CATC hands out 2021-21 awards

The Canadian Association of Token Collectors (CATC) has announced the winners of its 2020 and 2021 Kenneth Palmer Literary Award, which was launched in 2017 and first handed out the following year.

The honour recognizes the best article in the CATC journal, Numismatica Canada.

This year’s recipient is Eric Jensen, of Calgary, Alta., for his article, “Hotel Lethbridge Cigar Stand Token.”

The 2020 recipient is Len Buth, of London, Ont., for his article, “J. R. Ormond Watchmaker – Jeweller Montreal, CE; Peterborough & Port Hope, ON; Winnipeg, MB; Victoria, BC.”

Ken Palmer, a founder and Fellow of the CATC since its 1972 founding, died in 2000. He served as the association’s editor for 23 years and secretary-treasurer for 25 years. He was named an honorary president in 1997. Two years later, he received the J. Douglas Ferguson Award, the highest distinction in Canadian numismatics.

Launched in 2002, Numismatica Canada combines two earlier publications, including the CATC’s CeeTee journal plus the Canadian Numismatic Research Society’s  Transactions, which ran across 37 volumes from 1965-2001.

In 2013, to mark the 50th anniversary of the CNRS, Transactions was revived with the “New Series.”

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