Brad Karoleff wrote:
Last chance to make suggestions for coins to study at the upcoming EAC/JRCS convention! If there are no suggestions the decisions will be made by the officers. If you are going to be there please let us know what die marriages you want to study. Final decisions after the Baltimore JRCS meeting Friday afternoon. Please check the Whitman website for more information.
If you are coming to the show please bring a show-and-tell coin to share with the other members in attendance. We look forward to having a good crowd for our first Baltimore show meeting. Come one, come all and bring a friend!
Tom Little wrote:
Michael Sullivan wrote:
* I appreciated Dave Perkins' notes in last week's e-Letter.
* Offers of early dollars seem scarce since the Hesselgesser Sale. Also, I seem to see more offers of lower grade dollars, including many that are damaged, than I can recall from years past. One such, an 1800 B20, an R-6 and rarest of that year, was offered by Harry Laibstain last I looked at his website.
*The new JRCS Index and recent articles on countermarks had me ponder whether any of those found on early dollars also appeared on lower denominations. Countermarks on early dollars were often those of silversmiths and gunsmiths.
* Thinking of the Baltimore Show coming week, there is a JRCS meeting on Friday afternoon, if I recall. Unfortunately, at the moment it doesn't seem that I can make it--I would appreciate having someone who attends to post some "minutes" in a following e-letter.
* And, finally, putting Baltimore and countermarks together, a neat display might bring the famous Houck's Panacea countermark on half dollars and the frequent newspaper ads back to their Baltimore home.