Electric Peak

Total Coin Registry Points: 764,418 Rank: 88
 


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 12 EPC Half Cents 15 8 8 8 5131 923 6/11/20191570
[Collapse] Cents
  Large Cents, 1816-1839, Circulation Issue 3 EPC Large Cents (Middle Dates 1816-1839) 45 11 11 11 32179 25133 8/19/20152187
  Large Cents, 1816 - 1839, Complete by Newcomb Varieties 2 EPC Large Cents (Middle Dates 1816-1839, Newcomb Varieties) 3 9 9 9 25172 64710 7/6/2016368
  Large Cents, 1839-1857, Circulation Issue 2 EPC Large Cents (Late Dates 1839-1857) 94 18 18 18 51716 339 7/30/20182597
  Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 3 EPC Large Cents 42 29 29 29 83895 339 7/30/20182367
  Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 23 Extra Large 5 4 4 4 7075 3153 8/19/20151274
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 149 EPC Indian Head Cents 5 3 3 3 2284 749 3/12/20151015
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 223 Breakfast of Champions 0 1 1 1 695 298 8/4/2015782
  Cents, 1793-Date, Complete Circulation Issue 5 EPC Cents 7 33 33 33 86874 339 7/30/2018492
[Collapse] Two Cents
  Two-Cent Pieces 1864-1872, Circulation Issue 58 EPC Two Cents 20 2 2 2 467 344 10/26/2015500
[Collapse] Three Cents
  Silver Three Cents 1851-1872, Circulated Issue 38 EPC Silver Three Cents 4 1 1 1 477 389 9/22/2017675
  Copper-Nickel, 1865-1889, Circulated Issue 50 EPC Copper-Nickel Three Cents 0 0 0 0 0 2754 10/17/2011521
[Collapse] Nickels
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 86 EPC Liberty Nickels 3 1 1 1 916 -17 5/25/2017460
[Collapse] Half Dimes
  Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837 3 EPC Capped Bust Half Dimes 56 9 9 9 30209 527 5/2/20181294
  Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837, One-Per-Date 4 EPC Capped Bust Half Dimes (One Per Date) 77 7 7 7 23845 527 5/2/2018772
  Early Half Dimes, 1794-1837, Complete LM Variety Set 2 EPC Early Half Dimes (Logan-McCloskey Varieties) 1 3 3 3 6205 0 4/28/2018692
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 1 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 1 - Route 66) 77 54 54 54 193475 0 9/11/20192217
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 5 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 2 - Varieties & Duplicates) 35 25 25 25 44841 0 9/11/20191057
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 9 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 3 - Varieties & Duplicates) 28 20 19 20 27795 873 9/22/2019437
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 14 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 4 - Varieties & Duplicates) 21 15 15 15 13260 155 9/22/2019280
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 24 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 5 - Varieties & Duplicates) 8 6 6 6 5578 1141 6/26/2019237
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 63 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 7 - Varieties & Duplicates 1 1 1 1 551 551 6/26/2019214
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 50 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 8 - Varieties & Duplicates) 2 2 2 2 894 894 6/26/2019202
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 68 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 9 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 282 282 6/26/2019243
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 30 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 6 - Varieties & Duplicates) 5 4 4 4 3960 488 6/26/2019245
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 57 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 10 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 725 725 5/4/2017171
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 57 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 11 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 725 725 11/12/2017114
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 49 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 12 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 949 0 11/30/2017121
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 49 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 13 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 949 0 1/1/2018113
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 38 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 14 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 1949 1949 10/14/201890
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 49 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 15 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 949 0 1/16/201955
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 61 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 16 - Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 620 620 6/26/201920
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 62 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Set 17- Varieties & Duplicates) 1 1 1 1 563 563 6/26/201913
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873, One-Per-Date 2 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (One Per Date) 75 28 28 28 118771 1126 8/21/2019789
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1858-1873, Proofs 2 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Proofs 1858-1873) 37 6 6 6 17542 0 8/28/20191202
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1858-1873, Proofs 8 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Proofs 1858-1873, Set 2) 6 1 1 1 1730 1730 1/4/2017220
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes, Legend on Reverse, 1837-1859 1 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes (Legend on Reverse 1837-1859) 75 34 34 34 125643 2740 8/21/2019768
  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 1/30/2019608
[Collapse] Dimes
  Capped Bust Dimes, 1809-1837, Circulation Issue 25 EPC Capped Bust Dimes 3 1 1 1 174 0 1/31/2015616
  Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, Circulation Issue 39 EPC Liberty Seated Dimes 0 1 1 1 1051 204 3/13/20151363
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 393 Hydrargyrum #2 0 0 0 0 0 -5167 10/3/2018666
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 71 Hydrargyrum 12 10 8 10 7824 551 6/25/201963
  Mercury Dimes, 1941-1945, Circulation Issue 35 EPC Mercury Dimes (1941-1945) 31 5 5 5 4138 774 9/19/2018506
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