History of Salina Coin Club
The Salina Coin Club was formed in 1949. The membership was comprised of collectors and businessmen from
a wide area of North Central Kansas. That same year our Club joined the ANA (American Numismatic Association) and has been
a continuous member since. During those early years, the membership included many active duty military personnel stationed
at Smoky Hill Air Base and the head count was around 60 members. In 1964 the numbers swelled to over 70. One of those
members is still in our Club today.
The Base name was later changed to Schilling Air Force Base. In 1965,
the Air Force announced that Schilling was on a list of bases that were to be closed. In 1972, six years after the base closure,
the member count had dropped drastically and a motion was made to suspend all club activities due to lack of interest and
participation. In May of 1972, a sale of club assets was held and the proceeds were deposited into a CD at a local bank. The
interest of this account was used to keep the club dues to ANA up to date. One of the five Board of Trustees assigned
to maintain this account is still an active member of our club.
In September of 1988, the Salina Coin
Club was re-organized and we have been holding regular meetings since.
To promote the Numismatic hobby through education and participation.