Yankeejose

Total Coin Registry Points: 214,021 Rank: 585
 


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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[Collapse] Cents
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 198 Dave's Indians Cents starter set 1 1 0 1 1252 -351 2/3/2018174
  Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 83 Dave MS66 Wheat cents 83 60 23 0 15955 0 1/28/2019490
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 62 Dave Wheats- #2 09-58 45 64 27 1 17219 0 1/29/2019588
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Proofs 112 Dave's Lincoln Memorial Proofs 12 9 8 1 1759 220 7/4/2019561
[Collapse] Nickels
  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Proof Issue 61 Dave's 38-date Proof Jeffersons 16 14 11 2 4913 0 1/13/2019273
[Collapse] Dimes
  Roosevelt Dimes 1950-1964, Proof Issue 60 Dave' Silver Dime proofs 66 10 6 0 3372 0 1/13/201921
[Collapse] Quarter Dollars
  Washington Quarters 1932-1964, Circulation Issue 54 Dave's silver quarters 32-64 63 54 27 52 22170 370 3/23/2019561
  Washington Quarters 1965-1998, Circulation Issue 18 Dave's MS66 clad quarters 67 43 33 0 13331 -246 9/9/2019367
  Washington Quarters 1936-1998, Proof Issue 25 Dave's 36-98 proof quarters 24 16 13 7 8545 -316 2/21/2019370
  Washington Quarters 1932-1998, Complete 13 Dave's 32-98 Quarters PF & BS 51 111 72 57 42742 -246 9/9/2019782
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Franklin Half Dollars, 1950-1963, Proof Issue 187 Dave's Franklin Proofs 93 14 12 2 7022 0 1/13/201971
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Proof Issue 693 Dave Kennedy Proofs 0 0 0 0 0 -228 2/28/2019643
[Collapse] Dollars
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 772 Dave's Morgan basic set 11 12 12 10 4624 -19 6/6/2019142
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 333 Dave's 1 per year- budget set 25 7 6 7 2595 -1173 6/2/2019165
  San Francisco Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 42 Dave's San Fran Morgans 20 6 5 6 1610 0 1/29/2019320
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Mint State 294 Dave's MS Ike's 0 0 0 0 0 -1292 9/18/2019327
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Complete Proof 222 Dave's IKE Proofs 0 0 0 0 0 -1037 9/18/2019263
  Presidential Dollars, 2007-2016, Mint State 300 Dave's Pres Bus Strike dollars #1 0 0 0 0 0 -152 3/19/2017611
[Collapse] Type Sets
  Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 67 Dave's 7070 Type set 31 24 21 15 13110 -36 7/4/2019251
  20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 73 Dave's 20th century type set 38 15 6 6 2863 32 9/11/2019608
  21st Century Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 48 Dave's 21st century non proof 78 11 7 1 1629 0 1/29/2019513
[Collapse] 100 Greatest/Top 50
  100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, First Edition 135 Dave's 100 greatest 3 3 1 0 986 11 9/18/2019421
[Collapse] Mint Sets 1934-1964
  1945 Mint Set 34 Dave's 1945 Mint set 20 3 1 2 982 80 2/20/2019147
[Collapse] Proof Sets 1936-1964
  1941 Proof Set 31 Dave's 1941 Proof set 40 2 1 1 1088 120 2/21/2019312
  1942 Proof Set 51 Dave's 1942 Proof set 33 2 2 1 922 39 2/21/2019249
  1950 Proof Set 37 Dave's 1950 Proof set 80 4 2 0 2368 0 1/13/2019232
  1951 Proof Set 37 Dave's 1951 Proof set 60 3 2 0 2218 0 1/13/2019204
  1952 Proof Set 28 Dave's 1952 Proof set 100 5 3 0 2628 0 1/13/2019204
  1953 Proof Set 43 Dave's 1953 Proof set 60 3 2 0 1557 -13 2/21/2019297
  1954 Proof Set 49 Dave's 1954 Proof set 60 3 3 0 1253 0 1/13/2019215
  1955 Proof Set 30 Dave's 1955 Proof set 100 5 2 0 1927 0 1/13/2019309
  1956 Proof Set 43 Dave's 1956 Proof set 80 4 1 1 1434 0 1/13/2019298
  1957 Proof Set 27 Dave's 1957 Proof set 80 4 4 2 1685 0 1/20/2019272
  1958 Proof Set 22 Dave's 1958 Proof set 60 3 3 1 1423 316 2/21/2019305
  1959 Proof Set 29 Dave's 1959 Proof set 60 3 3 1 877 0 1/28/2019200
  1960 Proof Set 54 Dave's 1960 Proof set 50 3 2 0 876 220 7/4/201929
  1961 Proof Set 52 Dave's 1961 Proof set 60 3 2 0 573 0 1/13/201992
  1962 Proof Set 16 Dave's 1962 Proof set 100 5 4 1 1562 0 1/28/2019222
  1963 Proof Set 68 Dave's 1963 Proof set 40 2 2 0 588 0 1/13/201941
  1964 Proof Set 69 Dave's 1964 Proof set 60 3 1 0 1007 0 7/4/2019140
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