Coin Club To Host Junior Guest Night

Tuesday, Aug. 28 is Junior Guest Night at the Jamestown Coin Club’s regular monthly meeting. An 1893 Columbian half dollar, like the one pictured, will be one of the door prizes that evening. It was minted for the Chicago Columbian Exposition. Submitted photo

The Jamestown Coin Club is having a Junior Guest Night.

All guests under age 18 at the Tuesday, Aug. 28 meeting will receive a free coin to add to or begin their collections. They will also be given a copy of Numismatic News, a weekly magazine for coin collectors.

One of the evening’s door prizes will be an 1893 Columbian half dollar. This first U.S. commemorative half dollar was minted for the Chicago Columbian Exposition, the huge World’s Fair held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the voyage of Columbus to America. The coin features the explorer on the reverse and one of his ships on the obverse.

With the exception of December, the Jamestown Coin Club meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaruagus BOCES Center on Route 394 in Ashville. Doors open at 6 p.m. and meetings begin at 7 p.m.

The monthly get-togethers include door prizes and giveaways and are highlighted by an auction of coins submitted by members. Annual membership is $10. Guests are welcome to participate at no charge. March, August, and November meetings are Junior Guest Nights.

The club sponsors coin shows in March and September at the Herman Kent Celoron Legion Post 777. The March show is held in conjunction with the Corry (Pa.) Coin Club.

For more information about the Jamestown Coin Club, call 720-1591.