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.