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.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
JR Newsletter: 29 December 2013 (172)
Our last newsletter of 2013 has a few submissions on various
topics.First, Brad Karoleff wrote:
I am working on an article and need the help of the
membership in locating a few coins to illustrate my article.
Does anyone here own or know where I can find the following
items for illustrations? Full credit will be given to anyone helping me
with the project, if you want to be identified.
I have a couple off center strike bust halves, but would
like a better one to illustrate my article. I am interested, not only in
obverse and reverse photos, but the edge also, which is the focus of my
article. Can anyone supply a coin to be photographed, or the photos I
need? I am looking either for the following coins from the Logan
sale or coins similar to these. Of particular interest are the double
struck "in collar" coins as I do not have any of them in my
Logan Lot numbers; 2237, 2292, 2334, 2344, 2359, 2385, 2418.
There are other denomination error coins that I am also
looking for from the Logan sale.
1818 Off center strike bust quarter lot 1849, or another
1814 Off center strike bust dime lot 2015, or another like
1827 JR4 dime double struck lot 2065, or another like it.
Thank you all in advance for your help.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
Next, in preparation for the EAC-JRCS Convention, Nathan
Now that our holiday season is drawing to a close I would
like to again invite potential speakers to give a presentation at the 2014 EAC
convention in Colorado Springs.
Topics can include early copper, early silver, literature or related
history. Your passion and willingness to share with an eager audience is
the only absolute requirement, so let's hear from some new folks. I need
to get a schedule into Pennywise and will also need details for the program for
the May 1-4 convention. Thanks...I look forward to hearing from you at
Finally, after a very well-received offer last week, Pete Mosiondz writes with
one more offer for us:
of Numismatic Books For Readers of the JR Newsletter
Carryovers From Last Week and a Few New Titles:
2014 Coin World Guide to U.S.
Coins, Prices and Value Trends. 464 pp. SB. New. $4
The Coin Collectors Survival Manual: Combined With How to
Make Money in Coins Right Now,
Scott A. Travers. 6th edition, 373 pp, SB. New. List price $22.95.Price $5.00
Numismatic Association: Celebrating 100 Years of Fellowship. SB.
Coin World's Making the Grade: Comprehensive Grading
Guide for U.S. Coins,
3rd edition. SB. New. List price $39.99.Price $12.00
Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint 1838-1861, Douglas Winter. (1991) 2nd edition,
Includes die varieties, complete census information, and overall rarity
information by grade. Complete with a brief history of the Mint and the
intriguing story leading to the conception of a branch mint in
Dahlonega, to its last days during the Civil War. Winter takes the reader
through a year by year account of all Dahlonega gold coinage struck
during the 1800s. 237 pp, HB. New. $25.00
The Lovett Cent: A Confederate Story, Harold Levi and George Corell. SB.
The Strange Career of Dr. Wilkins: A Numismatic Inquiry, Q. David Bowers, Deals with
counter-stamped large cents. SB. New. $5.00
Only one of each title is available. Add $5.00 postage to
Peter Mosiondz, Jr. (JRCS #867), 26
Cameron Circle, Laurel
Springs, NJ 08021-4861
Whatever doesn’t sell this time I’ll list in one of my stamp