The Rockford Area Coin Club RACC meets monthly at the Loves Park North Suburban Women's Club at 6320
N. Second St. in Loves Park, just north of Rockford, every third Thursday, at 6:00pm.
Meetings feature fellowship and monthly auctions, plus show-and-tell, a numismatic quiz, old and new business, a numismatic prize attendance drawing for all members and more. We feature coins, paper money and exonumia. You do not have to be a member to bid in our auctions. Members may offer up to 10 items per auction, with no commission fee charged.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND ANY MEETING! There is no charge to attend meetings as a guest. Please feel free to bring items for show-and-tell. We have a summer picnic and holiday banquet, with good food, fun, games, bingo, etc, plus prizes for all. Dues are only $10 per year.
If you are coming via the interstate, exit I-90 at Riverside, go west to North Second and turn right/north. If you cross the river on Riverside, you've gone too far! North Second is the major north/south road on the east side of the river in Rockford/Loves Park. It turns into 251 on the north side of town. If you are coming from the south, go up to State St (the major east/west road,which crosses the river), and turn north on 2nd St, just a few blocks east of the river. The Loves Park Women's Club is on the west side of North Second, several blocks north of Riverside. There are lots of fast food resturantants in the area.
You are invited to attend any meetings.
We have two coin shows annually (Free Door prizes and Free Admission), each featuring about 50 tables of coin dealers.
March 6, 2016 119th Semi-Annual Show, Forest Hills Lodge, Loves Park IL next to the Rockford Speedway
Sept ??, 2016 120th Semi-Annual Show,
Shows open to the public at 9am. Due to distances traveled, some dealers start packing up about 1 pm, many by 2, and the show is mostly empty by 3 pm. You should plan to arrive before 1pm to view all the tables. At this time we do not have exhibits, only the coin bourse of dealers offering to buy and sell coins and other small collectibles. Mostly coins, but you will find US and World paper money, world coins, tokens, medals, watches and other small antiques, plus coin supplies and books. We have had dealers attend from Texas! Most of our dealers are from Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa.
SELLING? If you have items to sell, be sure to bring them along. Our dealers always want to buy!
Bourse Tables are available to dealers. Contact Bourse Chairman Mr. Gail Tennant 815-654-2745 gwtenn (at) comcast.net
Rockford Coin Club Events:
Christmas Party: Dec. 12, 2015, Stockholm Inn. All you can eat, plus bingo and prizes for all. Advance reservations required.
Picnic: NOON at Aug. ??, 2016 Alpine Park shelter #1, south of State St on Alpine (please bring a dish to pass). Club will furnish chicken and ham, lemonade and coffee. Bring the whole family and your table service. Food, bingo, lots of kids games, prizes, more! No reservations needed. Shelter #1 is the first sharp LEFT turn after you turn into Alpine Park, up the hill.
Rockford Area Coin Club Exonumia:
Our long term president and founder, Ralph Winquist, passed away suddenly in 1998. We have issued an elongated cent in his memory. It pictures an eagle with spread wings, with a background of coins, the outline of the state of Illinois, 1928-1998 Memoriam, etc. Elongated on 1998 cents, they are available for $1 each, plus a SASE to Rich Hartzog, POB 4143CHI, Rockford IL 61110.
RACC is a member of IL-NA, the Illinois Numsimatic Association, and the ANA C1027424.
For more information e-mail me at email@example.com, or call Rich Hartzog at 815-226-0771 in Rockford for more information.
Rockford Area Coin Club:
POB 294 Cherry Valley IL 61016.
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