NWCC News & Events


NWCC Newsletter

Official communication within our club is done by way of a monthly newsletter. Newsletters are generally mailed or emailed to our members about a week prior to our next meeting. In it you will find a short summary of the upcoming meeting including our featured presentation, as well as a recap of last month’s minutes. You must be a registered member to receive our newsletter. If you are a registered member and wish to receive our club newsletter please click on the following link:

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NWCC Boy Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge (ANNUAL)

Attention Boy Scouts! Would you like to earn your Coin Collecting Merit Badge in just one day? Click here to read more and register online!


The NWCC Youth Auction has become a popular event at our annual NWCC Money Show. With gracious donations provided by our table dealers, we are able to hold a special auction for young numismatists between the ages of 7 and 14. $200 worth of “auction credits” are provided for each of the participants who can then bid on fantastic items of their choice. This year’s auction included nearly 200 lots totaling thousands of dollars in value. Some amazing treasures come up for auction here! Click here for rules and to see photos from this year’s event!

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NWCC ties for 3rd place in ANA Club trivia challenge!

In honor of National Coin Week 2012, the American Numismatic Association held a “Club Trivia Challenge” consisting of 20 questions relating to numismatics. The answers weren’t easy to come by, but we are proud to announce that collectively, the Northwest Coin Club achieved a perfect score! Out of 30 clubs from around the country that participated, nine other clubs also correctly answered all 20 questions plus an additional tiebreaker question. First, Second and Third places were drawn at random. To read both the questions and our club’s answers, click on the following link. NWCC_2012 ANA Club Trivia Answers.pdf

Click here to read more on the ANA’s Treasure Hunt and Trivia Challenge.


Club member Brendan Tupa had a commentary published July 2012 in the Viewpoint section of Numismatic News. It is a very good read and will remind many numismatists of what attracted them to the hobby in the first place. Click below to read the article:



Every year the NWCC holds a special dinner which is open to all members plus a guest of their choice. With all the food and drinks (non-alcoholic) included, this treat alone is worth the price of membership! The dinner is typically in October and has been held at various restaurants in the Twin Cities area. Click here to read more.

NWCC Monthly club meetings – Click here to visit calendar

Our monthly meetings continue to provide members with a treasure trove of information and education in the hobby of numismatics. Recent presentations have included topics such as; Silver Commemorative Coins, The basics of coin photography, The Worlds Fair of Money, Toned Coins, The 1804 Silver Dollar, Counterfeit Detection, Fractional Currency, World Currency, Tokens and Medals, Behind the scenes at a Coin Show, The ANA Summer Seminar, The history of 2 and 3 cent pieces, The history of Mexican coinage, The history of British coinage, FUGIO Cents, Greysheet Pricing vs Market Values, The top 10 rules for successful coin collecting, The history of Grading Services, The Central States Numismatic Society Convention experience, US Large Size Paper Money, Civil War Tokens, The Legendary 1933 Double Eagles, Slabbed Coins and Grading Companies, A Seminar on US Coin Grading, History of Canadian Coinage, Gold-backed Currency, Collecting Weird Stuff, and Readying Your Collection for Your Heirs. Our club also holds periodic show-and-tell and special “Auction Nights.”

Displays shown by the NWCC

Our club has been busy this year and created two different numismatic related displays around town. Check them out here!


Then please take time to call your State Representative and Senator and tell them! You can find them if you google Minnesota Legislature, plug in your zip code and it will show you your legislator. A short phone call is much more effective than an email. Just use the information here and thank their staff for taking your call. If you get an answering machine, try calling back later. Only leave a message if you can’t get through. If everyone calls, we can get this done! Keep it short as noted. Click here for suggested call text.


Our club promoted National Coin Week on Saturday April 19th at a local public Library. This was our first attempt in many years and it proved to be fun and successful! Click here for more.

80th Anniversary club medal available!

The NWCC has a limited number of Anniversary Medals still available for purchase by the public! This medal celebrates 80 years since the Northwest Coin Club was first established back in 1934. The obverse features a pictorial of the iconic spoon and cherry sculpture in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden –the land on which it sits having been donated to the city also in 1934. The reverse features our club logo. This unique medal is minted in "Nicodium" a material developed by Wendell’s custom minting out of Ramsey, Minnesota. NiCodium has the look of pewter and can be furnished in bright, satin and antiqued finish.

To purchase a medal, please mail a check for $4.00 to Northwest Coin Club PO Box 18053 Minneapolis, MN 55418-0053. If you attend one of our monthly meetings, you may also purchase one in person for $3.00. The cost to club members is $2.00 each.

Passing of long time NWCC member

The Northwest Coin Club is deeply saddened by the recent passing of long time member and friend Everett Levens. Everett was the Editor of the Club Newsletter for the past 23 years as well as “Head Table Chair” at our annual Money Show for the past 25 years before stepping down from these duties in 2015. He did an outstanding job at both and he will be deeply missed by all members who came to know him. Some club members may remember him as the “go-to guy” for the State Quarter and National Park Quarter series as he made a routine of picking up rolls of the newest releases and then reselling them to club members at cost for their own collections.

For those wishing to pay tribute to Everett, we encourage you to send memorials to Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled American Vets, or Pulmonary Fibrosis org. The club wishes to extend our sincerest condolences to the Levens family, many of whom are also NWCC members. Rest in peace Ev.