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 email@example.com.
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
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. ■