The Error World Club complex was founded on August 24, 2000 in Yahoo Clubs, and while we arenít the biggest by far, we are the most active club in our category today on both MSN and Yahoo.
We live in fascinating times with computers and the Internet breaking new ground everyday. Technology is moving at such a fast pace that itís sometimes hard to keep up with things. Things we have lived with and accepted all our lives have suddenly become obsolete. The internet offers something for everyone, and for coin collectors it opens up a whole new world.
There is instant access to information on websites and research data that was rarely available before. Internet auctions allow collectors to view and bid on material they are interested in. Instant communication is a way of life on the web, with many different ways to send and receive messages including message boards on various websites, chat rooms and instant messenger systems. The best of all for coin collectors are on-line coin clubs.
Error World Club is based upon the idea that an internet club can be better than the on-line standard. All on-line coin clubs are free, but EW takes it one step futher. We try to give as many free services to the club members as we can, and assisting as much as possible in obtaining information and answers needed by our members. EW was designed to be a ďhome baseĒ for all collectors and dealers in the area of Mint Errors and Variety Coinage, including both U.S. and World coins.
We have since expanded into both standard issue U.S. and World coinage, in EW4 and EW5 respectively. Currently EW has 370 members in its Yahoo! Group home, which we refer to as EW1 and 354 members in itís MSN Community refered to as EW2. There is a specialized section for all of the variety coin collectors called ďVariety CoinsĒ (our EW3 club) which currently has 141 members.
Our two newest clubs are U.S. Coin Collecting, our EW4 club, which is already up to 248 members and our latest addition, World Coin Collecting, which now has 48 members. Both of these club rooms are aimed at mainstream collectors of the Ďnormalí coins.
Some of the things EW offers collectors that have access to the internet include a major informational website run by my partner Ray Gaudette. Members can access their firstname.lastname@example.org and there is a free auction forum to buy and sell coins managed by Matt Hays. Other features include chat rooms with weekly coin meetings, message boards for posting and responding to questions, bookmarks, files sections and much more! New members are always welcome, and all EW internet services are absolutely free.
Donít wait to take part in a modern coin club, we are always looking for members willing to take an active roll in the club, or just follow along. If you think you can contribute to the club, speak up. This is a people club and we encourage members to take part! EW is a place where members can, and do, make a difference! Since weíre live and interactive, you as a member can take part in all club activities. Thatís another thing that makes EW special, we actually do things! Letís change the face of coin collecting forever by breaking new ground. Be a part of something special in the hobby, come check us out at errorworldclub.org.
Membership is absolutely free, and new members are always welcome! We are also very proud to be one of the sponsors of Mint Error News! With rising costs today itís nice to know that the best things in life really are free.