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Bronx Coin Club marks 1,000

Members of the Bronx Coin Club celebrated the Club’s 1,000th monthly meeting April 26, 2017. The gathering occurred at Keens Steakhouse in Manhattan, said Ed Snible.

Front Row: Normand Pépin, Joel Iskowitz, Jay Galst, David Menchell. Back Row: Jeremy Wallace, Snible and Thomas Tesoriero.

Joel Iskowitz is designing a medal for the Club to commemorate the occasion with the theme of the first Bronx settler, Jonas Bronck. He signed a peace treaty with the native Americans in 1642. The Bronx is named after him.

The Bronx Coin Club was founded in 1933 by Otto T. Sghia and has met each month since that time. The club has 16 members. Past president Jay Galst has been a member for more than 30 years.

Each meeting has two topics. All members bring an exhibit each month related to one or both of the topics.

Club member John Kleeberg (author of Numismatic Finds of the Americas: An Inventory of American Coin Hoards, Shipwrecks, Single Finds and Finds in Excavations) wrote a few words about the club for the online journal e-Sylum in 2012, which may be found here: http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v15n18a21.html


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