Long-time dealer Ian Laing, the 43-year owner of Winnipeg’s Gatewest Coin, has earned a spot in Coin World’s Most Influential People in Numismatics 1960-2020. The only Canadian on the “Top 60” list of numismatics’ key players over the past six decades, Laing was chosen by the U.S.-based hobby publication for his lifelong interest and success as a coin dealer and collector. Since acquiring Gatewest in 1978, Laing has grown the business into the world’s largest dealer of Canadian coins while handling most, if not all, of Canadian numismatics’ major pieces. “It was interesting,” Laing told CCN about the Coin World honour, “and probably, in many ways, we have earned it.” Continue reading →
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