Mr. Thompson

Total Coin Registry Points: 254,642 Rank: 587
 


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.



    

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[Collapse] Cents
  Flying Eagle Cents, 1856-1858, Circulation and Proof Issues 41 My Flying Eagles 14 1 1 1 546 -121 7/31/2020928
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 149 The "Ghost" Collection 12 7 6 6 3410 50 5/22/2017823
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 38 My Father's Eyes 41 121 89 113 42687 -1328 5/27/20213842
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 110 My Mother's Eyes 19 58 11 18 10792 19 6/3/20211336
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 390 Last Lincoln Registry Set (for me) 4 14 7 8 1201 -20 12/18/2020800
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1933, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 20 One Per Date For The 1st 25 Years 28 7 7 7 3974 -1609 2/7/20211491
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1933, Circulation Issue 39 The Original Abes 20 14 13 14 5797 -1609 2/7/20212471
  Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 59 The Interim Abes 63 46 37 44 20871 -1328 5/27/20211280
  Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 49 My Lincoln Wheaties 42 60 50 58 26668 -1328 5/27/20211739
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 24 My Lincoln Memorials 44 66 40 56 15719 -20 12/18/20203051
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 52 My Second Lincoln Memorial Set 28 42 8 13 5266 19 6/3/20211316
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Proofs 75 All Dem Proofs 26 26 10 11 4033 -9 9/10/20201293
  Lincoln Cents, 1950-1964, Proofs 79 Dem Middle Proofs 31 5 4 4 1373 371 4/14/2017903
  Lincoln Cents, 1950-Date, Proofs 68 Some Nice Proofs 32 27 11 12 4135 -9 9/10/20201453
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Proofs 93 Sparkly Lincoln's 36 27 11 12 4127 -9 9/10/20201261
[Collapse] Two Cents
  Two-Cent Pieces 1864-1872, Circulation Issue 94 My Deuces 0 0 0 0 0 158 10/26/2015678
[Collapse] Three Cents
  Silver Three Cents 1851-1872, Circulated Issue 36 A Half Hearted Effort For These Beauties 4 1 1 1 1271 1 5/18/20211248
  Copper-Nickel, 1865-1889, Circulated Issue 40 Another Wild Fantasy - We'll see 4 1 0 1 320 0 8/7/20081132
[Collapse] Nickels
  Shield Nickels 1866-1883, Circulation Issue 87 My Shield Nickels 0 0 0 0 0 1110 2/23/2008684
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 95 My Favorite Nickels 9 3 3 3 1202 238 5/25/2017818
  Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938, Complete Circulation Issue 185 Where the Buffalo's Roam 4 3 2 3 1981 -119 10/3/2016874
  Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938, One-Per-Year, Circulation Issue 66 Oh Give Me A Home 8 2 1 2 835 -119 10/3/20161068
  Buffalo Nickels 1934-1938, Circulation Issue 70 The End of The Buffalo Stampede 21 3 2 3 1123 221 3/16/2015623
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Circulation Issue 31 Mint State Jeffersons 30 61 58 61 16274 -288 7/4/20213350
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Circulation Issue 82 My Extra MS Jefferson Nickels 13 28 8 16 4818 -288 7/4/20211608
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-1964, Circulation Issue 48 For comparison's sake 49 37 37 37 12231 -288 7/4/20212264
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Circulation Issue 37 My Modern MS Nickels 16 21 20 21 2923 -37 5/29/20211571
  Jefferson Wartime Nickels 1942-1945, Circulation Issue 87 War Huh Good God Yeah 83 10 10 10 3031 -516 6/23/20201168
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Proof Issue 51 My Jefferson Nickel Proof Set 35 32 26 28 7242 -974 7/20/20201903
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Proof Issue 170 My Second Jefferson Nickel Proof Set 14 13 4 4 1288 -279 7/20/2020740
  Jefferson Nickels 1950-Date, Proof Issue 35 My Proof Nickels 1950-Present 39 32 26 28 7271 -974 7/20/20201600
  Jefferson Nickels 1950-1964, Proof Issue 83 Mid Range Proofs 20 3 3 3 743 -118 7/10/2020819
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Proof Issue 40 Top Notch Tommy Js. 45 30 23 26 6622 -994 7/20/20202097
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Proof Issue 155 My Extra Jefferson Nickel Proofs 18 12 2 2 1229 -280 7/20/2020923
[Collapse] Dimes
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 119 Barber's Dinkers 0 0 0 0 0 54 10/17/2019734
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 47 Tiny Barber's One a Date 0 0 0 0 0 54 10/17/20191160
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 278 My MS Mercury Dime Set 5 4 4 3 979 165 6/9/2017784
  Mercury Dimes, 1934-1945, Circulation Issue 130 Winged Liberty 11 4 4 3 979 165 6/9/2017739
  Mercury Dimes, 1941-1945, Circulation Issue 125 My Late Mercury Dimes 12 2 2 1 492 165 6/9/2017610
  Mercury Dimes 1916-1945, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 54 Last Liberty 14 4 4 3 979 145 6/9/20171098
  Roosevelt Dimes 1946-1964, Circulation Issue 218 The Silver Years 10 5 4 4 1272 -102 10/9/2020788
  Roosevelt Dimes 1946-Date, Circulation Issue 124 My MS Rosies 2 4 4 3 1166 -102 10/9/20201276
  Roosevelt Dimes 1965-Date, Circulation Issue 115 The Later Years 0 0 0 0 0 -25 10/9/2017904
  Roosevelt Dimes 1950-1964, Proof Issue 181 Oldie Silver Rosies 13 2 2 2 282 -4 4/2/2018694
  Roosevelt Dimes 1965-Date, Proof Issue 294 Today's Rosie Proofs 2 2 1 1 166 -9 4/5/2018830
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