Born in Detroit, Mich., on Aug. 5, 1946 where he also attended college on a football scholarship, Moore eventually moved to Canada during an escalation in the Vietnam War, which had seen many young Americans shipped off to fight communist forces in the jungles of Southeast Asia. It was a controversial war with no clear meaning or purpose, so on the advice of his father – himself a Second World War flying ace and Moore’s greatest hero – he left for Canada, fearing conscription along with tens of thousands of other Americans. Continue reading →
When I first began working as publisher of Canadian Coin News in July 2013, one of the people I was anxious to meet was Charles “Chuck” Moore. That’s because 13 years earlier I had met Chuck for the first time, at my very first numismatic auction. Along with my wife, Karen, we attended the Bank of Canada Auction II of its specimen banknotes, presented by Moore Numismatic Auctions. We had pre-registered and when we went to the desk to pick up our bid card and when I gave my name, Chuck came rushing over to the desk.
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