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Doug Bird passing

Did anyone else see that longtime Copper dealer and EAC member Doug Bird passed away on Thursday, January 5th, 2023?
Picked up many nice Late date coppers from him over the years. Also took his class with Steve Carr during ANA Summer Seminar.
Great Guy!
RIP

Member of LSCC, EAC, Fly-In Club, BCCS
Life member of ANA

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    Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,953 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Whoa! I did not see that. I met him in 1997. He started me on early copper!! Great guy, he will be missed..

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    BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Saddened seeing this... RIP :'(

    To Err Is Human.... To Collect Err's Is Just Too Much Darn Tootin Fun!
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    burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Always talked with Doug at any show I saw him; he gifted me this one back at a past ANA Chicago after saving a collector the mistake of purchasing it as genuine.

    He will truly be missed...

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP; I bought and sold a few coppers with Doug over the years.
    He always had amazing displays at his show tables.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's very sad news. Doug was an astute numismatist and an absolute gentleman.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,372 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Doug Bird was a gentleman and a superb numismatist. I took his course with Steve Carr I believe in Baltimore many years ago. Always enjoyed seeing him and dealing with him. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. May he RIP.

    An authorized PCGS dealer, and a contributor to the Red Book.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very sorry to hear this.... Condolences to family and friends... RickO

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    UltraHighReliefUltraHighRelief Posts: 2,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP. A tough few months for the copper community.

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    @UltraHighRelief that is true. With Walt Husak passing just recently, there have been some big losses in the
    Copper community over the last few months.

    Member of LSCC, EAC, Fly-In Club, BCCS
    Life member of ANA
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    divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,528 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Condolences to family and friends.

    Donato

    Hobbyist & Collector (not an investor).
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    TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ColoradoCoinGuy said:
    Did anyone else see that longtime Copper dealer and EAC member Doug Bird passed away on Thursday, January 5th, 2023?
    Picked up many nice Late date coppers from him over the years. Also took his class with Steve Carr during ANA Summer Seminar.
    Great Guy!
    RIP

    Ditto! Sorry to hear this. He was a very nice and very knowledgeable numismatist.

    Tom

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    DreamcrusherDreamcrusher Posts: 210 ✭✭✭✭

    For many years, Doug was the sponsor of the ANA Early American Copper Coin Project for YN's. He was most generous. He also always participated in YN Treasure Trivia at ANA shows. A real gentleman.

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,063 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sad to hear. I purchased some Large Cents from him back in the 1980's. A true gentleman.

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    LRCTomLRCTom Posts: 857 ✭✭✭

    Great guy. He and I shared tables back in the 80s, when he was a part-time dealer, with a stock of various US coins. He moved towards copper a bit later.

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    LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very sorry to see that - thanks for letting us know.

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Goldbully said:

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    tyvm

    i was on the fence if i had met him and the name is for sure known and now i see his pic, i am certain i've talked to him a couple times.

    so odd to see so many people i've met pass in just 5-10 years have passed and that is just numismatic circles.

    glad you guys post these. :)

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    NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 892 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sad news - condolences. RIP.

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

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    Sad to hear this. Condolences to the family. RIP

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    alohagaryalohagary Posts: 2,764 ✭✭✭✭

    RIP

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    CoinRaritiesOnlineCoinRaritiesOnline Posts: 3,640 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm very sorry to see this, Doug was one of the real gentlemen on the coin circuit and always very kind to me.

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