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.
This week marked 25 years
since the discovery of a new Capped Bust Half Dime die marriage, 1829
"V-17" (now more widely known as 1829 LM-8). The discovery coin surfaced
on February 26, 1988 during the major coin show at Baltimore's Festival
Hall, about four years before Festival Hall itself was razed to make
way for the 1993 expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center.
The large coin shows at Festival Hall prior to 1993 were the immediate
forerunners of the current Whitman shows at the Baltimore Convention
Center. About thirty minutes after the February 1988 show had opened to
the public, I encountered Jules Reiver while moving among the aisles,
and we stopped to chat for a while before going our separate ways.
Within minutes after parting with Jules, I came upon the new die
marriage 1829 "V-17" at the table of a PNG member dealer from the
Brad Karoleff wrote:
I would like to announce the discovery of a previously undocumented CLE
half dollar to the collecting community. I was fortunate enough to have
purchased this one as part of a collection last week. I hope you all
enjoy the discovery as much as I did!