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.
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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.
Frank Galindo designed the San Antonio club's 50th anniversary medal. The medals were produced by Awards Mart in San Antonio. One hundred medals were produced, with the first 70 reserved for club members.
Frank Galindo, the club's current president and also medals officer for the Texas Numismatic Association, can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A special 50th anniversary banquet was held on September
20, 2012 to celebrate the milestone. Examples of the medals were
presented to club members who attended the banquet.