The JR Newsletter is the official e-newsletter of the John Reich Collectors Society. The purpose of the John Reich Collectors Society (JRCS) is to encourage the study of numismatics, particularly United States gold and silver coins minted before the introduction of the Seated Liberty design, and to provide technical and educational information concerning such coins.
would like to poll your expert insight on your estimation of the
percent distribution of grade survivorship (MS through Good (or
lower)) for various Bust series (Half-Dime to Dollar) as listed below.
That is to say, for example, you think that of the entire population of
Draped Bust Quarters, 15% survive in VF, 10% in EF, 5% in AU, etc.
*Please do not disregard damaged specimens in your estimates.
**Please list an approximate percent for EACH of the seven "Grade Categories"
plan to write an article publishing these results in an upcoming JR
Journal. All submissions in the publication will be treated
anonymously, and I would like to keep your submission estimates private
as well. If you would please email me your estimates I would greatly appreciate it: stoneman101 (at) gmail.com .
Please give this some serious thought. I plan to take
submissions for the next month, or until I have an adequate sample (5 or
more submissions) from each of the 13 series.
MS = x%
AU = x%
EF = x%
VF = x%
F = x%
VG = x%
G (and lower) = x%
Here are the Series:
FH Half-Dimes (1794-1795)
Draped Bust Half-Dimes (1796-1805)
Capped Bust Half Dimes (1829-1837)
Draped Bust Dimes (1796-1807)
Capped Bust Dimes (1809-1837)
Draped Bust Quarters (1796-1807)
Capped Bust Quarters (1815-1828)
Capped Bust Quarters (1831-1838)
FH Half-Dollars (1794-1795)
Draped Bust Half Dollars (1796-1807)
Capped Bust Half-Dollars (1807-1836)
FH Dollars (1794-1795)
Draped Bust Dollars (1795-1803)
Thanks for taking the time to contribute.
David Kahn wrote:
I just wanted to remind any interested readers that I have both the
Dale Heisler and Hall Arnold Bust half dollar collections for sale at
fixed prices. Please log on to my website at www.DavidKahnRareCoins.com and you will find both lists posted there, under Named Collections on the main navigation bar.