Saturday, October 18, 2014

JR Newsletter: 18 October 2014 (211)

This week's edition is a day earlier, allowing the editor time to take a mini-vacation with family.

Dr. Eugene Bruder wrote concerning an error in an article entitled, "The Quiet 1805 Half Dime, with discussion of the Pittman coin in the upcoming Stack's Bowers Auction."
I just read the above referenced article, and noticed what I believe is an error. The 1805 Half dime pictured in the article appears to be an 1805 dime! The diameter in the NGC holder looks too large to be a half dime. It looks to be an 1805 JR-2 dime. Most interesting! The most obvious attribution point is the 5 in the date, and then the 8 is the wrong shape too. It makes you wonder about the grading services-you must always check their work!
I don’t know if anyone else has pointed this out.
Dr. Eugene Bruder, Numismatist
In response to Paul Hybert's announcement of a beta version of the JRCS website, Barbara Bailey wrote:
Just wanted to let you know that the new web site is very well organized and easy to use.  I use a small laptop.  Kudos to everyone who is working on it!
Barbara Bailey
A reminder from the editor:
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