CNRS

Canadian Numismatic Research Society


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About the CNRS

The Canadian Numismatic Research Society (CNRS) was founded in 1963 by a group of respected Canadian numismatists who wished to stimulate public awareness and understanding of numismatics related to Canada, through the promotion of research and study, and the dissemination of knowledge.

Membership in the CNRS is by invitation only. The main criteria are that a prospective member be actively engaged in numismatic research and has published the results of his/her research in a widely distributed journal or book. Current members have a wide range of interests from ancient coins to Canadian banking history and include coins, tokens, medals, paper money and numismatic literature.

The society does not evaluate or grade material.

The Society publishes a quarterly in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Token Collectors. This quarterly, Numismatica Canada, is available to non-members on an annual basis postpaid for Can$25.00 within Canada or US$25.00 to the USA. For destinations outside of North American please enquire, since costs are primarily dependent on postage. The content is primarily concerned with Canadian tokens and their histories, but there are numerous articles on medals, modern municipal trade dollars and other numismatic topics. Please contact the editor:

Lorne Barnes
PO Box 35020, Nelson Park PO
London, ON, Canada N5W 5M0

E-mail: [email protected]

Transactions of the Canadian Numismatic Research Society

Back issues of our former publication, The Transactions, are still available for some years. Please contact the editor.
Click here to access an index of the Transactions in PDF format

Officers of the Canadian Numismatic Research Society

Years

President

Vice President

Sec-Treasurer

Editor

1963-64

Larry Gingras

none

Sheldon Carroll

 

1964-66

Larry Gingras

Cecil Tannahill

Robert Willey

 

1965

 

 

 

Larry Gingras

1966-68

Cecil Tannahill

Donald Stewart

Robert Willey

Larry Gingras

1968-70

Donald Stewart

Mitch Macdonald

Robert Willey

Larry Gingras

1970-72

Douglas Ferguson

Paul  Siggers

Robert Willey

Larry Gingras

1972-74

Paul Siggers

Ray Maybee

Robert Willey

Larry Gingras

1974-76

Robert Willey

Ross Irwin

Kenneth Palmer

Larry Gingras

1976-78

Ross Irwin

Geoffrey Bell

Kenneth Palmer

Larry Gingras

1978-80

Geoffrey Bell

Richard Becker

Kenneth Palmer

Ross Irwin

1980-82

Richard Becker

Ronald Greene

Kenneth Palmer

Ross Irwin

1982-84

Ronald Greene

Ruth McQuade

Kenneth Palmer

Ross Irwin

1984-86

Ruth McQuade

Robert Graham

Kenneth Palmer

Ross Irwin

1986-88

Robert Graham

Graham Esler

Ronald Greene

Ross Irwin

1988-90

Christopher Gilboy

Graham Esler

Ronald Greene

Ross Irwin

1990-92

Graham Esler

Ted Leitch

Ronald Greene

Ross Irwin

1992-94

Ted Leitch

Brian Cornwell

Ronald Greene

Ross Irwin

1993

 

 

 

Harry James

1994-96

Brian Cornwell

Christopher Faulkner

Ronald Greene

Harry James

1996-98

Christopher Faulkner

William Clarke

Ronald Greene

Harry James

1998-2000

Lubomir Wojtiw

Peter Moogk

Ronald Greene

Harry James

2000-02

Peter Moogk

William Waychison

Ronald Greene

Harry James

2002-04

William Waychison

Earl Salterio

Ronald Greene

Harry James

2004-05

Earl Salterio

J.-P. Paré

Ronald Greene

Harry James

2005-06

Paul Berry

 

Ronald Greene

Harry James

2006-08

Leonard Buth

Darryl Atchison

Ronald Greene

Harry James

2008-10

Darryl Atchison

Harry James

Ronald Greene

Harry James

2020-12

Harry James

Scott E. Douglas

Ronald Greene

Harry James

2012-14

Scott E. Douglas

Robert Turner

Ronald Greene

Harry James

2014-16

Scott E. Douglas

Stanley Clute

Ronald Greene

Harry James

2016-18

Stanley Clute

David Bergeron

 

Harry James

2017

 

 

Ronald Cheek

 

2018-20

Stanley Clute

David Bergeron

Ronald Cheek

Lorne Barnes

2020-date

David Bergeron

Scott E. Douglas

Ronald Cheek

Lorne Barnes


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The Fred Bowman Literary Award

The idea of a CNRS literary award was conceived in 1968. It had been decided that the award would be open to persons who were not Fellows of the Society. The award, in the form of a certificate, was to be for the best contribution to Canadian numismatic literature published during the previous year. The recipient was subject to the approval of the Canadian Numismatic Association Executive and the certificate would be presented at the CNA convention. Some confusion later ensued as to exactly what published material would be considered for the award. In 1972 an effort was made to clarify the rules and allow the inclusion of published books as well as contributions to periodical literature. The name of the award was changed to The Numismatic Research Award.

Following the death of Fred Bowman in 1978, the Society renamed the literary award in his honour. The award was to be known as The CNRS Fred Bowman Award for Literary Excellence. Today the award is simply referred to as the Fred Bowman Literary Award and may be presented to Fellows and non-Fellows alike.

The following is a list of recipients of the Fred Bowman Literary Award. It should be noted that changes to the award over the years have created some confusion in how the award was recorded. Initially, the award was presented the year after the work being recognized was published. About the time the award was renamed in Fred Bowman’s honour, this changed. An award could now be presented for a work published two or three years previously. This list indicates the year the award was presented to the recipient. Beginning in 2013, a medal has been presented instead of a certificate.

1969 - James A. Haxby

1997 - Christopher D. Ryan

1970 - Norman W. Williams

1998 - No award

1971 - William H. McDonald

1999 - Mel Kyle

1972 - Harry Eisenhauer

2000 - Janesse Y. Leung

1973 - Michael Curry

2001 - Dominic Labbé

1974 - Wilfred Harrison

2002 - Ted Leitch

1975 - Jack Roberts

2003 - Walter Allan

1976 - Norm Wells

2004 - Philip L. Mossman

1977 - Peter Moogk

2005 - Robert Vlack

1978 - Stephen Dushnik

2006 - Scott E. Douglas

1979 - Bob Graham

2007 - Louis E. Jordan

1980 - No award

2008 - Warren Baker

1981 - Jerry Remick

2009 - Scott Douglas & Chris Faulkner

1982 - R.C. Bell

2010 - Angus Sutherland

1983 - Peter Russell

2011 - Rob Turner

1984 - No award

2012 - Paul Berry

1985 - Warren Baker

2013 - Chris Faulkner

1986 - Douglas Baldwin

2014 - No award

1987 - No award

2015 - Henry Nienhuis

1988 - Ronald Rudin

2016 - James Haxby

1989 - No award

2017 - No award

1990 - George Sheppard

2018 - Chris Faulkner

1991 - George Brown

2019 - Harvey Richer (for a 2017 book)

1992 - No award

2020 - No award

1993 - No award

2021 - Ron Cheek

1994 - Jack Boddington, Richard Bird


1995 - John Kleeberg (ANS)


1996 - No award

 


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Publications

The society also publishes occasional papers. The following are available:

BC Tokens
Occasional Paper No. 1:
The Tokens of Greenwood and Phoenix, B.C.
by Ronald Greene
1993, pp 62, illustrated

An in-depth study of two mining communities in British Columbia's
Boundary Country with histories of all known issuers and all known
tokens illustrated.

Now available. Softcover.
$15.95 post-paid in Canada, US$13.50 post-paid elsewhere
Dictionary of Canadian Medallists
Occasional Paper No. 2:
Robert C. Willey's Dictionary of Canadian Medallists.
Edited by Ronald Greene
1998, pp 180, illustrated

This book provides biographical and historical notes about people and
companies involved in designing and producing Canadian coins, tokens
and medals relating to Canada.

A thoroughly researched text (arranged alphabetically) of known
designers, engravers and medallists of Canadian numismatic items, it is
an essential source for the serious collector who is interested in more
than the basic information presented in the standard catalogues.

A useful bibliography is also included with 10 plates illustrating
medals.


Now available. Softcover.
Can $26.95 postpaid in Canada, US$26.95 postpaid elsewhere.

Buy both Occasional Papers No. 1 and No. 2 and save $5.00 in postage.

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Contact the CNRS

Ron Cheek, Secretary-Treasurer
Canadian Numismatic Research Society

E-mail: [email protected]

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