ONA honours Bill English on 60th anniversary medal

Long-time collector Bill English, a founder of the Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA) and Waterloo Coin Society, will be featured on the medal commemorating the ONA’s 60th anniversary.

“We are honouring one of the founders of the Ontario Numismatic Association, Mr. William English,” states a release on the ONA website. “Sixty years ago, Bill co-founded the ONA and has been an amazing ambassador of numismatics.”

On the reverse, the proof-like medal features a picture of English with “William ‘Bill’ English” above the image and “Founding Member – 1962” below it. It also includes “60th ANNIVERSARY O.N.A. CONVENTION” at the top and “MISSISSAUGA, ON Sept. 9-11, 2022” at the bottom. The obverse features the ONA logo with “ONTARIO NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION” at the top and “FOUNDED 1962” below the logo.

Silver and brass medals will be in short supply with a mintage of only 30 and 25, respectively. Copper will have a mintage of 80. The silver medals sell for $70 while the brass and copper pieces are $20 each. The medals are available as part of the ONA Convention package.

For full details, visit the ONA website, the-ona.ca.

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  • MissCassidy says:

    Thank you Bill for being such an inspirational Ambassador to Canadian Numismatics!

    CCN thank you for covering this wonderful story, see you at Convention and the National Postage Stamp & Coin Show!

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