Tokens and Medallions produced for the Sasktoon Coin Club

NOTE: Special thanks go to our club's resident Master Yoda of all things token, Ron Rogal, as well as our club president Cliff Beattie for letting me tap their
boundless knowledge of the club's tokens. Without their help and diligence all these years, this section of the club's history would have been scattered to the four winds...

Over the course of the past 50+ years the Saskatoon Coin Club has produced an array of numismatic material including:
Coin Club Tokens


The Saskatoon Coin Club hosted the 1973 RCNA (Royal Canadian Numismatic Association) convention. To commemorate this convention, these gold, silver and bronze finish award medals were produced.


During the mid to late 1980s, when the club would host a "Display Night", the members would vote on each display. These uniface Gold, Silver and Bronze finish medallions were produced and awarded to the first, second and third place displays. After they were awarded they were sent out to have the member's name and other information professionally engraved on the reverse of each medal.

The obverse has the Club's logo which depicts a map of the City of Saskatoon superimposed over a wheel representing Saskatoon, the Hub City.
- Each spoke of the wheel represents one of the major highways which all intersect in Saskatoon.
- The highway number is printed near the outside of each spoke.
- The three icons distributed around the design represent the region's three biggest exports: Potash, oil and wheat. An oil derrick is shown near the top center of the design, a potash mine is shown in the lower left and a grain elevator is shown in the lower right area.

These tokens were produced for the 1989 Coin and Stamp Show. The reverse was left blank on some of them, which allowed the owner to get a custom ink stamp made.

These tokens were produced for the 1996 Coin and Stamp Show. Again, the reverse was left blank.





Golden Anniversary

On January 13, 2010, the Saskatoon Coin Club celebrated its 50th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone a white and gold plastic medallion was produced along with unifaced and two-sided wooden nickels using the same design.
- The obverse displays the Saskatoon Coin Club's logo
- The reverse has around the outside of the medallion the words "Saskatoon Coin Club 1960-2010" and six maple leafs. The design for the centre has a St. Edwards crown and below the crown the words "Celebrating 50 Years".

2012 marked the 52nd anniversary of the club, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Saskatoon Coin and Stamp Show. The club used the show's 50th anniversary wooden uniface token, and had a stamp made up for the blank side which celebrates the club's anniversary.

As part of the Canada150 celebrations, the club commissioned the production of white plastic and both uniface and two-sided wooden tokens. A request for design submissions from club members was made. After a vote among the club members in attendance, Harold Brown's reverse design was chosen along with Jim MacKenzie's obverse design.


Coin and Stamp Show Tokens

These tokens were produced for the 1965 Coin and Stamp Show.

These tokens were produced for the 1966 Coin and Stamp Show.

These tokens were produced for the 1967 Coin and Stamp Show.

These tokens were produced for the 1968 Coin and Stamp Show.

These aluminium medallions were produced for the 1969 Coin and Stamp Show.

These tokens were produced for the 1971 Coin and Stamp Show.

These tokens were produced for the 1974 Coin and Stamp Show.

These tokens were produced for the 1983 Coin and Stamp Show.



For the 1985 Coin and Stamp Show, two different obverse designs were produced:
- One features the coat of arms of Saskatchewan
- The other contained a stylized wheat sheaf, the Saskatchewan coat of arms and text that reads "Saskatchewan HERITAGE 1985".

Both versions of obverse were also produced with blue ink and blank reverses. These were offered for sale to club members so they could apply their own custom stamps on the reverse.

These nickel bonded $2 trade coins were produced for the 1986 Coin and Stamp Show. There are also two different counter-stamped versions of this medallion (see 2001 and 2005 below).

These tokens were produced for the 1989 Coin and Stamp Show.



These tokens were produced for the 1991 Coin and Stamp Show.

These tokens were produced for the 1996 Coin and Stamp Show.

In 2001, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Saskatoon Coin and Stamp Show, a number of leftover 1986 nickel bonded $2 trade coins were counterstamped with "40" on the obverse.

In 2005, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Saskatchewan becoming a province, a number of leftover 1986 nickel bonded $2 trade coins were counterstamped with "SK100" on the reverse.

Two versions of tokens were produced for the 2010 Coin and Stamp Show. The only difference between the two is the ink colour used on the reverse, which was designed by our club President, Cliff Beattie.


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Saskatoon Coin and Stamp Show, white plastic and both two-sided and uniface wooden versions of tokens were produced that year.
These tokens were produced for the 2017 Coin and Stamp Show.
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