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Ripstra first in new Hall of Fame

The Chicago Coin Club celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019.


As part of the celebration, it has created its own Hall of Fame.

The first member to be inducted is medalist and hobby leader J. Henry Ripstra, 1881-1961. His Hall of Fame citation has been published on the club’s Hall of Fame web page:

The club said 12 Hall of Fame inductees have been selected. Each of the remaining eleven will be announced at the rate of one per month, February through December.

The Chicago Coin Club originally was organized in 1912 as American Numismatic Association Branch No. 1, and reorganized under its present name in 1919.

All are invited to join. To become a member of the Chicago club you must attend a meeting and submit an application along with a membership fee of $20 ($10 for Junior membership).

A first reading of your application will be held at this meeting, and a second reading at the next monthly meeting, following publication of your name in the club newsletter. (You are not required to be present for the second reading.) Upon membership approval, you will become a member.

The Chicago Coin Club holds monthly meetings in downtown Chicago, plus at major numismatic conventions such as Central States, with a speaker featured at every meeting except the annual auction, held at the November meeting.

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