Yankeejose

Total Coin Registry Points: 213,542 Rank: 661
 


Yankeejose's Bio
My interest in coin collecting started like many do, as a kid looking through pocket change. My dad was a collector, but also mainly just from pocket change. He had the neat Whitman sliding window penny, mercury dime and quarter holders. I had the used Whitman folders where some of the coins would fall out whenever you closed them. I was 7 in 1965, so silver coins were still in circulation. There were no buffalo nickels with dates left in circulation, but you could still find common date mercury dimes, silver Washington quarters, wheat pennies, older Jefferson nickels and silver Roosevelt dimes. You could almost make a complete set of the Jefferson and Roosevelt coins from change. Occasionally you could find a well-worn penny or quarter coin from the 30’s, but by that time there were no key dates in circulation. Like most kids I would go through my Mom’s or my Grandparents change and swap them for any of the above coins. You could not really fill a book, but it was still exciting when you I did fill a slot! I never went to coins stores; I spent my allowance mainly on baseball cards. Anyone looking for 1964 baseball cards?-LOL. I never bought them but I since have found out from my friends that you could buy bags of coins at department stores and 5 and dime stores. I did go to guns shows with my dad where there were some coins I could by for my collections. I still have some dimes in the old holders that say 40 cents. My biggest thrill as a kid was to get about 15 Liberty nickels in a Whitman book. There were some from the late 1880’s and 90’s! They were older than may grandparents-to a kid that was really cool!
So I did not do much coin collecting after that other than still searching through change and putting them in jars. Fast forward to 2005 and I started to get back into the hobby by going to coin stores. This turned out to be a good time to buy as silver was still fairly low. I could buy silver halves from the dealer boxes for about 6 to 7 dollars. Then I found out about EBay in 2007. My first goal was to have one coin from any denomination starting from 1825, then that moved to 2 coins. It was a lot of fun learning about old coins I had never seen before! That got me hooked again.
It seems like now I collect everything, raw or certified. Being on a somewhat limited budget has had the normal stumbling blocks. I am sure the list is common for a lot of collectors: 1916 D dime, the big 3 Barber quarters, the 1895 O Barber dime, the 1913 S type 2 buffalo, 1909 S VDB and 1914D penny, the 1877 and 1909 S Indian cents, the 1928 Peace dollar. If I had more discipline I would buy fewer coins and save up for the key dates. Maybe someday I will go in that direction. Unfortunately with EBay and the other auction sites, I am like a kid in a 24 hour candy store. I always see something I can use. Good thing I only win about 1 out of every 10 to 20 coins I bid on. Otherwise I would a homeless guy pushing my coin collection around in a shopping cart!
Thanks for reading and best of luck in your coin pursuits- Dave (Yankeejose)
By the way – Yankeejose comes from my youth. My favorite baseball player was Mickey Mantle- a Yankee. My nickname on my high school baseball team was Jose. There was a professional outfielder named Jose Cardinal whose ball cap kept flying off when he ran because he had an afro. As was the style in the mid 1970’s, and having curly blonde hair, I had an afro too. Since I was also an outfielder, I had the same problem with my hat and hence the nickname.

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  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 231 Dave's Indians Cents starter set 1 1 0 1 1252 -351 2/3/2018232
  Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 86 Dave MS66 Wheat cents 83 60 23 0 15959 -8 10/24/2019519
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 70 Dave Wheats- #2 09-58 44 63 26 1 17173 -50 6/25/2020627
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Proofs 170 Dave's Lincoln Memorial Proofs 6 5 4 1 1029 -9 9/10/2020593
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  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Proof Issue 85 Dave's 38-date Proof Jeffersons 13 12 10 2 3382 -350 7/20/2020334
[Collapse] Dimes
  Roosevelt Dimes 1950-1964, Proof Issue 71 Dave' Silver Dime proofs 66 10 6 0 3372 0 1/13/201957
[Collapse] Quarter Dollars
  Washington Quarters 1932-1964, Circulation Issue 61 Dave's silver quarters 32-64 63 54 27 52 20631 -201 6/9/2020644
  Washington Quarters 1965-1998, Circulation Issue 19 Dave's MS66 clad quarters 67 43 33 0 12881 -99 5/12/2020473
  Washington Quarters 1936-1998, Proof Issue 28 Dave's 36-98 proof quarters 24 16 13 7 8216 -694 10/3/2019501
  Washington Quarters 1932-1998, Complete 15 Dave's 32-98 Quarters PF & BS 51 111 72 57 40561 -201 6/9/2020909
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Franklin Half Dollars, 1950-1963, Proof Issue 253 Dave's Franklin Proofs 66 10 8 0 5684 -1338 5/3/202091
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Proof Issue 842 Dave Kennedy Proofs 0 0 0 0 0 -49 11/4/2019672
[Collapse] Dollars
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2200 Dave's Morgan basic set 0 0 0 0 0 -6376 5/3/2020198
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 785 Dave's 1 per year Morgan set 0 0 0 0 0 -2642 5/3/2020230
  San Francisco Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 109 Dave's San Fran Morgans 0 0 0 0 0 -1530 5/3/2020413
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Mint State 330 Dave's MS Ike's 0 0 0 0 0 -1292 9/18/2019346
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Complete Proof 253 Dave's IKE Proofs 0 0 0 0 0 -1037 9/18/2019274
  Presidential Dollars, 2007-2016, Mint State 358 Dave's Pres Bus Strike dollars #1 0 0 0 0 0 -95 5/3/2020642
[Collapse] Type Sets
  Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 101 Dave's 7070 Type set 28 22 19 13 11327 142 8/19/2020292
  20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 87 Dave's 20th century type set 38 15 6 6 2962 241 8/19/2020651
  21st Century Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 66 Dave's 21st century non proof 60 9 6 0 927 -151 6/7/2020584
[Collapse] 100 Greatest/Top 50
  100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, First Edition 176 Dave's 100 greatest 3 3 2 1 870 -176 8/24/2020442
[Collapse] Mint Sets 1934-1964
  1945 Mint Set 38 Dave's 1945 Mint set 20 3 1 2 885 -36 6/11/2020214
[Collapse] Proof Sets 1936-1964
  1941 Proof Set 29 Dave's 1941 Proof set 40 2 1 1 1088 -16 4/8/2020404
  1942 Proof Set 58 Dave's 1942 Proof set 33 2 2 1 853 -25 7/9/2020279
  1950 Proof Set 39 Dave's 1950 Proof set 80 4 2 0 2336 -32 7/9/2020315
  1951 Proof Set 41 Dave's 1951 Proof set 40 2 2 0 1781 78 7/9/2020287
  1952 Proof Set 29 Dave's 1952 Proof set 100 5 3 0 2574 -54 7/9/2020276
  1953 Proof Set 62 Dave's 1953 Proof set 40 2 1 0 1018 -116 7/9/2020353
  1954 Proof Set 52 Dave's 1954 Proof set 60 3 3 0 1253 -54 7/9/2020274
  1955 Proof Set 54 Dave's 1955 Proof set 60 3 1 0 1234 -43 7/9/2020368
  1956 Proof Set 74 Dave's 1956 Proof set 40 2 0 0 732 -63 7/9/2020340
  1957 Proof Set 35 Dave's 1957 Proof set 60 3 3 1 1397 -288 5/3/2020338
  1958 Proof Set 28 Dave's 1958 Proof set 40 2 2 1 1119 -54 7/10/2020374
  1959 Proof Set 43 Dave's 1959 Proof set 40 2 2 1 754 -127 7/10/2020275
  1960 Proof Set 70 Dave's 1960 Proof set 33 2 1 0 656 -41 7/10/202060
  1961 Proof Set 61 Dave's 1961 Proof set 60 3 2 0 552 -21 7/10/2020117
  1962 Proof Set 22 Dave's 1962 Proof set 80 4 3 1 1286 -21 7/10/2020297
  1963 Proof Set 75 Dave's 1963 Proof set 40 2 2 0 588 -20 7/10/202066
  1964 Proof Set 76 Dave's 1964 Proof set 60 3 1 0 1007 -74 7/10/2020164
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