Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021

JR Newsletter: 10 January 2021 (532)

We have a couple of contributions this week


Winston Zack wrote:


The February 17, 2021 JRCS Zoom Meeting will be presented by Winston Zack.  It will be on the topic of JRCS-related contemporary counterfeit U.S. coins.  The exact topic and presentation is still being finalized.


We still need speakers for future JRCS Zoom meetings for the following dates.  If you would be interested in giving a presentation please contact me, Winston Zack, at winston.s.zack(at)


• May 19, 2021
• July 21, 2021
• November 17, 2021



Steve Herrman wrote:




Census information is now being solicited for inclusion in the first issue of the John Reich Journal in 2021.


Please email a complete inventory listing (including all duplicates and die states) of your Pre-Turban half dollars to:


   Steve Herrman at herrman102(at)


Please respond by January 30 to ensure inclusion of your collection in this Census.


Sunday, January 3, 2021

JR Newsletter: 3 January 2021 (531)

 We received no new contributions this week.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

JR Newsletter: 27 December 2020 (530)


Eric McClenathan wrote:


I finished reading the piece about the J.H. South Sale (Editor:  “Solving the Mystery of the J.H. South Sale (Stack’s May 24-25, 1951): The Role of Serendipity in Numismatic Research,” in the most recent issue of the John Reich Journal, November 2020).  I would like to applaud the authors Ted McAuley and Rory Rea for all the research they did in tracking down that name.  It just goes to show how research can lead you from one name or place to another and you find all the intertwining people, places and events.


I was also very interested in the Gentleman by the name of Thomas Lindsay Elder.  He seemed to be able to put auction items together very quickly …a bit too quickly for that matter.  I can see why people like John W. Adams began to notice flaws in Elder's catalogues. When someone has resources available and does not use them but is arrogant enough to rely just on their own memory then things can begin to go South ( no pun intended).  I can now see why Morton and Joseph Stack would be easily able to recruit Mr. Elder’s clients.  


Not much else going on here, just hoping that the February coin show will still be held, but it is one of those wait and see issues.  I guess if the whole covid issue shuts it down then I will do business via the internet and one friend/part time coin dealer that I know.  Please take care and be well.


Best Regards,

Eric McClenathan

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Sunday, December 13, 2020

JR Newsletter: 13 December 2020 (528)

We have a number of contributions this week.


Thomas Sheehan wrote in response to Mike McDaniel: 


Here is another one, a 1799 dollar:




Rich Uhrich wrote:


Rich Uhrich is happy to announce the discovery of the 4th known 1806 B-8 quarter with the reverse cud.  This discovery was made by a collector who wishes to remain anonymous.  The coin is in an NGC F-12 holder.  It has an obverse scratch from the neck to between stars 12 and 13;  however, this was not enough for NGC to not grade the coin.  I am representing the seller, and am accepting bids for the coin from now until December 21.  If you wish to bid, please send your bid to me at richuhrichcoins(at) and I will get back to you after December 21.






Patrick Bain wrote:


Just a reminder to all members of our two Facebook groups.
All members are welcome to join.

JRCS General group

JRCS - Buy, Sell, Trade



Jim Matthews wrote:

First off I want to wish everyone one a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to one and all. It has been quite a strange year for anyone in numismatics, while the large firms continue working many of us smaller dealers are at our wits end figuring out how to make this business work without coin shows and in person contact. Thankfully this year has gone rather well for me overall, despite the challenges. I do hope we can begin going to more coin shows as 2021 unfolds!

I'll be offering a scarce 1835 Capped Bust Half dime with the counterstamp "J.T." on the obverse from the Steve Crain collection shortly along with three Capped Bust dimes with various counterstamps as well. I've sent along photos of the half dime as a sample. The dimes include the counterstamps "Wm. Hays" on an 1821 dime; "W" and "1856" on the obverse and "W. W." on the reverse on an 1830 dime; and last what appears to be "S CLUTF" on an 1830s dime. 

As we all race about getting ready for the holidays I just want to say how much I miss seeing everyone of my numismatic friends and how great it will be to get back together soon!


Jim Matthews

I can be reached at:



Sunday, December 6, 2020

JR Newsletter: 6 Dec 2020 (527)


Mike McDaniel wrote:


Fellow JRCS members,


A capped bust coinage collector asked me if I could find any information on an interesting mark or counterstamp on an 1825 capped bust dime.   


The obverse has a spiral mark that reminds me of the Crab Nebula. 


Anyone seen one of these marks before and perhaps know anything about its origin?




Mike McDaniel





In case the news has not reached you yet, Brad Karoleff wrote to inform us

that the Winter FUN Show has been cancelled by the FUN Show organizers.