Mike Hayes

Total Coin Registry Points: 569,518 Rank: 190
 


Mike Hayes's Bio
First and foremost, I am a collector and not an investor nor am I an accumulator.

My collecting coins started while in the eighth grade when my fellow classmates started showing off their circulation finds of Lincoln head cents. My Grandfather was a collector of sorts and he passed down his collection to me - being the oldest grandchild, and his namesake - and I was as proud as could be to share my inherited collection with my fellow eighth graders.

I have added and embellished his collection over the years to a point that he would have been more than proud of my acomplishments. Each coin added is done with he in mind.

My favorite design is the Standing Liberty quarter dollar, however, my favorite series is the Barber group: nickels, dimes, quarters, halves and Trade Dollars.

I have completed most of the sets I have started; most of my collection is still in raw state and is housed in either old style Whitman Bookshelf albums, newer Dansco albums or Eagle albums. Its only been in the past five years or so that I have collected on the Registry; during this period of time my grading skills have developed immeasurably with the assistance of my fellow registrants.

To pay homage to the man whose collection I inherited, I have a splendid set of Mint State & Proof coins of his birthyear, 1889.

To honor his devoted wife, my Grandmother, I have also assembled an equally superb collection of Proof coins and am working on an equally gem set of Mint State coins of her birthyear, 1891.

At the moment, one coin that seems to have eluded Barber collectors, is the 1898-O Micro O Barber Half Dollar. I was the fortunate bidder who acquired the Jules Revier Collection specimen in an NGC VF 30 holder. This coin was under Presidential Review with NGC and without the assistance of Mr. Harry Laibstain, I would not have been able to attract the attention for this coin. I was more than a bit disappointed that NGC did not attribute the coin as a Micro O, considering the Mint Mark is decidedly smaller than the normal O mint mark. Getting the first authenticated Micro O of 1898 seems to be a daunting task as most authenticators are relying on images of the 1892-O Micro O for comparison.

The cornerstone of this Barber Collection is an 1892-P half dollar - in AU 58 - which my Grandfather found in change. My father's circulation find the Mid-1930's of a 1906-P quarter - also an AU 58 - and my circulation find in the early 1960's of a 1908-P dime - again, also an AU 58 - complement each other. These three coins will never be sold and will be handed down to the oldest grandson in my family. Regretably, none of the younger generation collects coins. Otherwise I would not consider selling off anything what-so-ever.

The recent passing of my greatest supporter, my Dad, has had a great effect on my collecting habits. I've found myself wanting to sell off any collections I'm not actively working on. Seems as if once the collection is complete I loose all interest in it. Continuing to upgrade my Barber coins seems to be the only thing keeping me in the hobby.

Eventually, these treasures will have to go as well, as we never really own our coins, we just hold them in safe keeping for the next generation.

In May of 2011, my company has decided to file Chapter 11 and as a result, I have decided to take an early retirement. The majority of my Barber collection is being auctioned at the pre-ANA Heritage auction on 8/11 & 8/12/2011.

I have not given up collecting coins, far from it, I am still working on yet another set of Standing Liberty Quarters - and a new endeavor, Capped Bust Dimes.




    

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  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 419 Hayes Family Birthyear Indian Head Cents 0 0 0 0 0 77 5/18/2021875
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Proofs 82 Mike Hayes Proof Indian Head Cents 0 0 0 0 0 94 5/18/20211130
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  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 182 GinjaMax - MS Barber Nickels 0 0 0 0 0 1246 5/18/20211713
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 142 Ginja Max - 2 - AU 58 Barber Nickels 3 1 1 1 489 61 5/18/2021214
[Collapse] Half Dimes
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes, Legend on Reverse, 1837-1859 22 John M. Hayes 0 0 0 0 0 302 3/12/2015834
[Collapse] Dimes
  Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, Circulation Issue 73 Michael F. Hayes 0 0 0 0 0 101 5/18/2021706
  Seated Liberty Dimes, 1858-1891, Proof Issue 29 Mike Hayes Proof Seated Dime 0 0 0 0 0 30 5/18/20211542
  Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 33 Elbesaar - Liberty Seated Dimes Date Set 0 0 0 0 0 42 5/18/2021891
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 74 Ginjamax Barber Dime Collection 1 1 1 1 774 796 5/18/20211044
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 104 Marco J. Feeney 1 1 1 0 336 50 5/18/2021277
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 121 Ginja Max - III 0 0 0 0 0 155 5/18/2021300
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 121 Mike Hayes - The GinjaMax Collection 0 0 0 0 0 19 5/18/2021133
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1915, Proof Issue 26 GinjaMax Proof Barber Dimes 0 0 0 0 0 215 5/18/2021437
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 50 Mint State Barber Dime Date Set 0 0 0 0 0 287 5/18/2021684
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 36 Circulated Date Set 4 1 1 1 774 152 5/18/2021635
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 218 Mike Hayes - Mercury Dime Collection 1 1 1 1 1683 2288 6/7/2017618
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue (Incl. Varieties) 44 Elbesaar's JMH & APH coins 0 1 1 1 1683 2288 6/7/20171160
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  Capped Bust Quarters, Small Size, 1831-1838, Circulation Issue 16 Mike Hayes - Reduced Size Bust Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 169 5/18/20211417
  Seated Liberty Quarters 1838-1891, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 30 Mike Hayes - Seated Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 3023 9/7/2011789
  Seated Liberty Quarters 1858-1891, Proofs 40 Mike Hayes - Proof Seated Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 2316 1/26/20101261
  Barber Quarters 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 35 Ginjamax Barber Quarters 4 3 2 3 3171 403 5/18/2021828
  Barber Quarters 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 77 Ginja Max Duplicates 1 1 0 1 597 33 5/18/2021317
  Barber Quarters 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 16 Mike Hayes - Date Set of Barber Quarters 4 1 1 1 2001 194 5/18/2021774
  Barber Quarters 1892-1915, Proofs 28 GinjaMax Proof Barber Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 62 5/18/2021260
  Washington Quarters 1932-1964, Circulation Issue 480 Mike Hayes - Mint State Washington Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 67 5/18/2021869
  Statehood Quarters, Clad and Silver, 1999-2008, Proof Issue 977 Elbesaar - Statehood Proof Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 -911 7/26/2019663
  D.C. and U.S. Territories Quarters, 2009, Proof Issue 200 Elbesaar 2009 Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 165 7/26/2019451
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  Seated Liberty Half Dollars, 1839-1891, Circulation Issue 32 Mike Hayes - Starter Set of Seated Halves 0 1 1 1 3545 35 6/25/20211974
  Seated Liberty Half Dollars, 1839-1891, One-Per-Date 35 Elbesaar 0 0 0 0 0 35 6/25/2021887
  Walking Liberty Half Dollars, 1916-1947, Circulation Issue 401 Mike Hayes - Walkers 0 0 0 0 0 93 5/18/2021649
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  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 1962 Mike Hayes - Morgans 2 3 0 3 1223 902 5/18/2021545
[Collapse] Commemoratives
  Silver Commemoratives 1892-1954, Complete Set (144 Pcs) 230 Mike Hayes - Early Commemoratives 2 3 0 3 2765 95 6/22/20211626
  Silver Commemoratives 1892-1954, Type Set (50 Pcs) 488 Mike Hayes - Type Set of Early Commeratives 0 0 0 0 0 100 5/18/20211415
  Oregon Half Dollars, 1926-1939 40 Mike Hayes - Oregon Set 7 1 0 1 1095 -2365 3/4/20151196
  Boone Half Dollars, 1934-1938 40 Mike Hayes - Boone Set 0 0 0 0 0 587 3/4/20151166
  Texas Half Dollars, 1934-1938 80 Mike Hayes - Texas Set 0 0 0 0 0 -934 3/4/20151094
  Arkansas Half Dollars, 1935-1939 26 Mike Hayes - Arkansas Set 6 1 0 1 1073 40 5/18/20211314
  B.T. Washington Half Dollars, 1946-1951 97 Mike Hayes - Booker T. Washington Set 0 0 0 0 0 618 3/4/2015947
  Washington & Carver Half Dollars, 1951-1954 41 Mike Hayes - Washington/ Carver Set 8 1 0 1 597 768 3/4/20151223
[Collapse] Mint Sets 1837-1891
  1889 Mint Set 9 Michael J. Hayes - Birth Year Commemorative Mint Set 5 1 1 1 3545 114 5/27/20211326
  1891 Mint Set 24 Nellie O'Gorman 0 0 0 0 0 35 6/25/2021684
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