Sunday, June 16, 2019

JR Newsletter: 16 June 2019 (450)



Greg Cohen wrote:

Please find linked a press release regarding Legend’s 33rd Regency Auction. This sale, being held as the official auction of the PCGS Member’s Show on June 27, 2019.


For high resolution images please contact Patrick Braswell at Patrick(at)legendauctions.com. For more information on coins in the sale, contact Greg Cohen at greg(at)legendauctions.com

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Best wishes,

Greg Cohen

Senior Numismatist
Legend Rare Coin Auctions
PO Box 9 | Lincroft, NJ 07738

O-732-935-1168
C-732-233-0719
F-732-935-1807



Sunday, June 9, 2019

JR Newsletter. 9 June 2019 (449)

After reading the latest issue of the JR Journal, Bob Feldman wrote:

The Half dime sets are back. Fantastic, and four complete sets by die marriage. 

Bob Feldman

Sunday, June 2, 2019

JR Newsletter: 2 June 2019 (448)

We received no contributions for this week's JR Newsletter.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

JR Newsletter: 26 May 2019 (447)



Michael Sullivan wrote:

I received my JR Journal today (April 2019).   It is an OUTSTANDING (one of the best) issues of the Journal.   Congratulations to the Editor and Contributors.  The “new style” with an upgraded design and printing team is first class.    The “expanded” journal of 52-pages is something our brilliant members can continue to aspire to through contributions.    I started my collection of Early/Bust Coinage in 2010 (neophyte by club standards) focus on Bust Dollars (XF/AU) which subsequently expanded to Early/Bust Half Dollars in late die states (grade flexible) and Capped Bust Half Dollars in very late die states (AU only).   While I prefer larger coins, the Meaney (former Crain) amazing effort on the half dime census almost made me want to buy a half dime …. Maybe a CUD to start.

Best Regards –

Michael J. Sullivan, #729
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Greg Cohen wrote:

Please find linked a press release regarding the results of our recently concluded Regency Auction #32 in New Orleans. The two-day auction event was a huge success with many record prices achieved.


If you have any questions, please contact Greg Cohen, Senior Numismatist at greg(at)legendauctions.com
For high resolution images please contact Patrick Braswell, Art Director at Patrick(at)legendauctions.com

Best regards,

Greg Cohen

Senior Numismatist
Legend Rare Coin Auctions
PO Box 9 | Lincroft, NJ 07738

O-732-935-1168
C-732-233-0719
F-732-935-1807

Sunday, May 19, 2019

JR Newsletter: 19 May 2019 (446)



Gary Rosner wrote to ask about the presence of the 1800 LM-5 in the census of Early Half Dimes.  Richard Meaney thanked him for pointing out the omission.  Linked is printable version of what the census would have looked like if that die marriage were included.  None of the census participants reported owning an example of the 1800 LM-5.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

JR Newsletter: 12 May 2019 (445)



We received a couple of responses to Steve Hermann’s contribution of a spreadsheet useful for keeping track of one’s inventory of bust coinage:

Thanks to Steve Hermann for the spreadsheets for the Capped Bust Series; they will be very useful in organizing my collection and as a reference in seeking new acquisitions.

Mike McDaniel
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Thank-you, very nice spreadsheet

Max Lebow

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Richard Meaney wrote: 

Since publication of the census articles on early half dimes in the John Reich Journal, I have received quite a few inquiries (email, telephone, and text messages) from collectors about the disposition of Steve Crain’s capped bust half dimes.  The Crain family selected David Perkins to handle the collection.  David and I are planning to make the capped bust half dimes available via a two-part series of fixed price lists and sealed bid sales.  The first iteration of the fixed price list will be available late Spring to early Summer this year.  David will email that fixed price list to those people who have contacted him to receive information on the Crain collection.  Then, at the August ANA show, David will hold the first (of an anticipated series of two) sealed bid sale with some of the “more special” coins from Steve’s collection.  

As most of you know, Steve kept nearly all of his coins raw.  He eschewed third party holders, for the most part.  Thus, getting his collection graded at PCGS has been and will continue to be a rather involved process.  Grading requirements and market factors helped David and I to decide to complete the second part of the Crain sale in 2020.  We anticipate a second sealed bid sale and second fixed price list next year.  To get an idea of what coins might be in this year’s sale and what might be in next year’s sale, the best advice is to contact David Perkins.  I can tell you with a teaser of sorts that I expect about 40 or so fixed price items this year and about 15-20 sealed bid sale items this year.  Among the sealed bid sale items, expect to see an 1829 LM-3 with full cud in PCGS XF45, 1829 LM-8 in PCGS XF45, 1833 LM-2 in PCGS AU55, two Plate Coins from Logan and McCloskey’s Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837, and the two most well-known rarities in the series:  an 1833 LM-5 and an 1835 LM-12.

In 2020, part two of the series of sealed bid sales should offer another 15 or so special coins, including an 1829 LM-18 in PCGS AU58, 1835 LM-9.2 with reverse cuds in PCGS AU55, and a nice die remarriage pairing:  1836 LM-1.1 in PCGS AU58 and 1836 LM-1.2 in PCGS AU53.

All of these plans must be considered preliminary for now.  Once David publishes the fixed price list and sealed bid sale list, that will be equivalent to “the truth coming out!”

Richard

Sunday, May 5, 2019

JR Newsletter: 5 May 2019 (444)

Steve Hermann wrote:

Per Mike McDaniel's request, here is a copy of my current set of die marriage spreadsheets for the early half dimes, dimes, quarters, half dollars (Pre-Turban and Capped Bust), and dollars. Totals and averages are calculated automatically.

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/74a0e3c37d154d935bdeb2daf/files/8cbb7e18-c18f-4c9c-96ff-080e968d5e2a/JRCS_Die_Marriage_Forms.xls

Best Regards,

Steve Herrman
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Greg Cohen wrote:

Please find linked a pre-sale Press Release for Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ 32nd Regency Auction, being held in New Orleans on Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16, 2019.

For specific questions on any of the individual coins, please contact Greg Cohen, senior numismatist at greg@legendauctions.com. For images, please contact Patrick Braswell, art director, at patrick@legendauctions.com.

Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,

Greg Cohen

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/74a0e3c37d154d935bdeb2daf/files/24fc63d8-21e8-4c2d-bb99-6b13bcf52761/RA_32_Presale_FINAL.docx