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.
What a wonderful project David Finkelstein has undertaken!
Michael Sullivan wrote:
Miss Attributed "BB-64" R-8 Early Dollar Attempts to Cross the Auction Block Again
When you see an R-8 Bust Dollar
on E-Bay offered at "type coin money" you need to take a closer look.
For at least the second time, a 1796 NGC XF40 "BB-64" is being offered
on E-Bay. The BB-64 is an R-8 marriage per the W.D. Perkins census
published in the Feb-2011 edition of the John Reich Journal. Comparing
the reverse of the E-Bay offered coin with the Bowers-Borckardt standard
reference for Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States, 1993 indicates the offered coin is actually a BB-61 designated R-3 by Perkins.
For those who elect to compare the photo images on E-Bay with the
BB reference, I suggest you focus on the berry positions on the reverse
left of the coin. The mismatch with BB-64 and match with BB-61 is
As the saying going on the internet, "Buyer Beware." See E-Bay Lot: 271083272540