Yankeejose

Total Coin Registry Points: 261,066 Rank: 543
 


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 252 Dave's Indians Cents starter set 1 1 0 1 1252 40 3/10/2021260
  Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 87 Dave MS66 Wheat cents 83 60 23 0 15959 -8 10/24/2019568
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 73 Dave Wheats- #2 09-58 44 63 26 1 17173 -50 6/25/2020684
  Lincoln Cents, 1959-Date, Proofs 176 Dave's Lincoln Memorial Proofs 6 5 4 1 1029 580 12/19/2020619
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  Jefferson Nickels 1938-Date, Proof Issue 88 Dave's 38-date Proof Jeffersons 13 12 10 2 3382 -26 12/23/2020375
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  Roosevelt Dimes 1950-1964, Proof Issue 75 Dave' Silver Dime proofs 66 10 6 0 3372 0 1/13/201982
[Collapse] Quarter Dollars
  Washington Quarters 1932-1964, Circulation Issue 75 Dave's silver quarters 32-64 58 50 24 48 18398 673 12/19/2020698
  Washington Quarters 1965-1998, Circulation Issue 19 Dave's MS66 clad quarters 67 43 33 0 12739 -142 2/1/2021544
  Washington Quarters 1936-1998, Proof Issue 40 Dave's 36-98 proof quarters 18 12 9 5 6343 725 10/24/2020581
  Washington Quarters 1932-1998, Complete 17 Dave's 32-98 Quarters PF & BS 49 105 66 52 37006 -142 2/1/20211034
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  Franklin Half Dollars, 1950-1963, Proof Issue 277 Dave's Franklin Proofs 60 9 8 0 5475 2161 10/14/2020106
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 1964-Date, Proof Issue 920 Dave Kennedy Proofs 0 0 0 0 0 -163 10/14/2020702
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  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2464 Dave's Morgan basic set 0 1 1 0 171 -46 5/6/2021240
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 933 Dave's 1 per year Morgan set 0 0 0 0 0 -46 5/6/2021259
  San Francisco Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 140 Dave's San Fran Morgans 3 1 1 0 171 171 12/18/2020482
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Mint State 351 Dave's MS Ike's 0 0 0 0 0 -1292 9/18/2019358
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Complete Proof 264 Dave's IKE Proofs 0 0 0 0 0 -1037 9/18/2019301
  Presidential Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 385 Dave's Pres Bus Strike dollars #1 0 0 0 0 0 569 12/30/2020665
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  Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 121 Dave's 7070 Type set 27 22 18 14 11327 439 12/18/2020425
  20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 105 Dave's 20th century type set 23 9 6 4 2255 339 12/18/2020687
  21st Century Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 94 Dave's 21st century non proof 25 4 1 0 398 -529 10/14/2020605
[Collapse] 100 Greatest/Top 50
  100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, First Edition 192 Dave's 100 greatest 3 3 2 1 870 68 5/6/2021461
[Collapse] Mint Sets 1934-1964
  1945 Mint Set 41 Dave's 1945 Mint set 20 3 1 2 885 -36 6/11/2020267
[Collapse] Proof Sets 1936-1964
  1941 Proof Set 32 Dave's 1941 Proof set 40 2 1 1 1088 -16 4/8/2020457
  1942 Proof Set 66 Dave's 1942 Proof set 33 2 2 1 853 -25 7/9/2020294
  1950 Proof Set 56 Dave's 1950 Proof set 60 3 2 0 1716 -620 1/8/2021350
  1951 Proof Set 50 Dave's 1951 Proof set 40 2 2 0 1781 78 7/9/2020324
  1952 Proof Set 33 Dave's 1952 Proof set 100 5 3 0 2574 -54 7/9/2020317
  1953 Proof Set 71 Dave's 1953 Proof set 40 2 1 0 1018 -116 7/9/2020372
  1954 Proof Set 55 Dave's 1954 Proof set 60 3 3 0 1253 -54 7/9/2020295
  1955 Proof Set 57 Dave's 1955 Proof set 60 3 1 0 1234 -43 7/9/2020386
  1956 Proof Set 86 Dave's 1956 Proof set 40 2 0 0 732 -63 7/9/2020361
  1957 Proof Set 37 Dave's 1957 Proof set 60 3 3 1 1397 620 10/14/2020383
  1958 Proof Set 35 Dave's 1958 Proof set 20 1 1 1 990 700 10/14/2020415
  1959 Proof Set 50 Dave's 1959 Proof set 40 2 2 1 754 237 11/3/2020315
  1960 Proof Set 82 Dave's 1960 Proof set 33 2 1 0 656 220 10/24/202077
  1961 Proof Set 68 Dave's 1961 Proof set 60 3 2 0 552 -21 7/10/2020128
  1962 Proof Set 41 Dave's 1962 Proof set 60 3 3 1 1077 102 10/16/2020333
  1963 Proof Set 80 Dave's 1963 Proof set 40 2 2 0 588 45 10/13/202081
  1964 Proof Set 83 Dave's 1964 Proof set 60 3 1 0 1007 -74 7/10/2020178
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