Mr. Thompson

Total Coin Registry Points: 258,596 Rank: 522
 


Mr. Thompson's Bio
I have been a coin collector since the early 1970's. With adolescence and early adulthood, my interest as well as my financial resources waned. In the early 90's, a friend of mine reintroduced me to the numismatic way of life. I have been hooked since. I initially thought of it as a fun way to save and pay for my children's college. Well the collection has certainly come close to meeting that financial obligation.

Now I am working on developing sets that will, hopefully in 60 years or so be the "William Bass" sets seen so pervasively throughout numismedia today. I am working on developing some of the finest collection of the finest coins I can possibly afford...and making great headway. The Dansco complete sets, those that will fund my children's education have been completed with the exception of two coins which I will obtain by the end of 2007 (that's the goal at least). 2008 Updatem down to one coin, the 1901-S Barber Quarter.

Now it's about history, not competition but history. Sure a few plaques would be nice but what are they when I am dead? Not much really.

I feel we are in a unique space in time where we can still reach back to the beginning of these United States and at least have a minimal shot at obtaining an almost complete collection of all US Coinage.

Certainly some will forever be out of my reach, or perhaps not. It is the thrill of the search, the wonderment as to who held this coin, and in what transactions has it been used? I can go on forever, my wife thinks I am crazy. I long for the day when it is time for her to sell my collections (I will most assuredly die before her) and she finds out that she is a multimillionaire. She doesn't beleive me now, but as God is my witness I would love to see the look on her face at the closing hammer of my life's collection and the 7-8 digit check she will receive. It almost makes me want to stop smoking and eat healthy foods and exercise...Almost.

Live well, continue to follow your dreams for one day you too shall die. With that last breath will you be happy with yourself and what you have accomplished? To date, I can answer "without a doubt".

Happy Collecting.



    

NGC has launched a new and improved Journals! View Now >

All old journals created on Collectors Society have been imported into the new Journals.

Learn more >





Filter Rankings: All Coins |  NGC Coins
Prev
[1]
2
3
4
5
Next
Set Type
Rank
Set Name
%
Coins
Img
Desc.
Score
+/-
Last Mod.
Views
[Collapse] Cents
  Flying Eagle Cents, 1856-1858, Circulation and Proof Issues 39 My Flying Eagles 14 1 1 1 546 -121 7/31/2020885
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 138 The "Ghost" Collection 12 7 6 6 3410 50 5/22/2017783
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 36 My Father's Eyes 42 123 91 115 45224 -44 9/14/20203717
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 98 My Mother's Eyes 19 58 11 18 10812 -155 8/27/20201251
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 351 Last Lincoln Registry Set (for me) 4 14 7 8 1201 -12 10/24/2019758
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1933, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 16 One Per Date For The 1st 25 Years 32 8 8 8 5583 551 8/4/20151385
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1933, Circulation Issue 33 The Original Abes 21 15 14 15 7406 -39 3/28/20172393
  Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 57 The Interim Abes 65 47 38 45 21779 -326 10/24/20191207
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 40 My Lincoln Wheaties 43 62 52 60 29185 -326 10/24/20191624
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 25 My Lincoln Memorials 44 66 40 56 15739 -44 9/14/20202940
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 53 My Second Lincoln Memorial Set 28 42 8 13 5286 -50 4/19/20201165
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Proofs 64 All Dem Proofs 26 26 10 11 4033 -9 9/10/20201208
  Lincoln Cents, 1950-1964, Proofs 66 Dem Middle Proofs 31 5 4 4 1373 371 4/14/2017880
  Lincoln Cents, 1950-Date, Proofs 60 Some Nice Proofs 33 27 11 12 4135 -9 9/10/20201371
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Proofs 89 Sparkly Lincoln's 37 27 11 12 4127 -9 9/10/20201206
[Collapse] Two Cents
  Two-Cent Pieces 1864-1872, Circulation Issue 85 My Deuces 0 0 0 0 0 158 10/26/2015645
[Collapse] Three Cents
  Silver Three Cents 1851-1872, Circulated Issue 33 A Half Hearted Effort For These Beauties 4 1 1 1 1271 -171 9/22/20171176
  Copper-Nickel, 1865-1889, Circulated Issue 36 Another Wild Fantasy - We'll see 4 1 0 1 320 0 8/7/20081071
[Collapse] Nickels
  Shield Nickels 1866-1883, Circulation Issue 75 My Shield Nickels 0 0 0 0 0 1110 2/23/2008659
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 86 My Favorite Nickels 9 3 3 3 1202 238 5/25/2017762
  Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938, Complete Circulation Issue 174 Where the Buffalo's Roam 4 3 2 3 1981 -119 10/3/2016799
  Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938, One-Per-Year, Circulation Issue 57 Oh Give Me A Home 8 2 1 2 835 -119 10/3/20161027
  Buffalo Nickels 1934-1938, Circulation Issue 67 The End of The Buffalo Stampede 21 3 2 3 1123 221 3/16/2015587
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Circulation Issue 30 Mint State Jeffersons 31 63 60 63 17003 -516 6/23/20203251
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Circulation Issue 70 My Extra MS Jefferson Nickels 14 29 9 17 5239 -87 6/23/20201533
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-1964, Circulation Issue 44 For comparison's sake 50 38 38 38 12923 -516 6/23/20202154
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Circulation Issue 32 My Modern MS Nickels 17 22 21 22 2960 -191 5/17/20201499
  Jefferson Wartime Nickels 1942-1945, Circulation Issue 80 War Huh Good God Yeah 83 10 10 10 3031 -516 6/23/20201122
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Proof Issue 50 My Jefferson Nickel Proof Set 36 32 26 28 7242 -974 7/20/20201728
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Proof Issue 149 My Second Jefferson Nickel Proof Set 14 13 4 4 1288 -279 7/20/2020707
  Jefferson Nickels 1950-Date, Proof Issue 35 My Proof Nickels 1950-Present 40 32 26 28 7271 -974 7/20/20201501
  Jefferson Nickels 1950-1964, Proof Issue 75 Mid Range Proofs 20 3 3 3 743 -118 7/10/2020769
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Proof Issue 39 Top Notch Tommy Js. 46 30 23 26 6622 -994 7/20/20202016
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Proof Issue 143 My Extra Jefferson Nickel Proofs 18 12 2 2 1229 -280 7/20/2020887
[Collapse] Dimes
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 111 Barber's Dinkers 0 0 0 0 0 54 10/17/2019702
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 45 Tiny Barber's One a Date 0 0 0 0 0 54 10/17/20191126
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 253 My MS Mercury Dime Set 5 4 4 3 979 165 6/9/2017750
  Mercury Dimes, 1934-1945, Circulation Issue 120 Winged Liberty 11 4 4 3 979 165 6/9/2017707
  Mercury Dimes, 1941-1945, Circulation Issue 117 My Late Mercury Dimes 12 2 2 1 492 165 6/9/2017566
  Mercury Dimes 1916-1945, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 50 Last Liberty 14 4 4 3 979 145 6/9/20171057
  Roosevelt Dimes 1946-1964, Circulation Issue 201 The Silver Years 10 5 4 4 1272 -102 10/9/2020748
  Roosevelt Dimes 1946-Date, Circulation Issue 116 My MS Rosies 2 4 4 3 1166 -102 10/9/20201248
  Roosevelt Dimes 1965-Date, Circulation Issue 109 The Later Years 0 0 0 0 0 -25 10/9/2017850
  Roosevelt Dimes 1950-1964, Proof Issue 163 Oldie Silver Rosies 13 2 2 2 282 -4 4/2/2018672
  Roosevelt Dimes 1965-Date, Proof Issue 267 Today's Rosie Proofs 2 2 1 1 166 -9 4/5/2018793
Prev
[1]
2
3
4
5
Next




View this user's comics homepage.
View this user's notes homepage.

To follow or send a message to this user,
please log in