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 16 EPC Half Cents 15 8 8 8 5950 581 10/6/20201750
[Collapse] Cents
  Large Cents, 1816-1839, Circulation Issue 3 EPC Large Cents (Middle Dates 1816-1839) 45 11 11 11 32179 25133 8/19/20152462
  Large Cents, 1816 - 1839, Complete by Newcomb Varieties 2 EPC Large Cents (Middle Dates 1816-1839, Newcomb Varieties) 3 9 9 9 25172 64710 7/6/2016705
  Large Cents, 1839-1857, Circulation Issue 2 EPC Large Cents (Late Dates 1839-1857) 94 18 18 18 52330 614 6/9/20202951
  Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 3 EPC Large Cents 42 29 29 29 84509 614 6/9/20202656
  Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 28 Extra Large 5 4 4 4 7075 3153 8/19/20151533
  Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 186 EPC Indian Head Cents 5 3 3 3 2284 40 3/10/20211169
  Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 288 Breakfast of Champions 0 1 1 1 695 298 8/4/2015937
  Cents, 1793-Date, Complete Circulation Issue 6 EPC Cents 7 33 33 33 86874 40 3/10/2021805
[Collapse] Two Cents
  Two-Cent Pieces 1864-1872, Circulation Issue 74 EPC Two Cents 20 2 2 2 467 344 10/26/2015643
[Collapse] Three Cents
  Silver Three Cents 1851-1872, Circulated Issue 59 EPC Silver Three Cents 4 1 1 1 477 389 9/22/2017820
  Copper-Nickel, 1865-1889, Circulated Issue 60 EPC Copper-Nickel Three Cents 0 0 0 0 0 2754 10/17/2011657
[Collapse] Nickels
  Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912, Circulation Issue 102 EPC Liberty Nickels 3 1 1 1 916 -17 5/25/2017625
[Collapse] Half Dimes
  Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837 3 EPC Capped Bust Half Dimes 56 9 9 9 30209 527 5/2/20181543
  Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837, One-Per-Date 4 EPC Capped Bust Half Dimes (One Per Date) 77 7 7 7 23845 527 5/2/2018971
  Early Half Dimes, 1794-1837, Complete LM Variety Set 2 EPC Early Half Dimes (Logan-McCloskey Varieties) 1 3 3 3 6205 0 4/28/2018905
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 67 EPC Set 16 1 1 1 1 949 949 4/28/2020133
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 16 EPC Set 5 28 20 20 20 15414 318 4/5/2021453
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 7 EPC Set 3 38 27 27 26 37222 1720 3/30/2021656
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 11 EPC Set 4 35 25 25 25 22733 1636 4/5/2021496
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 34 EPC Set 8 14 10 10 10 4176 388 4/5/2021347
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 42 EPC Set 10 5 4 4 4 2817 477 4/5/2021331
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 76 EPC Set 21 1 1 1 1 725 725 3/25/202098
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 98 EPC Set 24 0 0 0 0 0 663 3/25/202080
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 24 EPC Set 6 14 10 10 10 6836 268 4/5/2021428
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 98 EPC Set 18 0 0 0 0 0 51 3/25/202084
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 98 EPC Set 28 0 0 0 0 0 -34 3/25/202092
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 38 EPC Set 9 8 6 6 6 3131 395 4/5/2021417
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 1 EPC Liberty Seated Half Dimes, Set 1 68 48 48 48 184995 0 3/25/20212643
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 98 EPC Set 17 0 0 0 0 0 949 4/28/2020108
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 98 EPC Set 23 0 0 0 0 0 62 3/25/202075
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 4 EPC Set 2 52 37 36 37 75125 725 4/5/20211325
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 67 EPC Set 13 1 1 1 1 949 0 4/28/2020252
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 98 EPC Set 22 0 0 0 0 0 725 3/25/202085
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 67 EPC Set 15 1 1 1 1 949 0 4/28/2020172
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 98 EPC Set 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/28/2020222
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 80 EPC Set 26 1 1 1 1 620 57 3/25/202081
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 98 EPC Set 29 0 0 0 0 0 597 4/28/202014
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 35 EPC Set 7 12 9 9 9 4024 157 4/5/2021415
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 98 EPC Set 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2/28/2021261
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 76 EPC Set 20 1 1 1 1 725 725 3/25/202095
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 98 EPC Set 19 0 0 0 0 0 26 3/25/202096
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 87 EPC Set 12 1 1 1 1 282 282 1/22/2021253
  Seated Liberty Half Dimes 1837-1873 81 EPC Set 27 1 1 1 1 563 563 3/25/202067
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