NEW BRUNSWICK, Chatham - J.D.B.F. MacKenzie ANA #43? McColl #816




Collections: Post Confederation, Tokens

Product type: Token

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



NEW BRUNSWICK, Chatham - J.D.B.F. MacKenzie American Numismatic Association Member #43 Numismatist's Token (McColl #816) 30.77mm, 11.18 grams- 100 pieces struck by Cranston - considerable lustre

James Daniel Bain Fraser MacKenzie was a COLLECTOR / OF / CANADIAN COINS / AND / COMMUNION / TOKENS as well as a Chemist and Druggist, Mackenzie's Medical Hall, Chatham, New Brunswick. MacKenzie was to earn many achievements during his life in Chatham including a founder and first President of the New Brunswick Pharmaceutical Society, a director of Dalhousie University, aide-de-camp to Lieut. Gov. J. B. Snowball and Lieut. Col. and commanding officer of Miramichi 73rd Militia Battalion. He was in charge of taking Newcastle's Wireless Field in defending Canada from the enemy during WWI.

While the numismatist's card lists his ANA membership as #43, that distinction actually goes to R. M. Green of Oroville, CA who is shown to be member #43 in the February 1891 edition of The Numismatist. MacKenzie was assigned member #123 in December 1893. Another numismatic mystery, but with the wrong membership #, there distribution would probably have been limited - a possible reason for these pieces being scarce today.