Pacific Coast Numismatic Society - Publications & Papers


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PCNS has a history of publishing original numismatic research going back many decades, including our quarterly publication of The Journal for over a dozen years, our ongoing publication of the annual Papers Contest submissions, as well as some special publications.


Monthly Publications

The Bulletin

The Bulletin is published online as a PDF file during the week before each monthly meeting to inform members of current activities and meeting plans. Past issues are available to view or download.

Meeting Minutes

Minutes of each meeting are recorded, reviewed by the PCNS Board, and approved at the next meeting. We post them online once they are approved.


Annual Papers

PCNS Papers Online

The Society issues its annual research papers to current members, but we also publish our Papers online for everyone to read.

Papers of 2012 through 2021 are available online.

Papers Contest

New papers are submitted annually, usually in April, via the PCNS Papers Contest, which is open to all numismatic writers, not just PCNS members.

Please view the PDFs for our Papers Contest Rules and our Copyright Policy for submissions.


Special Publications

Occasionally special publications are prepared for wider distribution.

Currently Available: PCNS Monograph 1
Cover image of Old Streets book

The Old Streets of San Francisco: Early Street Names on Some Brass Tokens

by Jerry F. Schimmel

"Mr Schimmel, the expert in early trade tokens from San Francisco, takes us on a journey to selected stops in this city's history through these interesting bits of metal. The sites selected are on Streets that have been renamed or have disappeared altogether. Through the tokens that establishments on these streets used, we can hold a tangible reminder of what once was. Highly recommended for enthusiasts of San Francisco history as well as for collectors of tokens and exonumia." —  on-line book review

1993—First Printing, English, Cardcover (8.5 x 5.5 saddlestiched), 42 pages, Index of street name changes, illustrated: 21 tokens, 14 location photos, 9 maps. PCNS Monograph 1, ASIN: B0006PBHCO

Member Specials

All members have free access to The Bulletin and PCNS Papers. Members also get advance notice of Special Publications. Most of our press runs are based on our then-current membership needs, so we cannot guarantee public availability.

Consider becoming a member to receive new PCNS publications as they are released.