JAA

Total Coin Registry Points: 447,584 Rank: 303
 


JAA's Bio
The "JAA USA/Philippines Collection" is dedicated to the memory of my father who introduced me to this amazing hobby.

While I consider this collection to be a “work in progress” I hope that it inspires others to share my interest in the numismatics and history of the Philippines under U.S. Sovereignty.

I wish to thank NGC for recognizing my efforts to date with a 2011 “Best Presented Set” award for my USA/Philippines Type Set, and a 2012 “Best Classic Set” award for my 1908 USA/Philippines Proof Set.

My father belonged to the "Greatest Generation". During World War ll he served in the U.S. Army in the Southwest Pacific where he participated in the New Guinea, Luzon, and Southern Philippine campaigns. When my father returned from the war he brought back with him examples of coins and notes from Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines as well as some amazing Kodachrome slides he took during the war.

Even though many decades have passed since my father first showed me the coins and notes he collected in the Southwest Pacific I still remember my initial fascination with dad's strange U.S. Philippine notes and coins.

They all clearly stated "United States of America" on them but had designs that I had never seen on any circulating U.S. coin or note. Even stranger their denominations were in Pesos and Centavos instead of the familiar Dollars and Cents. As I grew older and became a serious junior collector I came to realize the historical importance of my father's "Victory Notes" and coins.

Although my father was not a coin collector he was always very supportive of my hobby. When I was eleven or twelve I joined a local coin club and dad would always make time from his busy schedule to attend the monthly meeting with me.

My father is responsible for my interest in both the numismatics and history of the Philippines under U.S. Sovereignty. In addition to the coins, notes, and color slides that my father brought back with him he had many wondrous stories of his war time buddies, the warm Australian and Philippine civilians, the Philippine Guerrillas, and of course General MacArthur.

For many decades my father talked about making a return visit to Australia and the Philippines. That never happened. My father passed away in 2004 two days after his 85th birthday.

When my father died I inherited the letters he wrote during the war, his priceless Kodachrome slides, and the coins and notes he collected in the Southwest Pacific. While his "Victory Notes" and coins may not be in the best condition I will always treasure them more highly than the rarest GEMS in my collection.

The “JAA USA/Philippines Collection” is lovingly dedicated to my father’s memory.

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[Collapse] France - 1870-Date
  5 Francs, 1933-1952 (Incl. Vichy France), Circulation Issue 2 Vichy France, 1941 5 Francs, 3 1 1 1 1135 1135 2/25/20225
[Collapse] New Guinea & Papua New Guinea
  1 Shilling, 1935-1945, Mint State 3 Territory of New Guinea 1 Shillings 50 2 2 2 117 -83 6/11/2018383
[Collapse] Philippines
  Decimal Coinage Type Set, 1861-1897, Circulation Issue 17 JAA Spanish Philippines Set 10 1 1 1 157 157 11/4/2019186
[Collapse] Circulated Coins Only
  Liberty Head Quarter Eagles, 1840-1907, Circulated Coins Only 18 Grandma's AU Gold 0 1 1 1 2250 -421 8/22/2017897
[Collapse] Cents
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Complete (Incl. Varieties) 304 JAA 2019 West Point Special Edition Lincoln Penny Collection - Set 3 0 3 3 3 1172 143 3/19/2021168
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Complete (Incl. Varieties) 291 JAA 2019 West Point Special Edition Lincoln Penny Collection - Set 1 0 3 3 3 1304 0 3/19/2021182
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Complete (Incl. Varieties) 304 JAA 2019 West Point Special Edition Lincoln Penny Collection - Set 2 0 3 3 3 1172 143 3/19/202192
[Collapse] Dimes
  2015 March of Dimes Set 1 JAA March of Dimes Set II 100 3 3 3 1248 79 3/29/2018401
  2015 March of Dimes Set 1 JAA March of Dimes Set III 100 3 3 3 1248 79 3/29/2018468
  2015 March of Dimes Set 1 JAA March of Dimes Set 1 100 3 3 3 1248 79 3/29/2018424
[Collapse] Quarter Dollars
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-2020, Circulation Issue 209 World War ll 'V75' Privy Mark Quarters Duplicate Set 1 30 3 3 3 711 237 1/28/202166
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-2020, Circulation Issue 19 AA West Point National Parks Quarters 100 10 10 10 4787 570 2/4/202195
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-2020, Circulation Issue 142 JAA West Point National Parks Quarters Set 5 50 5 5 5 1281 0 2/1/202248
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-2020, Circulation Issue 251 World War ll 'V75' Privy Mark Quarters Duplicate Set 2 10 1 1 1 237 237 1/28/202143
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-2020, Circulation Issue 93 JAA West Point National Parks Quarters Set 3 60 6 6 6 2012 0 2/1/202151
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-2020, Circulation Issue 123 JAA West Point National Parks Quarters Set 4 50 5 5 5 1546 0 2/1/202151
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-2020, Circulation Issue 251 World War ll 'V75' Privy Mark Quarters Duplicate Set 3 10 1 1 1 237 237 1/27/202153
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-2020, Circulation Issue 16 JAA West Point National Parks Quarters 100 10 10 10 4891 333 2/2/202199
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 42 Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set (JAA Set 2) 100 4 4 4 1003 -3549 10/12/2017320
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 12 JAA Perfect 70 - Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set 100 4 4 4 1516 -4194 10/12/2017570
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 46 Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set (JAA Set 3) 100 4 4 4 882 -3552 10/12/2017277
[Collapse] Dollars
  American Innovation Dollars, 2018-2032, Complete 115 JAA American Innovation Dollars 1 1 1 1 163 -16 6/23/2020161
[Collapse] Gold - San Francisco Mint
  San Francisco $2.50, Circulation Issue 6 Grandma's Gold 4 1 1 1 2250 -421 8/22/2017503
[Collapse] Commemoratives
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 95 JAA 100th Anniversary Gold Coins - Set 5 2 1 1 1 727 200 6/9/2021336
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 38 JAA 2016 100th Anniversary Gold Coins - Set 4 6 3 3 3 4235 224 6/9/2021397
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 31 JAA 2016 100th Anniversary Gold Coins 9 4 4 4 5505 224 6/9/2021429
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 38 JAA 2016 100th Anniversary Gold Coins - Set 3 6 3 3 3 4235 224 6/9/2021448
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 38 JAA 2016 100th Anniversary Gold Coins - Set 2 6 3 3 3 4235 224 6/9/2021342
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 157 JAA Modern Gold Commemoratives - Set lll 4 4 4 4 5126 224 6/9/2021170
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 113 JAA's Modern Gold Commemoratives 7 7 7 7 10163 224 6/9/2021238
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 163 JAA Modern Gold Commemoratives - Set IV 4 4 4 4 5016 224 6/9/2021178
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 157 JAA Modern Gold Commemoratives - Set ll 4 4 4 4 5126 224 6/9/2021193
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 253 JAA Modern Gold Commemoratives - Set V 2 2 2 2 1508 200 6/9/2021195
  Modern Commemoratives, 1982-Date, Complete 230 JAA's Modern Commemoratives 4 14 14 14 8960 224 6/9/2021342
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 79 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame - Set 2 16 1 1 1 143 143 11/11/2016211
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 79 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame - Set 5 16 1 1 1 143 0 11/12/2016217
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 79 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame - Set 3 16 1 1 1 143 0 11/12/2016174
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 62 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame 33 2 2 2 508 16 10/11/2017240
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 79 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame - Set 4 16 1 1 1 143 0 11/12/2016197
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