Mike Hayes

Total Coin Registry Points: 534,915 Rank: 164
 


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 299 Hayes Family Birthyear Indian Head Cents 0 0 0 0 0 674 3/12/2015782
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Proofs 58 Mike Hayes Proof Indian Head Cents 0 0 0 0 0 -925 8/16/20101028
[Collapse] Nickels
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 131 GinjaMax - MS Barber Nickels 0 0 0 0 0 4717 5/25/20171614
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 105 Ginja Max - 2 - AU 58 Barber Nickels 3 1 1 1 489 4556 5/25/201781
[Collapse] Half Dimes
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes, Legend on Reverse, 1837-1859 18 John M. Hayes 0 0 0 0 0 302 3/12/2015696
[Collapse] Dimes
  Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, Circulation Issue 56 Michael F. Hayes 0 0 0 0 0 907 3/13/2015629
  Seated Liberty Dimes, 1858-1891, Proof Issue 24 Mike Hayes Proof Seated Dime 0 0 0 0 0 1135 3/13/20151280
  Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 23 Elbesaar - Liberty Seated Dimes Date Set 0 0 0 0 0 252 3/13/2015726
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 56 Ginjamax Barber Dime Collection 1 1 1 1 611 0 12/24/2016679
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 74 Marco J. Feeney 1 1 1 0 258 -1059 2/15/2017145
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 87 Ginja Max - III 0 0 0 0 0 -1812 8/29/2016165
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 87 Mike Hayes - The GinjaMax Collection 0 0 0 0 0 918 2/14/201671
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1915, Proof Issue 20 GinjaMax Proof Barber Dimes 0 0 0 0 0 820 5/4/2016257
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 32 Mint State Barber Dime Date Set 0 0 0 0 0 1707 9/6/2016470
  Barber Dimes, 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 25 Circulated Date Set 4 1 1 1 611 1299 10/24/2016416
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 160 Mike Hayes - Mercury Dime Collection 1 1 1 1 1683 2288 6/7/2017528
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue (Incl. Varieties) 23 Elbesaar's JMH & APH coins 0 1 1 1 1683 2288 6/7/2017933
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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 0 1/27/20091256
  Seated Liberty Quarters 1838-1891, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 17 Mike Hayes - Seated Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 1309 9/6/2011624
  Seated Liberty Quarters 1858-1891, Proofs 28 Mike Hayes - Proof Seated Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 2316 1/26/20101130
  Barber Quarters 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 27 Ginjamax Barber Quarters 4 3 2 3 3168 1219 11/7/2016553
  Barber Quarters 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 52 Ginja Max Duplicates 1 1 0 1 597 5539 10/25/2016160
  Barber Quarters 1892-1916, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 10 Mike Hayes - Date Set of Barber Quarters 4 1 1 1 2001 2404 10/25/2016486
  Barber Quarters 1892-1915, Proofs 19 GinjaMax Proof Barber Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 2688 3/1/2016139
  Washington Quarters 1932-1964, Circulation Issue 355 Mike Hayes - Mint State Washington Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 53 2/12/2015806
  Statehood Quarters, Clad and Silver, 1999-2008, Proof Issue 724 Elbesaar - Statehood Proof Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 1550 2/14/2012595
  D.C. and U.S. Territories Quarters, 2009, Proof Issue 115 Elbesaar 2009 Quarters 0 0 0 0 0 168 5/17/2010375
[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 5/26/20151717
  Seated Liberty Half Dollars, 1839-1891, One-Per-Date 26 Elbesaar 0 0 0 0 0 1299 5/26/2015761
  Walking Liberty Half Dollars, 1916-1947, Circulation Issue 248 Mike Hayes - Walkers 0 0 0 0 0 -10793 5/28/2013567
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  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 1295 Mike Hayes - Morgans 2 3 0 3 1223 20 6/6/2019466
[Collapse] Commemoratives
  Silver Commemoratives 1892-1954, Complete Set (144 Pcs) 162 Mike Hayes - Early Commemoratives 2 3 0 3 2765 -9759 3/4/20151479
  Silver Commemoratives 1892-1954, Type Set (50 Pcs) 290 Mike Hayes - Type Set of Early Commeratives 0 0 0 0 0 364 1/27/20161303
  Oregon Half Dollars, 1926-1939 32 Mike Hayes - Oregon Set 7 1 0 1 1095 -2365 3/4/20151048
  Boone Half Dollars, 1934-1938 27 Mike Hayes - Boone Set 0 0 0 0 0 587 3/4/20151004
  Texas Half Dollars, 1934-1938 56 Mike Hayes - Texas Set 0 0 0 0 0 -934 3/4/2015988
  Arkansas Half Dollars, 1935-1939 23 Mike Hayes - Arkansas Set 6 1 0 1 1073 -1258 3/4/20151127
  B.T. Washington Half Dollars, 1946-1951 69 Mike Hayes - Booker T. Washington Set 0 0 0 0 0 618 3/4/2015864
  Washington & Carver Half Dollars, 1951-1954 32 Mike Hayes - Washington/ Carver Set 8 1 0 1 597 768 3/4/20151028
[Collapse] Mint Sets 1837-1891
  1847 Mint Set 7 ELBESAAR - 100th Anniversary 5 1 1 1 1345 -503 2/28/2017415
  1861 Mint Set 7 John J. O'Gorman - Birth Year Collection 3 1 0 1 1865 350 3/2/2017468
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