JAA

Total Coin Registry Points: 365,491 Rank: 341
 


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 6/11/2018322
[Collapse] Philippines
  Decimal Coinage Type Set, 1861-1897, Circulation Issue 15 JAA Spanish Philippines Set 10 1 1 1 157 157 11/4/2019105
[Collapse] Circulated Coins Only
  Liberty Head Quarter Eagles, 1840-1907, Circulated Coins Only 11 Grandma's AU Gold 0 1 1 1 2250 -421 8/22/2017798
[Collapse] Cents
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Complete (Incl. Varieties) 216 JAA 2019 West Point Special Edition Lincoln Penny Collection - Set 1 0 3 3 3 1304 255 12/16/2020101
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Complete (Incl. Varieties) 225 JAA 2019 West Point Special Edition Lincoln Penny Collection - Set 2 0 3 3 3 1172 1172 10/29/201950
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Complete (Incl. Varieties) 225 JAA 2019 West Point Special Edition Lincoln Penny Collection - Set 3 0 3 3 3 1172 1172 10/29/2019107
[Collapse] Dimes
  2015 March of Dimes Set 1 JAA March of Dimes Set 1 100 3 3 3 1248 79 3/29/2018369
  2015 March of Dimes Set 1 JAA March of Dimes Set II 100 3 3 3 1248 79 3/29/2018320
  2015 March of Dimes Set 1 JAA March of Dimes Set III 100 3 3 3 1248 79 3/29/2018380
[Collapse] Quarter Dollars
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-Date, Circulation Issue 9 JAA West Point National Parks Quarters 100 10 10 10 4891 333 2/2/202115
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-Date, Circulation Issue 11 AA West Point National Parks Quarters 100 10 10 10 4787 570 2/4/202116
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-Date, Circulation Issue 54 JAA West Point National Parks Quarters Set 3 60 6 6 6 2012 0 2/1/202110
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-Date, Circulation Issue 73 JAA West Point National Parks Quarters Set 4 50 5 5 5 1546 0 2/1/20218
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-Date, Circulation Issue 82 JAA West Point National Parks Quarters Set 5 50 5 5 4 1281 0 2/1/202110
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-Date, Circulation Issue 121 World War ll 'V75' Privy Mark Quarters Duplicate Set 1 30 3 3 3 711 237 1/28/20217
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-Date, Circulation Issue 145 World War ll 'V75' Privy Mark Quarters Duplicate Set 3 10 1 1 1 237 237 1/27/20215
  West Point National Parks Quarters, 2019-Date, Circulation Issue 145 World War ll 'V75' Privy Mark Quarters Duplicate Set 2 10 1 1 1 237 237 1/28/20214
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 10 JAA Perfect 70 - Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set 100 4 4 4 1516 -4194 10/12/2017484
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 35 Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set (JAA Set 2) 100 4 4 4 1003 -3549 10/12/2017277
  Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set, 2014, Complete 38 Kennedy Half Dollars, Silver 4-Coin 50th Anniversary Set (JAA Set 3) 100 4 4 4 882 -3552 10/12/2017207
[Collapse] Dollars
  American Innovation Dollars, 2018-2032, Complete 83 JAA American Innovation Dollars 3 1 1 1 163 -16 6/23/202085
[Collapse] Gold - San Francisco Mint
  San Francisco $2.50, Circulation Issue 6 Grandma's Gold 4 1 1 1 2250 -421 8/22/2017418
[Collapse] Commemoratives
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 30 JAA 2016 100th Anniversary Gold Coins 9 4 4 4 5319 0 4/4/2019331
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 36 JAA 2016 100th Anniversary Gold Coins - Set 2 6 3 3 3 4049 -349 10/11/2017284
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 36 JAA 2016 100th Anniversary Gold Coins - Set 3 6 3 3 3 4049 -349 10/11/2017368
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 80 JAA 100th Anniversary Gold Coins - Set 5 2 1 1 1 820 -129 10/11/2017255
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Mint State & Specimen 36 JAA 2016 100th Anniversary Gold Coins - Set 4 6 3 3 3 4049 -349 10/11/2017350
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 114 JAA's Modern Gold Commemoratives 7 7 7 7 9977 0 8/27/2019181
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 158 JAA Modern Gold Commemoratives - Set ll 4 4 4 4 4940 0 6/9/2018147
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 158 JAA Modern Gold Commemoratives - Set lll 4 4 4 4 4940 0 6/9/2018116
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 160 JAA Modern Gold Commemoratives - Set IV 4 4 4 4 4830 0 6/9/2018124
  Modern Gold Commemoratives, 1984-Date, Complete 234 JAA Modern Gold Commemoratives - Set V 2 2 2 2 1601 0 6/9/2018119
  Modern Commemoratives, 1982-Date, Complete 204 JAA's Modern Commemoratives 4 14 14 14 8774 0 4/4/2019250
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 56 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame 33 2 2 2 508 16 10/11/2017178
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 71 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame - Set 2 16 1 1 1 143 143 11/11/2016174
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 71 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame - Set 3 16 1 1 1 143 0 11/12/2016132
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 71 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame - Set 4 16 1 1 1 143 0 11/12/2016138
  Baseball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2014, Complete 71 JAA Baseball Hall of Fame - Set 5 16 1 1 1 143 0 11/12/2016159
  Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete 1 JAA Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set 2019, Complete - Set 1 100 8 8 8 5663 0 8/27/2019192
  Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete 46 JAA Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary Set, 2019, Complete - Set 2 62 5 5 5 2480 0 8/27/2019125
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