Fenntucky Mike

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Fenntucky Mike's Bio
I have been fascinated by coins since I could remember. Seeing a parent throw loose change on a counter top and watching it dance as it settled noisily on the hard surface. Watching people exchange these magical little tokens for goods and services. Sitting quietly and wondering intently how long it took to amass such a stockpile, how much was there and how many different types of coins were in the old Barnum's Animals Crackers Tin as a parent would remove the lid and deliberately poor a small pile from it onto the dinner table, settling in for a game of cards or Risk with friends and family. Finally who could forget those wonderful mechanical banks, in my case it was the Duro Mercury Rocket Mechanical Bank. Where as you would place a coin on the top of the rocket and shoot it into a slot at the front of the ship. There was many a spare moment spent constantly emptying the contents of the bank and refilling it one coin at a time, joyfully shooting the coins at imaginary villains and saving the day yet again. Wonderful fun! My infatuation started early indeed... My first delve into something that could be called an official numismatic endeavor, would start like so many others with an Uncle stopping by with a Whitman Penny Coin Folder and starting a numismatic journey that has yet to end. Next followed by my first official purchase which I saw in a newspaper ad and diligently scraped, saved and worked for, the OBSOLETE COINS OF YESTERYEAR set consisting of a 1942 Walking Liberty half dollar, 1946 Washington quarter, 1942 Mercury dime, 1943 Jefferson nickel and finally a 1943 steel penny. All in well worn and in cleaned condition, I thought they were great.The years would pass with acquisitions here and there, an occasional slot filled in the Whitman's but the journey continuing as life drummed on to a steady rhythm.

As so many others the numismatic itch becomes stronger with age and sometimes you just need to scratch. I have decided to delve deeper into this journey and grow my collection as I have grown. Eclectic, well rounded and mature. I have decided to take a hard look at modern bullion and commemorative coins, particularly focusing on the coinage of Ukraine and to a lesser extent The Republic of Korea. I am greatly enjoying the coins of Ukraine as it is a newly reformed country with a young numismatic history and ancient overall history going back to the Greeks. This has lead to many wonderful and unusual coins being minted along with many die variants mixed in with loads of mint errors and eccentricities. It has been loads of fun so far and I expect it to continue as I acquire more Ukrainian coins. I am relatively new to TPG services but like so many I'm drawn to the security, organization, liquidity, unbiased grading and protection of the coin encapsulation brings. I am currently only using NGC for my world coins but may start to bring in some of my U.S. coinage in the future, starting with my Michigan Tokens collections I have acquired over the years. I look forward to many more years of numismatics and getting to know and work with fellow collectors.

Good Luck,
Mike



    

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Argentina

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Banco Central De La Republica, P249-Date 4 B.C.D.L.R. 0110670 670 4/5/202195

Bolivia

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Banco Central De Bolivia, 1929-Date, Issued Notes, Complete, Including Varieties 6 B.C.D.B. 0110102 102 6/3/202188

Bulgaria

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Bulgaria Complete, 1904-Date, Type Set, Issued Notes 15 B.C. 011063 63 6/4/202163

Cambodia

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Cambodia Complete, 1955-Date, P1-Date, Issued Notes 20 C.C. 2220104 -22 9/22/202282

Central African States

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Central African States, 1993-Date, P101C-Date, Issued Notes, Complete 16 C.A.S. 111050 50 6/8/202176

China

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Peoples Bank of China, 1953-Date, Issued Notes, Complete, Including Varieties 15 P.B.C. 0110445 445 5/27/202187

Czech Republic

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Czech Republic, 1993-Date, Type Set, Issued Notes 6 C.R.N.B 10330311 155 7/1/202357

Czechoslovakia

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Czechoslovakia, 1919-Date, Issued Notes, Complete, Including Varieties 8 C.P.R. 7990856 67 7/30/202390

Denmark

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Denmark, 1904-Date, Complete, Type Set 10 D. 1110304 304 4/5/202187

Ethiopia

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Ethiopia Complete, 1932-Date, P6-Date 6 E.C. 211037 37 6/11/202156

Georgia

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Georgian National Bank, 1993-Date, P25-Date, Complete, Including Varieties 1 G.N.B. 413434010212 304 8/8/2023121

Germany

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Democratic Republic Complete, 1948-1989 Issue, P1-CS1 10 G.D.R. 2110106 106 10/3/202227

Great Britain

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Bank Of England, 1902-Date, Complete, Including Varieties 26 B.O.E.C. 0100541 541 12/13/202187

Guyana

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Guyana, 1966-Date, Type Set, Issued Notes 7 B.G. 511063 63 5/24/202168

Indonesia

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Bank of Indonesia, 1952-Date, P42-71, P83-Date 21 B.I. 011037 37 5/24/202168

Ireland

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Danske Bank, 2008-Date, P210-Date 2 I.D.B. 16110515 515 6/21/202170

Lebanon

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Banque Du Liban Set, 1964-Date, P61-Date, Issued Notes, Complete, Including Varieties 13 B.D.L. 119902441 450 3/7/202288

Russia

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Bank Of Russia, 1992-Date, Issued Notes, Including Varieties 10 B.O.R. 6330228 89 12/17/202162

Ukraine

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
1917-Date, P1-Date, Type Set, Issued Notes, Complete 1 U.C. 7688888240273 38 7/22/2023622
Ukrainian National Bank, 1991-Date, Issued Notes, Complete, Including Varieties 1 NBU 1991-Date 9412512511564786 155 6/22/2023669
Ukrainian Central Bank, 1942 Issue, P49-P57 1 U.C.B.1942 1008882091 210 10/22/2022209
Control Coupon Issues, 1991-1992 Issue, P81-P87 1 U.C.C. 1009993741 37 1/5/2023218
Ukrainian National Bank, Karbovantsiv 1991-1995 Issue, P81-P100, Specimen, Complete 1 NBU - 1991-1995 Issue, P81-P100, Specimen, Complete 702929011338 220 9/23/2023260
Ukrainian National Bank, Hryvnia 1995-1998 Issue, Specimen, Complete, Including Varieties 1 NBU, 1995-1998 Issue, P103-P115, Specimen, Complete 278801820 304 7/15/2023117
Ukrainian National Bank, 2003-Date, P116-Date, Specimen, Complete 1 NBU - 2003-Date, P116-Date, Specimen, Complete 91111103963 631 7/1/2023140

Vietnam - South

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Republic of Vietnam, 1955-1975, P1-P36, Issued Notes 16 S. V. N. 211028 28 11/29/202215

West African States

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Togo, 1991-2003 Issue, P801T-818T, All Varieties 8 W.A.S.T. 011050 5 9/24/202169

Yugoslavia

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
National Bank Of Yugoslavia Set, 1963-2001, P73-P159 1 For A Few Dinaras More 5770491 67 2/19/202289
Yugoslavia, 1963-Date, P73-Date, Specimen 1 A Fistful Of Specimens 134401663 1663 6/10/202183

Zambia

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Zambia, Type Set, 1964-Date, Type Set, Issued Notes 8 Z.C. 111067 67 6/4/202176

Zimbabwe

Set TypeRankSet Name%Note CountImgDesc.Score+/-Last Mod.Views
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, 2008 Special Agro Checks, P61-P64 3 Z.A.C. 100440256 106 11/4/2021211
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, 2007-2008 Issue, Third Dollar, Billion Dollar Notes, P83-P87 3 Z.T.D.B. 100550267 50 10/23/2021317
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, 2016-Date, P99-Date, Issued Notes 1 Ta-daaah! 100886391 50 1/21/2023218









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