Low Country Coin Club took a patriotic turn January 6, 2021 with their membership coin contest.
The Star-Spangled Banner won - at least it was the 2012 Commerative Proof Silver Dollar
The 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar is issued in commemoration of the bicentennial of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner which went on to become the national anthem of the United States. The silver dollar was released on March 5, 2012.
John Placko brought the coin, a PCGS Certified PR69DCAM.
Each quarter the club holds a coin contest for members to show off their collections. Each contest has a subject theme, like Flags, which was this quarter's theme. Previous themes have been, ugliest person, most beautiful woman and flowers.
The next contest is April 7, 2021 with the theme weird/strange animals. Must be a living or historical animal that actually existed, not a mythical or fictional character.
In 1960 a handful of coin collectors in the Low Country decided it would be a good thing to have a club of like minded men and women (it was all men in 1960.) H.H. Case, A.E. Tyner and Phil Jenkins led that group of men.
And that is what they did. Meeting at several locations occasionally, they talked and traded coins.
The Club held its first Coin Show June 12-14, 1964 at the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston, SC.
In 2007, the Low Country Coin Club incorporated as a non-profit organization (NOT a 501(c)(3)) in the state of South Carolina.
Currently the club is made up of about 60 members, men, women and youth. Dues are $10 a year for adults over 18 and $5 a year for those under 18.
Our meetings have been challenged by COVID-19.
Normally we meet at 7:30 PM on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Due to the restrictions resulting from the pandemic our meetings are limited to once a month at 6:30 PM.
We plan to resume our normal schedule as soon as the City of North Charleston allows us to.