Electric Peak

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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 13 EPC Half Cents 15 8 8 8 5131 923 6/11/20191544
[Collapse] Cents
  Large Cents, 1816-1839, Circulation Issue 3 EPC Large Cents (Middle Dates 1816-1839) 45 11 11 11 32179 25133 8/19/20152148
  Large Cents, 1816 - 1839, Complete by Newcomb Varieties 2 EPC Large Cents (Middle Dates 1816-1839, Newcomb Varieties) 3 9 9 9 25172 64710 7/6/2016329
  Large Cents, 1839-1857, Circulation Issue 2 EPC Large Cents (Late Dates 1839-1857) 94 18 18 18 51716 339 7/30/20182570
  Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 3 EPC Large Cents 42 29 29 29 83895 339 7/30/20182322
  Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 23 Extra Large 5 4 4 4 7075 3153 8/19/20151249
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 150 EPC Indian Head Cents 5 3 3 3 2284 749 3/12/2015996
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 217 Breakfast of Champions 0 1 1 1 695 298 8/4/2015762
  Cents, 1793-Date, Complete Circulation Issue 5 EPC Cents 7 33 33 33 86874 339 7/30/2018452
[Collapse] Two Cents
  Two-Cent Pieces 1864-1872, Circulation Issue 56 EPC Two Cents 20 2 2 2 467 344 10/26/2015480
[Collapse] Three Cents
  Silver Three Cents 1851-1872, Circulated Issue 37 EPC Silver Three Cents 4 1 1 1 477 389 9/22/2017655
  Copper-Nickel, 1865-1889, Circulated Issue 48 EPC Copper-Nickel Three Cents 0 0 0 0 0 2754 10/17/2011503
[Collapse] Nickels
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 86 EPC Liberty Nickels 3 1 1 1 916 -17 5/25/2017442
[Collapse] Half Dimes
  Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837 3 EPC Capped Bust Half Dimes 56 9 9 9 30209 527 5/2/20181275
  Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837, One-Per-Date 4 EPC Capped Bust Half Dimes (One Per Date) 77 7 7 7 23845 527 5/2/2018720
  Early Half Dimes, 1794-1837, Complete LM Variety Set 2 EPC Early Half Dimes (Logan-McCloskey Varieties) 1 3 3 3 6205 0 4/28/2018671
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 1 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 1 - Route 66) 75 53 53 53 192610 0 2/5/20192161
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 5 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 2 - Varieties & Duplicates) 34 24 24 24 44404 0 3/28/20191023
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 9 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 3 - Varieties & Duplicates) 28 20 20 20 26922 0 6/27/2019407
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 14 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 4 - Varieties & Duplicates) 20 14 14 14 13105 1332 6/26/2019254
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 23 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 5 - Varieties & Duplicates) 8 6 6 6 5578 1141 6/26/2019217
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 62 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 7 - Varieties & Duplicates 1 1 1 1 551 551 6/26/2019190
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 50 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 8 - Varieties & Duplicates) 2 2 2 2 894 894 6/26/2019187
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 66 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 9 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 282 282 6/26/2019222
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 30 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 6 - Varieties & Duplicates) 5 4 4 4 3960 488 6/26/2019218
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 56 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 10 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 725 725 5/4/2017153
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 56 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 11 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 725 725 11/12/201799
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 49 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 12 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 949 0 11/30/201799
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 49 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 13 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 949 0 1/1/201894
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 38 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 14 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 1949 1949 10/14/201865
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 49 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 15 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 949 0 1/16/201942
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 60 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 16 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 620 620 6/26/20197
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 61 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 17- Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 563 563 6/26/20195
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873, One-Per-Date 2 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (One Per Date) 75 28 28 28 117645 3809 10/30/2017761
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1858-1873, Proofs 2 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Proofs 1858-1873) 31 5 5 5 14415 0 6/23/20181164
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1858-1873, Proofs 8 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Proofs 1858-1873, Set 2) 6 1 1 1 1730 1730 1/4/2017199
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes, Legend on Reverse, 1837-1859 1 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Legend on Reverse 1837-1859) 75 34 34 34 122903 2667 1/5/2019739
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes, Legend on Obverse, 1860-1873 1 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Legend on Obverse 1860-1873) 72 18 18 18 62706 0 1/30/2019571
[Collapse] Dimes
  Capped Bust Dimes, 1809-1837, Circulation Issue 24 EPC Capped Bust Dimes 3 1 1 1 174 0 1/31/2015599
  Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, Circulation Issue 38 EPC Liberty Seated Dimes 0 1 1 1 1051 204 3/13/20151341
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 370 Hydrargyrum #2 0 0 0 0 0 -5167 10/3/2018653
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 69 Hydrargyrum 12 10 8 10 7824 551 6/25/201952
  Mercury Dimes, 1941-1945, Circulation Issue 32 EPC Mercury Dimes (1941-1945) 31 5 5 5 4138 774 9/19/2018488
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