Electric Peak

Total Coin Registry Points: 966,694 Rank: 58
 


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, 1839-1857, Circulation Issue 2 EPC Large Cents (Late Dates 1839-1857) 94 18 18 18 52330 614 6/9/20202855
  Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 3 EPC Large Cents 42 29 29 29 84509 614 6/9/20202567
  Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 27 Extra Large 5 4 4 4 7075 3153 8/19/20151463
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[Collapse] Three Cents
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  Copper-Nickel, 1865-1889, Circulated Issue 58 EPC Copper-Nickel Three Cents 0 0 0 0 0 2754 10/17/2011610
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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 5/2/20181483
  Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837, One-Per-Date 4 EPC Capped Bust Half Dimes (One Per Date) 77 7 7 7 23845 527 5/2/2018900
  Early Half Dimes, 1794-1837, Complete LM Variety Set 2 EPC Early Half Dimes (Logan-McCloskey Varieties) 1 3 3 3 6205 0 4/28/2018853
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 1 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes, Set 1 68 48 48 48 184995 0 11/16/20202533
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 3 EPC Set 2 51 36 36 36 72270 706 11/16/20201249
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 8 EPC Set 3 38 27 27 27 36427 1381 11/16/2020591
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 11 EPC Set 4 35 25 25 25 20951 437 11/7/2020432
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 16 EPC Set 5 24 17 17 17 12915 0 11/7/2020399
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 35 EPC Set 7 12 9 9 9 3649 564 11/3/2020361
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 33 EPC Set 8 11 8 8 8 4111 112 11/17/2020299
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 48 EPC Set 9 5 4 4 4 1777 49 11/17/2020365
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 22 EPC Set 6 15 11 11 11 7468 36 11/5/2020384
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 39 EPC Set 10 5 4 4 4 2817 39 11/17/2020283
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 83 EPC Set 11 1 1 1 1 282 13 11/17/2020210
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 93 EPC Set 12 0 0 0 0 0 450 11/17/2020213
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 64 EPC Set 13 1 1 1 1 949 0 4/28/2020210
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 93 EPC Set 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/28/2020196
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 64 EPC Set 15 1 1 1 1 949 0 4/28/2020130
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 64 EPC Set 16 1 1 1 1 949 949 4/28/202098
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 93 EPC Set 17 0 0 0 0 0 949 4/28/202076
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 93 EPC Set 18 0 0 0 0 0 51 3/25/202059
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 93 EPC Set 19 0 0 0 0 0 26 3/25/202060
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 72 EPC Set 20 1 1 1 1 725 725 3/25/202062
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 72 EPC Set 21 1 1 1 1 725 725 3/25/202059
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 93 EPC Set 22 0 0 0 0 0 725 3/25/202050
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 93 EPC Set 23 0 0 0 0 0 62 3/25/202050
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 93 EPC Set 24 0 0 0 0 0 663 3/25/202047
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 93 EPC Set 25 0 0 0 0 0 43 3/25/202045
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 76 EPC Set 26 1 1 1 1 620 57 3/25/202051
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 77 EPC Set 27 1 1 1 1 563 563 3/25/202044
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 93 EPC Set 28 0 0 0 0 0 -34 3/25/202053
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