A Few Words…

From Your President

Happy New Year, fellow numismatists! It’s hard to believe we’re already flipping the calendars to another year. I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season with your families.

Many of us collect coins for a variety of reasons. They may hold sentimental value or remind us of a bygone era. Or the design of a particular coin strikes a chord with us and keeps us in touch with our history. There are also many who collect coins strictly as an investment in hopes that their value will increase over time. Whatever your reason for collecting, 2022 was a rewarding year for numismatists! The value of our collections generally increased throughout the year. Aided by a major slump in the value of cryptocurrencies as well as investors’ desire to hold physical assets as stock markets declined and inflation ran rampant, rare and collector coins proved to be a great investment in 2022. We’re seeing new people at the coin shows, both young and old. I believe that this is a reminder that we all long for human connection in an ever-changing world. I know I am not alone when I say that the hobby of numismatics is the perfect medium to achieve that connection. It is no wonder why our hobby ranks among the oldest in human existence. Here’s to an amazing year of numismatics and hope that we can keep the momentum going in 2023!

Our secretary will be collecting 2023 dues during this meeting. Please try to be ready to make payment.

Sharon Bower, Club President