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 15 CDR-Six Pence Type-UK 2 1 1 1 908 152 9/6/2017442
  Florin Type Set, Victoria - Elizabeth II, Circulation Issue 7 CDR-British Florin Type Set 13 2 2 2 2077 692 8/14/2013470
  Half Crowns Type Set, George III - Elizabeth II, Circulation Issue 13 CDR-Half Crown Set 13 2 2 2 1938 402 12/6/2017516
  Crown, Type Set, George III - George V, Circulation Issue 17 CDR Crown Type Set 12 1 1 1 831 381 4/10/2012457
  Victoria Jubilee Head Type Set (1887-1893), Circulation Issue 29 CDR-Victoria Jubilee Set 16 2 2 2 1093 1093 2/6/2013300
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  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 282 CDR-Cents, Indian Head 1 1 1 1 891 40 5/8/2020416
[Collapse] Dimes
  Seated Liberty Dimes, Legend on Obverse, 1860-1891, Circulation issue 23 CDR-Seated Lib Dimes-1860-91 0 0 0 0 0 220 10/22/2019746
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  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2260 CDR-Morgan Dollars 0 1 1 1 502 41 11/4/2014291
  Peace Dollars, 1921-1935, Circulation Issue 828 CDR-Peace Dollars 0 0 0 0 0 -120 5/18/2016202
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Complete Set (Including Varieties) 172 CDR-Ike Dollar Set 2 1 0 0 123 -206 9/18/2019274
[Collapse] Gold - Dollars
  Gold Dollars, Type 1, 1849-1854, Mint State 20 CDR-Type I Gold Dollar Set 16 4 4 4 3863 637 10/1/2019572
  Gold Dollars 1849-1889, Mint State 31 CDR-Gold Dollars Mint Set 7 6 6 6 5351 -2114 10/2/2019924
  Gold Dollars 1849-1889, One-Per-Date, Mint State 17 CDR3-One per Date Gold Dollars 12 5 5 5 4431 -2114 10/2/2019316
[Collapse] Gold - Quarter Eagles
  Liberty Head Quarter Eagles 1840-1907, Circulation Issue 141 CDR-Quarter Eagles Mint Set 0 0 0 0 0 -523 8/22/2017706
[Collapse] Gold - Half Eagles
  Liberty Head Half Eagles 1839-1908 138 CDR-Half Eagles Mint Set 0 1 1 1 1252 82 3/6/2017572
  Liberty Head Half Eagles, With Motto, 1866-1908 86 CDR-Type II Half Eagle w/ Motto 0 1 1 1 1252 82 3/6/2017377
[Collapse] American Eagles & Bullion Coins
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[Collapse] Type Sets
  US Type Set, including Modern Issues 417 CDR-USA Type Set 5 7 5 6 3319 12 7/23/2018442
  Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 223 CDR-7070 Type Set 13 12 9 11 5907 12 7/23/2018715
  Small Cent Type Set 130 CDR-Small Cent Type Set 20 2 2 2 1111 12 7/23/2018326
  Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 175 CDR_Dollar Type Set 10 2 1 1 673 171 11/26/2016432
  19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 55 CDR-19th Century Type Set 8 7 7 7 3680 338 7/13/20181099
  19th Century Gold Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 38 CDR-19th Century Gold Type Set 17 4 4 4 2398 338 7/13/2018870
  20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 150 CDR-20th Century Type Set 9 4 2 3 2037 12 7/23/2018539
[Collapse] Mint Sets 1837-1891
  1879 Mint Set 12 CDR-1879 Mint Set 12 3 3 3 2645 220 10/22/20191664
[Collapse] Mint Sets 1892-1933
  1923 Mint Set 23 CDR-1923 Mint Set 7 1 1 1 245 369 7/20/2020765
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