History of the Regina Coin Club
The Regina Coin Club was founded in 1953 with five members, two of whom celebrated 50 years of continuous membership during the Club’s Golden Jubilee in 2003. At the present time, we have 65 memberships covering over 100 members (including Life, Family, Adult and Junior Members). The Club was one of the first in Canada to support the Canadian Numismatic Association, being the sixth to join. The Club has twice hosted the Annual Convention of the CNA in 1959 and 1985.
The Regina Coin Club issued a series of attractive Trade Dollars from 1984 to 1991, each of which has a portrait of Queen Victoria on the obverse (taken from Henry Lee-Grayson’s famous medallion portrait on the Albert Memorial Bridge in Regina) and various Saskatchewan landmarks or events on the reverse.
Subjects commemorated were:
In 1986, the Club published “Aspects of the Numismatics of North America,” the proceedings of a symposium held in conjunction with the CNA Convention. The book contains a variety of articles on the coinage, paper money and medals of Canada, the United States and Mexico and includes a comprehensive study of the campaign medals of nineteenth century Canada.
In 2013, the mark our 60th anniversary, Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, became the Honourary Patron of the Regina Coin Club. Her successor, His Honour the Honourable Tom Molloy, is now the Honourary Patron of the Regina Coin Club.