Mike Hayes

Total Coin Registry Points: 561,633 Rank: 148
 


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 310 Hayes Family Birthyear Indian Head Cents 0 0 0 0 0 674 3/12/2015789
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Proofs 58 Mike Hayes Proof Indian Head Cents 0 0 0 0 0 -925 8/16/20101052
[Collapse] Nickels
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 133 GinjaMax - MS Barber Nickels 0 0 0 0 0 4717 5/25/20171625
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 106 Ginja Max - 2 - AU 58 Barber Nickels 3 1 1 1 489 4556 5/25/201790
[Collapse] Half Dimes
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes, Legend on Reverse, 1837-1859 18 John M. Hayes 0 0 0 0 0 302 3/12/2015711
[Collapse] Dimes
  Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, Circulation Issue 57 Michael F. Hayes 0 0 0 0 0 907 3/13/2015634
  Seated Liberty Dimes, 1858-1891, Proof Issue 24 Mike Hayes Proof Seated Dime 0 0 0 0 0 1135 3/13/20151312
  Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 23 Elbesaar - Liberty Seated Dimes Date Set 0 0 0 0 0 252 3/13/2015740
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 56 Ginjamax Barber Dime Collection 1 1 1 1 774 16836 10/17/2019699
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 78 Marco J. Feeney 1 1 1 0 336 3120 10/17/2019156
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 92 Ginja Max - III 0 0 0 0 0 2965 10/17/2019178
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 92 Mike Hayes - The GinjaMax Collection 0 0 0 0 0 147 10/17/201979
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1915, Proof Issue 20 GinjaMax Proof Barber Dimes 0 0 0 0 0 1591 10/18/2019274
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 35 Mint State Barber Dime Date Set 0 0 0 0 0 4584 10/17/2019491
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 24 Circulated Date Set 4 1 1 1 774 4281 10/17/2019435
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 166 Mike Hayes - Mercury Dime Collection 1 1 1 1 1683 2288 6/7/2017533
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue (Incl. Varieties) 23 Elbesaar's JMH & APH coins 0 1 1 1 1683 2288 6/7/2017948
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  Capped Bust Quarters, Small Size, 1831-1838, Circulation Issue 15 Mike Hayes - Reduced Size Bust Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/27/20091273
  Seated Liberty Quarters 1838-1891, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 17 Mike Hayes - Seated Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 1309 9/6/2011642
  Seated Liberty Quarters 1858-1891, Proofs 29 Mike Hayes - Proof Seated Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 2316 1/26/20101148
  Barber Quarters 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 27 Ginjamax Barber Quarters 4 3 2 3 3168 1219 11/7/2016581
  Barber Quarters 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 53 Ginja Max Duplicates 1 1 0 1 597 5539 10/25/2016168
  Barber Quarters 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 10 Mike Hayes - Date Set of Barber Quarters 4 1 1 1 2001 2404 10/25/2016515
  Barber Quarters 1892-1915, Proofs 21 GinjaMax Proof Barber Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 2688 3/1/2016154
  Washington Quarters 1932-1964, Circulation Issue 370 Mike Hayes - Mint State Washington Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 53 2/12/2015812
  Statehood Quarters, Clad and Silver, 1999-2008, Proof Issue 800 Elbesaar - Statehood Proof Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 -911 7/26/2019600
  D.C. and U.S. Territories Quarters, 2009, Proof Issue 150 Elbesaar 2009 Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 165 7/26/2019390
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Seated Liberty Half Dollars, 1839-1891, Circulation Issue 30 Mike Hayes - Starter Set of Seated Halves 0 1 1 1 3545 3180 5/26/20151737
  Seated Liberty Half Dollars, 1839-1891, One-Per-Date 27 Elbesaar 0 0 0 0 0 1299 5/26/2015778
  Walking Liberty Half Dollars, 1916-1947, Circulation Issue 263 Mike Hayes - Walkers 0 0 0 0 0 -10793 5/28/2013573
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  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 1351 Mike Hayes - Morgans 2 3 0 3 1223 20 6/6/2019474
[Collapse] Commemoratives
  Silver Commemoratives 1892-1954, Complete Set (144 Pcs) 174 Mike Hayes - Early Commemoratives 2 3 0 3 2765 -9759 3/4/20151491
  Silver Commemoratives 1892-1954, Type Set (50 Pcs) 313 Mike Hayes - Type Set of Early Commeratives 0 0 0 0 0 364 1/27/20161315
  Oregon Half Dollars, 1926-1939 32 Mike Hayes - Oregon Set 7 1 0 1 1095 -2365 3/4/20151070
  Boone Half Dollars, 1934-1938 28 Mike Hayes - Boone Set 0 0 0 0 0 587 3/4/20151022
  Texas Half Dollars, 1934-1938 59 Mike Hayes - Texas Set 0 0 0 0 0 -934 3/4/2015998
  Arkansas Half Dollars, 1935-1939 23 Mike Hayes - Arkansas Set 6 1 0 1 1073 -1258 3/4/20151152
  B.T. Washington Half Dollars, 1946-1951 71 Mike Hayes - Booker T. Washington Set 0 0 0 0 0 618 3/4/2015873
  Washington & Carver Half Dollars, 1951-1954 33 Mike Hayes - Washington/ Carver Set 8 1 0 1 597 768 3/4/20151049
[Collapse] Mint Sets 1837-1891
  1847 Mint Set 7 ELBESAAR - 100th Anniversary 5 1 1 1 1345 -503 2/28/2017433
  1861 Mint Set 7 John J. O'Gorman - Birth Year Collection 3 1 0 1 1865 350 3/2/2017482
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