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Darryl Atchison has been involved in Canadian numismatics since the age of 12 when he became a junior member of the Kent Coin Club in Chatham, Ontario. Despite living in the neighbouring town of Wallaceburg - a distance of 16 miles away - his father would often drive him to attend the club's monthly meetings where he was gently encouraged to pursue his keen interest. Since that time he has been a member of many local, regional, national and international organizations and he does not understand the reluctance of individuals to join such groups. Currently he is a member of the Canadian Numismatic Association; Canadian Association of Wooden Money Collectors; British Numismatic Society; Numismatic Society of Ireland; and the Numismatic Bibliomania Society.

As of 1996 he has lived in County Cork, Ireland with his wife, Fiona, and his two children, Lindsay and James. Nonetheless, his interest in Canadian numismatics has never waned and he has found new avenues to explore his interests on an even deeper level. He collects numismatic literature either directly or indirectly related to Canada, Canadian wooden money, colonial coins and tokens including private issues and military numismatica - such as canteen tokens and other numismatic items excluding military medals and decorations.

He was responsible for producing a non-competitive exhibit of approximately 40 of the rarest Canadian wooden money pieces assembled from items donated to the exhibit by no fewer than 12 collectors from across Canada. Each piece in the exhibit was expertly photographed by John Regitko and the exhibit was displayed at the C.A.W.M.C. convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario in 1985. It is this type of co-operation amongst collectors which he enjoys most.

His primary field of collecting, however, is Canadian numismatic material depicting scenes of the National Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. At the 1988 O.N.A. convention he assembled a six case exhibit of this topical collection and he has presented various talks to local clubs on this collection.

Above all, Darryl enjoys the fraternity, camaraderie and friendships that numismatics has given him over the years and hopes that this current work contributes something back to the hobby he loves so much!


Paul Berry is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a combined Honours BA in History and Visual Arts. Presently, he is the Curator of the National Currency Collection at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa. He is also Past-President and Archivist of the Canadian Paper Money Society and a member of several numismatic and historical associations. Paul has contributed to both the CPMS Journal and the Charlton Standard Catalogue of Government Paper Money. He has also presented several talks in the field of Canadian paper money in which he is a recognized expert at both local and national meetings.


Philip Carrigan is the President of the Barbers Coin Collectors Society and served as the Education Chairman for the 1999 convention of the American Numismatic Association held in Chicago. His present collecting interests encompass Canadian and Maritime decimal coins and tokens as well as the U.S. Barber and Bust series. He is an avid collector of the numismatic literature of Canada and the United States including books, auction catalogues, fixed price lists and related material. Phil is a life member of the C.N.A., the A.N.A. and several speciality collector groups. Phil is a regular fixture at most major numismatic literature auctions and has become a recognized expert in this field.


Ronald Greene is a life-long resident of Victoria. He obtained a degree at the University of British Columbia in Chemical Engineering. Later, in his spare time he obtained another degree from the University of Victoria in Japanese Studies and French.

Ron has served as chairman of the Victoria's Heritage Advisory Committee, President of the Victoria Civic Heritage Trust and Chairman of the Maritime Museum of B.C. Foundation. He won the Heritage Canada Regional Award of Honour in 1982 for the restoration of the Capital Iron building facades. He also coached volleyball for 26 years - incidentally adding a few medals to his collection - and served on the executive of the B.C. Volleyball Association for 16 years. He is currently the Treasurer for the British Columbia Historical Federation.

His main interest has been in the numismatics of British Columbia. He has served as President of the Canadian Numismatic Research Society, and is currently the Secretary of the Society. He is a Past President of the Canadian Paper Money Society and a current director. A recipient of the Royal Canadian Mint Medal for Numismatic Education in 1991 and the J.D. Ferguson Award of the CNA in 1986, he is now the chairman of the Board of Award for the J.D. Ferguson Award. He enjoys researching and writing articles about tokens, medals and paper money, especially those used in the province of British Columbia.



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