Back in September of 2000, retired, mentally unchallenged and with a golf game that wasn't getting any better, I decided to put a few coins up for auction on eBay working out of my house on my personal computer. My part-time avocation was soon to become a full-time profession as a few auctions turned into DGLCoins.com, my first website.
By 2003 I had outgrown the house and with a significant amount of encouragement from my spouse to "get that stuff out of the house" I opened a retail store in Palm Coast, Florida. Of course, the store led to a new website which we operated as palmcoastcoins.com. By the middle of 2005 we had run out of space in our 600 square foot facility. The need for a new location combined with my wife's lifelong dream to live in the mountains of Western North Carolina prompted our move to Black Mountain, NC which we accomplished in November of 2005.
We are currently enjoying our 4,500 square foot facility located fifteen minutes east of Asheville, NC, on Route 70, easily accessible from I-40 from either Exit 64 or Exit 65.
I am joined by a staff of five, consisting of our exacting nonagenarian Liz, a spry 90 year old who runs our shipping department and keeps the Post Office on their toes, Terry who processes all the orders, answers the phones, runs the storefront and generally tries to keep me out of trouble, Clark, our in-house webmaster and photographer, responsible for this website, now in its eighth year and Bert who has just come on board to manage our online auction sites as blackmountaincoinsandmore on eBay and blackmountaincoinsandmore on Amazon. As he has done for the past seven years, R.D., a retired school teacher and long-time North Carolina resident living in Mooresville, is helping me at coin shows.
November 1st, 2013 marked the eighth anniversary in this location and we now have a busy coin show schedule (which can be found in the NEWS tab at the upper right hand side of our home page), participating in both regional as well as national coin shows. I have also had a chance to get involved in our industry trade association and in 2010 was honored by being re-elected to the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Numismatic Association.
We hope you take a few minutes or hours to peruse some of the more than 17,500 items we now offer on our website, take advantage of some of the resources we offer and feel free to give us some feedback. We hope you enjoy your visit with us and come back often.
Dan, Liz, Clark, Terry, Bert and R.D