Long-time numismatist Ron Cheek, of Collingwood, Ont., has won the Fred Bowman Literary Award from the Canadian Numismatic Research Society (CNRS) for the best published contribution to Canadian numismatic literature during the previous year.
A Fellow of the CNRS, Royal Canadian Numismatic Association and Ontario Numismatic Association, Cheek received the Bowman Award for his September 2020 Numismatica Canada article, “A Pair of Governor General Lansdowne Medals Together Again After 133 Years.”
Cheek, who was also recognized for his various contributions to the numismatic community, joins a long list of Bowman Award winners dating back to 1969, when Jim Haxby took home the inaugural award.
Haxby worked with the Bank of Canada’s National Currency Collection from 1972-80 and authored or edited more than a dozen books, including Coins of Canada, A Guide Book of Canadian Coins and Striking Impressions.
As long-time numismatic researcher, Cheek has authored more than 100 articles for several North American and European publications. He was the recipient of the Guy Potter Literary Award in 2013 and 2014; the Jérôme Remick III Literary Award in 2007, 2010 and 2013; the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Award for USA Magazines in 2013; and the NLG Award for World Coin Magazines in 2011.