Mr. Thompson

Total Coin Registry Points: 268,456 Rank: 435
 


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 1/28/2013771
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 124 The "Ghost" Collection 12 7 6 6 3410 50 5/22/2017723
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 32 My Father's Eyes 43 124 92 116 46341 -115 5/27/20193511
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 88 My Mother's Eyes 20 60 11 19 11017 11 5/21/20181170
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 251 Last Lincoln Registry Set (for me) 4 14 7 8 1201 -17 4/24/2017677
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1933, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 13 One Per Date For The 1st 25 Years 32 8 8 8 5583 551 8/4/20151246
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1933, Circulation Issue 32 The Original Abes 21 15 14 15 7406 -39 3/28/20172227
  Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 53 The Interim Abes 65 47 38 45 22105 -82 5/21/20181115
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 34 My Lincoln Wheaties 43 62 52 60 29511 -82 5/21/20181455
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 18 My Lincoln Memorials 45 67 41 57 16530 -115 5/27/20192734
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 51 My Second Lincoln Memorial Set 29 43 8 14 5336 -17 4/24/20171024
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Proofs 48 All Dem Proofs 27 27 10 11 4118 57 4/24/20171112
  Lincoln Cents, 1950-1964, Proofs 49 Dem Middle Proofs 31 5 4 4 1373 371 4/14/2017824
  Lincoln Cents, 1950-Date, Proofs 46 Some Nice Proofs 35 28 11 12 4220 57 4/24/20171236
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Proofs 72 Sparkly Lincoln's 39 28 11 12 4212 57 4/24/20171105
[Collapse] Two Cents
  Two-Cent Pieces 1864-1872, Circulation Issue 70 My Deuces 0 0 0 0 0 158 10/26/2015563
[Collapse] Three Cents
  Silver Three Cents 1851-1872, Circulated Issue 24 A Half Hearted Effort For These Beauties 4 1 1 1 1271 -171 9/22/20171024
  Copper-Nickel, 1865-1889, Circulated Issue 30 Another Wild Fantasy - We'll see 4 1 0 1 320 0 8/7/2008953
[Collapse] Nickels
  Shield Nickels 1866-1883, Circulation Issue 64 My Shield Nickels 0 0 0 0 0 1110 2/23/2008616
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 75 My Favorite Nickels 9 3 3 3 1202 238 5/25/2017670
  Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938, Complete Circulation Issue 143 Where the Buffalo's Roam 4 3 2 3 1981 -119 10/3/2016732
  Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938, One-Per-Year, Circulation Issue 47 Oh Give Me A Home 8 2 1 2 835 -119 10/3/2016906
  Buffalo Nickels 1934-1938, Circulation Issue 56 The End of The Buffalo Stampede 21 3 2 3 1123 221 3/16/2015532
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Circulation Issue 27 Mint State Jeffersons 33 67 63 67 18813 -2 5/10/20193027
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Circulation Issue 55 My Extra MS Jefferson Nickels 14 29 9 17 5371 -2 5/10/20191444
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-1964, Circulation Issue 38 For comparison's sake 52 39 38 39 13847 -2 5/10/20191958
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Circulation Issue 29 My Modern MS Nickels 20 25 24 25 3846 -1637 3/6/20171350
  Jefferson Wartime Nickels 1942-1945, Circulation Issue 66 War Huh Good God Yeah 83 10 10 10 3644 -2 5/10/20191056
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Proof Issue 37 My Jefferson Nickel Proof Set 37 32 26 28 9544 140 3/3/20171534
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Proof Issue 103 My Second Jefferson Nickel Proof Set 15 13 4 4 2122 41 10/5/2017640
  Jefferson Nickels 1950-Date, Proof Issue 30 My Proof Nickels 1950-Present 42 32 26 28 9573 140 3/3/20171307
  Jefferson Nickels 1950-1964, Proof Issue 62 Mid Range Proofs 20 3 3 3 866 -127 2/28/2017702
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Proof Issue 35 Top Notch Tommy Js. 48 30 23 26 8821 82 3/3/20171858
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Proof Issue 119 My Extra Jefferson Nickel Proofs 19 12 2 2 2064 41 10/5/2017836
[Collapse] Dimes
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 87 Barber's Dinkers 0 0 0 0 0 0 8/7/2008634
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 32 Tiny Barber's One a Date 0 0 0 0 0 0 8/7/20081020
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 210 My MS Mercury Dime Set 5 4 4 3 979 165 6/9/2017680
  Mercury Dimes, 1934-1945, Circulation Issue 95 Winged Liberty 11 4 4 3 979 165 6/9/2017651
  Mercury Dimes, 1941-1945, Circulation Issue 99 My Late Mercury Dimes 12 2 2 1 492 165 6/9/2017493
  Mercury Dimes 1916-1945, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 41 Last Liberty 14 4 4 3 979 145 6/9/2017953
  Roosevelt Dimes 1946-1964, Circulation Issue 173 The Silver Years 10 5 4 4 1272 272 4/21/2015671
  Roosevelt Dimes 1946-Date, Circulation Issue 105 My MS Rosies 2 4 4 3 1166 -25 10/9/20171156
  Roosevelt Dimes 1965-Date, Circulation Issue 93 The Later Years 0 0 0 0 0 -25 10/9/2017765
  Roosevelt Dimes 1950-1964, Proof Issue 130 Oldie Silver Rosies 13 2 2 2 282 -4 4/2/2018638
  Roosevelt Dimes 1965-Date, Proof Issue 218 Today's Rosie Proofs 2 2 1 1 166 -9 4/5/2018706
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