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

MONTHLY IN-PERSON COIN CLUB MEETINGS

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

Informal Coffee House on Zoom Fourth Wednesdays @ 7:00

Check your Newsletter or emails for meeting details!

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Royal Canadian
Numismatic Association

W.C.S. is a proud member of the
Royal Canadian Numismatic
Association
(R.C.N.A.)

Ontario Numismatic Association

W.C.S. is proud to be the longest-
standing and first member club
of the Ontario Numismatic
Association
(O.N.A.)

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.)

Meetings and Auctions

In-Person Monthly Meetings

Waterloo Coin Society holds in-person meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a "Social Hour", buying draw tickets, etc. and the official meeting gets underway at 7:30 p.m.

You will find us at the Kitchener Lions Community Arena, 20 Rittenhouse Road, (off Block Line Road between Strasburg Road and Westmount Road East), Kitchener, Ontario, N2E 2M9, Canada.

In-person meetings will typically follow this outline:

  • 6:30 p.m. Social Hour: Chat with fellow members and guests, buy draw tickets, preview auction items, etc.
  • 7:30 p.m. Official Welcome
  • Attendance Draw: Prize of $10 cash awarded to a random paid-up member of the Society in attendance.
  • News and announcements
  • Share 'n Learn: "Show and Tell" meets Q&A. Show off something from your collection or ask a question to the club and other members.
  • Main presentation: An educational presentation from a club member or special guest.
  • Refreshment Break: Enjoy coffee, tea, soft drinks, water and a selection of cookies for a small cash donation.
  • Pirates Treasure Draw: Five foreign coins or $1 gets you an entry in this draw where the winner takes home the whole loot bag.
  • Private Members Auction: A 50-lot auction of all sorts of numismatic items. Must be a member to bid on items.
  • Door Prize Draws: Each meeting offers a great selection of door prizes.

Contact the club secretary if you would like a randomly selected sample of our digital monthly newsletter or if you have any questions prior to visiting us for the first time.

Consult your Newsletter and emails from the club for details about upcoming meetings. You can also contact us on Facebook Messenger or send us an email.

W.C.S. Coffee House on Zoom

Answering the overwhelming desire for more time to socialize with club members and friends, the Waterloo Coin Society is hosting a monthly gathering on Zoom. This social event will include a brief recap and highlights from the most recent monthly in-person meeting but will otherwise have no agenda, club business or other formal activities. The Coffee House is an opportunity for you to see and chat with others, show off items from your collection, ask questions and generally socialize. The Coffee House is open on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Consult your Newsletter and emails from the club for details about upcoming Coffee House events. You can also contact us on Facebook Messenger or send us an email.

Live Auctions

A limited number of auction lists are available at the meetings so be sure to print off a copy and bring it with you.

Our auctions always have some unique, rare and interesting items. The auction sheets are available in PDF format below. We welcome you to come out whether you are a member or a guest. Our auctions are private meaning that only W.C.S. members are permitted to bid on items or submit items for our future auctions. But worry not! All you have to do is join the club and you can enjoy all of the benefits of membership including the ability to participate in our auctions! If you're not ready to commit to regular membership, we offer temporary memberships that allow you to bid in the auction. See the Treasurer before the auction starts to get yours. Anyone may observe the auction without the requirement of being a member. Membership is only required to bid or consign.

Generally the lead-time to submit is 2-3 meetings with an average of five items per submitter per auction. A consignor may submit a dozen or more items, however they will be spread over a number of months at the Auction Coordinator's discretion.

A small commission based on the final sale price is paid by the consignor for any items sold at auction:

  • $14.99 or less: 25 cents
  • $15 - 24.99: $1.00
  • $25 - 34.99: $2.00
  • $35.00 or more: $3.00

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2023: The commission rates are changing to a much fairer and simpler percentage of the final sale price. The commission is set at 10% and capped at a maximum of $5 per lot. The total commission paid per consignor per auction is rounded up to the nearest 25¢.

The Auction Coordinator reserves the right to refuse and/or withdraw an item at his discretion. Reserve prices are based on a number of factors and sources and usually set at 50% of the market value. Contact the Auction Coordinator (Brian Faulkner) for further information or if you would like to submit items for upcoming auctions. Bidders and consignors are encouraged to review the Auction Guidelines.

Please use the Auction Consignment Form provided which you can fill out and hand in personally to Brian along with your consignments.

Auctions (2022)

Jan 2022 Feb 2022 Mar 2022 Apr 2022 May 2022 Jun 2022
Jul 2022 Aug 2022* Sep 2022* Oct 2022* Nov 2022* Dec 2022

* indicates an incomplete auction

Completed Auctions (2021)

Jan 2021 Feb 2021 Mar 2021 Apr 2021 May 2021 Jun 2021
Jul 2021 Aug 2021 Sep 2021 Oct 2021 Nov 2021 Dec 2021

Completed Auctions (2020)

Jan 2020 Feb 2020 Mar 2020 Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020
Jul 2020 Aug 2020 Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Nov 2020 Dec 2020

Completed Auctions (2019)

Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019 May 2019 Jun 2019
Jul 2019 Aug 2019 Sep 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019

Completed Auctions (2018)

Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018
Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018

Completed Auctions (2017)

Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar 2017 Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017
Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017

Completed Auctions (2016)

Jan 2016 Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 May 2016 Jun 2016
Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016

Can I bring family and friends to your meetings?

Absolutely! We encourage family and friends and fully believe "the more the merrier". Of course we hope you enjoy the experience so much that you give serious consideration to joining our club! Our monthly meetings are always open to the public (collectors and non-collectors) regardless of their numismatic knowledge.