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 was still
in our Club until 2018.
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.
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.