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Serge Pelletier, editor of moneta, the journal of the Ottawa Coin Club, forwarded this press release headlined "Edmonton and Ottawa join in a “coalition of like-minded clubs”" It's about a novel new arrangement giving two clubs access to membership in the other, spreading access to their club journals. -Editor

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The Ottawa Coin Club (OCC) and the Edmonton Numismatic Society (ENS) have signed a memorandum of understanding that allows members of one club to join the other at a discounted rate.

“The whole idea came when I saw, for the first time, a copy of The Planchet, the journal of the ENS,” explains Serge Pelletier, editor of moneta, the journal of the OCC. “I was quite surprised to see how close our editorial approaches were.”

Roger Grove, editor of The Planchet, concurs “I was equally astonished when I saw moneta for the first time! “Here we are, two guys putting together local numismatic journals at opposite ends of the country, with the same approach to layout and editorial content. And we did not even know one another!”

Like-minded in many ways: But the similarities do not stop there. “Like us, the ENS hosted a very successful RCNA convention” continues François Rufiange, president of the OCC.

“It was also clear that both clubs are very invested in the promotion of both numismatics and money collecting,” says David Peter, president of the ENS, “so when the OCC proposed the idea, we jumped on it!”

How it works: The way it works is really quite simple. Folks join one of the clubs, which becomes their ‘home club’, and then they can join the other club at the discounted rate. What’s in it for the collector? More reading! Both editors have agreed to coordinate their publications. This means you will not see the same article published in both journals (except for book reviews, which are not considered articles). So a collector may have as much as 40 to 60 (letter size) pages illustrated with large photographs in full colour to read!

“It’s a win-win situation for the clubs as well as the members” says Grove.

“We’re hoping it’s the beginning of a beautiful relationship!” adds Pelletier laughing.

For more information on each club, please visit their respective websites at: and .

For more information contact:

  • Serge Pelletier, 613-949-9541 (day),
  • Roger Grove, 780-297-1012,
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