Oldtrader3

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Oldtrader3's Bio
When I was a teenager, I worked with my dad who was a Canadian mining promoter. I started as a prospector and later worked as a diamond driller looking primarily for underground mineral showings of gold and silver. This was when I was 16 and 17 years old in the late 1950's, I used to spend Sundays out on old ore dumps, looking for overlooked high grade gold ore. I found some interesting pieces containing raw gold wire or small nuggets in ore veins.

After three years in the Army in the early 1960's, I went to college and studied engineering technology, completed a vocational drafting course and worked as a draftsmen while attending school. Eventually earning an MBA.

In a couple of years, I became a design engineer and started working at various aircraft factories on airframe design on the: 737, F-105, C-135, EA6B, F-111 and C-5. I even worked on the Apollo 11 tracking vehicle.

During this period from 1965-1969, because I had previous experience working as a driller prospecting for gold ore in Canada and in the US, I became interested in collecting gold coins. For the first year this interest was confined to buying (10) coin rolls of MS Saints for about $42 each coin. After this initial period of looking at Saints and learning something about grading, I began to buy mostly XF/AU better date gold coins in denominations from the gold dollar to double eagles.

This was during the period just before the use of the term Almost Uncirculated became part of the language of collecting and most of these coins were labelled XF. I was particularly interested in collecting classic half eagles from 1839-1908 and bought any nicely preserved coins.

I have pretty much continously collected coins since the late 1950's and am now retired from being a Manufacturing Director in the Medical Devices field, working all over the world. However my collecting interest is still high and alive and well but my income is fixed and that fact controls my colecting budget and purchasing decisions. I am still interested in collecting gold US coinage and do so whenever I can find a coin which I need for a set or a few purchases of discretionary coinage consisting of lower grades of gold coins from series which still hold my interest.


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  Sixpence Type Set, William III - Elizabeth II, Circulation Issue 12 CDR-Six Pence Type-UK 2 1 1 1 908 152 9/6/2017391
  Florin Type Set, Victoria - Elizabeth II, Circulation Issue 6 CDR-British Florin Type Set 13 2 2 2 2077 692 8/14/2013385
  Half Crowns Type Set, George III - Elizabeth II, Circulation Issue 8 CDR-Half Crown Set 13 2 2 2 1938 402 12/6/2017462
  Crowns Type Set, George III - George V, Circulation Issue 13 CDR Crown Type Set 12 1 1 1 831 381 4/10/2012381
  Victoria Jubilee Head Type Set (1887-1893), Circulation Issue 16 CDR-Victoria Jubilee Set 20 2 2 2 1093 1093 2/6/2013233
[Collapse] Cents
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 219 CDR-Cents, Indian Head 1 1 1 1 891 -138 3/8/2016349
[Collapse] Dimes
  Seated Liberty Dimes, Legend on Obverse, 1860-1891, Circulation issue 13 CDR-Seated Lib Dimes-1860-91 0 0 0 0 0 477 3/13/2015607
[Collapse] Dollars
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 1545 CDR-Morgan Dollars 0 1 1 1 502 41 11/4/2014230
  Peace Dollars, 1921-1935, Circulation Issue 615 CDR-Peace Dollars 0 0 0 0 0 -120 5/18/2016146
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Complete Set (Including Varieties) 101 CDR-Ike Dollar Set 2 1 0 0 123 -83 4/27/2016223
[Collapse] Gold - Dollars
  Gold Dollars, Type 1, 1849-1854, Mint State 22 CDR-Type I Gold Dollar Set 16 4 4 4 3226 566 4/10/2012436
  Gold Dollars 1849-1889, Mint State 29 CDR-Gold Dollars Mint Set 7 6 6 6 6828 2371 3/15/2016783
  Gold Dollars 1849-1889, One-Per-Date 10 CDR3-One per Date Gold Dollars 12 5 5 5 6161 2371 3/15/2016169
[Collapse] Gold - Quarter Eagles
  Liberty Head Quarter Eagles 1840-1907, Circulation Issue 105 CDR-Quarter Eagles Mint Set 0 0 0 0 0 -523 8/22/2017625
[Collapse] Gold - Half Eagles
  Liberty Head Half Eagles 1839-1908 88 CDR-Half Eagles Mint Set 0 1 1 1 1252 82 3/6/2017499
  Liberty Head Half Eagles, With Motto, 1866-1908 68 CDR-Type II Half Eagle w/ Motto 0 1 1 1 1252 82 3/6/2017309
[Collapse] American Eagles & Bullion Coins
  2000 Eagles Set, Mint State 8 CDR-Silver American Eagles 10 1 0 1 190 131 4/21/2011505
[Collapse] Type Sets
  US Type Set, including Modern Issues 292 CDR-USA Type Set 5 7 5 6 3319 12 7/23/2018342
  Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 136 CDR-7070 Type Set 13 12 9 11 5907 12 7/23/2018586
  Small Cent Type Set 87 CDR-Small Cent Type Set 20 2 2 2 1111 12 7/23/2018258
  Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 126 CDR_Dollar Type Set 11 2 1 1 673 171 11/26/2016359
  19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 39 CDR-19th Century Type Set 8 7 7 7 3680 338 7/13/2018896
  19th Century Gold Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 20 CDR-19th Century Gold Type Set 17 4 4 4 2398 338 7/13/2018675
  20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 103 CDR-20th Century Type Set 9 4 2 3 2037 12 7/23/2018419
[Collapse] Mint Sets 1837-1891
  1879 Mint Set 6 CDR-1879 Mint Set 12 3 3 3 2645 -523 8/22/20171484
[Collapse] Mint Sets 1892-1933
  1923 Mint Set 18 CDR-1923 Mint Set 7 1 1 1 183 212 6/7/2017596
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