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NGC tribute to David Lange

spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,473 ✭✭✭✭✭


Very nice tribute, will miss seeing David at shows.

Best, SH

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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,790 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Always helpful... as well as someone who had a deep appreciation for coins and coin collecting. H e will be missed

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    BarndogBarndog Posts: 20,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    His knowledge, friendliness, experience, and commitment to the hobby, NGC, and his specialties (coin boards!) can't be replaced. I don't get sad with most of these kinds of announcements. But this guy was pretty special to anyone that ever met him.

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Truly heartfelt, Mark.

    I would have liked to have known him.


    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    I first met Dave when I took his class on Collecting Type Coins at the ANA Summer Seminar. His class was informative and entertaining, he really knew is stuff. I then would hang out with him at Lunar Lounge (those of you who have attended Summer Seminar know what I am referring to) and we would talk about how we got started in coin collecting as we both started about the same time and in very similiar ways. We also talked a lot about his favorite subject, Coin Boards and Folders. After that, anytime we would both be attending Summer Seminar at the same time, we would talk during meals and at the Lunar Lounge. I last spoke with Dave at the 2022 ANA spring show in Colorado Springs at the Broadmore. I feel very fortunate that I was able to get to know Dave and soak up a small amount of his vast knowledge across the Numismatic spectrum. I will miss him.

    Member of LSCC, EAC, Fly-In Club, BCCS
    Life member of ANA
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    thebeavthebeav Posts: 3,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have never met him, but I always enjoyed his posts.
    He was always willing to share his knowledge.
    Rest in peace Dave.........

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    keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I met him once at NGC HQ to discuss a coin with some others and messaged back and forth with him a few times, most recently last year. He was always willing to share his knowledge. I have one of his books, The Complete Guide to Mercury Dimes 2nd Edition. There are details in the book that are not widely talked about elsewhere. He was a wonderful resource and a great person willing to share what he knew.

    "If it's not fun, it's not worth it." - KeyMan64
    Looking for Top Pop Mercury Dime Varieties & High Grade Mercury Dime Toners. :smile:
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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was fortunate enough to win some of his books when NGC use to hold trivia contests back in the day! Such a great loss to the numismatic community!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some great tributes to a fine gentleman. I hope someone alerts a relative to this thread, so the family can read how much he was liked and respected by those who knew him. Cheers, RickO

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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    I just found out on Friday of Dave's passing. Such a gut punch to learn. While I knew his cancer had returned, my conversations with him suggested it was a minor setback and that he would soon recover. His passion for numismatic ephemera and the history of our hobby was like no other. The hobby has lost a major contributor and I have lost a friend.


    Buyer and seller of vintage coin boards!

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