Collingwood, Ont.’s Ron Cheek recently received the Jim & Carrie Best Literary Award from the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) for the best article published in the quarterly journal FUN Topics in 2019.
A Fellow of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association, Canadian Numismatic Research Society and Ontario Numismatic Association, Cheek received the honour for his article, “Queen Elizabeth II on Canada’s Silver Dollars 1953-1967,” which was featured in the fall 2019 issue.
A long-time numismatic researcher, Cheek has authored about 100 articles for several North American and European publications. He was the recipient of the Guy Potter Literary Award in 2013 and 2014; the Jérôme Remick III Literary Award in 2007, 2010 and 2013; the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Award for USA Magazines in 2013; and the NLG Award for World Coin Magazines in 2011.
In addition to the Jim & Carrie Best Literary Award, FUN’s award program also includes:
- awards for the top three exhibits at the annual FUN Convention;
- the Lou Montesi Best of Show Award for the best educational exhibit;
- the A. J. Vinci Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Education, which is presented for providing exceptional services to FUN in support of numismatic education;
- the Polly Abbott Service Award, which is presented annually for outstanding service to FUN during the previous calendar year; and
- FUN’s highest award, the Award of Merit, which is presented for performing outstanding service to the organization.