Our next monthly meeting will be on July 25th, 2018.


The June, 2018, meeting of the Ames Coin Club was held on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, at the Heartland Senior Services Center, 205 S. Walnut in Ames from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


June Meeting Minutes

Here is a summary of the June 2018 minutes for the website

Meeting called to order by President Kraft. 9 members in attendance. Draw for door prizes. President Dillon K. and Paul H. won silver eagles.

Paul H. talked about his visit to Dan Carrs minting facility in CO. Dan principally restrikes fantasy coins like the 1964 Peace Dollar from real Peace dollars. You can visit Dans site at

President Dillon K. reported that we now have 2 Face Book pages. One is public and open to anyone with a Face Book account. The idea is to hopefully allow interested persons in the area to find the club or as a resource to those looking for info about coins and collecting.
The second FB page is private and access is limited to Ames Coin Club members. You should have received an email with a link to access the private page.

We had an impromptu discussion about counterfeit coins and currency followed by a discussion of coin cleaning. Generally it is agreed that if you cant tell if a coin was cleaned, then it probably wasnt cleaned. Also, it is commonly accepted that removing, oils, greases, tape residue, PVC etc. with solvents like acetone, xylol [petroleum distillates] are not considered cleaning; nor is dipping to remove tarnish/toning. They may not be considered cleaning, but can ruin or lessen a coins value if not done correctly. Paul H had examples of coins dipped in E Zest and ms70.


Make plans for the next Coin-A-Rama in Nevada, Iowa

February 23-24, 2019. We hope to see you there!



If you have a program idea or would like to give a program yourself, please contact a member of the board, or Paul H.



Dues collected at all meetings - $5 Adults / $2 Youth (July 1 - June 30)



**Those wishing to arrive at 6:30pm, including Young Numismatists, will have extra time to talk about and enjoy our great hobby!


ANA Summer Seminars

CLICK HERE to learn more about the ANA Summer Seminars where you will able to download the course catalogue and application forms. Young Numismatists can apply for a scholarship!


About our Club

The Ames Coin Club is one of the liveliest numismatic organizations in the state. We host the annual Nevada, Iowa, coin show, one of the largest in the region, every February. Kirk Nichols, owner of Chester's Coins and Gifts, is our adviser. The club meets the last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Heartland Senior Citizen Center, 205 Walnut.


Annual Dues - $5 Adults / $2 Youth (July 1st - June 30)


For more information about the club, or to join, contact Kirk Nichols at 515-232-9222. Club Officers: President Dillon K., Vice President Paul H., Secretary Tom W., and Treasurer Jim G.