Mr. Thompson

Total Coin Registry Points: 261,479 Rank: 500
 


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 37 My Flying Eagles 14 1 1 1 546 336 1/28/2013858
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 130 The "Ghost" Collection 12 7 6 6 3410 50 5/22/2017762
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 36 My Father's Eyes 42 123 91 115 45224 -502 4/19/20203655
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 93 My Mother's Eyes 20 59 11 18 10967 -50 4/19/20201225
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 311 Last Lincoln Registry Set (for me) 4 14 7 8 1201 -12 10/24/2019733
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1933, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 14 One Per Date For The 1st 25 Years 32 8 8 8 5583 551 8/4/20151351
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1933, Circulation Issue 31 The Original Abes 21 15 14 15 7406 -39 3/28/20172348
  Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 56 The Interim Abes 65 47 38 45 21779 -326 10/24/20191175
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 38 My Lincoln Wheaties 43 62 52 60 29185 -326 10/24/20191569
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 23 My Lincoln Memorials 44 66 40 56 15739 -502 4/19/20202878
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 52 My Second Lincoln Memorial Set 28 42 8 13 5286 -50 4/19/20201129
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Proofs 57 All Dem Proofs 26 26 10 11 4042 -76 4/1/20201178
  Lincoln Cents, 1950-1964, Proofs 64 Dem Middle Proofs 31 5 4 4 1373 371 4/14/2017866
  Lincoln Cents, 1950-Date, Proofs 56 Some Nice Proofs 33 27 11 12 4144 -76 4/1/20201334
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Proofs 88 Sparkly Lincoln's 37 27 11 12 4136 -76 4/1/20201178
[Collapse] Two Cents
  Two-Cent Pieces 1864-1872, Circulation Issue 82 My Deuces 0 0 0 0 0 158 10/26/2015620
[Collapse] Three Cents
  Silver Three Cents 1851-1872, Circulated Issue 29 A Half Hearted Effort For These Beauties 4 1 1 1 1271 -171 9/22/20171140
  Copper-Nickel, 1865-1889, Circulated Issue 33 Another Wild Fantasy - We'll see 4 1 0 1 320 0 8/7/20081043
[Collapse] Nickels
  Shield Nickels 1866-1883, Circulation Issue 74 My Shield Nickels 0 0 0 0 0 1110 2/23/2008649
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 82 My Favorite Nickels 9 3 3 3 1202 238 5/25/2017727
  Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938, Complete Circulation Issue 165 Where the Buffalo's Roam 4 3 2 3 1981 -119 10/3/2016774
  Buffalo Nickels 1913-1938, One-Per-Year, Circulation Issue 49 Oh Give Me A Home 8 2 1 2 835 -119 10/3/20161005
  Buffalo Nickels 1934-1938, Circulation Issue 63 The End of The Buffalo Stampede 21 3 2 3 1123 221 3/16/2015569
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Circulation Issue 31 Mint State Jeffersons 31 63 60 63 17003 -516 6/23/20203204
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Circulation Issue 67 My Extra MS Jefferson Nickels 14 29 9 17 5239 -87 6/23/20201497
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-1964, Circulation Issue 44 For comparison's sake 50 38 38 38 12923 -516 6/23/20202105
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Circulation Issue 31 My Modern MS Nickels 17 22 21 22 2960 -191 5/17/20201458
  Jefferson Wartime Nickels 1942-1945, Circulation Issue 76 War Huh Good God Yeah 83 10 10 10 3031 -516 6/23/20201103
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Proof Issue 44 My Jefferson Nickel Proof Set 36 32 26 28 9149 -521 7/10/20201680
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Proof Issue 125 My Second Jefferson Nickel Proof Set 14 13 4 4 1958 -282 7/10/2020685
  Jefferson Nickels 1950-Date, Proof Issue 29 My Proof Nickels 1950-Present 40 32 26 28 9178 -521 7/10/20201453
  Jefferson Nickels 1950-1964, Proof Issue 71 Mid Range Proofs 20 3 3 3 743 -118 7/10/2020743
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Proof Issue 35 Top Notch Tommy Js. 46 30 23 26 8549 -403 7/10/20201974
  Jefferson Nickels 1965-Date, Proof Issue 135 My Extra Jefferson Nickel Proofs 18 12 2 2 1900 -282 7/10/2020873
[Collapse] Dimes
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 108 Barber's Dinkers 0 0 0 0 0 54 10/17/2019676
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 43 Tiny Barber's One a Date 0 0 0 0 0 54 10/17/20191099
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 245 My MS Mercury Dime Set 5 4 4 3 979 165 6/9/2017729
  Mercury Dimes, 1934-1945, Circulation Issue 112 Winged Liberty 11 4 4 3 979 165 6/9/2017688
  Mercury Dimes, 1941-1945, Circulation Issue 115 My Late Mercury Dimes 12 2 2 1 492 165 6/9/2017549
  Mercury Dimes 1916-1945, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 47 Last Liberty 14 4 4 3 979 145 6/9/20171027
  Roosevelt Dimes 1946-1964, Circulation Issue 196 The Silver Years 10 5 4 4 1272 -12 5/18/2020726
  Roosevelt Dimes 1946-Date, Circulation Issue 112 My MS Rosies 2 4 4 3 1166 -12 5/18/20201217
  Roosevelt Dimes 1965-Date, Circulation Issue 108 The Later Years 0 0 0 0 0 -25 10/9/2017828
  Roosevelt Dimes 1950-1964, Proof Issue 154 Oldie Silver Rosies 13 2 2 2 282 -4 4/2/2018657
  Roosevelt Dimes 1965-Date, Proof Issue 262 Today's Rosie Proofs 2 2 1 1 166 -9 4/5/2018748
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