Sunday, June 23, 2013

JR Newsletter: 23 June 2013 (146)

Two contributions this week:

Chuck Allen had an inquiry based on the announcement made by Don Willis that PCGS had price information for half dollars by Overton varieties:

Where on the PCGS website is the Overton price guide?  I have looked and cant find it, I can find pop report and price guide but for major varieties only, not Overton vatieties.
Chuck Allen

Editor's note:  Here's the answer...

1.  Go to
2.  Click on Price Guide
3.  Find the Half Dollar series of interest (flowing, draped, or capped) and click on the series
4.  You will find listed in the second column of the price guide the major varieties/year for each Half Dollar in the series (e.g. 1807 Large Stars, 1808, 1809 XXX Edge, etc.).
5.  In the first column of each listing is a four or five digit "PCGS Number" that is preceded by a small plus sign surrounded by a small square.  Looks like this:
6.  Click on that small box and the desired Overton information will open.

David Kahn wrote:

I have just returned from an incredibly busy Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo with a major prize in hand, and would love to offer it to the JRCS membership before it is offered to the general public on my website. 

I have available a brand-new, absolutely mint copy of the super-deluxe, full leather-bound book, "Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint, 1796-1838", by Rory Rea, Glenn Peterson, Brad Karoleff and John Kovach.  This is copy number 38 of 50 prepared, all of which sold out very quickly, thanks in large part to the absolutely breathtaking, full-color photographs of the Eric Newman quarters, which can only be found within.  The book is signed by all 4 authors and by Eric Newman as well.  The binding is superb, with its raised spine and fabulous Draped bust obverse design executed on the cover.  A must-have item for the serious Bust quarter collector and/or the numismatic bibliophiles among us.  The price is the same as when issued - $500, plus $15 for Priority mail shipment.

Please contact me directly at David (at) if you would like to add this very important and completely impressive book to your library.  First-come, first-served.