About this journal
I am very honored to be one of the recipients of the 2023 David W. Lange Overall Achievement award. I really appreciate NGC recognizing my efforts in pursuit of this wonderful hobby. I have enjoyed thousands of hours on my collecting journey and if there is an interest I will share some of the things that I have learned during this journey.
Here is what NGC wrote in their award announcement:
Collector Desert Gold garners a lot of points from his high-ranked US Liberty Gold sets, and this is partly where his Registry name comes from, too. His 692,000 points place him 163rd overall. But in the Registry, he should be better known as the “King of Portuguese Coins.” He is a 200-time winner of Best in Category for his extensive collection of this coinage. He holds the top spots in all type sets from Pedro II through Maria II, spanning eight monarchs from 1683 through 1853. His collection displays similar strength among Portuguese colonial issues of Brazil and the Azores. Due to his dominance of these categories, even with his heavy concentration in one area, he is the 87th ranked competitor for total points among all world set collectors in the Registry.