Ottawa club names new president

Montréal dealer Jacob Lipson, the owner of Jacob Lipson Rare Coins, has been installed as the new president of the Ottawa Numismatic Society (ONS).

Steve Woodland, the society’s past president, handed the reigns to Lipson during a Dec. 20 virtual meeting. He’s joined on the ONS executive by Treasurer Wilf Lauber and Secretary Randy Marquette.

Lipson has more than a decade of experience as a professional numismatist, including as an independent consultant with the Texas-based Heritage Auctions. Through his firm, he offers Canadian and U.S. decimal coins plus a wide variety of scarce historical medals. He’s also a member of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association, Ontario Numismatic Association, Montréal Numismatic Society, Lakeshore Coin Club, Association de Numismates et Philatelistes de Boucherville, American Numismatic Association, Numismatic Literary Guild and Medal Collectors of America (MCA), the latter of which he serves as a board member.

A graduate of McGill University, Lipson received the MCA’s Georgia Stamm Chamberlain Award in 2018 for his work in medallic art research. He became interested in medals after seeing a gold medal in the school’s collection, spurring him to publish an article, “The McGill University Hiram Mills Award Medal,” in the August 2018 Canadian Numismatic Journal.

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