JTO

Total Coin Registry Points: 1,947,198 Rank: 9
 


JTO's Bio
I started collecting coins at the age of eight. Like many collectors I started when my father gave me a proof set from the year in which I was born. I was hooked. How beautiful those coins were... and are. The silver coins had a magical tone and how I restrained myself from touching them, I don't know.

My first real collecting effort was placed toward filling a Capitol Plastics Twentieth Century Type set. I was able to do that with pocket change and a little help from my allowance (doing odd jobs, mostly weeding for my mother.) I checked my pocket change and was able to fill Lincoln Cent album II, but it was the type set that held my interest. Type coins from the 18th and 19th centuries had coins that were so old that, they not only no longer made but also they were not found in circulation. If I could get just one, every one was a treasure to hold. To touch a coin from the time Lincoln was alive and to have a cent from when Washington was alive was captivating. That latter coin, a 1798 large cent, was a modest Fair-2. I still have the coin and in just the right light with just the right tilt I can just discern the 1798 date.



Now my passion in collecting is the same as it was 50 years ago: type sets. I have varieties on the theme including the 18th and 19th and 20th centuries. I also include gold with the exception of the small eagle varieties (18th century gold)



I have a 99% complete date and mint mark set of 20th century copper, Nickel and silver coinage. I have no 1913 nickel and most of the other 20th century issues, save the key dates, are raw. Now the quandary with these is do I send all of my accumulated treasures off for someone to judge and put in sonically sealed plastic for the sake of this forum? So far the answer is mostly no. Buy and enjoy the coin not the holder and more importantly BUY the BOOK BEFORE the coin.

Last, I leave you with, what I think is the most important rule of all: enjoy the journey not just the destination (completion of ...)



    

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[Collapse] Argentina
  Argentino (Gold 5 Pesos), 1881-1896, Circulation Issue 3 Argentina Gold 10 1 1 0 872 0 10/3/2018196
[Collapse] Australia - Pre-Decimal
  Gold Sovereign, Victoria, 1855-1901, Circulation Issue 22 JTO World Gold Tour Australia 1 2 1 0 2224 59 6/17/2016234
  Gold Sovereign, George V, 1911-1931, Circulation Issue 16 Curious George Goes to Austrailia 1 1 0 0 999 999 1/14/2017136
[Collapse] Austria
  Gold 20 Francs (8 Florins), Franz Joseph I, 1870-1892, Circulation Issue 2 John's Austria Gold 4 1 0 0 1705 1705 4/15/201845
  Gold 100 Euro, Vienna Philharmonic, 2002-Date, Mint State 2 John's Music 5 1 1 0 2365 -560 10/10/201831
[Collapse] Bahamas
  Gold $50, 1967-Date, Proof 3 Bahama John 5 1 1 1 717 -569 10/17/201839
[Collapse] Belgium
  Gold 20F, Leopold II, One-Per-Date, 1867-1882 3 Belgium gold 9 1 0 0 837 325 10/24/2018155
[Collapse] Bolivia
  8 Reales, Milled Coinage, Type Set, 1767-1825, Circulation Issue 4 Spanish Bolivia 40 2 0 0 949 -48 10/29/2018152
  8 Reales, Ferdinand VII, 1808-1825, Circulation Issue 4 JTO's World Crown Old Bolivia 4 1 0 0 629 -195 10/29/2018149
  8 Escudos Type Set (1778-1824), Circulation Issue 1 John's 8 Escudo's Bolivia 25 1 0 0 2360 136 10/30/2018182
  8 Escudos, Charles IV, 1789-1808, Circulation Issue 1 JTO Bolivia 8E 4 1 0 0 2360 136 10/30/2018156
[Collapse] Brazil
  960 Reis, 1810-1822, Circulation Issue 8 Brazil for JTO 3 1 1 0 584 -49 11/2/2018190
[Collapse] Canada
  Silver Dollars,1953-1967, Prooflike 15 Unnamed set - 190579 10 2 0 0 453 133 7/24/2018121
[Collapse] Canada - Type Sets
  Gold Type Set, 1908-1919, Circulation Issue 1 John's Little Hoard 100 4 3 0 10847 432 6/17/2016222
  Gold Type Set, 1908-1919, Circulation Issue 4 John's No Hoard Coins 75 3 0 2 4080 511 6/17/2016142
  Dollars Type Set, 1935-Date, Circulation Issue 4 John's 80%er...Eh? 60 3 0 0 1733 123 2/6/2018173
[Collapse] Canada - Bullion
  Gold Maple Leafs, 50 Dollars (1 Ounce) 12 John's Maple Leaf 2 1 0 1 1983 1983 4/14/201835
  Gold Maple Leafs with Privy Marks 5 John's Privy 4 1 0 0 725 -103 8/9/201850
[Collapse] Chile
  Gold 20 Peso Type Set, 1896-1980, Circulation Issue 1 John is Chile 50 2 0 1 1714 1714 4/15/201841
  Gold 50 Pesos, 1926-1974, Circulation Issue 1 Chile John 7 1 0 0 1306 1306 4/15/201833
  Gold 100 Pesos, 1926-1980, Circulation Issue 1 John's Big Chill 3 1 0 0 1906 1906 4/15/201838
[Collapse] China - Panda
  Gold 1/4 ounce or 8 grams Panda, 1982-Date, Mint State 21 My Little Panda 2 1 0 1 990 -285 7/12/201836
[Collapse] Colombia
  Gold 5 Pesos, 1924-1930, Small Head, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 1 John's Colombia 14 1 0 1 1563 1563 4/15/201837
[Collapse] Costa Rica
  Gold Colon Coinage, 1897-1928, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 6 Dos Colones 5 1 0 0 707 48 3/26/2018192
[Collapse] Cuba
  10 Centavos, Complete Circulation Issue 17 Little Cuba 16 1 1 0 119 119 11/22/2015148
  20 Centavos, One-Per-Date Set, Circulation Issue 14 Unnamed set - 184602 14 1 1 0 248 248 11/22/2015168
  40 Centavos, One-Per-Date, Circulation Issue 11 John's 40's 25 1 0 0 1315 1315 11/22/2015138
  Gold Coinage, Complete Circulation Issue 10 John's Little Havanas 54 6 0 0 7967 7967 2/23/2015210
[Collapse] Curacao
  1900-1948, Complete Circulation Issues 4 JTO's 8 2 0 1 253 253 3/31/2016119
[Collapse] Denmark
  20 Kroner, Gold, 1873-1917, Circulation Issue 7 John's Danish 12 2 0 0 2332 212 12/4/2017167
[Collapse] Egypt
  Fuad I, Gold Issues, AH1340//1922-AH1351//1932, Mint State 5 Egypt 9 1 0 1 620 620 4/15/201838
  Farouk, AH1357//1938, Gold Issues (1938 Royal Wedding), Complete 5 Egypt 2 25 1 0 1 686 686 4/15/201835
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