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BSA Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop – Sunday, October 9, 2022

Cupertino Coin Club Officers Emile Mestressat and Suzy Trigonis are offering our Boy Scouts of America Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council Service Center, 970 W Julian St, San Jose, CA 95126.

Board Directors, Officers, and Members will also be assisting with review of requirements and sign-off of Blue Cards. All are Certified, Registered Merit Badge Counselors.

Registration is required. Details are on the flyer CoinCollectMBWrkshp-Oct22

Program Calendar for the rest of 2022

Meetings & Events:

August 12, 7:30 pm – Beauty & the Beast Contest
— Guest Speaker: Don P.
— Topic: A Parody on Slabs

Aug 13, noon – CCC/SJCC Joint Picnic
— Las Palmas Park
— 850 Russet Dr, Sunnyvale
— Bring a side to share [salad (any type), fruit, chips, dessert]

Aug 17, 7:30 pm – Board Meeting (on Zoom)

Sept 11, 7:00 pm – Septemberfest / 50th Anniversary Celebration
— Hot Dog, Polish Sausage & Potluck Night
— All attendees must bring a side to share
— Guest Presenter: Al Lo
— Topic: 50 Years of Cupertino Coin Club History
— No Auction, no Show & Tell
— 50th Anniversary Chip will be available (see Cupertino Coin Press)

Sept 14, 7:30 pm – Board Meeting (on Zoom)

Oct 14, 7:30 pm – Youth Night
— Meeting Presided by: Matthew W, Jr. President
— Guest Speaker: Emile M
— Topic: Fascinating (Mysteries/Myths) About U.S. Coins

Oct 9, Sun, 11 am – 5 pm – BSA Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop
— Presented by CCC Board Officers Emile M & Suzy T
— Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, Boy Scouts of America
— 970 W Julian St
— San Jose, CA
— See 9/2/22 post with the details
— Registration is required

Oct 19, 7:30 pm – Board Meeting (on Zoom

Oct 23 – Annual Banquet
— St Jude’s Episcopal Church
— 20920 McClellan Rd
— Cupertino, CA
— Click here for Order Form and details

Nov 11, 7:30 pm – Guest Speaker: Mike W
— Topic: Disney Dollars

Nov 16, 7:30 pm – Board Meeting (on Zoom)

Dec 3 – Fairfield/Vallejo Joint Christmas Party (as guests)
— Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, Vallejo

Dec 9, 7:00 pm – Gary L Acquistapace Memorial Donation Fundraising Auction
— Bring your favorite dessert to share in the holiday celebration

Dec 21, 7:30 pm – Board Meeting (on Zoom)

Looking for Guest Speakers for January & February 2023. If you have some knowledge about a topic that you would like to share with the rest of the club for 12-15 minutes, please contact Suzy T, Program Chair to sign up. Send an email to or see her in person at one of the above events. Thank you!


Click here for Picnic flyer:  CCC-SJCC 2022 Joint Picnic Flyer

We will be picnicking with members of San Jose Coin Club.

Saturday, August 13, 2022, starting at Noon

Las Palmas Park
850 Russet Dr
Sunnyvale, CA

Pre-registration is required. See flyer for details.


Join us Friday, July 8, 2022 at 7:30 for our next meeting. Our guest speaker, Ed, will be talking about various silver coins. Other activities include an auction, show & tell, youth raffle and general drawing.

NUMISMATIC NEWS Article Highlights CCC’s Coin Collecting MB Workshop

We received a full page on page 34 of the April 26, 2022 issue – Vol. 71 No. 10 – of Numismatic News for Vice President Suzanne T’s article, “40 Scouts Earn Coin Collecting Badge” which talks about the success of our February 13 Workshop which introduced youth in Scouting to a life-long hobby of coin collecting. Eight members of Cupertino Coin Club, including six who are currently board officers and six who are Eagle Scouts.

Click to read article.

Click to read whole issue.


MintMark, published by the ANA, has published our article in the Q2 2022 edition, on the successful BSA Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop, lead by Emile and Suzy with six CCC members, which we put on in February. See pages 5-6.


Bring a friend, or two, to our next meeting on May 13, and you will be entered into our special Friend Drawing for a prize. Plus, you and your friend(s) will have fun at the meeting. This applies to both youth and adults! Thank you for introducing your friend to a potential new hobby and helping our club to grow!


Thank you for being members of Cupertino Coin Club. We value your membership and participation in our club. The Board of Directors and Officers thank you for pledging to support us at the April induction in our efforts to keep this club thriving. COVID has had a negative impact on the club. We were not able to hold a show in 2021. The clock is running on lead time needed to put on a show in 2022. Costs are rising everywhere. The club continues to have expenses for things such as monthly meeting room rental, minimal meeting snacks, club website, insurance, and the medals produced in 2020-21 for a show which we have yet to hold, including two dies for both the obverse and reverse. We need your monetary support. Please show your support by bringing your dues current by submitting your $12.00/year (that’s $1.00/month) for adults and $6/year (that’s 50¢/month). We found it necessary to increase our annual dues which had remained $5/year for adults and $1/year for youth, for 21 years, but that is no longer viable. If you value your numismatic hobby, local club, and the friendships made here, and want to keep this club running, please become current on your dues. You can mail your check to the club PO Box or give it to the club Treasurer in person at the next meeting. If you prefer to pay electronically, please contact the club Vice President at for the email address linked to a PayPal Account. Do not attempt to PayPal directly to the club email; it won’t work. Thank you, again!


Don’t be frightened! Our May general meeting will be Friday the 13th. Although this will be a hybrid meeting with a Zoom option, you will want to attend in-person in order to participate in the program. The 100 Grand Challenge is back! We will run a numismatic Q & A game, run by our Vice President and Program Chair, Suzy. Winners of each question will receive a 100 Grand! (Fun-Sized candy bars will be given to the winners. Gluten- & dairy-free participants will receive an alternate yummy treat. We didn’t forget about you!) The general meeting will also feature our usual auction, show & tell, attendance & birthday drawings. If you are not current on your dues, you can mail your $12 per year dues to the club PO Box or pay them to the Club Treasurer, Emile, at the May meeting. Our meeting will begin at 7:30 pm at St. Joseph of Cupertino Church.

We will have a virtual board meeting Wed, May 18, 7:30 pm. All members are welcome to attend. Please contact the Club President, Gran at for the Zoom link if you are interested.

MEETING DATE CHANGE: General Meeting Moved to April 1

This is NO April Fool’s joke. Key Club Officers needed to run the April General Meeting are not available April 8. The church was not available to us on Good Friday, April 15, so we have decided to move the April meeting up one week. We hope you will join us at 7:30 pm on the FIRST Friday of April, April 1 at St. Joseph of Cupertino Church.

We will have a hybrid meeting again, with in-person and Zoom available. The meeting will feature an auction, show & tell, attendance & birthday drawings, plus the induction of Club Officers & Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term and Keith S’s presentation on “Numismatic Thorns”.

Dues are due, so please plan to make your $12 dues payment at the meeting to the Club Treasurer or mail your dues check to the club PO Box.

We will have a virtual board meeting Wed, April 20, 7:30 pm. All members are welcome to attend. Please contact the Club President, Gran at for the Zoom link if you are interested.