As I was developing my home page, I put an item on it for a coin club with the thought that I would go out and see how other people were running their clubs on the internet. Guess what, there don't seem to be any other coin clubs on the internet. Is this telling me something, or am I just strange in wanting to be in contact with other collectors such as myself? I have no idea if what I am doing is going to be successful, but here it goes anyway.
If you are interested in joining this coin club, let me know with an E-Mail note and I will add you to the list. My E-Mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. You might ask, how much is this going to cost me to join? Nothing, zero, zilch, zip. If it doesn't cost anything, will it be worth anything? I don't know about that since I am not sure what I am doing yet. I do know that I do not intend to spend any money on this project, just my time and the time of the other members.
First of all, I plan to maintain a data base of collectors and their E-Mail addresses. If an issue pertaining to Numismatics is found that I think that you should know about, I will send you an E-Mail message. If a question comes up that I would like to know your opinion, I will ask you with an E-Mail message. We might even get politically motivated and do an E-Mail campaign to our friends in Washington if we feel an issue deserves our support or opposition.
I plan to maintain a file of nice and different pictures of coins. There will be a place on this page where you can click to see a picture of a coin that may be different in some way or another. This could be helpful in identifying coins. I would also accept pictures of coins from any member and include the picture if I felt that it fits the topic of numismatics.
Current events, articles and any other items of note will be placed on the clubs page. Any member that would like to advertise a show or note a meeting of their own local club can also do that by simply sending me an E-Mail message. I will do my best to include all that I can on this page, but you all must remember that this is only a hobby for me and I still have a life outside of the internet.
With all of that said, simply click on my E-Mail address and sign up for the club. I would appreciate it if you would tell me your area of interest in numismatics, your number of years of experience, and anything else about you that you feel would be helpful to me in providing you with an interesting place to visit on the web.