Greater Orange County Coin Club

The Largest Coin Club in Southern California


Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when do you meet? The club meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Find us at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde E, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Do I need an invitation or other arrangements to come? No advance arrangements needed. Simply show up.

Is there a fee for the meeting? No.

Many clubs stopped meeting in 2020 and 2021. Are you meeting in person again? Yes, we meet in person at the time and place above.

Where can I reach you? Please email occoinclub@gmail.com

July 13, 2022 meeting

July is Bourse Night. This is a mini coin show where members can set up tables to sell coins. Tables $8 - pay when you arrive. No presentation, auction, or other activities. The usual refreshments provided. Be sure to bring money to buy from your friends. 7pm (although you can set up about 6:30) to 10pm, Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde E, Costa Mesa, CA.

June 8, 2022 meeting

Presentation is "An Introduction to the Soho Mint, Part 2." Also includes the usual show and tell, auction, refreshments, and socializing. 7pm to 10pm, Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde E, Costa Mesa, CA.

May 11, 2022 meeting

Presentation is "An Introduction to the Soho Mint." Held in person, with masking not required. Also includes the usual show and tell, auction, refreshments, and socializing. 7pm to 10pm, Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde E, Costa Mesa, CA.

April 13, 2022 meeting

We will be forgoing the typical club meeting format this month and instead we'll be having a special tribute meeting in honor of Roy Iwata! The meeting will be a potluck, so please bring a dish to share if possible, and there will be some nice prizes which everyone who attends will get a ticket with a chance to win.

Roy will be joining us for the festivities around our normal time, but this month's meeting will likely be shorter than usual so please do your best to arrive no later than 7pm.

We will have 5 silver coins we will be giving away at our pot luck. Everyone who attends will receive a ticket for the drawing. Also, we will be selling tickets for our next GOLD coin drawing. A beautiful 2008 “Discover Australia 1/10 ounce 0.9999 fine GOLD Dolphin coin in its original box! Roy donated this coin to our club! Thanks Roy!


Roy Iwata - A Reflection

What is the best part of the coin hobby?

The people.

You know our friend and member Roy Iwata. It’s impossible not to know him. Roy served as an officer of nearly every numismatic organization in Southern California. Each issue of The California Numismatist carries his name somewhere in its pages. He is a pillar of our coin community.

Let’s give an example. In 2016, the ANA World’s Fair of Money came to Anaheim. Roy manned the exhibits tirelessly, staying at his post throughout the week. Most of us walked the floor buying, selling, and networking. But Roy’s only thought during the ANA was, “How can I help?”

We’ve seen him do the same many times, manning tables at Long Beach, CSNA, and other shows. He worked behind the scenes at clubs, shows, and more. We also appreciate his many donations of time and treasure. The last meeting was difficult for Roy to attend, but he agreed to come at least one more time.

The best part of coins is the people, and Roy is the type of coin people we all want to be.

We offer respect and honor, Roy.

March 9, 2022 meeting

Presentation is "Philippines, Part 2." Held in person, with masking not required. Also includes the usual show and tell, auction, refreshments, and socializing. 7pm to 10pm, Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde E, Costa Mesa, CA.

January 12, 2022 meeting

Presentation is "Let's Make a Numismatic Book." Held via Zoom. See here for the newsletter and links to the online meeting.

November 10, 2021 meeting

Presentation is "Coins of the Philippines." Also includes the usual show and tell, auction, refreshments, and socializing. 7pm to 10pm, Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde E, Costa Mesa, CA.

October 13, 2021 meeting

Annual Bourse Night. This is a mini-coin show where any member can purchase a table to sell coins for $8. As always, the meeting is no charge to members and the public. An opportunity to buy coins from your friends. Begins at the usual 7 pm, but feel free to come early to set up and buy.