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Happy 90th, Leroy Van Allen!

messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,689 ✭✭✭✭✭

Today is Leroy Van Allen's 90th birthday. Yesterday, John Roberts (ANACS) made the 90 minute drive to Leroy's senior living center to deliver a bunch of cards a lot of VAM people signed over the past couple months. The pictures below are his. There is a party for him today there and a nice display of his work in the main lobby.

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,052 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hope he has a great day!

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    bennybravobennybravo Posts: 1,868 ✭✭✭

    Happy Birthday! The contributions this man has made to the attribution of Morgan Dollars is monumental to say the least. and every serious Morgan Dollar collector should own the book shown on the second shelf of that photo.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,502 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Happy birthday 🎂, all the best 👍

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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,689 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bennybravo said:
    Happy Birthday! The contributions this man has made to the attribution of Morgan Dollars is monumental to say the least. and every serious Morgan Dollar collector should own the book shown on the second shelf of that photo.

    From left to right on the middle shelf, the soft-bound pre-VAM book where he first started cataloging varieties and devised his cataloging method (1965), the first edition VAM book co-authored with A George Mallis (1971), second edition (1976), third edition (1991), and fourth edition (1996). I have a hardbound 1965 book from a small special edition run.

    Middle of the bottom shelf is the "Rota-Flip," (1991) which is used to measure die rotation. The booklet behind it is a user guide that includes standard rotations for most types half cent through $20. Other publications on the bottom shelf are a stack of monographs he wrote (left) and samples of the annual VAM supplement he used to put out (right).

    Had there been another display case available, he'd probably have stuff about the 1925 Maxwell and other old cars he had restored.

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    bigmarty58bigmarty58 Posts: 1,998 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Happy Birthday!

    Enthusiastic collector of British pre-decimal and Canadian decimal circulation coins.
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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,660 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How very cool is that
    Happy Birthday Leroy

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hope he has an amazing day. He certainly deserves it! :) 🥳

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

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    LewLew Posts: 170 ✭✭✭

    A very Happy Birthday -- hope you have many more.
    And a "Thank You" for all you have done for the hobby.

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    TiborTibor Posts: 3,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Met him back in the 80's. A kind and knowledgeable man.
    Happy Birthday. Spend it with family and friends.

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    cheezhedcheezhed Posts: 5,686 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Happy birthday LVA

    Many happy BST transactions
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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great to see someone so important to the hobby honored on his special day.
    Happy birthday to you, sir.

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

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