Sunday, July 27, 2014
We have one contribution this week. David Perkins wrote to tell us about a fixed-price sale and a sealed bid auction for early half dimes that he is holding now through the upcoming ANA show:
I will have table #835 at the 2014 ANA Convention in Rosemont, IL. I am sharing a corner table with Gerry Fortin, who many of you know specializes in Seated Dimes and Quarters as well as other Seated and Bust coinage.
Most of you who collect the early Draped and Capped Bust half dimes are well aware of Part II of the Extraordinary Half Dime Sale underway now, with a large number of fixed prices lots as well as a special 19 Lot Sealed Bid Auction sale that closes 6PM Friday night, August 8, 2014. In this sale are early half dime rarities, rare and late die states and cuds, coins from the Reiver and Logan Collections, as well as relatively common marriages in VG through MS65. The coins offered in this sale are from three different JRCS collections. Any JR Newsletter reader is welcome to view and study the lots. Please contact me if you would like a copy of the fixed price list lots and the Sealed Bid Sale lots, or if you have any questions. One highlight of the Sealed Bid Sale is an 1800 LM-2 half dime in a unique, late die state – the cover coin on Volume 24 of the John Reich Journal. Many of you have viewed and studied this coin at my table over the last year. It is a great coin.
As always, I will have a nice selection of better Bust and Seated coinage, from half dimes to Dollars, including a new example (per Lou Scuderi) of the rare 1829 JR-10 Curl Base 2 Dime in PCGS VG08 CAC, an attractively toned 1822 Quarter in PCGS VF30, numerous early Flowing Hair, Draped Bust, Small Eagle and Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle dollars including fresh example of the 1797 B-3, BB-71 Dollar in PCGS AU53 and a 1799 8X5 Stars Dollar in PCGS AU53. Capped Bust Half Dollar collectors will enjoy a newly acquired and nicely toned small group of Capped Bust Half Dollars and Seated Dollars recently purchased in Europe.
I will have a few extra copies of a two part article I co-authored for the Coin Dealer Newsletter (Greysheet) with Mark Ferguson on the early U.S. Silver Dollars 1794-1804 if anyone would like to see it.
See you in Chicago!
W. David Perkins, Numismatist