Waterloo Coin Society
Proudly serving collectors in the Region of Waterloo and surrounding areas since 1959!


Second Tuesday; Social Hour @ 6:30; Meeting Starts @ 7:30

Informal Coffee House on Zoom Fourth Wednesdays @ 7:00

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Royal Canadian
Numismatic Association

W.C.S. is a proud member of the
Royal Canadian Numismatic

Ontario Numismatic Association

W.C.S. is proud to be the longest-
standing and first member club
of the Ontario Numismatic

IBNS Ontario Chapter

W.C.S. is proud to be in association with the Ontario Chapter of the International Bank Note Society (I.B.N.S.)


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.

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

2023 Cambridge Coin Show - Sat. March 11, 2023

The show times are 9am - 4pm, arrive early for the best selection. Click here for more details!

Show information

First In-Person Meeting Post-COVID - New Location! - August 9, 2022

At long last, we are resuming in-person meetings as of August 9, 2022 and we're now meeting at a new location! Join us starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Kitchener Lions Community Arena at 20 Rittenhouse Road. We've got some surprises lined up for most of our meetings for the remainder of the year, so you don't want to miss out!

W.C.S. Coffee House - R.C.N.A. Convention Special Edition - July 18, 2022

To kick off the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association's 2022 annual convention, Waterloo Coin Society is hosting a special Convention Edition of its popular Coffee House event on Monday July 18 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. Join us on Zoom for some social time before the rest of the convention gets underway in Ottawa. This is a virtual event and is open to everyone. Contact us for Zoom details.

2022 Cambridge Coin Show - Sat. March 12, 2022

This show has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 Cambridge Coin Show - March 13, 2021

This show has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First W.C.S. Coffee House - December 23, 2020

Responding to an overwhelming desire from members and guests for more social time, we held our first W.C.S. Coffee House event on Zoom. This event is a great opportunity for members and guests to socialize with each other, catch up on recent events and enjoy a relaxing time with friends. There is no agenda or club business held at these events.

First Club Meeting on Zoom - November 10, 2020

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, in-person meetings are suspended. With the assistance of the R.C.N.A. who is offering the use of their Zoom account, we are now holding monthly membership meetings online on Zoom. This was our first one and saw over 30 members and guests in attendance.

2020 Cambridge Coin Show - March 21, 2020

This show has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Club Promo Day at the Kitchener Market - Sat. February 29, 2020

We took advantage of a new opportunity for community outreach and set up a table at the Kitchener Market to promote the Waterloo Coin Society. Like with other promo days, our goal was to share our knowledge and collecting experience with curious onlookers.

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 - September 10, 2019

100 lot auction night.

Club Meeting - Aug 13, 2019

Our annual Peaches & Ice cream Social that includes regular meeting activies.

Club Picnic - July 13, 2019

Peaches & Ice cream social

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.