CBC News published a nice profile of collector George Cook and his landmark Canadian coin collection. Here's an excerpt. -Editor
George Cook with his wife Margaret
George Cook had three passions in his life: his family, his country and his coins.
Cook immigrated to Canada in 1951 from Germany, fleeing "the tragedy of war in Europe," his longtime friend says.
"He was able to combine the passion for coins and his love for Canada in building this incredible set," friend Cris Bierrenbach told the
Calgary Eyeopener on Friday.
[He] set out in this wonderful journey to build the most important and the most significant collection of Canadian coins ever assembled."
Cook carefully researched the coins and frequently spoke with his collecting friends. Sometimes he paid over market value in order to obtain one
that was missing in his collection.
"It was a wonderful thing to see. He enjoyed them fully through his last days on this earth," Bierrenbach said.
The article highlights the rarest coins in the collection, the 1911 silver dollar, the 1921 half dollar, and the 1936 dot cent. -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
Canada's rarest coins: Calgary businessman's massive collection heads to auction
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
HERITAGE TO OFFER COOK CANADIAN COIN COLLECTION
Wayne Homren, Editor
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