We are an Internet based numismatic society. To this end, we communicate by the SGS Newsletter, email, and our website, reducing the use of any non-electronic means of communication. In essence, we are driven by our Mission Statement to run an informal, relaxed association governed by a Board of Directors. The official annual gathering of members is in conjunction with the Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show. Members may choose to gather at other numismatic venues throughout the year.

Annual Gathering

Make plans now to join the annual Southern Gold Society gathering during the Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show. The coin show will be held at the Dalton Convention Center. The next gathering is Friday, April 8, 2022, at Chattanooga Whiskey.

The gathering will start at 7:00 p.m. with a guided tour of the distillery followed by a tasting of their award-winning whiskey. Approximately one-hour in duration, tours are $14.50 plus tax per person. Afterwards, we will gather in their whiskey cocktail lounge for Dutch Treat libations and fellowship. Or, dine Dutch Treat at a near-by restaurant.

To make reservation and pay for your tickets, please email Laura St. Peter at Type “SGS Tour” in the email’s Subject field and tell her how many tickets you need in the body of the email. Laura will reply to your email with a unique link to make your reservation and pay for your tickets. The deadline to make your reservation and pay for your tickets is April 5, 2022. You must be 21 or older to participate in the tour and tasting.

In keeping with the Society’s mission statement, the gathering is not a regimented program, but more like a social event in a relaxed setting where gentlemanly discourse about Southern gold coins is the order of the day.

Application for Membership

Annual membership dues are $25 (January 1-December 31). Charter and Founding memberships are no longer offered, but Regular membership is available. Membership for new members joining in October, November, or December extends through the next year. Membership may be renewed each year for the current annual membership dues. Considering the organization’s Internet, electronic format, we do not issue paper membership cards or certificates recognizing Charter or Founding members. Founding members received a special “thank you” letter by email. Each new member receives an email welcoming them, stating their membership number. Membership renewals are acknowledged by email.

Checks for membership fees should be made payable to the “Southern Gold Society” and mailed to David Crenshaw, P.O. Box 237, Dacula, GA 30019-0004.

Note: The initial dues structure, including that of the Charter and Founding Members, was an attempt to financially “jump” start the Society. Additional costs will be incurred in constructing and maintaining the Society’s website. The dues structure will be reviewed annually and adjustments made (either up or down), based on the actual expenses incurred. It is believed that the $25 annual fee should be considered a nominal sum for most collectors of southern gold coins.