It’s always exciting to get new pressed coins. Even so often I would buy coins from eBay to help fill missing designs from my collection, but I usually prefer to press the coins myself. The general exception to this are the special coins I get every three months just for being a member of The Elongated Collectors (TEC).
I know I’ve gone over this in the past but if you are even a casual collector of elongated (pressed) coins this is a club you need to join. The membership fee is very reasonable and worth every penny (pun intended). The members are fantastic and always there to assist with any questions or inquiries you may have. There is a lot of coin trading and special member meet ups throughout the year.
Plus as I mentioned every quarter a newsletter is released in either a hard copy or electronic version, and along with that comes special pressed coins donated by members of the club. My favorite coin each year is always the membership coin which you can see the 2018 version below.
If your interested in learning more about TEC please check out the website www.tecnews.org. You can even fill out a membership form directly on the website. Feel free to list that you were referred by TEC Member #4237. This won’t get you any special treatment (sorry) but TEC always likes to keep track of how all the members find out about the club. Keep on pressing!