EARLY AMERICAN COPPERS CLUB
"The Early American Cents are an intriguing
family and they never die, fade or get broken. Like good jewelry they seem to
transcend human mortality and to grow richer with age. There is a time-binding
quality and a sense of intrinsic full value or full integrity in an Early Copper
Dr. William H. Sheldon - Early American Cents
Early American Coppers (EAC) is a not-for-profit numismatic specialty
organization founded in 1967 to serve as a point of contact for collectors of
early U.S. copper coins: Colonials, Half Cents, Large Cents, and Hard Time
Tokens. Today EAC comprises more than 1,600 members located throughout the
United States. EAC members are deeply interested in the historical background,
attribution, grading, rarity, and related aspects of the early coppers, as well
as collecting and trading. Many EAC members are highly knowledgeable and
prolific contributors to the numismatic literature of this country. In 1970 EAC
became a club member of the American Numismatic Association.
EAC publishes Penny Wise, a bi-monthly magazine, with most issues running more
than 50 pages. Penny Wise contains numerous original articles pertaining to
early coppers. A number of articles have subsequently been reprinted in The
Numismatist. Three of the reprinted articles have been "Heath Award" winners.
Annual national conventions and frequent regional meetings provide the
opportunity for club members to gather. Friendships are made and renewed.
Knowledge and wisdom may be passed from the more experienced member to the
novice. New discoveries and new ideas are shared. Members return home with many
memories and looking forward to their next EAC gathering.
For information contact: www.eacs.org