Len Buth receives coveted J. Douglas Ferguson award

Ron Greene, left, presents the J. Douglas Ferguson Award to Len Buth of London, Ont. Photo by Jeff Fournier.

Len Buth has been named the recipient of the coveted J. Douglas Ferguson Award – the highest distinction in Canadian numismatics – which is given annually at the convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) for “distinguished service to the hobby.” Buth, a prominent numismatic author and board member of the J. Douglas Ferguson Historical Research Foundation, immigrated to Canada in November 1949. Four years later, his neighbour gave him a communion token, beginning a collection that continues to the present day. In more than 60 years spent collecting anything from tokens to coins and medals, Buth has also earned a name as a top numismatic judge. “Your contributions to Canadian numismatics have been multi-faceted,” said Ron Greene, who’s also a J. Douglas Ferguson Foundation director. “You have written several dozen articles in Numismatic Canada, the Canadian Token and your local numismatic society bulletin. You have prepared the text and images for a number of PowerPoint presentations and given many talks. You have shared your research with other researchers and assisted them.” Continue reading →

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