Long-time coin dealer, grader Bob Armstrong dies at 84

Dealer Bill Armstrong mans his booth alongside his wife Joyce at the 2009 Ontario Numismatic Association Convention, where he announced his official retirement as a dealer.

Remembered as a legend of Canadian numismatics and with many decades of service as a trusted coin dealer, Bob Armstrong, of Owen Sound, Ont., died on Nov. 8 at the age of 84. A life member of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) and Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA), the latter of which he joined in 1978, Armstrong was also an honorary life member of the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers (CAND). “The numismatic world has lost another of the true greats in Bob Armstrong, who was ONA life member #46. Over the years, his support for the ONA was much more than just being a member or dealer at our conventions. He was a part of our foundation,” said ONA President Scott Douglas. Continue reading →

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