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.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
JR Newsletter: 9 August 2015 (253)
Welcome to the "pre-ANA"
issue of the JR Newsletter.Fair warning
to readers:next weekend's issue of the
JR Newsletter may be delayed by several hours or maybe even until Monday due to
my travel and work schedule.I look
forward to hearing from others about their ANA
show experiences.With auction companies
holding some significant sales, a half dollar sale by Sheridan Downey, and a
half dime sale by W. David Perkins, I'm sure there will be plenty of tales to
be told in the coming month!
Ralph Muñoz wrote:
Last week there was an announcement to purchase the new Bust
Dime Variety Identification Guide from various dealers at the ANA.I am not going to able to attend the ANA.From whom will I be able to buy the book when
it becomes available?
understand that after the show, books will be available from Rich Uhrich Rare
Coins, Americana Rare Coins, David Wnuck Numismatics, and David Kahn Rare
While we are on the subject of the new book on bust dimes,
here's something from David Kahn:
David Kahn (www.DavidKahnRareCoins.com) and Brian Greer (www.BrianGreerRareCoins.com)
will be sharing a table at the upcoming ANA
Convention in Rosemont,IL, and invite everyone to stop by Table 724 to say
hello. They will have lots of new purchases making their debuts at this
show. Also, the new Bust Dime Variety Identification Guide , just now
being published and written by Winston Zack, Louis Scuderi and Michael
Sherrill, will be available at their table. In addition, they have
arranged to have all three authors available for a signing session, at table
724, on Wednesday August 12, from 10:00 AM
to Noon. You can
buy a copy during that time, or bring the one you bought earlier to have
signed. The authors look forward to seeing you!
Bob Stark wrote:
Only two doubled edged dollars are known, at least to
me.One, a 1795 B-5 (Flowing Hair) with
its edge lettering in opposite directions; so, upside down from each
other.Second, a 1799 B-11 (Bust) also
passed through the Castaing process twice,same side up.Images and
discoveries by Jonathan Kern.
First image is from Jonathan Kern's CoinWorld ad:
Next images are of the 1799 dollar:
David Perkins wrote:
If anyone has an extra copy of Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837 by Russell
Logan & John McCloskey and would like to sell it please let me know.
I have a friend that would like to purchase a copy. I can be reached by
e-mail at wdperki(at)attglobal.net
W. David Perkins and Gerry Fortin – Tables 617 & 619 at the ANA Convention
David Perkins and Gerry Fortin will have a large selection of early
U.S. silver at Tables 617 and 619 at the 2015 ANA Convention in
Chicago. Included is a lovely 1792 Half Disme in PCGS AU50 (OGH)! We
will have a large stock of half dimes to early dollars.
As most JR News readers and early Half Dime collectors know, at the ANA Perkins is holding his third Extraordinary Half Dime Sale,
a Fixed Price and Sealed Bid Auction Sale with close to 100 Lots of
Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837. These lots will be available for
viewing, study, and purchase at the ANA Convention in Chicago. You can
request a catalog (PDF) via e-mail.
In addition, as previously announced, Perkins will be selling the Kirk Gorman Capped Bust Dime Collection
starting at the January 2016 FUN Convention in Tampa, FL. About a
dozen Capped Bust Dimes from this collection will be on display at
Tables 617-619 at the ANA Convention. All of the Gorman dimes have
been recently photographed (PCGS TruView Photographs, taken with all of
the coins outside of the holders) and graded by PCGS. You can sign up
to be on the distribution list for the Gorman sale at the ANA, or send
an e-mail to Dave at wdperki(at)attglobal.net
Dave will have a preliminary list of the dimes in the Gorman
Collection at his ANA Tables including, PCGS serial numbers to
facilitate coin / photo look up on the PCGS website.