We express our Prayers and good thoughts to Karl Stroessner as he has been diagnosed with cancer. Ellen, his wife, let us know he spent many days in the hospital..
We keep Phil Cambers in our thoughts as he is test for an aneurism.
Let us know by email if others are ill, hospitalized or pass away. We appreciate knowing about our members.
The Ocala Coin Club of Ocala, Florida is formed as an educational organization promoting the perpetuation of numismatic study and fellowship for dealers, collectors, educators, and others interested in coins, currencies, and exonumia.
Renew your Ocala Coin Club Membership for 2020! See Jim Niccum at our next meeting!
We've kept the cost of dues for 2020 at $10 per adult member. Young Numismatists, in college and younger just $5. Renew your membership and let's keep our club's 110 members in the new year and grow Ocala Coin Club!
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Ocala Coin Club meeting on the 4th Tuesday at The Coleman Center, 2001 SE 32nd Ave. Ocala
"It is never too early or too late to discover coins and the other delights that make up the world of collecting."
-Q. David Bowers
The next Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020 is CANCELLED!
Our next official Board Meeting is Tuesday July 7, before F.U.N.
at Stevi B's Pizza Buffet
3101 SW 34th Ave., Ocala 34477
6:00 p.m. order dinner on your own tab. Meeting begins 6:30 p.m. All club members are welcome to join us for the Board meeting and everyone attending is expected to purchase food in exchange for use of the room without rent.
Click here to see Stevi B's menu.
The The Ocala Coin Club will NOT meet this coming Tuesday, May 26th. Our next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, June 23rd. After polling the officers and the emailed members, the officers have agreed to await the adjustments of the state and local government before assembling in quantity in The Coleman Center. We accept the median age of our membership leaves many members in the higher risk category to be receptive to the coronavirus, so we would rather exercise caution than to see anyone be afflicted with the symptoms of Covid-19. We are anxious to participate in our hobby, or return to the business, and yet we will not ask anyone to risk their own health or that of their spouses, family or friends by coming together in a public place when even restaurants have to wipe down tables, chairs, booths and such and only serve at 50% capacity. Let’s prepare for a great re-opening meeting in June!
On behalf of the Board of the Ocala Coin Club, thank you for your understanding, and and stay safe, stay well, and let’s look forward to June!
Mark Trout, President
Our hobby thrives on our participation!
If there is a coin show or a club meeting you planned on attending in May or June, please note: IT MAY BE CANCELLED! Stay health, keep social distances, and scour the internet! Read books. Learn things!
NEWS FROM FLORIDA UNITED NUMISMATISTS
The Summer F.U.N. Show July 9-11, is CANCELLED
2020 SUMMER FUN SHOW CAN it is with great disappointment that the FUN board of directors is announcing Summer FUN 2020 is cancelled. The FUN board has worked hard to make this show a reality, desperately wanting to provide a venue for our dealers to get back to what they love and have our numismatic community be able to convene again. However, it has become clear that the “cons” far outweigh the “pros” at this point in time.
First and foremost is the concern for the health and well-being of our dealers, our service providers and our public attendees. There are currently many concerns and also many unknowns about how things will be in early July. The FUN board voted and approved the purchase of masks and hand sanitizer for our attendees, but was still apprehensive about being able to keep everyone safe with some level of social distancing and other safety measures.
From Bob Hurst, President of FUN: “Our auction partner, Heritage Auctions, has endorsed this decision and has graciously agreed to transfer the Summer FUN auction consignments to their upcoming official auction of the ANA in Pittsburgh August 3rd-8th.”
From Steve Ivy, C.E.O. of Heritage Auctions: “We understand and fully endorse the decision of the FUN organization. The safety and health of the numismatic community is the first and foremost consideration. Heritage Auctions and its entire staff look forward to the upcoming winter show and auction in January with even more anticipation than normal.”
Our clubs are unable to get their members to commit to attend the show and are canceling their FUN-sponsored club buses. We believe this is a good indicator that the public is not yet comfortable attending a convention.
If you booked a hotel reservation through FUN’s official housing bureau your reservation will automatically be cancelled.
FUN deeply regrets disappointing many people, but we look forward to better days ahead and a hugely successful show in January 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented situations.