Saint John’s Langstroth name makes Canadian Coin News

The March 26, 2013 edition of the Canadian Coin News contains an article by Ted Banning in his The World of Money column concerning the name Langstroth and its importance with coin collecting.


Dr. Leigh Augustus Langstroth of Saint John, NB was a prominent numismatist around the turn of the 20th century.  According to the article, Langstroth had his dental office at 36 Sydney Street and his home is listed as 161 Leinster Street.  He served as American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) district secretary for the Maritimes from 1922 to 1934.  His residence at the time of his death was 40 Orange Street.


It is definitely worth checking out this article, which includes interesting tidbits including the fact that little is known about what happened to Langstroth’s collection and that a distant relative, country music’s Bill Langstroth, married singer Anne Murray.

Thanks to Lou for bringing this article to our attention.

Canadian Coin News goes Digital

Do you like saving all those bundles of newsprint that come from your Canadian Coin News subscription?  If the answer is “no,” then there is now an alternative – Canadian Coin News has gone digital.

This means you can subscribe or purchase individual copies of this staple via your desktop, laptop, smart phone or tablet.

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Being someone who does appreciate holding a physical  ‘something’ in my hand, but at the same time, desiring to reduce the clutter than can invade my home and office, I decided to give it a try.

I purchased an individual copy using my BlackBerry tablet and the Zinio app that came installed on it.  It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing getting the issue on that device, but it was eventually readable.  I didn’t find it enjoyable though.  This morning I powered up my laptop at work and viewed the magazine, finding a nice alternative to flipping through a newspaper and much easier on the larger device.

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At this point, I’m not certain which I actually prefer.  There are definite advantages to both.  With the digital copy, you get your Canadian Coin News sooner and you do reduce your carbon footprint, but I’m not certain of the ease of use at this stage.  It certainly looks promising though.

The Canadian Coin News ad states that you can convert an existing subscription to a digital one at no additional cost by contacting them.  Additionally, by paying a little extra, you do have the option of receiving both.

If you are someone at ease with technology, it is definitely something to consider.