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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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TLCC Young Numismatist Activities

The TLCC encourages participation by serious Young Numismatists (YN's) at its regular monthly meetings and coin shows. A special prize is often available for a lucky YN at the regular meetings, and there are also sometimes special auction lots for YN's to bid on.

Washington State Quarter Design Contest (held 2002-2005)

Although this activity is long since over, you may want to consider a similar contest pertaining to more recent U.S. coin programs and designs; medal designs, etc.

The TLCC participated in the PNNA-sponsored "Design A Quarter" contest in local schools (5th and 6th grades) to introduce the concept of quarter design to the students and give them the opportunity to create their own designs. The winners from each participating class were displayed at the 2002, 2003 and 2004 PNNA conventions with a public vote each year to determine the winning design and grand prize winner of a 1/4 ounce gold eagle. YN’s attending the conventions also participated in a "YN Scavenger Hunt" that had them exploring the room for free prizes.

Local child a winner! — Tacoma-area student John Space was the big winner in the PNNA Washington State quarter design competition for 5th and 6th graders. The winner was selected by a public vote at the 2003 PNNA convention in Tukwila. See the winning design on the PNNA website. The TLCC thanks teacher and longtime club member Ron Ahre for coordinating the quarter design competition entries from a number of local classrooms.

See the PNNA YN page for additional information, including YN and family activities at the annual PNNA spring convention and PNNA fall coin show.