David Finkelstein wrote with a correction from last week:
A few astute readers noticed that I mentioned the charter year for the Bank of Massachusetts at two locations within my article. At the first location, I stated that the bank was chartered in 1784. At the second location, I stated that the bank was chartered in 1790. The Bank of Massachusetts was chartered in 1784. Here is a revised article that contains the correct information: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/74a0e3c37d154d935bdeb2daf/files/DJF_Mint_Depositors_P1_revised_corrected.pdf
Jeff Tryka wrote:
Rarity still has it's place, but it's just not as simple as an all-or-none proposition as some might think.
Gawain O'Connor wrote:
Nathan Markowitz wrote:
The Early American Copper convention will be held at the downtown Westin Hotel in Charlotte, NC April 7-10, 2016. All members of JRCS are welcome to attend. There is no charge for the show. This is the weekend after the spring Baltimore show.
I serve as educational coordinator and this year we will have a wide range of topics, ranging from federal copper to colonials to general numismatic topics. The final program will be published soon.
Last year there was a small silver "happenings" where early federal silver was displayed. This year's convention chairman, John Kraljevich, has specifically invited and encouraged a return to a broader display of early silver at the traditional Thursday evening happenings. I have volunteered to coordinate this effort. Two foci of display have already been suggested:
- Quarters: 1819 B-4 with its myriad of die states/stages
- Early counterstamps
If you have any suggestions in the other silver denominations please contact me via email at cascades1787(at)yahoo.com
The main criteria for a die marriage is to ensure that several will show up for comparison; grade is not important.
Rich Uhrich wrote:
(Editor's note: Ed Price is a member of the JRCS Hall of Fame. Also, you can view the 1803 JR-5 dime here: http://www.richuhrichcoins.com/category.php?cat=3 . Rich Uhrich's image of the coin is below)