Membership Coins

The first Membership coin was done by Ralph Jobe in 1966 (JOB-54).  Since then all TEC Regular, Junior and Life Members receive a membership coin each year.


Originally Compiled by Joe Burford – TEC #1111

Year Issued
By
Denomination Designer Engraver Roller
1966 Dottie Dow 1893 Indian Head Cents and 1966 Cents Ralph W. Jobe Ralph W. Jobe Ralph W. Jobe

Notes

This was rolled on Indian Head cents for Charter members. Dottie Dow did the electric vibrator engraving of the member’s name and number.
The first membership elongated coin was issued to charter members with the rolls for charter membership closing at the end of 1967, with a total of 306 members. This coin was rolled by Ralph W. Jobe, on 1982 Indian cents to commemorate the first known elongated coin from the Columbian Expo. It is a horizontal roll, dotted border and reads: THE ELONGATED COLLECTORS “TEC” FOUNDED Aug. 20, 1966. The members name and number was engraved on the back. A small RWJ at right of coin. Note, no owl!
1967 Dottie Dow Cents Ben Mixon Ben Mixon Dottie Dow

Notes

This had the member’s number stamped on the back.
This issue designed by Dottie Dow rolled horizontally on
1967 cents dotted border, reads: MEMBER TEC (owl logo) 1968, small DD at right. Reverse has membership number counter-stamped at right of Lincoln’s chin.
1968 Dottie Dow Cents Ben Mixon Ben Mixon Dottie Dow

Notes

This had the member’s number stamped on the back. Also the date was re-engraved and MEMBER was added to the 1967 die.
This issue again by Dottie Dow, horizontal roll on 1968D cents with dotted border, reads: MEMBER TEC, owl logo-1968, small DD at right.
1969 Henry W. Blaha Cents Henry W. Blaha Dave C. Overman Henry W. Blaha

Notes

This was re-engraved. The 1969 date was added and the 1968 was covered over.
1970 Henry W. Blaha Cents Henry W. Blaha Dave C. Overman Henry W. Blaha

Notes

This issue designed by Henry W. Blaha vertical roll on 1970D cents, plain edge, reads: TEC (on top) (large own center) MEMBER 1970 (at bottom)
1971 Lloyd E. Wagaman Cents Lloyd E. Wagaman L. P. (Lords Prayer) Engravers Lloyd E. Wagaman

Notes

Lloyd E. Wagaman added the wire border to the 1970 die.
This issue again by Henry W. Blaha similar to his 1970 design is a vertical roll on 1970D cents, wire border, reads: TEC (at top) large owl center, MEMBER 1971. No doubt a re-engraved die from Henry’s first design.
1972 Lloyd E. Wagaman Cents Lloyd E. Wagaman R. W. Luchtman Lloyd E. Wagaman

Notes

The 1972 issue by Robert Luchtman horizontal roll on 1972D cent wire border, reads: T.E.C. MEMBER (owl on right & left) 1972 at the bottom.
1973 Sally Kirka Yens Lloyd E. Wagaman Lloyd E. Wagaman Lloyd E. Wagaman

Notes

This was rolled on Japanese 1 yen aluminum coins.
The 1973 issue by Lloyd Wagaman, horizontal roll on a Japanese coin, plain edge, reads: TEC (owl logo at left) MEMBER 1973 at right small LW at bottom center. Listed SOC#10 on Lloyd Wagaman checklist.
1974 Sally Kirka Cents Sally Kirka L. P. Engravers Sally Kirka

Notes

The 1974 issue by Sally & Al Kirka horizontal roll on 1974 cents special border, reads: I AM A MEMBER OF TEC (owl logo) 1974 THE ELONGATED COLLECTORS, small SAK at right. (Border used only by this roller)
1975 Sally Kirka Cents Sally Kirka L. P. Engravers Sally Kirka

Notes

The 1975 issue is a horizontal roll on 1974D cents, star border. Reads MEMBER T.E.C. (small TEC owl logo at left) THE ELONGATED COLLECTORS 1975. No initials.
1976 Sally Kirka Cents Sally Kirka L. P. Engravers Sally Kirka
Notes The 1976 issue again by SAlly & Al Kirka, horizontal roll on 1975 cents, special border. Reads 10th anniversary 1966 TEC (owl logo) 1976 MEMBER small SAK at right.
1977 Sally Kirka Cents Sally Kirka L. P. Engravers Sally Kirka
Notes The 1977 issue is by Robert Luchtman, horizontal roll on 1976D cents, with wire border, reads THE ELONGATED COLLECTORS (at top) 19-(owl logo)-77, MEMBER-(at bottom).
1978 Sally Kirka Cents Sally Kirka L. P. Engravers Sally Kirka
Notes The 1978 issue is a horizontal roll on 1977D cents scallop border, reads: TEC (owl logo at left) T.E.C. MEMBER 1978 (at right) checkered background.
1979 Lee Martin Cents Sally Kirka L.P. Engravers Sally Kirka
Notes
1980 Lee Martin Cents Lee Martin Lee Martin Lee Martin
Notes This die was used to make the 1980 TEC Badges
1981 Sally Kirka Cents Ron Chatman Ron Chatman Claude Watt
Notes This die was used to make the 1981 TEC badges.
1982 Sally Kirka Cents Sally Kirka L. P. Engravers Sally Kirka
Notes
1983 Sally Kirka Cents Sally Kirka L. P. Engravers Sally Kirka
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1984 Sally Kirka Cents Sally Kirka L. P. Engravers Sally Kirka
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1985 Sally Kirka Nickels Sally Kirka L. P. Engravers Sally Kirka
Notes This was the first time that a nickel was used.
1985 Chester M. Rogers Cents Chester M. Rogers Chester M. Rogers Chester M. Rogers
Notes This was a special membership coin. Chet would engrave your name, number, 1985 and TEC on the coin. You had to special order this elongated coin.
1986 Chester M. Rogers Cents Chester M. Rogers Chester M. Rogers Chester M. Rogers
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1987 Chester M. Rogers Cents Chester M. Rogers Chester M. Rogers Chester M. Rogers
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1988 Frank Brazzell Cents Frank Brazzell Frank Brazzell Frank Brazzell
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1989 Frank Brazzell Cents Frank Brazzell Frank Brazzell Frank Brazzell
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1990 Frank Brazzell Cents Frank Brazzell Frank Brazzell Frank Brazzell
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1991 Raymond W. Dillard Cents Bert Samsa Bert Samsa Raymond W. Dillard
Notes This one was engraved in error, giving two coins for 1991. Only members could buy this coin after the Convention.
1991 Raymond W. Dillard Cents Bert Samsa Frank Brazzell Bert Samsa
Notes This was the regular membership elongated coin.
1992 Raymond W. Dillard Cents Bert Samsa Bert Samsa Raymond W. Dillard
Notes This is the same as 1991 only the date was change.
1993 Raymond W. Dillard Cents Raymond W. Dillard Frank Brazzell Raymond W. Dillard
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1994 Raymond W. Dillard Cents Raymond W. Dillard Frank Brazzell Raymond W. Dillard
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1995 Raymond W. Dillard Cents Raymond W. Dillard Frank Brazzell Raymond W. Dillard
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1996 Raymond W. Dillard Nickels Raymond W. Dillard William M. Grencavich Raymond W. Dillard
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1997 Raymond W. Dillard Nickels Raymond W. Dillard William M. Grencavich Raymond W. Dillard
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1998 Raymond W. Dillard Nickels Raymond W. Dillard William M. Grencavich Raymond W. Dillard
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1999 William C. Massey Cents William C. Massey William M. Grencavich William C. Massey
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2000 Raymond W. Dillard Nickels Lurene Haines William M. Grencavich Raymond W. Dillard
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2001 Raymond W. Dillard Nickels Lurene Haines William M. Grencavich Raymond W. Dillard
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2002 Nancy Wooten Cents Lurene Haines William M. Grancavich William C. Massey
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2003 Nancy Wooten Cents Mendi Bradley William M. Grencavich Jim Kilcoyne
Notes TEC allowed Members to design the coin for this year, and the best design was issued for the membership coin.
2004 Robert Fritsch Nickels Carol Kilcoyne William W. Grencavich Jim Kilcoyne
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2005 Robert Fritsch Nickels Carol Kilcoyne William W. Grencavich Jim Kilcoyne
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2006 Robert Fritsch Nickels Carol
Kilcoyne
William W. Grencavich Jim Kilcoyne
Notes The back of the membership elongated is “Ocean in view”
2007 Robert Fritsch Nickels Tristan Davis TCM Group / The Penny Men Brad Ream
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2008 Larry Feit Nickels Oded Paz TCM Group / The Penny Men Brad Ream
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2009 Larry Feit Nickels Oded Paz Brad Ream Brad Ream
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2010 Raymond W Dillard Nickels Rob Morris Lee Bowser Tyler Tyson
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2011 Raymond W Dillard Nickels Rob Morris Lee Bowser
Notes Paul Conner provided support with the artwork
2012 Oded Paz Nickels Brad Ream Brad Ream Brad Ream
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2013 Oded Paz Nickels Paul Conner Brad Ream Brad Ream
Notes This design was originally submitted as part of the 2012 Design Contest but was not chosen as a winner. The board liked the design and asked Paul to modify it for use as the 2013 membership coin. This coin is double sided.
2014 Nancy Wooten Nickels  Brad Ream & Cindy Calhoun  John Edward Gusmano  Ed Calhoun
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2015 Nancy Wooten Nickels  Cindy Calhoun John Edward Gusmano Ed Calhoun
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2016 Nancy Wooten Cents  Cindy Calhoun John Edward Gusmano Cindy & Ed Calhoun
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 2016 is the 50th Anniversary of TEC so the 2016 Member coins were rolled on 1966 cents.  It was done in the same format as the first TEC Member coin.  The 1966 cents were donated by various TEC members.
2017 Nancy Wooten Nickels  Cindy Calhoun
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