotel in Kitchener. Over 750 collectors from across the Ontario and the United States turned up for the two day gala event with 230 attending the dinner.

Although the glory days of numismatics (1950's and 60's) are long gone, the club continues to hold promotional events at local area shopping malls offering free advice and answering many of the common questions collectors and non-collectors have. We are a passionate and friendly group who really enjoy the rich history behind coinage and banknotes, medals and tokens.

In recent years we have enhanced our meeting experience by embracing technology, conducting two 100-lot auctions annually and expanding our online presence. Like many clubs that have made it through the first decade of the 21st century, we have updated our Constitution and Bylaws (CLICK HERE for a copy) and offer our newsletter exclusively in digital format to new members. Our specialty themed meetings such the August Peaches n' Cream Ice Cream social and December Christmas celebration are always well received and attended.

Continuing on the 22 year tradition and legacy of the Cambridge Coin Club, we began hosting the Cambridge Coin Show in 2014. Support of this popular spring event and those mentioned above will help to grow our membership, promote and introduce new collectors to the hobby and serve residents of all ages across Waterloo region.

Upcoming Events

Club Promo Day at the Cambridge Centre Mall - Sat. March 2, 2019

Join us at the Cambridge Centre Mall on Hespeler Road as we promote Waterloo Coin Society, invite the public to attend the Cambridge Coin Show and share our knowledge and collecting experience to curious onlookers. We will have a variety of numismatic items on display as well.

28th Annual Cambridge Coin Show - Sat. March 9, 2019

Mark your calendars for March 9 and plan to attend one of the best supported pre-spring coin shows in Ontario. The Cambridge Coin Show features 52 tables of dealers offering Canadian and foreign coins, paper money, jewelery, tokens, trade dollars, gold, silver and even Canadian Tire Money. Buy, sell, trade or even have your items evaluated by dozens of qualified dealers.

The show is held at the Cambridge Newfoundland Club, 1500 Dunbar Road, directly across the street from the Cambridge Centre Mall. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we offer FREE ADMISSION. Optional cash donations in support of the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank are gratefully accepted at the door.

Dealer Listing

1, 2Victory CoinsJim McHughCambridge, ON
3Dick DunnDick DunnPickering, ON
4The Coin GuyGary DemareskiNewtonville, ON
5, 6Halton CoinsJohn BurrellBrampton, ON
7, 8, 9Paul KoolhaasPaul KoolhaasTottenham, ON
10, 11John RegitkoJohn RegitkoNorth York, ON
12Academy CollectiblesRichard WhitelawOakville, ON
13, 14, 15Terry CampbellTerry CampbellOshawa, ON
16, 17, 18Colonial Acres CoinsTodd SandhamKitchener, ON
19, 20D&M CoinsDave JacksonBrantford, ON
21MR CoinsRick JohnsonWoodstock, ON
22Londinium CoinsGary MillerRichmond Hill, ON
23Andy GreccoAndy GreccoThorold, ON
24, 25MK CoinsMariusz KorlackiKitchener, ON
26, 27B&R Coins & Paper MoneyBill HowellNew Hamburg, ON
28Wizard1 CollectablesMatthew NgMarkham, ON
29, 30, 31N&K CoinsKen & Norma PreeceBrantford, ON
32Lorne BarnesLorne BarnesLondon, ON
33The Coin CabinetBrad SmallMoncton, NB
34, 35, 36Graham CoinsDoug GrahamBrampton, ON
37, 38, 39E&L Holdings Co.Ernie BlairMilton, ON
40, 41Newsy, Toe & Butch CollectiblesBob DaigneauCornwall, ON
42, 43, 44The Coin CollectorNick CowanToronto, ON
45, 46Dave's NumismaticsDave HillWasaga Beach, ON
47, 48Peter KostykPeter KostykNiagara Falls, ON
49Traders GoldcorpGeorge SmithHamilton, ON
50, 51, 52Harry BoothHarry BoothOrillia, ON

Media Attention

Calling All Collectors
Brad Coughlin, Special to the Times

CAMBRIDGE - The Waterloo Coin Society hosted a coin show this past Saturday at the Cambridge Newfoundland Club. Rather than charge admission, the society asked for donations to the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank. Official totals aren't available just yet, but organizers say 300-plus people attended, generating $280 in cash donations and an overflowing tote of food contributions.

Cambridge Coin Show
Sean Richardson and Siobhan Richardson, 4, were among those who attended the Waterloo Coin Society show Saturday.

For further details and information, please contact Brent Mackie.

60th Anniversary Meeting - Tues. March 12, 2019

Sixty years ago, the Waterloo Coin Society held its first meeting. Now in 2019, we are still going strong. Join us for a special anniversary meeting with VIP guests, presentations, a cake cutting, a special guest speaker, and our usual draws and 50-lot auction. We hope you can come and be a part of the celebration.