Sunday, October 3, 2010
JR Newsletter: 3 October 2010 (4)
Not too many contributions this week.
Raymond Hale wrote:
I am a new member, and looking for books on Bust Half--and other denomination--coinage.
One: a hard-cover copy of The Ultimate Guide to Attributing Bust Half Dollars. (I have the deluxe edition.)
Two: Contemporary Counterfeit Capped Bust Half Dollars, hard cover.
Three: Early United States Dimes 1796-1837 Collectors Society--Deluxe Ed.
Four: information on sources on/about counter-stamped coinage.
Five: can you recommend other quality works, including DVD's. I would absolutely LOVE to see some videos of Bust Half coinage.
I have Bust Half Fever, M.L. Beistle's work, and Overton's 4th ed. It seems that quite a few people prefer the 3rd edition over the 4th. Any thoughts on how is the 3rd ed. superior?
Dan McCarty wrote:
There is a Scotsman Auction in St. Louis on October 15. There are numerous lots that may be of interest to JRCS members. Also, I don't have an address for EAC, but there is a "treasure trove" of early coppers. WEB Site: scoins.com
Richard Meaney wrote:
I sent an article to Brad Karoleff for inclusion in the next issue of the John Reich Journal. How about the rest of you? Don't let a collector of tiny bust coins win the Jules Reiver Literary Award by default!
Speaking of Brad, I was just looking through the catalog for the "Russel J. Logan Duplicate Sale" and I was reminded how great a job Brad did writing the descriptions for those coins. I was more than pleased with each of the coins I won in the auction. All were conservatively-graded (comparing Brad's standards to those of popular third-party grading services today).
That's all we have for the week!