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Wexler (of Die Varieties) - Retiring

lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

Was just looking at the website:

http://doubleddie.com/1801.html

On the home page it starts with:
"Thank you for visiting my on-line site! The most recent updates to this site were made on February 5, 2023.

Major Changes Coming: It is with a great deal of sadness that I must announce that effective on February 15, 2023 I will no longer accept packages of coins for attributions and I will officially be retired from the hobby. "

More information at the website home page.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is kindof sad, yet I wish him all the best.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,769 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry to hear of his health issues, that is very unfortunate indeed. Didn't Wiles also stop adding things to VV last year?

    My Lincoln Registry
    My Collection of Old Holders

    Never a slave to one plastic brand will I ever be.
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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 13, 2023 2:45PM

    COVID and Parkinson's - those are very tough adversaries (especially Parkinson's).
    Fortunately he is still good mentally and has set up a "line of succession", so his work will go on,
    even if he can't participate at the same level.

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    WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,355 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hope someone continues to update this site in the the future someway, somehow.
    This is always my go to site for double dies and varieties.
    Thanks Wexler for your wealth of knowledge and in sharing it.
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

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    keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow! He has been such a great asset to the numismatic community.

    "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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    WaterSportWaterSport Posts: 6,709 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think others working with him will step and keep the resource site available and growing.

    WS

    Proud recipient of the coveted PCGS Forum "You Suck" Award Thursday July 19, 2007 11:33 PM and December 30th, 2011 at 8:50 PM.
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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,976 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sad, he was and still is a giant in the hobby. Specifically, Lincoln cent doubled dies.
    But age catches up with us all. Good luck to him in retirement and all the best in his fight against Parkinsons.

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I read his message. Hope he copes the best he can with his condition.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sad news. He is a great asset to the hobby. Cheers, RickO

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2023 9:57AM

    I have used his site many times over the years. I wish him the best in retirement!

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sad to hear.........

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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