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NTCA Annual Show - September 9 & 10, 2017 - Omaha, Nebraska
NTCA 2017 Auction Lots are listed on the TokenCatalog website, and as a downloadable listing (822KB).
The 2017 NTCA Auction will be held Saturday evening, September 9, 2017. All lots will be sold with no reserve. There is a 10% buyer's premium that will be added to the hammer price.
If anyone wishes to submit mail bids, they should be sent to:
Ron Matson
PO Box 460953
Papillion, NE 68046
Mail bids must be received by Ron no later than midnight on September 2, 2017.
If anyone wishes to call a bid in, line it up with someone who will be present at the sale or have someone present bid on your behalf.
Featured Articles:
October 25, 2017 - What Is A Token? by Tony Chibarro

2017 Literary Awards Announced
The individuals below have won Literary Awards for articles in Talkin’ Tokens during the past year (September 2016-August 2017).
First Place: Bob Giroux, “Alexander Bizard – Indian Trader,” January 2017
Second Place: Bob Smith, “The Red Light District Of Cripple Creek,” Sept. 2016
Third Place: Chet Sunde, “An Unusual Purchase,” April 2017
All three authors were awarded with membership extensions and the satisfaction of helping promote the hobby and enlightening our members.
2016 Curto Award winner announced
David Schenkman for his book Virginia Tokens.
2016 Literary Awards for best articles submitted to Talkin' Tokens over the past year have been announced
First Place: John Hoffman - "Saloon Token" - September 2015
Second Place: Michael Wehner - "The Folsom Asparagus Gin Co." - February 2016
Third Place: Pete Richards - "Gold Fever at Bridgeport" - June 2016
September 11, 2010 - Two Video Clips of Ron Lerch - Token Stories

Ron Lerch - How I got started

Ron Lerch - Robinson's Corner

May 1, 2010 - New Membership Options

The National Token Collectors Association (NTCA) is announcing a new youth program effective immediately. The new program features a special Youth Membership option for those 25 years and younger. The youth membership will cost only $5 per year and will include an electronic subscription to our monthly magazine.

The club is also announcing an Electronic Membership option, available to everyone, for $18 per year and includes an electronic subscription to our monthly magazine. It is hoped this electronic membership option will make membership more accessible to potential members, especially those residing in foreign countries. We continue to offer our regular membership, which receives a printed copy of our monthly magazine delivered by the post office, for $36 per year (in the USA).

January 2010 - Online Auction Site

NTCA and are jointly offering an Online Auction Site, focused on the buying and selling of tokens and related exonumia. This site can be found at .

NTCA membership is required for all sellers. Buyers are not required to be NTCA members. Listing fees will be $0.01 per item and completed sales will be subject to a 2% seller commission. All sellers will be given a $5 credit upon registration on the site.

About Us

The National Token Collectors Association (NTCA) was founded in 1996 to promote the hobby of collecting all tokens, medals and other exonumia. The association has a broad based membership concentrated in the United States but extending worldwide. All members are encouraged to share their knowledge towards our common goals to:

  1. Promote the collecting of merchant trade tokens and other exonumia made of metal, cardboard, plastic, wood, vulcanite, celluloid and paper.
  2. Foster good relations and fellowship in the token collecting hobby.
  3. Encourage study and sharing of information through articles and monographs about tokens issuing businesses, the tokens themselves (such as series and new finds), and token manufacturers or diesinkers.

As an association dedicated to the hobby and run by the participation of its membership, NTCA has both a “Constitution and Bylaws” and a “Code of Ethics” that help ensure the positive aspects of the hobby.

If you collect tokens, please consider joining NTCA! No other token collecting organization offers so much for so little. Membership Application (PDF)

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