Clifford Mishler, a long-time friend and supporter of the Canadian numismatic community has been recognized by the president of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) for promoting the hobby across both countries.
“Clifford has been very interested in promoting numismatics across North America for as long as I have known him,” President Bret Evans told Canadian Coin News.
As president, Evans chose Mishler as a recipient of the RCNA’s President’s Award.
The award was presented during the opening ceremonies of the World’s Fair of Money last week, presented by the American Numismatic Association.
Evans said he decided to have the award presented at the Chicago convention as Mishler was instrumental in putting forward the Hands Across The Border theme, adopted by both the ANA and RCNA for their respective conventions being held one week apart this month. The Chicago convention was held Aug. 5-9, while the RCNA is holding is annual convention Aug. 13-16.
“I don’t think the Hands Across The Border theme would have made it past the idea stage without his involvement,” Evans said.
“Clifford has also been keenly interested in numismatics here being a frequent visitor to RCNA conventions in all parts of Canada,” the RCNA president added.
A former past president of the ANA, Mishler is also a former publisher of Krause Publications and was a consultant to Canadian Coin News when it began publishing in 1963.
Evans said the RCNA will be presenting other awards at this week’s convention, on Saturday, including the prestigious J. Douglas Ferguson Medal; the Paul Fiocco Award; and, RCNA fellowships.