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Numismatic Ambassador Charles Ricard dies

 Charles “Charlie” Ricard

Charles “Charlie” Ricard

Charles “Charlie” Ricard of Northbrook, Ill., died on Aug. 14 at the age of 87.

Ricard began collecting at the age of 9 and went on to be founder of the Token & Medal Society. He was a longtime member of both the American Numismatic Association and the Canadian Numismatic Association.

Numismatic News named him a Numismatic Ambassador in 1987.

According to the ANA, Ricard served as club, district and regional representative under seven ANA presidents; was chairman of the Audit Committee; financial advisor; and member of the Centennial Celebration Committee Advisory Council, and Club Publications Awards, Visual Education and National Coin Week Committees.

He was a recipient of the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, Glenn Smedley Award, Medal of Merit, Lifetime Achievement Award, Presidential Award, Heath Literary Award and Burton Saxton Exhibit Award.

He was a fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society and a member of the Numismatic Literary Guild, Central States Numismatic Society, American Numismatic Society and Medal Collectors of America. He also served as president of the Chicago Coin Club and Rochester Numismatic Association.

He was married to his late wife, Ruth, for 56 years. He is survived by his son, Marc Charles Ricard; daughter, Linnea (Dennis) Brown; sister, Ruth Keller Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

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