Dealer John Burrell dies

John Burrell, the owner of Halton Coins and Collectables, the NUMIS Store, located in Mississauga, died on March 8, 2023. 

A member of the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers (CAND), Burrell was a fixture at various shows in Southern Ontario, including the Paris Coin Show, Brampton Coin Show and the Guelph Coin Show.

“John was a fixture at our South Wellington Coin Society shows for over 25 years, and I looked forward to hosting him at our shows,” show organizer Mike Hollingshead posted. “He was noted for his memory of historical facts, his keen eye, knowledge of numismatics (coins and paper money collecting) and his honesty. He was a great source of the common and the obscure! He had a good memory for what individual collectors were looking for and was always a fair man to dicker with. He will be dearly missed by all his friends in the numismatic community.”

Please note that the obituary published on April 28 was incorrect.

The family has requested privacy, in honour of their father’s wishes.

Leave a Reply

Canadian Coin News


Canadian Coin News is Canada's premier source of information about coins, notes and medals.

Although we cover the entire world of numismatics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Coin News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $59.99/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier coin publication. Canadian Coin News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.