T S Chase

Total Coin Registry Points: 258,969 Rank: 480
 


T S Chase's Bio
I've been collecting for a number of years. You’ll notice right off that I collect what I like, not necessarily the most expensive coins or the ones that will make the best investments. And, I haven’t always been good about finishing one collection before heading off in different direction to start another . . . That’s changing now that I've retired. Retirement has forced me to take a long, hard look at my coin collecting goals and habits. I’m having to slow down and focus on sets I really want to finish.

What I Collect

Examples of my certified collections include:
- MS $5 Gold Eagles
- MS Silver Eagles
- MS Morgan Silver Dollars
- MS & PF Anthony Dollars
- MS & PF Sacagawea Dollars
- PF British 1 silver pounds
- MS Swiss Gold 20 Francs

I also have some custom certified collections that consist of miscellaneous silver and gold coins and commemoratives (and others). Included in that are one some neat ones like the $5 & $10 1999 W Gold Eagle error coins, the 2008 W $5 gold Buffalo, and my one and only $50 gold Buffalo. I have the only PF70 2004 B 50 Swiss Franc coin featuring the Matterhorn!

Examples of my uncertified collections include:
- US and UK commemoratives that have significance to me (military or family history)
- Swiss Cantons (one per Canton) and Swiss 2 Rappen
- BU Lincoln Cents album which is about 85%
- Proof Kennedy Clad & Silver halves
- Miscellaneous world coins from a variety of sources: my travels abroad, my parent’s travels abroad, coins from some of my three sons’ deployments, foreign coins from a bag my dad carried with him on his bombing missions during WWII. Recently I got some from my father-in-law’s WWII coins too.

My Favorites

My signature collection - - my pride and joy - - is my 1943 Mint Set, the S/Sgt LM Chase WW2 Set, which is named for my Dad and is dedicated to him and to my three sons who are serving in the Navy, Air Force, and Marines . . . Please take a look at it. I would love to develop my presentation as beautifully as some of you have done for your signature sets!

My other favorite certified set is Metcalf’s Sterling Legacy. This set celebrates my Mother’s side of the family and consists of UK Silver Pound Proofs, including piedforts. I have a number of raw coins I’ll be sending in for certification soon.

Accomplishments

Over the past two years I managed to get nearly every single coin in my competitive and custom sets imaged and described in the Registry - - No small task. I still have some work to, but this project is coming along. My dream was to put quality photos on line but as hard as I tried, they were never good enough and it took a ton of time to get a single shot! I settled on scanning my coins . . . At least the images are in the system for identification/inventory purposes.

All my uncertified coins have been placed in holders or flips, cataloged, and placed in appropriate storage boxes (That was a biggy for me!). Now I know exactly what I own, exactly where each coin is stored, and exactly which storage box each coin is in.

Goals

My collecting goals now are simple at this point: 1) Keep my modern coin collections up-to-date, and 2) finish selected high quality sets. The not-so-simple part of that is deciding which sets I’ll “select” to finish and which I’ll give up on.

While I don’t like to think about it, I am considering selling off some of my old sets, extras, and duplicates with the aim of financing the completion of my main collections. The problem is that the proceeds from the sale of all of them will probably only buy one or two of the coins I still need.

My financial advisor recently asked me if I was certain if I could liquidate my collection when the time came . . . I said “yes”, of course, but it won’t be so easy I’m sure.



    

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[Collapse] Great Britain - Decimal (1971-Date)
  Silver Pound, Elizabeth II, 1983-Date, Proof 2 Metcalf's Sterling Legacy 67 43 43 43 15257 251 11/30/2017631
[Collapse] Switzerland
  Gold 10 Francs, 1911-1922, Circulation Issue 5 Chase's Gold 10 Franc Helvetias 57 4 2 4 2350 -820 3/8/2018265
  Gold 20 Francs, 1883-1896, Circulation Issue 8 Chase's Gold 20 Franc Helveticas 9 1 1 1 931 198 3/8/2018129
  Gold 20 Francs, 1897-1949, Circulation Issue 6 Chase's Gold 20 Franc Helvetias 34 10 10 10 7940 33 3/8/2018382
[Collapse] Cents
  Lincoln Cents, Life of Lincoln, 2009, MS & SMS 5 Chase's Mint State Life of Lincoln Cents 100 16 16 16 5138 303 7/23/2018608
  Lincoln Cents, 1936-1958, Proofs 24 Chase's Lincoln Proofs 1936-1958 35 6 0 2 5341 909 8/18/201963
  Lincoln Cents, Memorial Reverse, 1959-2008, Proofs 7 Chase's Lincoln Proofs 1959-2008 57 31 0 6 19484 2015 6/3/201994
  Lincoln Cents, Life of Lincoln, 2009, Proofs 1 Chase's Lincoln Proofs 2009 Life of Lincoln Series 100 4 4 4 1759 -249 4/24/2017533
  Lincoln Cents, Union Shield, 2010-Date, Proofs 1 Chase's Lincoln Proofs 2010-Date 92 13 13 13 3578 0 10/14/2019572
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Complete (Incl. Varieties) 21 Chase's Meet the Lincolns 20 97 43 67 52082 0 10/19/2019390
[Collapse] Nickels
  Jefferson Nickels, Westward Journey, 2004-2005, Proof Issue 1 Chase's Proof Westward Journey Nickels 100 4 4 4 842 124 3/2/2017599
[Collapse] Quarter Dollars
  Statehood Quarters, Clad and Silver, 1999-2008, Proof Issue 202 Chase's Clad & Silver Proof State Quarters 100 100 100 100 6571 -911 7/26/20191141
  D.C. and U.S. Territories Quarters, 2009, Proof Issue 1 Chase's Clad & Silver Proof DC & Territory Quarters 100 12 12 12 1961 -1261 7/26/2019311
  National Parks Quarters, Silver, 2010-Date, Proof Issue 1 Chase's Silver Proof ATB Quarters 91 55 55 55 12558 0 10/14/2019495
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Kennedy Half Dollars, 50th Anniversary Set, High Relief, 2014, Complete 22 Chase's Kennedy Half Dollar 50th Anniversary Set 100 7 7 7 4036 141 10/24/2019323
[Collapse] Dollars
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 151 Chase's Mint State Morgan Dollars 85 24 24 24 10829 294 11/6/2014759
  Peace Dollars, 1921-1935, One Per Date 108 Chase's One-Per-Year Peace Dollars 50 5 5 5 898 898 1/11/2017177
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Complete Proof 233 Chase's Proof PCGS Ike Dollars +1 0 0 0 0 0 -1037 9/18/20191303
  Susan B Anthony Dollars, 1979-1999, Complete 6 Chase's Complete Susan B Anthony Set 100 18 18 18 14132 0 10/14/2019614
  Sacagawea Dollars, 2000-Date, MS and SMS/SP 6 Chase's Mint State Sacagaweas 96 58 58 55 16384 0 10/14/20192280
  Sacagawea Dollars, 2000-Date, Proof 1 Chase's Proof 70 Sacagaweas 95 21 21 21 5087 0 10/14/20191057
  Sacagawea Dollars, 2000-Date, Complete 5 Chase's Complete Sacagawea Set 96 79 79 76 21471 518 10/14/2019184
[Collapse] Modern Special Issues
  2016 Anniversary Gold Issues,Specimen 1 Chase's 2016 Anniversary Gold Issues 100 3 3 3 4049 0 10/24/201941
[Collapse] American Eagles & Bullion Coins
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State 416 Chase's Mint State Silver Eagles - Set 2 (one per year) 68 35 30 18 8263 255 6/13/2019635
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State 434 Chase's Mint State Silver Eagles - Set 3 (one per year) 68 35 24 6 8080 255 6/13/2019566
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State 426 Chase's Mint State Silver Eagles - Set 4 (one per year) 68 35 22 9 8175 255 6/13/2019536
  Silver Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 36 Chase's Mint State Silver Eagles - Set 1 (inc varieties) 94 70 70 70 21770 155 10/18/20191331
  Burnished Silver Eagles, 2006-Date, Mint State 21 Chase's Burnished Silver Eagles 93 14 14 14 7197 0 10/16/2019489
  Silver Eagles, 2006-Date, Reverse Proofs 63 Chase's Silver Eagle Reverse Proofs 50 3 3 3 2219 -735 5/19/2017176
  1/10 Ounce Gold Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State 26 Chase's Mint State $5 Gold Eagles 97 38 38 38 25951 0 10/16/20191572
  1/4 Ounce Gold Eagles, 1986-Date, Mint State 47 Chase's Mint State $10 Gold Eagle Error 2 1 1 1 2368 482 5/12/2017259
  Gold Buffalos .9999 Fine, Mint State 46 Chase's Little Herd of Gold Buffalos 10 2 2 2 3638 0 10/24/2019130
  1/10 Ounce Platinum Eagles, 1997-2008, Mint State 20 Chase's Mint State $10 Platinum Eagles 40 6 6 6 5532 657 4/18/2017930
  2011 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set 1 Chase's Silver Eagle 25th Anniversary Set 100 5 5 5 3155 -609 2/8/2019268
  2012 San Francisco Silver Eagle Set 1 Chase's San Francisco Mint Anniversary Silver Eagle Set 100 2 2 2 1083 -262 5/19/2017517
  2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set 1 Chase's West Point Mint Anniversary Silver Eagle Set 100 2 2 2 952 -39 2/7/2019293
[Collapse] Mint Sets 1934-1964
  1943 Mint Set 1 S/Sgt L M Chase WW2 Set 100 15 15 11 17413 -129 1/14/20202271
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