April ’18 Newsletter

cropped-wcc-logo1.pngWaukesha Coin Club Newsletter
VOL.XLX April 2018  #4

Our March meeting included a presentation by Randy on Milwaukee Prosperity Tokens which were issued by Walgreens in 1932.  His presentation started with some historical context including current events from 1932 and a short film clip of a South Milwaukee street scene in 1932.  He then gave a short history of Walgreens which started in Chicago in 1901. According to information he got from Walgreens, Walgreens had independent franchises which could have their own sales and promotions.  Randy then showed ads and articles about the 75,000 “Bags of Gold” sent out to Milwaukee area households on Oct. 3, 1932. Each bag contained 14 tokens good for discounts on different products totaling $1.30 per household.  Randy then showed pictures of each token along with period ads for the products featured on the tokens. The promotion ran until October 15, 1932 after which the tokens expired.

Dick said the Boy Scout Merit Badge Clinic was a success.  He brought special patches for each member who had volunteered at the event.

Mark brought in a letter from the Salvation Army thanking the club for manning the red kettle for eight hours in November and raising $213.39.

Coin show Update:  Hope everyone enjoyed the Coin Show.  It was reported attendance was 440 people.  This is an increase from last years’ 409 attendance.


  • April 4th meeting – RAFFLE Night.  Buy your tickets from Mark before the drawing.
  • Annual dues:  Adults $15, Youth $7.50 (Mail to Chuck Payne – 262-844-6004)
  • Our next regular meeting of the Waukesha Coin Club will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 4th , 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.
  • Guests Welcome: If anyone wants to bring new collectors young or old to the meetings, remember that guests are always welcome!

Trivia:  None
Pot Coin:   None

Coin Shows:

April 8, 2018 – Appleton – Fox Valley Coin Club’s 63rd Annual Spring Coin Show at Darboy Club, N.9695 County Rd. N., Appleton, WI. 40 tables. Contact James Bayer/Jerry Roberts, PO Box 1981, Appleton, WI 54912 54915. Ph: 920-209-4266.

April 13-14, 2018 – Milwaukee SSCC – South Shore Coin Club’s 54th Annual Coin Show at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 S. 13th St., Milwaukee, WI. April 13 (12 -6), April 14 (10 -4). First 150 seniors (62+) and Vets Free. Contact Joe B. at 414-327-6156.

April 15, 2018– Kohler – Sheboygan Coin Club’s Spring show. The Village at 170, 170 Range Line Rd. Kohler, WI 53044. 9am – 3:30pm. Free Admission. Contact: Ed Rautmann, PO Box 907, Sheboygan, WI 53081. 920-893-5864.

April 22, 2018 – Wausau *NOW SHOW* – Wisconsin Valley Coin Club’s Show at THE PLAZA HOTEL 201 N. 17th Av, Wausau. Hours: 9-4. Show contact: Thad Streeter, 5002 Tanya St., Schofield, WI 54476. Phone: 715-574-2777,

April 25-28, 2018 – Schaumburg, IL – Central States Numismatic Society 79th annual convention. Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center. 1551 N. Thoreau Dr. Schaumburg, IL 60173. Convention Chairman: Kevin Foley, Bourse Chair: Patricia Foley,

April 29, 2018 – Green Bay – Nicolet Coin Club’s spring show. Stadium View Bar and Grill, 1963 Holmgren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304. 50 tables, Free Admission and Parking. 9am – 3pm. Contact: Roger Bohn 920-819-7294 Send an e-mail.

Refreshments:  Bob B
Door Prizes –  None

WCC 2018 Presentation Schedule:

April – Raffle
May – Tom S. – Mississippi
June – Dick P. – Exonumia
July- Bob B. –  Mel Fisher
August – John W. MPC
September – Don K.  Auction-Tentative
October – Tina S.
November – OPEN
December – Christmas Dinner – OPEN

Collector’s Challenge:  A Challenge to report coins found in change this year. Any coin or token of interest will be listed in the newsletter after reported. The winner will be voted on at end of year.

Chicago Transit Token – Randy R. (Coin machine)
Washington Quarter w/ edge flattend both sides – Glenn J. (In change)
1994 10 Cent Centavos – Randy R. (Coin Machine)
Wheat penny in change from a Dollar Store – Mark Ch.
Buffalo nickel with the date rubbed off at a Chinese restaurant – Mark Ch.
Clipped Lincoln Cent (Poor Condition) – John W
1928 Wheat Cent – Dick P (Change)
2001 – 20 pence seven sided coin, vending machine at school – Ryan B
1974 s cent in bathroom at Rocky’s – Ryan B.