Electric Peak

Total Coin Registry Points: 937,981 Rank: 60
 


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
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[Collapse] Cents
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  Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 3 EPC Large Cents 42 29 29 29 84509 614 6/9/20202509
  Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 26 Extra Large 5 4 4 4 7075 3153 8/19/20151397
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[Collapse] Three Cents
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  Copper-Nickel, 1865-1889, Circulated Issue 53 EPC Copper-Nickel Three Cents 0 0 0 0 0 2754 10/17/2011577
[Collapse] Nickels
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[Collapse] Half Dimes
  Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837 3 EPC Capped Bust Half Dimes 56 9 9 9 30209 527 5/2/20181422
  Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837, One-Per-Date 4 EPC Capped Bust Half Dimes (One Per Date) 77 7 7 7 23845 527 5/2/2018852
  Early Half Dimes, 1794-1837, Complete LM Variety Set 2 EPC Early Half Dimes (Logan-McCloskey Varieties) 1 3 3 3 6205 0 4/28/2018795
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 1 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes, Set 1 71 50 50 50 189130 3355 4/30/20202438
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 3 EPC Set 2 51 36 36 36 71004 272 4/30/20201189
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 8 EPC Set 3 37 26 26 26 32431 2161 4/30/2020538
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 13 EPC Set 4 31 22 22 21 15669 399 5/13/2020373
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 20 EPC Set 5 20 14 14 14 8541 44 5/13/2020358
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 31 EPC Set 7 15 11 11 10 4376 50 5/13/2020304
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 39 EPC Set 8 7 5 5 5 2349 129 5/13/2020259
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 53 EPC Set 9 4 3 3 3 1300 348 5/13/2020314
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 22 EPC Set 6 12 9 9 9 7013 168 5/13/2020340
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 37 EPC Set 10 4 3 3 3 2747 93 5/13/2020242
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 79 EPC Set 11 1 1 1 1 282 255 5/13/2020171
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 87 EPC Set 12 0 0 0 0 0 1103 4/28/2020182
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 61 EPC Set 13 1 1 1 1 949 0 4/28/2020175
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 87 EPC Set 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/28/2020165
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 61 EPC Set 15 1 1 1 1 949 0 4/28/2020101
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 61 EPC Set 16 1 1 1 1 949 949 4/28/202067
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 87 EPC Set 17 0 0 0 0 0 949 4/28/202049
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 87 EPC Set 18 0 0 0 0 0 51 3/25/202032
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 87 EPC Set 19 0 0 0 0 0 26 3/25/202033
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 69 EPC Set 20 1 1 1 1 725 725 3/25/202036
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 69 EPC Set 21 1 1 1 1 725 725 3/25/202033
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 87 EPC Set 22 0 0 0 0 0 725 3/25/202028
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 87 EPC Set 23 0 0 0 0 0 62 3/25/202025
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 87 EPC Set 24 0 0 0 0 0 663 3/25/202022
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 87 EPC Set 25 0 0 0 0 0 43 3/25/202024
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 73 EPC Set 26 1 1 1 1 620 57 3/25/202030
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 74 EPC Set 27 1 1 1 1 563 563 3/25/202021
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 87 EPC Set 28 0 0 0 0 0 -34 3/25/202030
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