John Andrew, who first wrote for Coin World and its related
publications in 1973 and has been the London correspondent for Coin
World for nearly 40 years, was recently honored in the city of London.
On May 14, he was admitted to the Livery of The Worshipful Company
of Art Scholars.
Andrew became a Freeman of the organization when it was just a
guild, in 2009. Earlier this year it became the City of London’s 110th
July 3, Andrew attended the luncheon at the lord mayor’s official
residence, the Mansion House in the City of London, where the lord
mayor (who, when newly elected each November, rides from the city to
Westminster and back in a golden coach having sworn an oath of loyalty
to the queen) presented the Company with its Letters Patent.
As well as being a Liveryman of the city’s newest livery company,
Andrew is also an Associate of one of its oldest, The Worshipful
Company of Goldsmiths, which received its Royal Charter in 1327.