Bob Steinberg writes:
"I just saw a note that Glen Jorde passed away on 7/2. He was 75. I didn't know him well, but he always had a smile at shows and a warm hello - just a nice person."
Thank you. Thanks also to George Cuhaj for passing this along. Here's an excerpt from his obituary.
Glen Irving Jorde, 75, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2023, surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 14, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Glen Irving Jorde was born on January 13, 1948, to Olaf and Eileen (Aarestad) Jorde, in Moorhead, MN. He was raised in Northwood, ND and he graduated from Northwood High School in 1965. Glen enjoyed football and wrestling. He was known to his friends by the nickname
He was a pharmacist and businessman in Devils Lake, ND for over 50 years. Glen worked at Ramsey Drug, then later the Clinic Pharmacy; he retired from Pharmacy in recent years. He owned and operated Lake Region Coin and Currency. Glen was a member of the American Numismatic Association, Professional Currency Dealers Association, the Elks, and numerous other organizations.
Glen had extensive knowledge of United States rare coins and collectibles. He will be remembered for being kind, generous, fair, having a wonderful sense of humor, and his great laugh.
To read the complete online obituary, see:
Pete Smith submitted these thoughts, which I paired with a photo submitted by George Cuhaj. Thanks.
Glen Jorde attended the first Red River Valley Coin Show in 1959 when he was eleven. As a
dealer in the early 1970's, he operated out of Monroe, Michigan, home town of George Heath. I
knew him as a regular at the two large coin shows in Minnesota each year. His specialty was
paper money but he also had several binders with trade tokens for sale.
Jorde was elected to the board of the Central States Numismatic Society in 1998. He announced
his candidacy for president in 2007 but then withdrew before the election.
He was a senior grader, finalizer and manager with Paper Money Guarantee, LLC, beginning in
2005 and continuing to January 2011. He had worked with Micky Shipley and she operated as
Micky's Currency in Devils Lake, North Dakota, while Glen was manager of PMG. I talked with
Glen after he announced that he was leaving PMG. He said that in the current market, he could
make much more if he returned to dealing.
Jorde was elected president of the Professional Currency Dealers Association in 2000.
He taught paper money grading at the ANA Summer Seminars and had some training sessions at
the Central States conventions.
Glen Jorde was named a Numismatic Ambassador in 2023.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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