February ’16 Newsletter

cropped-wcc-logo1.pngWaukesha Coin Club
VOL.XLVIII  Feb 2016  #2


Club Officers:
President – Randy Raikes
Vice President – Garrett Schumacher
Secretary – Don Kaminski
Treasurer – Mark Melby

Club ANA #:  C-1070749

Our January meeting kicked off the new year with introductions of our new officers for 2016. We welcomed a few new members, including a junior member. We thanked past Secretary Frank Balestrieri for his dedication last year. Scott Wing presented the past year’s President’s award to Mark Melby. A plaque including the proof dollar coins for the years the club President serves. The club agreed to make this an ongoing award for future Presidents.

For the night’s topic, Randy Raikes presented the Civil War Store Cards of Waukesha. Three tokens, H.W. Sherman, Charles Cork, and J.A. Dunbar were shown as well as Obsolete Bank Notes from the People’s Accommodation Store dated 1863. Randy described each Dry Goods Store owner, the store’s location, shared pictures of downtown Waukesha in 1854 & 1864 and Waukesha Freeman ads from 1860-1870

Next Meeting Agenda Items;

  • Presentation: Collectable Banks. By Dave Hunsinger
  • March Coin Show’s Roles and Responsibilities – See attached list

Our next regular meeting of the Waukesha Coin Club will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 3rd, at the Waukesha Salvation Army meeting room located at 445 Madison Street. The Salvation Army is located one block west of the corner of Highway 18 and Madison Street. Enter through the back door and take the elevator to the second floor.


  • 2016 dues are due: $15 for adults and $7.50 for students (note increased amount)
  • 2016 raffle tickets are available for pickup & sale. See Mark Melby at our monthly meetings.
  • Bring Food Items – For February’s meeting, non-perishable food items to be donated to the Salvation Army.
  • Guests Welcome: If anyone wants to bring new collectors young or old to the meetings, remember that guests are always welcome!

Trivia: Which Territorial gold coins feature a beehive or clasped hands?

Pot Coin: (1) Indianhead Cent VF or better – bring extras to sell!

Coin Shows:

February 21, 2016 – Oshkosh
Wisconsin Coin Expos LLC 33rd Annual Coin Show at Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 N. Main St. Oshkosh. Hours: 9am – 4pm. Free Admission. Contact Randy Miller, PO Box 254, Oshkosh, WI 54903. ph: 920-231-6161, fax: 920-231-6122.

February 28, 2016 – Racine Racine
Numismatic Society Annual Coin Show. Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring Street, Racine. Hours 9:00 – 3:30. 50 dealers. Free parking. Free Admission. Show contact: Bill Spencer 262-637-7766.

March 13, 2016 – New Berlin
Waukesha Coin Club’s 47th annual Waukesha Coin Show. Held at New Berlin Ale House, 16000 W. Cleveland Av., New Berlin, WI. 9am to 4pm. 35+ dealers, attendance prizes every half hour, exhibits, raffle, and plenty of free parking.

Next meeting: February 3rd

Refreshments to be provided by: ?????
Door Prizes to be provided by: Dave Hunsicker – February