Sunday, June 28, 2020

JR Newsletter: 28 June 2020 (504)

Winston Zack wrote:

I wanted to share with you all that some of us are working on organizing some upcoming JRCS related talks through the Zoom app in the near future. Priority for attending these talks would be first given to members in good standing, then prospective members, followed by other folks with a demonstrated interest if 'Zoom room' space exists (I think we are limited to about 100 attendees, but I doubt we'll hit that number).  For this to be successful, we will need to solve the following items, at the very least:

1) Coordinate Zoom presentation speakers;
2) Identify how frequently we want to have Zoom meetings (e.g. monthly basis);
3) Identify recurring Zoom meeting dates and times; and 
4) Identify how to effectively share the meeting invitations with JRCS membership (i.e. in the Sunday JR Newsletter, or via a JRCS email listserv).

I have created the linked Excel spreadsheet which identifies general and specific topics JRCS members may want to see presented via Zoom.  This document will also allow members to identify whether they would like to give a presentation. Please complete survey and return to me address is in the spreadsheet:  winston.s.zack(at)
I would greatly appreciate that.  

Linked Excel spreadsheet:  

Thank you very much for these considerations,

Sunday, June 21, 2020

JR Newsletter: 21 June 2020 (503)

Matthew Bell wrote

Please find linked a press release from Legend Rare Coin Auctions announcing the upcoming sale of the Bruce Morelan Collection, which features the $10,000,000 Specimen 1794 Dollar. For more information regarding this auction, please contact Matthew Bell at Matthew(at)


Editor added:  We received a few more responses about the ANA Show and collectors' thoughts on attendance.  Although the collective opinions seem to matter less now with the announced "suspension" of the show, the response continued to be overwhelmingly "not attending" the show.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

JR Newsletter: 14 June 2020 (502)

Brad Karoleff wrote:

Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying a limited "comeback" from your isolation.  I am happy to announce that the newest issue of the journal is in the mail.  You should begin receiving it momentarily.  If you do not receive yours by next weekend, or if it is damaged, please contact me at bkaroleff(at) to receive a replacement issue.  I hope you all enjoy the surprise in your envelopes!

Remember, those of you receiving a green notice with your journal it is time for you to renew your membership!  This will be your last issue if you do not send your check to Treasurer Perkins.  

Based on my personal conversations with both dealers and collectors the upcoming ANA show, if it is held, will be sparsely attended.  We are considering cancelling our annual meeting based on these observations.  What is your feeling?  Please respond to JR Newsletter indicating whether you are planning on attending the show and your opinion on cancelling our meeting.  

Thanks and enjoy your hobby!


From the editor:

The results of the informal poll on ANA attendance at Pittsburgh looks like this so far:

17 definite NO
3 definite YES
2 unsure
1 50-50
4 90-10 toward yes
1 20-80 toward yes
1 30-70 toward yes

Sunday, June 7, 2020

JR Newsletter: 7 June 2020 (501)

Brad Karoleff wrote:

The next print issue of the John Reich Journal is at the printers.  I will be shipping them next week.  Some of you will receive a green dues notice in with your issue.  You need to remit your dues to Treasurer Perkins to continue receiving the journal.  Please do not delay, send your check today ...

There is also a surprise in store for everyone with the new journal.  I look forward to input from the membership via JR Newsletter.

We will be issuing one more journal for 2020.  I plan on a 48-page issue but do not have anything in house for publication.  Please see if you can put something together for publication this fall.  The upcoming issue will include the bust quarter census by Dr. Peterson.  All quarter collectors should submit their censuses as soon as possible to Glenn at gpeters(at) or to me, Brad Karoleff at PO Box 222 Okeana, OH 45053 in the format of date-marriage-grade.

Stay healthy and enjoy your hobby.


Additionally, I would like to propose a poll:

Please send a note to JR Newsletter as to whether you are planning on attending the ANA in Pittsburgh if it is held.

Respond Yes, No or if Maybe with a percentage.  We need to plan ahead to see if we can hold our meeting there.

Brad Karoleff is maybe 60/40 NO

Sunday, May 31, 2020

JR Newsletter: 31 May 2020 (500)

Although we received no contributions this week, I can tell you to expect the latest copy of the John Reich Journal soon ...if you are a member of the John Reich Collectors Society.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

JR Newsletter: 24 May 2020 (499)

Greg Cohen wrote

Please find linked a press release regarding the results of Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 38, which was held on May 14, 2020.

For additional information, please contact Greg Cohen at greg(at) For high resolution images, please contact Patrick Braswell at Patrick(at)

Best regards,

Greg Cohen

Senior Numismatist

Legend Rare Coin Auctions
PO Box 189 | Lincroft, NJ 07738
Office: 732-935-1168
Cell:   914-882-9592

Sunday, May 17, 2020

JR Newsletter: 17 May 2020 (498)

Glenn Marx wrote:

I'm reaching out to fellow collectors for help on a research project.  If you happen to own one or more counterstamped bust quarters, it would be great to hear from you.  In particular, I'm interested in hearing from those who have counterstamps other than the E's and L's.  To touch base and find out more, please send me an email at gmari(at)

I appreciate any assistance and look forward to hearing from you.  

Thank you, Glenn Marx