For over twenty years, the Madison County Coin Club has served the north Alabama community by bringing numismatists together for the love of coin collecting.
The Club strives to impart knowledge to its members through presentations and personal experiences.
Through the sharing of knowledge and experiences, it enhances and enriches coin collecting for the numismatic community.
Speaking of our members, we have a vast group of collectors who collect all types of United States coins, as well as, foreign coins.
Many of our members collect coins from a certain era (19th century, for example), while others collect strictly modern coins.
We also have members who collect only a certain type of coin (Seated Coins, Morgan Dollars, and Commemoratives, to name a few).
Some members focus solely on foreign coins (for instance English, German, and Chinese) which can span many centuries.
This diversification makes our club dynamic, providing something for every type of collector.
Madison County Coin Club members can access our lending library of more than 130 books, auction catalogs, and periodicals.
The library features resources and materials on subjects including but not limited to U.S. and foreign coins, ancients, paper money, tokens, and medals.
You can request materials by emailing the librarian, Ann Fulmer
Library materials are checked out to members for a four-week period. You can email the librarian to renew items for another four-week period
(as long as no other member has submitted a hold on the item/items).
To return your items simply bring them to one of our meetings.
You can search the online library catalog for available materials by using the following links:
The Officers of the Club serve in a variety of capacities and are elected annually at the Anniversary Meeting in November.
A Short History of the Madison County Coin Club
by Richard Jozefiak
Why was the club started?
I was transferred for work to Huntsville, AL and moved with my family from Virginia (living near Washington D.C.) to Madison, AL in April 2000.
I had been coming to Huntsville since 1998 for business trips on a regular basis and had looked for a coin club in the area.
I did attend some one-day coin shows held in Huntsville.
At the local coin shows in Huntsville I asked about a coin club in the area, and a number of people told me there were none, and probably no interest.
In Virginia I was an American Numismatic Association (ANA) District Delegate volunteer.
I have been an active ANA volunteer in a number of positions since 1993.
There was not an ANA member club in the area at the time, or even an active coin club.
I contacted the ANA Headquarters in Colorado Springs and requested a search of ANA members within a 50-mile radius of Huntsville, sometime in late 2000.
I was informed by the ANA that there were a little over 100 ANA members in my search area.
I decided that with so many ANA members, there should be interest for a coin club, and I decided to start one. The club would have four main focuses:
- MCCC Newsletter
- Displays, exhibits
- Refreshments at meeting
- Pot-luck dinners
- Gathering before and after the meeting
- Public Service
- Outreach to schools, scouts, community groups
- Respond to public inquires
- Collecting Opportunities
- Club auction
- Buying and selling at meeting
- Non-members bring in items to sell
More can be found in Richard's book:
20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY HISTORY OF THE MADISON COUNTY COIN CLUB (2001-2021)
The Club has awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership
to outstanding people that have made a 'major contribution' to the Madison County Coin Club.
The Club's current Honorary Members are:
- Mr. Charles Anderson
- Mr. Michael Turini
The club holds two auctions each year with the first being in June and the other in November.
Auction Rules and Regulations
- The maximum number of lots to be auctioned at any regular meeting per member will be five (5). Additional lots may be submitted as donations to the club.
- All coins and other material must be appropriately packaged and described.
- Minimum bids should be indicated on the auction slip and must represent the lowest acceptable price. Items at ‘no minimum’ bid are identified as ‘Absolute’ and will be sold to the highest bidder.
- Condition of the coin or object should be in the description. Only numismatic related material is allowed at auction.
- Anyone may bid on auction lots, however, sellers may not bid on their own material.
- A runner will return ‘no bid’ items and carry lots to the winning bidder.
- Buyers and sellers will settle auction transactions at the conclusion of the auction. When available, member personal checks are acceptable as payment, however, non-members must pay in cash. An exception can be made by arrangement with the Treasurer.
The purpose of the coin club is to provide a forum for coin collectors, young and old, to have a fun time and share their knowledge and enjoyment of
Membership is open to all people who share an interest in collecting coins, medals, paper money, or any other numismatic material.
Members of the club enjoy a number of benefits:
- Eleven Monthly meetings
- Educational lectures at each meeting covering a range of numismatic topics
- Door prizes including a silver eagle are given away at each meeting
- Refreshments at each meeting
- Two Club Auctions per year
- Notices via email of club events
- Access to the club's extensive numismatic library
- Able to purchase club medals
- Help from a large pool of knowledgeable collectors to answer questions
- Camaraderie with fellow collectors who also have a very strong interest in collecting coins, tokens, banknotes, and exonumia!
We are keen to encourage new members with an interest in numismatics to join the club.
We provide a warm and friendly welcome and are very keen to encourage those new to the study, collecting of coins,
tokens or banknotes.
The club is a member of the American Numismatic Association (Member #C-195870 Region 20, AL & GA),
Alabama Numismatic Society (ANS),
Georgia Numismatic Association (GNA),
and the Florida United Numismatists (FUN).
Information provided by members in their application for membership to the Madison County Coin Club will not be provided to any thrid party.
Membership of the club is open to all persons with an interest in numismatics.
Applications for membership are warmly welcomed from individuals.
The club is financed by an annual membership which are due in January each year.
|Current membership rates are as follows:|
|YN and Spouse||$5|
To apply, please fill out the membership form
You can bring the form to one of our club meetings or mail it to:
Madison County Coin Club
P.O. Box 12242
Huntsville, AL 35815
We meet at the
South Huntsville Public Library
7901-L Bailey Cove Rd Se
Huntsville, AL 35802
Typically meetings are on the third Monday of the month from 6:00-7:30 with the doors opening at 5:30. If the library is closed that day for a holiday,
we meet on the fourth Monday of the month. You can check our program schedule for this year's meeting dates.
If you would like to sign up to be a speaker in 2024, please use this
If you would like to sign up to bring refreshments in 2024, please use this
| 2024 Madison County Coin Club Program|
Refreshments and Programs Schedule
|| Pat Douglas and Gerry Steele
Coins of German East Africa
|| Dale Holcomb
Civil War Tokens
Show and Tell
|| Todd Hutto
||4th of July Potluck, Bourse Night, and Auction
|| Aaron Wales
|| Ann Fulmer
|| Harold Fears
|| David Hollander
||Thanksgiving Potluck, Bourse Night, and Auction
|December - No Meeting
From time to time the club will make available presentations from the monthly meetings. Click the link to view the list of presentations.