Waterloo Coin Society

Royal Canadian
Numismatic Association

WCS is a proud member of the
Royal Canadian Numismatic
Association
(RCNA)

Ontario Numismatic Association

WCS is proud to be the longest-
standing and first member club
of the Ontario Numismatic
Association
(ONA).

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Events

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated efforts to reduce the spread of the virus, the following Waterloo Coin Society events are CANCELLED:

  • Sat. Mar. 21, 2020: Cambridge Coin Show
  • Tue. Apr. 14, 2020: April Monthly Meeting
  • Tue. May 12, 2020: May Monthly Meeting
  • Tue. Jun. 9, 2020: June Monthly Meeting
  • Tue. Jul. 14, 2020: July Monthly Meeting NEW!

For more information, please refer to emails sent to members and the WCS Newsletter. You may also email the Secretary at secretary@waterloocoinsociety.com.

For more information or questions regarding the Cambridge Coin Show, please contact coinshow@waterloocoinsociety.com.

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 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 and Recent Events

2021 Cambridge Coin Show - March 13, 2021

The show times are 9am - 4pm, arrive early for the best selection.

Show information

2020 Cambridge Coin Show - March 21, 2020

This show has been cancelled and will not occur.

Club Meeting - December 10, 2019

Our Christmas theme meeting will include holiday treats, a Secret Santa gift exchange, as well as our regular meeting items.

Club Meeting - November 12, 2019

The meeting will include a guest speaker/presentation, 50 lot auction, refreshments and door prizes.

Club Meeting - October 08, 2019

The meeting will include a guest speaker/presentation, 50 lot auction, refreshments and door prizes.

Club Meeting - September 10, 2019

100 lot auction night.

Peaches & Ice cream Social Aug 13, 2019

Our annual social that includes regular meeting activies.

Club Picnic - July 13, 2019

Peaches & Ice cream social

Club Meeting - July 9, 2019

Educational presentation, auction, door prizes, lots of fun!

Club Meeting - June 11, 2019

Presentation on Junk Box Finds by Paul Miller

60th Anniversary Meeting - Tues. March 12, 2019

the tent at our 60th Anniversary Meeting

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. Thank you to all those who attended our special anniversary meeting and celebrated with us. We hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did and will come and visit us again.

Read our press release, the article in Canadian Coin News (Apr 16), article in Canadian Coin News (Apr 30) and the ONA Numismatist.

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

One of the best supported pre-spring club sponsored coin shows in Ontario. The Cambridge Coin Show featured 52 tables of dealers offering Canadian and foreign coins, paper money, jewelery, tokens, trade dollars, gold, silver and even Canadian Tire Money.

The show was held at the Cambridge Newfoundland Club, 1500 Dunbar Road, directly across the street from the Cambridge Centre Mall.

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

We invited the pbulic to join us at the Cambridge Centre Mall on Hespeler Road as we promote Waterloo Coin Society. Our goal was to share our knowledge and collecting experience with curious onlookers.

Media Attention

Calling All Collectors Brad Coughlin, Special to the Times

Cambridge Coin Show 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.

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

For further details and information, please Contact Us.