About WIN

 

solidus_irene1599WIN is a nationally incorporated non-profit organization founded in 1991. Membership includes people interested in promoting numismatics among women.

Objectives

  • Provide a network for members
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Gain recognition for women in numismatics

Women are encouraged to become involved by serving as officers, speakers, writers, and mentors.

WIN was founded in 1991 as a network for female numismatists, both newcomers and established collectors. It encourages fellowship and networking among members, and promotes education through speaking engagements and seminars. The group’s magazine, Winning Ways, is published three times yearly and features scholarly numismatic articles.

Women have much to contribute to the hobby, science, and business of numismatics. Membership in WIN is not limited by gender. We welcome anyone who has an interest in numismatics, is willing to help us promote the hobby, and abides by our code of ethics.


Darling, Can You Spare a Dime? How Victorians Fell in Love With Pocket Change

By Lisa Hix February 9th, 2015   

Love Token

A young Victorian woman stands on a beach and stares out past the crashing waves, far out into the ocean, wondering where her sweetheart is now. His ship sailed months ago, and he’s not due to return for years. She has no way to hear his voice saying he loves her. The only comfort she has is the coin in her hand. She runs her fingertips over his initials engraved on one side and forget-me-nots on the other, and she feels soothed. (More)

 


 WOMEN IN NUMISMATICS Member Placed 1ST in YN Junior Class at FUN 2015!Myriam

It is with great pride that I share with you the results of Myriam’s recent exhibit at the Winter FUN Show in Orlando, FL. on January 10th, 2015. Myriam V. Saldarriaga, a YN member of WIN, placed first in the YN Junior Class with her exhibit entitiled “Headed West – The changes faces of Miss Liberty on the one cent piece”. Myriam is pictured above at the awards ceremony holding her first place prize – a nice 1872 Seated Dollar! This is Myriam’s first foray into Early American Coppers and a tangible result of her growing collector interest as an EAC member.