JAA

Total Coin Registry Points: 274,788 Rank: 424
 


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] New Guinea & Papua New Guinea
  1 Shilling, 1935-1945, Mint State 3 Territory of New Guinea 1 Shillings 50 2 2 2 117 -83 6/11/2018226
[Collapse] Circulated Coins Only
  Liberty Head Quarter Eagles, 1840-1907, Circulated Coins Only 6 Grandma's AU Gold 0 1 1 1 2250 -421 8/22/2017617
[Collapse] Dimes
  2015 March of Dimes Set 1 JAA March of Dimes Set 1 100 3 3 3 1248 79 3/29/2018232
  2015 March of Dimes Set 1 JAA March of Dimes Set II 100 3 3 3 1248 79 3/29/2018194
  2015 March of Dimes Set 1 JAA March of Dimes Set III 100 3 3 3 1248 79 3/29/2018227
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 6 JAA Perfect 70 - Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set 100 4 4 4 1516 -4194 10/12/2017341
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 30 Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set (JAA Set 2) 100 4 4 4 1003 -3549 10/12/2017201
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 32 Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set (JAA Set 3) 100 4 4 4 882 -3552 10/12/2017141
[Collapse] Gold - San Francisco Mint
  San Francisco $2.50, Circulation Issue 6 Grandma's Gold 4 1 1 1 2250 -421 8/22/2017299
[Collapse] Commemoratives
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 22 JAA 2016 100th Anniversary Gold Coins 9 4 4 4 5319 0 4/4/2019233
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 25 JAA 2016 100th Anniversary Gold Coins - Set 2 7 3 3 3 4049 -349 10/11/2017174
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 25 JAA 2016 100th Anniversary Gold Coins - Set 3 7 3 3 3 4049 -349 10/11/2017263
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 53 JAA 100th Anniversary Gold Coins - Set 5 2 1 1 1 820 -129 10/11/2017185
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 25 JAA 2016 100th Anniversary Gold Coins - Set 4 7 3 3 3 4049 -349 10/11/2017233
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 108 JAA's Modern Gold Commemoratives 8 7 7 7 9977 0 8/27/201992
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 143 JAA Modern Gold Commemoratives - Set ll 4 4 4 4 4940 0 6/9/201866
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 143 JAA Modern Gold Commemoratives - Set lll 4 4 4 4 4940 0 6/9/201853
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 145 JAA Modern Gold Commemoratives - Set IV 4 4 4 4 4830 0 6/9/201858
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 199 JAA Modern Gold Commemoratives - Set V 2 2 2 2 1601 0 6/9/201857
  Modern Commemoratives, 1982-Date, Complete 171 JAA's Modern Commemoratives 4 14 14 14 8774 0 4/4/2019111
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 47 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame 33 2 2 2 508 16 10/11/201784
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 59 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame - Set 2 16 1 1 1 143 143 11/11/201689
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 59 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame - Set 3 16 1 1 1 143 0 11/12/201682
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 59 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame - Set 4 16 1 1 1 143 0 11/12/201677
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 59 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame - Set 5 16 1 1 1 143 0 11/12/201697
  Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete 1 JAA Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set 2019, Complete - Set 1 100 8 8 8 5663 0 8/27/201940
  Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete 26 JAA Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete - Set 2 62 5 5 5 2480 0 8/27/201933
  Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete 71 JAA Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete - Set 3 25 2 2 2 617 0 4/4/201930
  Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete 71 JAA Apollo 11. 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete - Set 4 25 2 2 2 617 0 4/4/201913
  Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete 88 JAA Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete - Set 5 12 1 1 1 251 0 4/4/201919
[Collapse] Modern Special Issues
  Coin and Chronicles Set Coinage, 2013-2016, Complete 12 JAA Coin and Chronicle Sets - Set 1 38 7 7 7 1632 293 1/18/2018150
  Coin and Chronicles Set Coinage, 2013-2016, Complete 14 JAA Coin and Chronicle Sets - Set 2 38 7 7 7 1469 293 1/18/2018154
  Coin and Chronicles Set Coinage, 2013-2016, Complete 27 JAA Coin amd Chronicle Sets - Set 3 16 3 3 3 559 -38 1/18/2018151
[Collapse] American Eagles & Bullion Coins
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Proofs 813 JAA Proof Eagles 11 5 5 5 1545 -17 2/7/2019337
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State, Specimen, and Proof 150 JAA Silver Eagles 10 10 10 10 2862 -10 2/11/2019258
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State, Specimen, and Proof 179 JAA Silver Eagles - Set 2 5 5 5 5 1570 -10 2/11/2019133
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State, Specimen, and Proof 192 JAA Silver Eagles - Set 3 4 4 4 4 1250 -10 2/11/2019116
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State, Specimen, and Proof 208 JAA Silver Eagles - Set 4 3 3 3 3 769 -17 2/7/2019122
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State, Specimen, and Proof 208 JAA Silver Eagles Set - 5 3 3 3 3 769 -17 2/7/2019115
  Burnished Silver Eagles, 2006-Date, Mint State 146 JAA Burnished Silver Eagles 42 6 6 6 1817 -10 2/11/2019217
  Burnished Silver Eagles, 2006-Date, Mint State 185 JAA Burnished Silver Eagles - Set 2 14 2 2 2 644 -10 2/11/201975
  Burnished Silver Eagles, 2006-Date, Mint State 185 JAA Burnished Silver Eagles - Set 3 14 2 2 2 644 -10 2/11/201979
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