UpDATED JUNE 6, 2012
History of MGCC
The Middle Georgia Coin Club came into being in 1936, and over the years it has supported a hobby that involves the collecting and study of coins and other numismatic items including currency, tokens and exonumia, objects related to coinage. In 1961, The American Numismatic Association presented the club with a plaque commemorating the organization’s 51 years of continuous membership in the ANA, the hobby’s preeminent national organization.
MAIN PROJECT OF THE CLUB
As its main project, the club has for the past 50 consecutive years sponsored an annual coin and collectables show, normally held in the last full weekend in January, in which those who deal in coin, stamp, postcard and related items participate in a three-day show which has become popular throughout the region and that has one of the best reputations for events of this nature throughout the southeast. The show, held since 1972 at the Macon Coliseum – prior to that it was held at the Westgate Shopping Center on Pio Nono Avenue — moved its expanded operations to facilities at the Perry Agricenter in 2009. The event draws thousands of midstate visitors, each of whom receives a personal invitation from the club to return the following year. Since its inception the show has been free to the public.
The Middle Georgia Coin Club (MGCC) provides free copies of the Red Book periodically, an annual publication officially known as the US Guide to Coins, to members, drawings for numismatic items and offers programs that include club auctions of numismatic items, the dissemination of information about coin and collectible shows that are taking place throughout the southeast and fellowship and discussion between those who hold similar interests. Evaluation and Appraisal available at the Bi Monthly coin meeting. The prime function of the organization, as defined by its constitution is to “encourage and promote the science of numismatics by the investigation, discussion and study of coins, currencies and medals of the world; to encourage and assist beginners or new collectors ; to foster the interests of youth in the science of numismatics; to acquire and disperse numismatic knowledge, and to cultivate fraternal relation among collectors and students.”
GUESTS SPEAKERS AT OUR JANUARY SHOW
The Middle Georgia Coin Club is privileged to have the professional numismatists – J.T. Stanton and Bill Fivaz at the coin show in January 2013. J.T and Bill are co-authors of Cherry Picker’s Guide volumes one and two. At 8:00-11:00 AM on Sat.January 26 J.T. will be conducting a photography class on how to take pictures of coins (bring your cameras all types) also on that day from 11:00am -1:00 pm, Bill will have a class on how to detect counterfeit coins and how to grade Buffalo nickels and Mercury dimes. This class will be beneficial to all- dealers, collectors and juniors. At the end of each class there will be a question and answer session.