Electric Peak

Total Coin Registry Points: 647,560 Rank: 110
 


Electric Peak's Bio
I started collecting coins when I was about ten, starting with Lincoln Cents. My acquisitions were funded from newspaper delivery money - what was left after putting some away for college. My collection of "wheaties" was complete except for the five toughest ones that we all know. I assembled a mint state set of silver Roosevelt Dimes and had acquired other late 19th and 20th century items from circulation and from my older brother. I also spent many Saturdays at the bank going through rolls of cents.

When I got to high school age, I began collecting half cents, large cents, and Morgan Dollars. The early copper was at the top of the list.

Unfortunately, my numismatic spending had to stop when college started. Grad school, marriage, children, private schooling (a ski racing academy high school for my older son) and home ownership followed. Except for a 1995 10th anniversary American Eagle 5 coin set, I didn't add to my collection for almost 25 years. (But that turned out to be one profitable addition!)

In the fall of 2003, I realized that I actually had enough money to get back into collecting. I started with a few mint state double eagles. My first coin show was in March 2004 in Baltimore. There I fell for an MS65RB 1850 large cent, and decided to switch gears toward a mint state large cent date collection.

When I stopped collecting before college, I had never seen a coin in a grading service slab. I quickly discovered that NGC and PCGS have some measure of respect, and that other 3rd party graders generally do not. I also discovered the registries. I wasn't about to pay PCGS to cross my NGC coins (or potentially to pay them to claim the coins aren't worthy of the same PCGS grade), so using the NGC registry (as one means of cataloging my collection) was the obvious choice.

It quickly became apparent that I'd never be able to compete with the top sets. (Not to mention that there are superior uncertified collections of early copper owned by members of Early American Coppers, which I have joined.) Though I have money to spend, I don't have that much! Hence my original registry name, Low Budget.

In the summer of 2006 I completed the large cent late dates, and the middle dates followed in 2011. Occasionally I find a nice upgrade.

In addition to the large cents, I have developed an interest in Capped Bust and Seated Liberty half dimes, gold dollars, and nice type coins.

In the pursuit of all this stuff, it occurred to me that Low Budget was not an entirely appropriate name. I'm not super rich, but am able to spend more than many folks out there. So I decided to give myself/my collection a different name that has meaning to me, though nothing to do with coins or collecting. Electric Peak is a mountain along the northern boundary of Yellowstone.

I hope you enjoy viewing my collection, and I wish you much enjoyment building yours!

(last updated 3/21/17)

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[Collapse] Half Cents
  Half Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 10 EPC Half Cents 15 8 8 8 4800 370 9/26/20161331
[Collapse] Cents
  Large Cents, 1816-1839, Circulation Issue 3 EPC Large Cents (Middle Dates 1816-1839) 45 11 11 11 32179 25133 8/19/20151889
  Large Cents, 1816 - 1839, Complete by Newcomb Varieties 2 EPC Large Cents (Middle Dates 1816-1839, Newcomb Varieties) 3 9 9 9 25172 64710 7/6/201678
  Large Cents, 1839-1857, Circulation Issue 2 EPC Large Cents (Late Dates 1839-1857) 94 18 18 18 51377 871 10/25/20162359
  Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 22 Extra Large 5 4 4 4 7075 3153 8/19/2015992
  Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 3 EPC Large Cents 42 29 29 29 83556 871 10/25/20162023
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 141 EPC Indian Head Cents 5 3 3 3 2284 749 3/12/2015839
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 200 Breakfast of Champions 0 1 1 1 695 298 8/4/2015637
  Cents, 1793-Date, Complete Circulation Issue 5 EPC Cents 7 33 33 33 86535 871 10/25/2016142
[Collapse] Two Cents
  Two-Cent Pieces 1864-1872, Circulation Issue 57 EPC Two Cents 20 2 2 2 467 344 10/26/2015304
[Collapse] Three Cents
  Silver Three Cents 1851-1872, Circulated Issue 33 EPC Silver Three Cents 4 1 1 1 262 0 1/31/2015491
  Copper-Nickel, 1865-1889, Circulated Issue 44 EPC Copper-Nickel Three Cents 0 0 0 0 0 2754 10/17/2011359
[Collapse] Nickels
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 70 EPC Liberty Nickels 3 1 1 1 933 933 8/4/2012308
[Collapse] Half Dimes
  Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837 3 EPC Capped Bust Half Dimes 43 7 7 7 19438 577 2/23/20151085
  Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837, One-Per-Date 4 EPC Capped Bust Half Dimes (One Per Date) 77 7 7 7 19438 577 2/23/2015548
  Early Half Dimes, 1794-1837, Complete LM Variety Set 2 EPC Early Half Dimes (Logan-McCloskey Varieties) 1 2 2 2 3680 577 2/23/2015463
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 1 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 1 - Route 66) 70 49 49 49 172049 1799 1/8/20171868
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 49 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 9 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 725 725 10/31/201639
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 9 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 2 - Varieties & Duplicates) 21 15 15 15 28835 0 4/18/2017724
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 30 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 5 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 2495 1018 10/31/201671
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 19 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 3 - Varieties & Duplicates) 7 5 5 5 7605 0 4/18/2017195
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 61 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 6 - Varieties & Duplicates 0 0 0 0 0 1477 6/13/201650
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 27 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 4 - Varieties & Duplicates) 4 3 2 3 3472 695 4/23/201778
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 61 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 7 - Varieties & Duplicates) 0 0 0 0 0 528 10/31/201660
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 61 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 8 - Varieties & Duplicates) 0 0 0 0 0 224 10/31/201646
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873, One-Per-Date 2 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (One Per Date) 70 26 26 26 106626 2161 11/7/2016541
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1858-1873, Proofs 4 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Proofs 1858-1873) 25 4 4 4 10870 1795 1/4/2017965
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1858-1873, Proofs 8 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Proofs 1858-1873, Set 2) 6 1 1 1 1730 1730 1/4/201727
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes, Legend on Reverse, 1837-1859 1 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Legend on Reverse 1837-1859) 73 33 33 33 113478 1799 3/4/2017473
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes, Legend on Obverse, 1860-1873 1 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Legend on Obverse 1860-1873) 64 16 16 16 58571 2161 11/7/2016350
[Collapse] Dimes
  Capped Bust Dimes, 1809-1837, Circulation Issue 24 EPC Capped Bust Dimes 3 1 1 1 174 0 1/31/2015418
  Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, Circulation Issue 31 EPC Liberty Seated Dimes 0 1 1 1 1051 204 3/13/20151174
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 94 Hydrargyrum 5 4 4 4 3168 990 5/2/2016522
  Mercury Dimes, 1941-1945, Circulation Issue 36 EPC Mercury Dimes (1941-1945) 25 4 4 4 3168 990 10/19/2016277
  Roosevelt Dimes 1946-Date, Circulation Issue 103 EPC Roosevelt Dimes 0 1 1 1 1103 0 7/2/2016200
[Collapse] Quarter Dollars
  Seated Liberty Quarters 1838-1891, Circulation Issue 31 EPC Liberty Seated Quarters 0 1 1 1 1547 0 12/4/2012553
  Statehood Quarters 1999-2008, Circulation issue 226 EPC Statehood Quarters 3 5 5 5 141 81 5/10/2016569
[Collapse] Half Dollars
  Lettered Edge Half Dollars, 1807-1836, Circulation Issue 91 EPC Lettered Edge Half Dollars 2 2 2 2 349 0 1/31/2015839
  Seated Liberty Half Dollars, 1839-1891, Circulation Issue 50 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dollars 0 1 1 1 551 1131 5/26/20151151
  Walking Liberty Half Dollars, 1916-1947, Circulation Issue 119 Oops! 1 1 1 1 2072 2072 6/4/2012338
  Walking Liberty Half Dollars, 1916-1947, Circulation Issue 65 EPC Walking Liberty Half Dollars 7 5 5 5 7032 802 7/13/2016481
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