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.
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.