I think the ballot for the Jules Reiver Literary Award is missing two articles:
"The Missing Piece: The Terminal Die State of 1830 Obverse 1 Dime" by Louis Scuderi
"Robert Hilt's Group Strength Theory" by David Finkelstein
(Editor's note: If you write in either article on the ballot, I'm sure your vote will be counted!)
Dave Perkins sent us the following:
New Specimen of the R-6+ 1806 127a Die Marriage Discovered
From the weekly EAC newsletter, some sad news reported by David Berish:
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you and the EAC community of the passing of my good friend Bob Hammond EAC #5351. Bob suffered a massive heart attack on April 22 from which he did not recover. He was an avid coin collector for most of his life, collecting just about everything. In recent years, he became an EAC member and attended several of the annual conventions, along with his wife Shirley. (Shirley may be known to some as the `Cookie Lady' for her habit of bringing plenty of home-made cookies to coin club meetings & gathering.)
Bob & Shirley had plans to attend the upcoming convention in Ohio. Bob collected coppers, but his great love was liberty seated coinage, of which he had many fine specimens. In addition to being a member of Early American Coppers, Bob was also active with the Liberty Seated Collectors Club, as well as the John Reich Collectors Society. He was a great friend, and he was the one that introduced me to coin collecting. Without his mentoring over the years, I might never have come this way. He will be greatly missed.
Here is a picture of Bob and Shirley Hammond:
Steve Crain wrote about the passing of JRCS member Bob Hammond:
Thank you for forwarding the notice about the untimely passing of friend Bob Hammond. I became aware of that earlier in the week, and have been in touch with Shirley to offer my condolences and help. Bob was a good friend and fellow half dime collector, and his smiling face and friendly greeting will be sadly missed by all who knew him. We have lost another great collector and friend.