JTO

Total Coin Registry Points: 2,132,548 Rank: 8
 


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 5 Argentina Gold 10 1 1 0 872 0 10/3/2018468
[Collapse] Australia - Pre-Decimal
  Gold Sovereign, Victoria, 1855-1901, Circulation Issue 44 JTO World Gold Tour: Australia 1 2 2 0 2224 -177 3/3/2021511
  Gold Sovereign, George V, 1911-1931, Circulation Issue 25 Curious George Goes to Austrailia 1 1 1 0 999 0 5/17/2020417
[Collapse] Austria
  Gold 20 Francs (8 Florins), Franz Joseph I, 1870-1892, Circulation Issue 3 John's Austria Gold 4 1 1 0 1705 0 5/17/2020323
  Gold 100 Euro, Vienna Philharmonic, 2002-Date, Mint State 2 John's Music 5 1 1 0 2365 -560 10/10/2018309
[Collapse] Azores & Terceira Island
  Countermarked Coinage, 1887, Complete Circulation Issues 1 JTO's Counter Stamped 7 1 1 0 879 879 6/17/202077
[Collapse] Bahamas
  Gold $50, 1967-Date, Proof 5 Bahama John 5 1 1 1 717 -569 10/17/2018292
[Collapse] Belgium
  Gold 20 Francs, Leopold II, One-Per-Date, 1867-1882 3 Belgium gold 9 1 1 0 837 0 5/17/2020431
[Collapse] Bolivia
  8 Reales, Milled Coinage, Type Set, 1767-1825, Circulation Issue 8 Spanish Bolivia 40 2 2 0 949 0 12/1/2020374
  8 Reales, Charles IV, 1789-1808, Circulation Issue 3 Bent 4 2 1 0 1476 1476 12/1/202037
  8 Reales, Ferdinand VII, 1808-1825, Circulation Issue 7 JTO's World Crown Old Bolivia 4 1 1 0 629 0 12/1/2020422
  8 Escudos Type Set (1778-1824), Circulation Issue 1 John's 8 Escudo's Bolivia 25 1 1 0 2360 0 11/24/2020476
  8 Escudos, Charles IV, 1789-1808, Circulation Issue 1 JTO Bolivia 8E 4 1 1 0 2360 0 11/24/2020430
[Collapse] Brazil
  Maria I, 6400 Reis, Type Set, 1786-1804, Circulation Issue 3 John's Brazil 25 1 1 0 2010 2010 6/16/202075
  Joao, 960 Reis, (Shield), 1810-1818, Circulation Issue 13 Brazil for JTO 4 1 1 0 584 -49 11/26/2020637
  Pedro II, 2,000 Reis, 1851-1889, Circulation Issue 11 JTO in Brazil 4 1 1 0 363 363 6/16/202062
[Collapse] Canada
  Silver Dollars, 1935-1967, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 28 JTO 80% Silver Dollars 4 2 2 0 1610 1610 1/29/202113
  Silver Dollars,1953-1967, Prooflike 18 John's QE II PL 25 5 5 0 770 317 1/29/2021390
[Collapse] Canada - Type Sets
  Gold Type Set, 1908-1919, Circulation Issue 1 John's Little Canadian Hoard 100 4 4 0 7018 0 11/25/2020563
  Gold Type Set, 1908-1919, Circulation Issue 2 John's No Hoard Coins 75 3 2 2 4261 0 6/18/2020446
  Dollars Type Set, 1935-Date, Circulation Issue 5 John's 80%er...Eh? 60 3 3 0 1733 0 1/29/2021429
[Collapse] Canada - Commemorative
  Official Mint Medals, Silver, 2011-Date, Proof 2 Oh Canada 20 1 1 1 609 609 12/6/202028
[Collapse] Canada - Bullion
  Silver Maple Leafs, Silver $5, 1988-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 71 John's Silver Maples 1 1 1 0 201 201 12/6/202021
  Gold Maple Leafs, 50 Dollars (1 Ounce) 21 John's Maple Leaf 2 1 0 1 1983 1983 4/14/2018332
  Gold Maple Leafs with Privy Marks 11 John's Privy 3 1 0 0 725 -103 8/9/2018326
  Palladium Maple Leafs, 50 Dollars (1 Ounce), 2005-Date, Mint State 2 The New Platinum 14 1 1 0 2109 2109 12/6/202026
[Collapse] Canada - Maritime Provinces
  Newfoundland, 1865-1888 $2 Gold 11 JTO $2 12 1 1 0 1421 1421 12/3/202031
[Collapse] Chile
  8 Escudos, 1791-1808, Carlos IV, Circulation Issue 3 John's Chill 4 1 1 0 2662 2662 11/24/202023
  Silver Peso, 1867-1891, Circulation Issue 9 Chile JTO 2 1 1 0 342 342 3/2/202157
  Gold 20 Peso Type Set, 1896-1980, Circulation Issue 2 John is Chile 50 2 2 1 1714 0 5/13/2020365
  Gold 50 Pesos, 1926-1974, Circulation Issue 2 Chile John 7 1 1 0 1306 0 5/13/2020315
  Gold 100 Pesos, 1926-1980, Circulation Issue 3 John's Big Chill 3 1 1 0 1906 0 5/13/2020284
[Collapse] China - Empire Period
  Tai Ching, Silver $1, 1910-1911, Circulation Issue 5 JTO 1911 Year 3 China Dollar 10 1 1 0 541 541 11/25/202019
[Collapse] China - Provincial Period
  Milled Coinage, 1889-1930, Complete 19 20 Cents 3 2 2 0 618 618 11/25/202025
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