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Coin's Bio
Private collector of US coins and paper money .

I live in the Southeastern US and travel weekly over 4000 miles anywhere from Philadelphia,Pa to Dallas,TX as part of my current employment as an over-the-road CDL class A truck driver.
I am a former US Army Reserve Commissioned Officer with time under my belt at both enlisted and Non-Commissioned ranks . I retired with 20 years of service and 2 major deployments as well as more service school time than I care to remember .

When possible , I make every effort to attend as many local and major coin shows that I can to both meet other collectors and for trades/sales/up-grades .

I spend the majority of my on-line time on NGC's coin forum posting board and thoroughly enjoy hearing of other's finds and experiences within the collecting community .

Although the majority of my coin possessions are un-graded (raw) , I have many that are now in NGC Registry sets within PCGS and NGC 'slabs' . The purpose of the registry sets for me are two-fold : 1) A tool for tracking coins/sets
2) Competition with high-grade coins - not totally encompassing , but mainly for both the challenge and enjoyment/fun.

Doctrine:
US coinage is meant for the sole purpose of being used as a medium of exchange . US bullion coinage is meant to be used as a tool /vehicle for speculation/investment.
US paper fiat currency is meant to be used as a medium of exchange .
US stocks/bonds are meant to be used for speculation/investment.

Collecting of these instruments , for me ,is not a life-style or controlling obsession but rather a way to actually relax/un-wind and , just maybe , gain some interesting knowledge along the way.

I must admit at this point that whenever I meet other collectors , be it numismatic or other hobbies , I turn into a 'kid in a candy store' with excitement ! I really enjoy gaining knowledge and sharing in the joys of life . I get just as excited over another's happiness as I do my own and love to hear about it !
Timeline :
-childhood...Whitmans , Jars , cans until early teens , Merit badge project for the Boy Scouts sort of force-fed me to actually go to a library and read as much as I could at the time on the 'hobby' of collecting as I had no mentors , just an old set of coin books that belonged to my father( he passed when I was very young) as a guide to go by.
-Teenager days....ah , the old pop bottle deposits and grocery store bag-boy money went to the purchase of a car (got a truck) and chasing girls ...so the 'hobby' got the stand-by orders .
-Late teens....Uncle Sugar called (not the draft,more of a family thing), went and played Army , got accepted into the state college , then went the Reservist's route (ended up with a 20 year retirement with Active time , schools , deployments, reserve time)...didn't finish college just kept amassing credit hours (over 120) but no idea what I wanted to 'be' when I ever did grow up , so never declared a major and just dropped school .
-from the teenager days through my 'trying twenties' I would occasionally find (in change,at the bank, local shows and flea markets) old coins and just continued my early childhood habit of stuffing them in jars . I had no logical approach , so it was mostly 'selective hoarding' .
-by my 30's ,,,I had an idea that I would amass my coin hobby by actively pursuing my hobby for a year and then lay-off of it two years , then got at it again and then lay-off....I did this for a few cycles .
-late 30's early 40's...met my goal of retiring w/20 years from the Army Guard at 37 and by now with a wife and two kids ready for college , a decent paying job (still have no clue what I wanna be when I ever grow up)...I found that I finally had a little time to delve deeper into the 'hobby' .
-Got back into the 'hobby' just as the momentum was picking back up , but not before...I guess around late 2003 .
I'm in my early 40's and sitting on a pile of coins from every kinda series and in every kind of condition . I decided to get organized and started searching online to find other hobbyists , found this and other sites .





    

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[Collapse] Half Cents
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[Collapse] Cents
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  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 94 J-Cents Newer 6 10 1 4 1548 205 4/25/2017568
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Proofs 65 J-Cents Proofs 20 20 1 2 2891 52 4/21/2017523
[Collapse] Nickels
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 105 J-Libs - 34399 6 2 0 2 513 180 5/25/2017327
  Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938, Complete Circulation Issue 180 Rag-Tag J-Moo's 4 3 0 0 1306 153 3/16/2015422
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Circulation Issue 35 J-Jeffs 17 35 0 6 13493 -512 1/15/20201273
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-1964, Circulation Issue 76 J-Full Steps 13 10 0 1 4587 -512 1/15/2020691
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Circulation Issue 19 J-Mod Jeffs 16 21 0 4 8432 30 3/6/2017849
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-1942, Proof Issue 42 J-Proofs 0 0 0 0 0 500 10/19/2015740
  Jefferson Nickels 1950-1964, Proof Issue 53 J-Jeffs Proofs 26 4 0 3 1392 636 2/28/2017740
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Proof Issue 82 J-Proof Jeffs 34 22 1 3 3772 41 10/5/2017988
[Collapse] Dimes
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 119 J-Mercs 8 7 4 1 3315 403 6/9/2017544
  Roosevelt Dimes 1946-Date, Circulation Issue 90 J-Roos Circs 5 10 0 5 2109 -834 9/26/2016640
  Roosevelt Dimes 1950-Date, Proof Issue 110 J-Roos Proofs 19 20 1 5 2945 -361 4/5/2018605
[Collapse] Quarter Dollars
  Washington Quarters 1932-1964, Circulation Issue 170 J-Wash Circs 9 8 0 3 2639 -4 1/14/2020739
  Washington Quarters 1936-1998, Proof Issue 50 J-Wash Proofs 30 20 1 1 2738 -637 10/3/2019987
  Statehood Quarters 1999-2008, Circulation Issue 93 J-1/4's 17 24 0 6 1602 10 7/26/2019456
  Statehood Quarters, Clad and Silver, 1999-2008, Proof Issue 183 J and a 1/4 PF 34 34 0 3 7832 -2200 7/26/2019518
  D.C. and U.S. Territories Quarters, 2009, Proof Issue 78 J2-Proofs 50 6 0 0 858 -348 7/26/2019201
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Walking Liberty Half Dollars, 1916-1947, One-Per-Date 44 Set with No-Name 4 1 0 1 502 -73 9/13/2010571
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Circulation Issue 71 JFK Mint State Halves 10 13 0 3 1970 145 10/17/2019603
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Proof Issue 131 JFK Proof Halves 37 36 0 8 8448 -1897 2/28/2019670
[Collapse] Dollars
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Mint State Dwights 43 10 0 0 1857 -1904 9/18/2019378
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Complete Proof 141 Proof Dwights 18 2 0 0 360 -1037 9/18/2019454
  Susan B. Anthony Dollars 1979-1999, Mint State 104 J SBAs 25 3 1 1 618 -5 6/8/2017415
  Susan B. Anthony Dollars 1979-1999, Proof 119 J-SBA PFs 16 1 0 0 336 73 6/9/2017328
  Sacagawea Dollars, 2000-Date, MS and SMS/SP 132 J-Sacs 5 3 0 2 527 14 4/3/2018315
  Sacagawea Dollars, 2000-Date, Proof 352 J-Sac Proofs 13 3 1 2 491 -136 4/10/2018399
  Presidential Dollars, 2007-2016, Mint State 281 Pres- J - 34533 1 1 0 1 41 -94 2/29/2016330
  Presidential Dollars, 2007-2010, SMS 92 J-SMS-Pres- 50347 3 1 0 1 94 -408 3/2/2016368
  Presidential Dollars, 2007-2016, Proof 615 J-Pres-Proofs- 50348 2 1 0 1 194 -714 2/20/2015328
[Collapse] American Eagles & Bullion Coins
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State 1402 Just for fun #2 7 4 0 3 881 -26 3/4/2019377
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Proofs 1142 Set J ASE 2 1 0 0 366 -38 5/19/2017201
  2006 20th Anniversary Eagle Set, Gold and Silver, Complete 137 set J 20 16 1 0 0 477 -86 5/19/2017211
[Collapse] Type Sets
  21st Century Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 49 J-Type 21st Century Non-Proof Set 46 7 0 1 1629 -42 2/26/2018662
  21st Century Type Set, Proofs Only 46 J-Type Proofs Only 60 12 2 11 3137 165 12/26/2018502
  21st Century Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 53 J-21 Type Set 60 12 1 8 3183 126 7/23/2018590
[Collapse] Mint Sets 1934-1964
  1940 Mint Set 26 40-ish 7 1 0 0 575 4 10/24/2019495
  1943 Mint Set 53 43'd 26 4 0 1 946 -4 1/14/2020615
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