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Meeting & Auction Monday March 19th!

If you are interested in Coin Collecting and have plans to be in the Harford County area on Monday March 19th – consider coming to the Bel Mar Coin Club Meeting and Auction.

If you click on the Auction Sheets Page you will see a link to view or download an Excel Sheet with over 100 coins that will be up for Auction on the 19th.

If you click on the About Us Page you will find contact information to find out when & where the next meeting will be.

Our Club is growing as we celebrate 50 years as a Coin Club in Harford County!

We have members from age 5 to age 92! There are snacks and fun for all ages at our meetings and auctions. Come to a meeting and check us out!

Just 3 Weeks until the Annual Coin Show for 2017

The Annual Bel Mar Coin Show will be here before you know it!

This year the date for the Show is June 10, 2017.

The Show hours will be 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

We will have quite a few Dealers with Tables full of Collectible Coins and other fun stuff!

There is sure to be something for every Coin Collector, and for the curious too!

Hope to see you there!




To Clean, or Not to Clean…that is the question!

This Post will surely stir up some debate!

As an official Club Announcement:  I polled the Officers of Bel Mar Coin Club, and each one said they do NOT believe in cleaning their coins.

BUTCoin World Magazine did a Survey, and the results may very well surprise you!

Here is the Title of their Article and the Author and a link to the Coin World website to read it there, if you like:

The results are in from collectors responding to conservator’s survey

Preserving Collectibles: Hobbyists queried on coin cleaning, coating, toning, patination

By , Special to Coin World
Published : 08/17/2016

Below are the Surprising Results of the Survey Susan Maltby conducted for her article:

NOTE – this is the 3rd time the Survey has been taken, and the results show the changes in attitude about cleaning coins over the years.

1992 Yes answers 2006 Yes answers 2016 Yes answers
Do you clean your coins 75% 60% 65%
Do you Tone or Patinate 15% 4% 18%
Do you Coat your coins 19% 3% 14%


These results were quite surprising to me!

I did not expect such a high percentage of “Yes” answers.

How about you?

  1. What are your thoughts about the Results?
  2. What are your thoughts about cleaning your own coins?
  3. If you received this Survey, how would you have answered the questions?

Please leave your answers in the Comments. Thank you!

Members & Guests

The last few Coin Club Meetings have seen quite a few Members and new Guests.

We are encouraged that Coin Collecting may be seeing a resurgence!

If you or a family member are interested in learning more about Coin Collecting, use our Contact Form below, or leave a comment on any of our Posts.

We usually have a lively meeting the 3rd Monday evening of every month in Aberdeen, Maryland. We offer handouts or copies of magazines we have received in the mail; we talk about old business and new business; we usually have a “show and tell” from one or more of our members; then we take a short break before the monthly Coin Auction.

The Auction is a great way to purchase some of your favorite Coins at really good prices. New members can get their Collection started; and seasoned members can add to their Collections.

Hope to hear from you, and to see you at the next Club Meeting, which will be Monday October 20th at 7:00 pm in Aberdeen, Maryland!