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show me a coin you bought from Alpine Numismatics

KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭


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  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,794 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's mine

    The bitterness of "Poor Quality" is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
  • astroratastrorat Posts: 9,221 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I picked up a few Capped Bust halves from Alpine. He had nice coins at fair prices. I don't have any images handy ...

    Numismatist Ordinaire
    See http://www.doubledimes.com for a free online reference for US twenty-cent pieces
  • TommyTypeTommyType Posts: 4,586 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just thinking: One could measure the depth and breadth of one's collection by the percentage of KollectorKing "Show me...." threads he can reply to. :smiley:

    Easily distracted Type Collector
  • KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @astrorat said:
    I picked up a few Capped Bust halves from Alpine. He had nice coins at fair prices. I don't have any images handy ...

    I was on Dave's email list & can
    always find something to buy. The best was a beauty 16-d merc. graded 55 by our host :)

  • KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TommyType said:
    Just thinking: One could measure the depth and breadth of one's collection by the percentage of KollectorKing "Show me...." threads he can reply to. :smiley:

    Hey I resemble that :p

  • 1946Hamm1946Hamm Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 21, 2017 3:22PM

    Was great to deal with. Here are some I got a long time ago.




    Have a good day, Gary
  • MrHalfDimeMrHalfDime Posts: 3,440 ✭✭✭✭

    Alas, I do not have any pictures to post, but many years ago (1996) I bought an absolutely gorgeous 1853-O No Arrows V1 half dime, the key to the series, in what was then PCGS AU-50 grade, from Alpine Coin. The coin is absolutely stunning, and typical of the coins which were offered by Dave Olmstead at Alpine Coins. Dave was accommodating enough to accept a trade for the coin, for which I offered a total of thirty-one (31) Liberty Seated quarters in attractive EF-AU grades, plus a F-12 example of the 1853-O No Arrows V1 half dime. It was, at least to me, perhaps the best trade deal I had ever made. Others who have seen the newly acquired 1853-O V1 are convinced that it is seriously undergraded, particularly by today's standards, and closer to a mint state grade. Noted Liberty Seated expert, the late Jim O'Donnell, repeatedly offered to purchase the coin, and stated that it was superior to an MS-61 example that he had. I miss the great coins and the knowledgeable discussions I always had with Dave before he retired.

    They that can give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither Liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin
  • specialistspecialist Posts: 956 ✭✭✭✭✭

    he was a good guy. bet he is off driving his ferrari in the mountains

  • mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,960 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 21, 2017 6:18PM

    I had a nice CC $5 and a pleasant toned proof seated half from him, but they both moved on to other homes.

    mirabela
  • StuartStuart Posts: 9,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with @MrHalfDime that I miss the great coins and the knowledgeable discussions I always had with Dave Olmstead of Alpine Numismatics before he retired.

    He offered Top Quality Coins with the highest Eye Appeal for affordable prices. Dave had a superb eye for selecting quality coins like this one...

    1860-O PCGS AU-58 Seated Liberty Dollar



    Stuart

    Collect 18th & 19th Century US Type Coins, Silver Dollars, $20 Gold Double Eagles and World Crowns & Talers with High Eye Appeal

    "Luck is what happens when Preparation meets Opportunity"
  • DIMEMANDIMEMAN Posts: 22,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dave always had great coins. I have a bunch of Dimes that I got from him. Just not where I can post pics. Wrong computer.

    Most are Barber Dimes if you want to look thru my set and find them.

  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't still have it but I bought a 1904 $5 from him a LONG time ago as an unc. and boy, was it nice.
    I eventually sent it to PCGS and they gave it a 64. I sold it also a LONG time ago....when 64s were kind of a big deal...
    I also remember a very nice 1808 1/2c I bought from him.
    He always had quality stuff.

  • rheddenrhedden Posts: 6,608 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, I really miss doing business with Dave at Alpine. I must still have 20 or 30 coins bought from him. I used to check his website basically every day.

    PCGS PR63

  • liefgoldliefgold Posts: 1,655 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 21, 2017 8:39PM

    I bought this one from Dave. One of my favorite gold dollars.


    liefgold

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