Fenntucky Mike

Total Coin Registry Points: 153,426 Rank: 1134
 


Fenntucky Mike's Bio
I have been fascinated by coins since I could remember. Seeing a parent throw loose change on a counter top and watching it dance as it settled noisily on the hard surface. Watching people exchange these magical little tokens for goods and services. Sitting quietly and wondering intently how long it took to amass such a stockpile, how much was there and how many different types of coins were in the old Barnum's Animals Crackers Tin as a parent would remove the lid and deliberately poor a small pile from it onto the dinner table, settling in for a game of cards or Risk with friends and family. Finally who could forget those wonderful mechanical banks, in my case it was the Duro Mercury Rocket Mechanical Bank. Where as you would place a coin on the top of the rocket and shoot it into a slot at the front of the ship. There was many a spare moment spent constantly emptying the contents of the bank and refilling it one coin at a time, joyfully shooting the coins at imaginary villains and saving the day yet again. Wonderful fun! My infatuation started early indeed... My first delve into something that could be called an official numismatic endeavor, would start like so many others with an Uncle stopping by with a Whitman Penny Coin Folder and starting a numismatic journey that has yet to end. Next followed by my first official purchase which I saw in a newspaper ad and diligently scraped, saved and worked for, the OBSOLETE COINS OF YESTERYEAR set consisting of a 1942 Walking Liberty half dollar, 1946 Washington quarter, 1942 Mercury dime, 1943 Jefferson nickel and finally a 1943 steel penny. All in well worn and in cleaned condition, I thought they were great.The years would pass with acquisitions here and there, an occasional slot filled in the Whitman's but the journey continuing as life drummed on to a steady rhythm.

As so many others the numismatic itch becomes stronger with age and sometimes you just need to scratch. I have decided to delve deeper into this journey and grow my collection as I have grown. Eclectic, well rounded and mature. I have decided to take a hard look at modern bullion and commemorative coins, particularly focusing on the coinage of Ukraine and to a lesser extent The Republic of Korea. I am greatly enjoying the coins of Ukraine as it is a newly reformed country with a young numismatic history and ancient overall history going back to the Greeks. This has lead to many wonderful and unusual coins being minted along with many die variants mixed in with loads of mint errors and eccentricities. It has been loads of fun so far and I expect it to continue as I acquire more Ukrainian coins. I am relatively new to TPG services but like so many I'm drawn to the security, organization, liquidity, unbiased grading and protection of the coin encapsulation brings. I am currently only using NGC for my world coins but may start to bring in some of my U.S. coinage in the future, starting with my Michigan Tokens collections I have acquired over the years. I look forward to many more years of numismatics and getting to know and work with fellow collectors.

Good Luck,
Mike



    

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  Silver Dollar, Commemorative Issues, 2005-Date, Mint State 65 A.S.D.M.S 2 2 2 0 410 -2679 6/1/2021139
  Australian Swan Series, Silver Dollar, 2017-Date, Complete 8 A.S.M.S. 40 4 4 0 1622 1622 6/3/202125
  Australian Emu Series, Silver Dollar, 2018-Date, Complete 5 A.E.M.S. 25 2 2 0 775 775 6/3/202116
[Collapse] Australia - Bullion
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Mint State (without Varieties) 29 A.K.M.S. 54 18 16 0 8575 0 1/1/2021136
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Mint State, One-Per-Date 8 A.K.M.S.B.C. 60 20 19 0 13748 0 1/1/2021138
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, Colorized, 2002-Date, Mint State 4 A.K.C.M.S. 91 11 11 0 6193 412 8/4/202075
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Complete, Including Varieties 13 A.K.I.V. 17 40 36 0 22178 701 1/24/2021130
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  Standard Coinage, Type Set, 1709-1839, Mint State 2 IoM S.T.S. 14 3 3 0 2008 1246 11/24/20216
  Standard Coinage, Type Set, 1709-1839, Proof 2 IoM P.T.S. 5 1 1 0 1127 1127 9/13/202113
  Half Sovereign, Commemorative Issues, 1965-Date, Proof 1 IoM 1/2SOV PF 20 1 1 0 3257 0 9/13/202135
  Silver Angel, 1995-Date, Mint State and Proof, Including Varieties 1 I.M.S.A. 92 13 13 12 6550 139 9/13/2021284
  Silver Angel, 1995-Date, Proof, Including Varieties 1 I.M.S.A.P. 83 10 10 10 5495 244 8/13/2020181
  Gold 1/10 Angel, Elizabeth ll, 1984-Date, Proof, Including Varieties 1 I.M.G.A.1/10 61 13 13 13 14141 0 9/20/202089
[Collapse] Netherlands
  Lion Dollar Restrikes, Silver and Gold, Complete Issues 9 N.S.L.R.C. 11 2 2 0 823 -966 11/7/202189
[Collapse] Rwanda-Burundi
  Rwanda, Nautical Ounce Series, Silver 50 Francs, 2017-Date, Mint State and Proof 1 R.N.O. 100 9 9 0 3901 198 11/13/2021101
[Collapse] South Africa - Republic
  Silver 5 Rand, Big Five Series, 2019-Date, Mint State & Proof 12 S.A.B.F.S.5R. 50 6 6 0 2873 820 4/9/202085
  Natura, Rise of the Dinosaurs, 2018-Date, Complete 2 S.A.N.R.D.S.25R 28 2 2 0 726 363 4/9/202059
  Krugerrand, Silver, 2017-Date, Complete, Including Varieties 9 S.A.S.1R. 75 15 15 0 6918 0 10/30/2021198
  Krugerrand, 1/50 Ounce, 2017-Date, Proof 2 S.A.G.1/50 40 2 2 2 732 -82 9/16/202163
  Krugerrand, 1/10 Ounce, 1980-Date, Proof 9 S.A.G.1/10 4 2 2 1 2338 0 4/10/202084
  2017 3-Coin Gold Krugerrand Proof Set 1 S.A.G.D. 100 3 3 3 1923 0 11/12/201958
[Collapse] South Korea
  Silver 30,000 Won Commemoratives, 2008-Date, Complete 1 S.K.S.30kW. 100 16 16 16 6686 0 4/11/202071
  Silver Official Mint Medals, 2013 - Date, Mint State and Proof 1 S.K.M.M. 28 13 13 0 5365 159 5/22/2020105
  Chiwoo Cheonwang Medals, Silver, 2016-Date, Complete 1 S.K.C.C. 95 20 20 0 8252 0 7/29/2021187
  Zi:Sin Medals, Silver, 2017-Date, Complete 1 S.K.Z.S.M. 84 16 16 0 8061 0 8/1/2020118
[Collapse] Ukraine
  200,000 Karbovantsiv, 1995-1996, Complete 1 U. 200k K. 30 4 4 1 814 123 5/13/2021125
  1,000,000 Karbovanets, 1996, Proof 1 U.S.1M.K. 100 4 4 4 2653 0 4/27/202072
  2,000,000 Karbovanets, 1995-1996, Proof 1 U.S.2M.K. 100 5 5 5 2615 487 9/5/202196
  2 Hryvni, 1996-Date, Proof & Prooflike 1 U. S. 2H. 43 13 13 12 2332 0 4/9/2020108
  5 Hryven, 35mm, 1998-Date, Complete 2 5 UAH MS 2 2 2 0 266 119 10/24/202152
  Silver 1 Hryven, Archangel Michael, 2011-Date, Complete, Including Varieties 2 U.A.S.1H. 95 19 19 19 5466 0 12/4/2020233
  Silver 5 Hryven, 2004-Date, Mint State & Proof 1 U.S.5H. 60 26 26 8 9373 311 4/9/2020110
  Silver 5 Hryven, Zodiac Signs, 2006-2008, Proof 1 U.Z.S.5H. 25 3 3 0 1450 0 10/22/201972
  Silver 5 Hryven, Lunar Coins, 2006-Date, Proof 1 U.L.S.5H. 100 12 12 12 6216 404 8/11/202173
  Silver 5 Hryven, Commemorative, 2016-Date, Proof 1 U.F.C.M.S.5H. 100 10 10 10 1880 251 3/16/202092
  Gold 2 Hryvni, 2003-2012, Complete 1 U.G.2H. 65 17 17 12 14088 867 8/13/202078
  Gold 2 Hryven, The Smallest Golden Coin Series, 2003-2012, Complete 1 U.S.G.C.G.2H. 84 11 11 11 9353 0 9/20/2019101
  Gold 2 Hryven, Zodiac Signs, 2006-2008, Mint State 1 U.Z.G.2H 41 5 5 0 3988 3348 7/28/202069
  Gold Archangel Michael, 1/10oz, 2 Hryven, 2012-2016, Mint State 1 U.A.G.2H. 83 5 5 5 5078 931 3/16/2020104
  Gold Archangel Michael, 1/4oz, 5 Hryven, 2011-Date, Mint State 2 U.A.G.5H. 40 2 2 2 3672 1836 9/5/201981
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