Most numismatic enthusiasts know that St. Eligius is the patron saint of this fun pastime, but how many actually know anything about him? Grand Knight Scott Douglas of the St. Eligius Brotherhood of Numismatists in Canada, gave a presentation at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show where he spoke about Eligius’s life. Douglas recently acquired the St. Eligius Numismatic Museum assets and also had some pieces on display for all to examine. “Eligius was a person, of course, before he became a saint,” Douglas points out. “He was a “moneyer” — and that, of course is why he is the patron saint of numismatists, because of his ability to “coin”. Continue reading →
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