Ontario Numismatic Association AWARD OF MERIT
The Award of Merit, the highest award the O.N.A. bestows, was introduced by the Association in 1962; to give recognition to “the person living in Ontario who has made the greatest contribution towards the advancement of numismatics at all levels – local, provincial and national.” The winner is announced at the Banquet of the annual O.N.A. Convention.
All nominated candidates are reviewed with the assistance of, but not limited to, the following criteria. Nominees must be a resident of Ontario. The individual’s full numismatic history should be presented to the committee by the nominator, not only accomplishments of the last year but the total involvement during his/her involvement with the hobby. A well-rounded numismatic background should include work at the local, regional and national levels, including any executive and committee work that was done by the nominee, length of involvement in promoting numismatics in the local community such as with museum and mall displays, published articles in the papers, TV & radio interviews, contributions made to coin shows and coin conventions, exhibiting at numismatic projects, other outstanding efforts in the numismatic area.