Albert Charles Overton (1906-1972)
I've recently been looking up some info on Al Overton for the Pedley-Ryan So-Called Dollar thread and thought there's enough here to create a thread for him.
Biography from JRCS:
The following is just the first 3 paragraphs from JRCS so click through for more. Of note, I'm currently watching 1923 and I can imagine him in that show working cattle!
Albert Charles Overton, was born May 1, 1906 in Coos Bay, Oregon. His family relocated to southern Colorado where he was raised on a ranch, spending his youth working cattle.
Al Overton married Canzada Johnson in 1928, with whom he had two daughters, Etta Lee and Bonnie. To support his family during the depression, he worked in a meat packing plant, and later worked at the Pueblo Army Depot where he was put in charge of munitions during World War II.
Overton joined the American Numismatic Association in 1938, and placed his first ad in The Numismatist. In time, his hobby became a full-time vocation, doing business as the Overton Coin Company in Pueblo, Colorado. He later became nationally known for his mail bid sales.
Here's the 1817/4 Capped Bust Half that got him the bug. This coin has a great pedigree including Eliasberg, Don Kagin and our own @MrEureka!
Here's a photo of Al and Canzada:
Here's his obituary: