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Tacoma-Lakewood Coin Club

TLCC is a non-profit corporation registered in the State of Washington.
Address: TLCC c/o Todd Hughes, 1910 East 4th Ave #41, Olympia, WA 98506.
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Welcome to the TLCC!

The Tacoma-Lakewood Coin Club (TLCC) is a vibrant local coin club serving the South Puget Sound region, including the cities of Tacoma and Lakewood. The TLCC was founded in 1988 by the merger of the former Tacoma Coin Club and the former Lakewood Center Coin Club. The TLCC welcomes all numismatists — persons who study, collect, or deal with coins, paper money, tokens and medals.

The TLCC is proud to present tlcc.info, our home on the World Wide Web! This site is updated at least monthly to bring you accurate and up-to-date information about numismatics in the Tacoma area. TLCC members are also available to help answer your questions about numismatics. Please don't hesitate to ask us a question or to contribute information for possible use on this site!

 

Memorials

Larry King - Apr. 4, 1944 - Oct. 19, 2020

Larry was a vital part of the TLCC for decades, serving on the board and in other capacities including raffle chairman and coin show setup. The photo at left, taken at the 2004 holiday banquet, shows Larry and his partner Maxine Gruber, who remains an active part of the club.

Norm Mikat - May 12, 2020

TLCC past president and life member Norm Mikat was instrumental in assembling collections of TLCC, TCC and LCCC related memorabilia, both for the club's own collection and for Norm's personal collection (which has been sold). See the TLCC memorabilia catalog.

 

TLCC News Items

Welcome! See meeting and coin show info below and see our calendar for upcoming club events.

"Hello and welcome to the Tacoma–Lakewood Coin Club. We are currently celebrating our 65th anniversary, and would love to have you join us. We meet the 3rd Thursday (new day!) of the month as announced – all the information is here on the website (calendar page). We also invite you to our semi-annual coin club shows, which resume this September (see below). Fun for all – Keep on Collecting!" - Todd, TLCC President.

Club Meetings!

New location (and meeting day) beginning June 2022 - 3rd Thursday (not Tuesday) at the American Legion Post #2 at 11204 Park Avenue South in Tacoma.

Check this page and the club calendar for updates.


Coin Shows! The club held a one-day show on Saturday, September 10, 2022 in Tacoma. The club is tentatively planning two coin shows in 2023, one in March and one in September (see the TLCC coin show webpage for details).

See the PNNA calendar for more upcoming coin shows (including the annual PNNA spring convention and fall coin show in Tukwila).


TLCC Auction Form! (PDF file) Members can submit up to five items for auction at most meetings.

TLCC Library List! (PDF file) Members may borrow materials subject to club policies.

Recent Meeting Programs:

The program for the September 15, 2022 club meeting was to have been announced. In addition, the meeting likely featured a report on the successful coin show held the previous Saturday (September 10).

The August 18, 2022 club meeting was the club's second on its new Thursday meeting date, at its new meeting location, the American Legion Post #2 in Tacoma. The program was a quiz with a prize for the most correct answers.

The special Saturday, July 30, 2022 club meeting was a private event; club members received an invitation.

The June 16, 2022 club meeting was the club's first on its new Thursday meeting date, at its new meeting location, the American Legion Post #2 in Tacoma. Refreshments were available.

The May 17, 2022 club meeting was a dinner meeting at Bur’s Restaurant in Lakewood. The program was a display of some graded banknotes.

The April 19, 2022 club meeting was a dinner meeting at Bur’s Restaurant in Lakewood. The program was a report on the ANA National Money Show in Colorado Springs.

The March 15, 2022 club meeting was a dinner meeting at Bur’s Restaurant in Lakewood. Speaker Dan Duncan of Pinnacle Rarities discussed the state of the numismatic industry. (Delayed from January.)

The February 15, 2022 club meeting was a dinner meeting at Bur’s Restaurant in Lakewood. No speaker was planned.

The January 18, 2022 club meeting was held on Zoom. Participation was good, and there was some interesting discussion and "show and tell," however the planned program was postponed. See the January 2022 "virtual show and tell" for an explanation of the coin shown here.

The December 14, 2021 club meeting, from 6-8 p.m., was a holiday dinner at Bur’s Restaurant in Lakewood.

The November 16, 2021 club meeting was held on Zoom. YN Kellen Hoard gave an interesting and informative talk on “Building Your Numismatic Reference Library in 2021.”

The October 19, 2021 club meeting was held on Zoom. Joe Boling gave another interesting and extensive talk about false overprints on banknotes, mostly from the World War II era.

The September 21, 2021 club meeting was held on Zoom. The speaker was Tom Sparks (also see June program), who shared a short presentation about a short snorter recently acquired which belonged to Alvin E. Robinson, Jr., USAF, who was the private pilot to General Omar Bradley immediately after D-Day throughout the remainder of the war in Europe.

See sample exhibit items from TLCC regular meetings.
These are items members bring each month for "show & tell." Although photography of selected items unfortunately ended after Jan. 2015, many excellent numsimatic items from the 2002-2015 time period are available to view. In addition, some "virtual show & tell" items from 2020-21 are available.

See previous TLCC news headlines. | See the TLCC memorabilia catalog.

 

TLCC Club Information / Events

What is our charter? — Per the TLCC bylaws, Article II, Section 1, "The purpose of this club is to promote interest in numismatics, through a sound program of education and fellowship, as a non-profit association." In doing so, the TLCC contributes to the mission of the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association (PNNA) to "promote, extend, and protect the interests of numismatists and numismatic activities throughout the Pacific Northwest and to foster and encourage the study of numismatics in all its forms."

What do we do? — In addition to maintaining this web site, the TLCC sends a monthly email notice to members, has monthly meetings, holds two annual coin shows, and promotes numismatics through special programs, activities and awards. TLCC members participate in the numismatic display at the Washington State (Puyallup) Fair Hobby Hall each September.

Current and Upcoming Club Events:

  • New location (and meeting day) beginning June 2022 - 3rd Thursday (not Tuesday) at the American Legion Post #2 at 11204 Park Avenue South in Tacoma.

  • TLCC Monthly Meeting, Thursday October 20, 2022 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (arrive at 6 p.m.) at the American Legion Post #2 (see above note). Program: to be announced.

  • Also see the TLCC calendar for future club meetings and events.

  • See the PNNA Homepage and PNNA Calendar for information about such exciting events as the PNNA annual spring convention and fall coin show in Tukwila, National Coin Week, ANA Summer Seminar, and the two annual ANA conventions/coin shows (National Money Show and World's Fair of Money).

Completed Club Events: (See "News Items" for regular meeting programs)

Please visit the TLCC memorabilia catalog! (Updated 4/25/2014)


The TLCC suggests that you also visit the American Numismatic Association
and the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association sites.
The TLCC ANA Club Representative is Ron Ahre.

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Updated 10/1/2022 by J. Eric Holcomb, TLCC Webmaster