A number of readers responded to Jeffrey LaPlante’s question about Dr. John E. Wilkison with information on the similarly-named Canadian numismatist Dr. John Wilkinson.
Joe Foster writes:
There was a Dr. John S. Wilkinson of Ontario, president of the CNA 1961 to 1963; published article in CNA journal vol. 14, #6 June 1969 "Athenian Silver Coin Fractions"... I believe he sold his collection in 1973, in conjunction with ANA convention.....he was a rather well-known Canadian numismatist.
Pete Smith writes:
I am attaching a scan of his obituary from Coin World of 11/22/1999. I believe there are probably other biographies of Wilkinson in Canadian sources.
Here's are a couple paragraphs from the lengthy obituary. Coin World back issues are a treasure trove of great numismatic information, yet only a handful of collectors have the discipline (and space) to store or index them. The best most of us manage to do is tear out certain articles of interest for filing. Thanks to Pete for filing this away for use a dozen years later.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
QUERY: INFORMATION ON DR. JOHN E. WILKISON SOUGHT
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