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.
On the '00 B-17 dollar; Jonathan O. has the variety with a "collar" at Liberty's neck. There is a die state "without collar". Checking with Dave Perkins (who graciously responded so well to Osborne) we know of two examples. I'd be glad to learn of other examples.
I look forward to your JRCS message each Sunday.
Brad Karoleff wrote:
The Pierce dime is a wonderful
example of the JR1 with the retained cud. The March 2009 issue of the
John Reich Journal has a chart of the known cuds on bust dimes and their
estimated rarity submitted by Jim Matthews. It lists the JR1 from 1833
as an R5-, one of the more common cuds. This coin is a wonderful
example of the retained cud and would command a "pretty" premium to a
coin of the same grade without it. A WONDERFUL find! Congratulations!