The Gateway Coin Club in San Antonio, Texas, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012 with the issuance of an enameled, 1.5-inch diameter bronze medal.

The club is offering its remaining inventory of medals to collectors at $10 each postpaid.

Medals may be ordered by sending a check or money order made payable to:

Gateway Coin Club Inc.

and mailing it to:

Gateway Coin Club Inc.
P.O. Box 12964
San Antonio, TX 78212-0964.

Frank Galindo, the club’s current president and also medals officer for the Texas Numismatic Association, can be contacted by email at

Galindo designed the San Antonio club’s 50th anniversary medal.
Galindo said the medals were produced by Awards Mart in San Antonio. One hundred medals were produced, with the first 70 reserved for club members.

The remaining 30 are now being offered for sale to anyone who wants one.

The club was established in September 1962, at Lackland Air Force Base, known as “The Gateway to the Air Force,” thus the club name. Although the club has not held meetings on the base since 1974, it has continued to meet in the city of San Antonio where Lackland Air Force Base is located.

A special 50th anniversary banquet was held on Sept. 20 to celebrate the milestone. Examples of the medals were presented to club members who attended the banquet.

Meeting Schedule

Jan 2nd, 2014 - AUCTION NIGHT - Lots are limited to 10 per member. Members, please remember to bring your new numismatic acquisitions for the roundtable discussion.

Jan 16th, 2014 - PROGRAM AND MINI-AUCTION - An educational program will be presented by Andy G. His topic is "The Ten Most Beautiful World Coins." The mini-auction has a limit of five lots per member.

Feb 6th, 2014 - AUCTION NIGHT - There is a limit of 10 lots per member. Don't forget to your bring your favorite coin, token, book or exonumia item for the roundtable session.

Feb 20th, 2014 - Program And Mini Auction - An educational program will be presented by Jessica S. Her topic will be "Keeping Security at a Coin Show: How to Catch a Thief." The mini-auction has a limit of five lots per member.