In April 2022, the South Wellington Coin Society (SWCS) based in Guelph, Ont., will celebrate its 25th anniversary.
To mark this milestone, SWCS President Scott Douglas, who’s also the immediate past president of the Ontario Numismatic Association, will publish a book featuring a series of articles on local topics with numismatic themes. Entitled A Numismatic Journey Through Wellington County, it’s just the latest of several published by Douglas – a Knight of St. Eligius, the Patron Saint of Numismatists – in his seven decades as a collector.
Deeply involved in numismatics since 1992, Douglas also currently serves as the president of the Canadian Association of Token Collectors; the first vice-president of the Canadian Paper Money Society; the immediate past president of the Ontario Numismatic Association (ONA); the chair of the Canadian Association for Numismatic Education; and a board member of the J. Douglas Ferguson Historical Research Foundation.
He also received the J. Douglas Ferguson Award “for distinguished service to Canadian numismatics” in 2018 and the ONA Award of Merit – its top honour – in 2010. He’s also a Fellow of both the ONA and Royal Canadian Numismatic Association.