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Celebrating a half-century of collecting

March 17, 2014 in Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics

Coin Club turns 50, plans annual show

By: Hans Madsen. hmadsen@messengernews.net , Messenger News

As the members of the Fort Dodge Coin Club prepare for their annual coin show – to be held on March 29 and 30 at the Crossroads Mall – they are also celebrating a milestone birthday for the group.

It is 50 years old.

John Hallgren is the son of charter member Bruce Hallgren, who was elected the group treasurer at its first meeting in early March of 1964.

Hallgren, although not yet a collector at the time, remembers the early days when club members would hang out in his father’s store, the Hobby Craft Shop, which was located at 25 S. 12th St.

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