Mr. Thompson

Total Coin Registry Points: 265,717 Rank: 443
 


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 35 My Flying Eagles 12 1 1 1 546 336 1/28/2013788
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 123 The "Ghost" Collection 12 7 6 6 3410 50 5/22/2017725
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 34 My Father's Eyes 43 124 92 116 46114 -227 9/3/20193543
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 89 My Mother's Eyes 20 60 11 19 11017 11 5/21/20181175
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 266 Last Lincoln Registry Set (for me) 4 14 7 8 1201 -17 4/24/2017678
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1933, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 13 One Per Date For The 1st 25 Years 32 8 8 8 5583 551 8/4/20151272
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1933, Circulation Issue 32 The Original Abes 21 15 14 15 7406 -39 3/28/20172251
  Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 54 The Interim Abes 65 47 38 45 22105 -82 5/21/20181122
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 34 My Lincoln Wheaties 43 62 52 60 29511 -82 5/21/20181483
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 19 My Lincoln Memorials 45 67 41 57 16303 -227 9/3/20192774
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 50 My Second Lincoln Memorial Set 29 43 8 14 5336 -17 4/24/20171040
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Proofs 48 All Dem Proofs 27 27 10 11 4118 57 4/24/20171126
  Lincoln Cents, 1950-1964, Proofs 52 Dem Middle Proofs 31 5 4 4 1373 371 4/14/2017831
  Lincoln Cents, 1950-Date, Proofs 48 Some Nice Proofs 35 28 11 12 4220 57 4/24/20171258
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Proofs 72 Sparkly Lincoln's 39 28 11 12 4212 57 4/24/20171114
[Collapse] Two Cents
  Two-Cent Pieces 1864-1872, Circulation Issue 73 My Deuces 0 0 0 0 0 158 10/26/2015572
[Collapse] Three Cents
  Silver Three Cents 1851-1872, Circulated Issue 25 A Half Hearted Effort For These Beauties 4 1 1 1 1271 -171 9/22/20171049
  Copper-Nickel, 1865-1889, Circulated Issue 31 Another Wild Fantasy - We'll see 4 1 0 1 320 0 8/7/2008978
[Collapse] Nickels
  Shield Nickels 1866-1883, Circulation Issue 67 My Shield Nickels 0 0 0 0 0 1110 2/23/2008619
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 75 My Favorite Nickels 9 3 3 3 1202 238 5/25/2017675
  Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938, Complete Circulation Issue 144 Where the Buffalo's Roam 4 3 2 3 1981 -119 10/3/2016735
  Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938, One-Per-Year, Circulation Issue 47 Oh Give Me A Home 8 2 1 2 835 -119 10/3/2016922
  Buffalo Nickels 1934-1938, Circulation Issue 57 The End of The Buffalo Stampede 21 3 2 3 1123 221 3/16/2015533
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Circulation Issue 27 Mint State Jeffersons 33 67 63 67 18716 -129 9/4/20193064
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Circulation Issue 57 My Extra MS Jefferson Nickels 14 29 9 17 5346 -37 9/4/20191459
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-1964, Circulation Issue 38 For comparison's sake 52 39 38 39 13750 -129 9/4/20191986
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Circulation Issue 29 My Modern MS Nickels 20 25 24 25 3846 -1637 3/6/20171372
  Jefferson Wartime Nickels 1942-1945, Circulation Issue 66 War Huh Good God Yeah 83 10 10 10 3547 -129 9/4/20191059
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Proof Issue 39 My Jefferson Nickel Proof Set 37 32 26 28 9544 140 3/3/20171559
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Proof Issue 104 My Second Jefferson Nickel Proof Set 15 13 4 4 2122 41 10/5/2017647
  Jefferson Nickels 1950-Date, Proof Issue 30 My Proof Nickels 1950-Present 42 32 26 28 9573 140 3/3/20171336
  Jefferson Nickels 1950-1964, Proof Issue 64 Mid Range Proofs 20 3 3 3 866 -127 2/28/2017703
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Proof Issue 35 Top Notch Tommy Js. 48 30 23 26 8821 82 3/3/20171889
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Proof Issue 119 My Extra Jefferson Nickel Proofs 19 12 2 2 2064 41 10/5/2017846
[Collapse] Dimes
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 92 Barber's Dinkers 0 0 0 0 0 54 10/17/2019636
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 35 Tiny Barber's One a Date 0 0 0 0 0 54 10/17/20191041
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 215 My MS Mercury Dime Set 5 4 4 3 979 165 6/9/2017684
  Mercury Dimes, 1934-1945, Circulation Issue 99 Winged Liberty 11 4 4 3 979 165 6/9/2017653
  Mercury Dimes, 1941-1945, Circulation Issue 104 My Late Mercury Dimes 12 2 2 1 492 165 6/9/2017495
  Mercury Dimes 1916-1945, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 42 Last Liberty 14 4 4 3 979 145 6/9/2017972
  Roosevelt Dimes 1946-1964, Circulation Issue 176 The Silver Years 10 5 4 4 1272 272 4/21/2015676
  Roosevelt Dimes 1946-Date, Circulation Issue 106 My MS Rosies 2 4 4 3 1166 -25 10/9/20171159
  Roosevelt Dimes 1965-Date, Circulation Issue 94 The Later Years 0 0 0 0 0 -25 10/9/2017768
  Roosevelt Dimes 1950-1964, Proof Issue 137 Oldie Silver Rosies 13 2 2 2 282 -4 4/2/2018639
  Roosevelt Dimes 1965-Date, Proof Issue 233 Today's Rosie Proofs 2 2 1 1 166 -9 4/5/2018710
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