Sunday, June 16, 2019

JR Newsletter: 16 June 2019 (450)



Greg Cohen wrote:

Please find linked a press release regarding Legend’s 33rd Regency Auction. This sale, being held as the official auction of the PCGS Member’s Show on June 27, 2019.


For high resolution images please contact Patrick Braswell at Patrick(at)legendauctions.com. For more information on coins in the sale, contact Greg Cohen at greg(at)legendauctions.com

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Best wishes,

Greg Cohen

Senior Numismatist
Legend Rare Coin Auctions
PO Box 9 | Lincroft, NJ 07738

O-732-935-1168
C-732-233-0719
F-732-935-1807



Sunday, June 9, 2019

JR Newsletter. 9 June 2019 (449)

After reading the latest issue of the JR Journal, Bob Feldman wrote:

The Half dime sets are back. Fantastic, and four complete sets by die marriage. 

Bob Feldman

Sunday, June 2, 2019

JR Newsletter: 2 June 2019 (448)

We received no contributions for this week's JR Newsletter.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

JR Newsletter: 26 May 2019 (447)



Michael Sullivan wrote:

I received my JR Journal today (April 2019).   It is an OUTSTANDING (one of the best) issues of the Journal.   Congratulations to the Editor and Contributors.  The “new style” with an upgraded design and printing team is first class.    The “expanded” journal of 52-pages is something our brilliant members can continue to aspire to through contributions.    I started my collection of Early/Bust Coinage in 2010 (neophyte by club standards) focus on Bust Dollars (XF/AU) which subsequently expanded to Early/Bust Half Dollars in late die states (grade flexible) and Capped Bust Half Dollars in very late die states (AU only).   While I prefer larger coins, the Meaney (former Crain) amazing effort on the half dime census almost made me want to buy a half dime …. Maybe a CUD to start.

Best Regards –

Michael J. Sullivan, #729
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Greg Cohen wrote:

Please find linked a press release regarding the results of our recently concluded Regency Auction #32 in New Orleans. The two-day auction event was a huge success with many record prices achieved.


If you have any questions, please contact Greg Cohen, Senior Numismatist at greg(at)legendauctions.com
For high resolution images please contact Patrick Braswell, Art Director at Patrick(at)legendauctions.com

Best regards,

Greg Cohen

Senior Numismatist
Legend Rare Coin Auctions
PO Box 9 | Lincroft, NJ 07738

O-732-935-1168
C-732-233-0719
F-732-935-1807

Sunday, May 19, 2019

JR Newsletter: 19 May 2019 (446)



Gary Rosner wrote to ask about the presence of the 1800 LM-5 in the census of Early Half Dimes.  Richard Meaney thanked him for pointing out the omission.  Linked is printable version of what the census would have looked like if that die marriage were included.  None of the census participants reported owning an example of the 1800 LM-5.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

JR Newsletter: 12 May 2019 (445)



We received a couple of responses to Steve Hermann’s contribution of a spreadsheet useful for keeping track of one’s inventory of bust coinage:

Thanks to Steve Hermann for the spreadsheets for the Capped Bust Series; they will be very useful in organizing my collection and as a reference in seeking new acquisitions.

Mike McDaniel
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Thank-you, very nice spreadsheet

Max Lebow

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Richard Meaney wrote: 

Since publication of the census articles on early half dimes in the John Reich Journal, I have received quite a few inquiries (email, telephone, and text messages) from collectors about the disposition of Steve Crain’s capped bust half dimes.  The Crain family selected David Perkins to handle the collection.  David and I are planning to make the capped bust half dimes available via a two-part series of fixed price lists and sealed bid sales.  The first iteration of the fixed price list will be available late Spring to early Summer this year.  David will email that fixed price list to those people who have contacted him to receive information on the Crain collection.  Then, at the August ANA show, David will hold the first (of an anticipated series of two) sealed bid sale with some of the “more special” coins from Steve’s collection.  

As most of you know, Steve kept nearly all of his coins raw.  He eschewed third party holders, for the most part.  Thus, getting his collection graded at PCGS has been and will continue to be a rather involved process.  Grading requirements and market factors helped David and I to decide to complete the second part of the Crain sale in 2020.  We anticipate a second sealed bid sale and second fixed price list next year.  To get an idea of what coins might be in this year’s sale and what might be in next year’s sale, the best advice is to contact David Perkins.  I can tell you with a teaser of sorts that I expect about 40 or so fixed price items this year and about 15-20 sealed bid sale items this year.  Among the sealed bid sale items, expect to see an 1829 LM-3 with full cud in PCGS XF45, 1829 LM-8 in PCGS XF45, 1833 LM-2 in PCGS AU55, two Plate Coins from Logan and McCloskey’s Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837, and the two most well-known rarities in the series:  an 1833 LM-5 and an 1835 LM-12.

In 2020, part two of the series of sealed bid sales should offer another 15 or so special coins, including an 1829 LM-18 in PCGS AU58, 1835 LM-9.2 with reverse cuds in PCGS AU55, and a nice die remarriage pairing:  1836 LM-1.1 in PCGS AU58 and 1836 LM-1.2 in PCGS AU53.

All of these plans must be considered preliminary for now.  Once David publishes the fixed price list and sealed bid sale list, that will be equivalent to “the truth coming out!”

Richard

Sunday, May 5, 2019

JR Newsletter: 5 May 2019 (444)

Steve Hermann wrote:

Per Mike McDaniel's request, here is a copy of my current set of die marriage spreadsheets for the early half dimes, dimes, quarters, half dollars (Pre-Turban and Capped Bust), and dollars. Totals and averages are calculated automatically.

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/74a0e3c37d154d935bdeb2daf/files/8cbb7e18-c18f-4c9c-96ff-080e968d5e2a/JRCS_Die_Marriage_Forms.xls

Best Regards,

Steve Herrman
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Greg Cohen wrote:

Please find linked a pre-sale Press Release for Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ 32nd Regency Auction, being held in New Orleans on Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16, 2019.

For specific questions on any of the individual coins, please contact Greg Cohen, senior numismatist at greg@legendauctions.com. For images, please contact Patrick Braswell, art director, at patrick@legendauctions.com.

Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,

Greg Cohen

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/74a0e3c37d154d935bdeb2daf/files/24fc63d8-21e8-4c2d-bb99-6b13bcf52761/RA_32_Presale_FINAL.docx
 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

JR Newsletter: 28 April 2019 (443)


We received two contributions for this week's JR Newsletter:

Kudos to Wes Chormicle for sharing his very useful spreadsheet for half dimes. I will use it going forward. Thanks Wes.

Has any JRCS member shared something similar for Bust Half Dollars?

Sincerely,

Mike McDaniel
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Brad Karoleff wrote to advise us that the next issue of the John Reich Journal is at the printers, so we should be seeing it soon in our mailboxes!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

JR Newsletter: 21 April 2019 (442)

Wes Chormicle wrote:

I've attached an Excel file that I created for keeping track of my Half Dimes.  A few collectors have asked for a copy of it, so I just thought I'd make it available here for anyone who would like it.
Thanks,
Wes Chormicle

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/74a0e3c37d154d935bdeb2daf/files/be812e96-8278-43c7-b672-d2d91aa8dbea/CBHD_Inventory_Template.xlsx


Sunday, April 14, 2019

JR Newsletter: 14 April 2019 (441)


Richard Meaney wrote:

David Perkins and I were talking about the NY Numismatic Club medal that commemorated the club presidency of Daniel Valentine.  I recalled a 2008 article written by David T Alexander and published in Coin World on this exact topic.  Miraculously, I had the foresight to scan a copy of the article that I had cut (better yet, torn) from the issue.  Even more miraculously, more than ten years and four computers later, I was able to recover that scan to share the information with David.  I thought it would be neat to share the information here.  Here is a link to the article:

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/74a0e3c37d154d935bdeb2daf/files/fcdb391c-864b-4dda-be0e-6026b1cca7c3/Valentine_Medal.pdf

Sunday, April 7, 2019

JR Newsletter: 7 April 2019 (440)



John Okerson wrote in response to the photo that accompanied last week’s JR Newsletter:

What a lovely, rare 1829 LM-3 Cud coin you posted!  I wish the PCGS price shown were a realistic estimate - under $300.

John
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Also responding to that photo, this from Mike McDaniel:

Thanks for the nice photo Richard. Looking forward to the sale later this summer. 
Mike McDaniel
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Brad DePew wrote:

I picked this up recently. I thought I would share a picture as a contribution for the newsletter. I don’t have a good shot of the reverse, but there is an extra serif between C1 and A3, as in LM 12. I searched for this for a while and finally found it.

The obverse has a scratch on the curl and a scratch from S1 to the neck, as well as some dark toning. Other than that, it looks pretty good.

Brad DePew


Sunday, March 31, 2019

JR Newsletter: 31 March 2019 (439)




We received no new contributions for this week's JR Newsletter, so please enjoy this photo of a recently-graded coin from the Steve Crain Collection.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

JR Newsletter: 24 March 2019 (438)



Garrett Ziss wrote:

The American Numismatic Association holds its educational Summer Seminar for two weeks every June in Colorado Springs.  Many of you have attended and/or taught a class at Summer Seminar and know that it’s an excellent way to learn about a variety of numismatic topics, as well as to meet other enthusiastic members of our hobby.  I’ve attended for the last 3 years and the experience has greatly expanded my numismatic knowledge and friendships.

During each week of Summer Seminar, the Young Numismatists (YNs) organize and conduct a numismatic auction.  It’s a great learning experience for us and the proceeds directly benefit the YN Scholarship Fund, which helps dozens of Young Numismatists attend Summer Seminar every year.  This summer, I will be serving as the Week 1 Auction Head and one of my responsibilities is to assist in collecting items for these auctions.  

If you would like to help promote the hobby for the next generation, please consider donating a numismatic item for the 2019 Summer Seminar auctions. Numismatic items can include coins, paper money, tokens, medals, etc.  Linked below is a donation form for your convenience. 


Please send the completed form and donation(s) to the American Numismatic Association at the following address:

American Numismatic Association
Summer Seminar YN Auction
818 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903-3279 

Thank you very much for your consideration. Also, thanks again to the JRCS members who generously donated numismatic items at the recent Baltimore Whitman show!

Garrett Ziss (JRCS #1465)
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Harry Cabluck wrote:

Great kudos and thanks to the anonymous collector who shared the montage of 1817/4 Bust Half Dollars.

Great assemblage. Fine photos. Killer-diller specimens.

Harry



Sunday, March 17, 2019

JR Newsletter: 17 March 2019 (437)


From David Perkins:

Stephen Crain Half Dime Reference Collection to be Sold

Many JR Newsletter readers and JRCS members know Stephen Crain, known to many of us as “Mr. Half Dime.”  I’ve known him for at least 25 years and served for many years on the JRCS Board of Directors with Stephen.  Stephen spent over 40 years putting together his Capped Bust and Liberty Seated Half Dime Reference Collection.  He was an author of the JRCS Early Half Dime Census along with Richard Meaney.  Steve assembled an amazing collection of half dimes, from Flowing Hair to Draped Bust to Capped Bust to Seated. Stephen did sell his Flowing Hair and Draped Bust Half Dimes years ago.

I regret to inform you that Stephen’s health has declined over the last year and he was moved to a nursing home late last year.  I did have an enjoyable conversation with him a few weeks ago in Maine while picking up the collection, with many great stories recalled.

 I would like to announce that W. David Perkins Numismatics has been selected to offer nearly all of Stephen’s Reference Collection of Capped Bust and Seated Half Dimes.  Richard Meaney, a noted Capped Bust Half Dime specialist will be working with me on the sale of the collection.  We will also be offering his Liberty Seated Half Dime Collection of around 1,000 half dimes – all dates, most types, most Valentine Numbers, and many die marriages not recorded by Valentine.

Please e-mail me at wdperki(at)attglobal.net  if you would like to be added to the Capped Bust Half Dime Distribution List, the (new) Seated Half Dime list, or both.  A note was sent to those names on the Capped Bust Half Dime list last night – if you didn’t receive the announcement last night you are not yet on the list – again, e-mail me if you’d like to be added or want to confirm you are on the list. You are also welcome to forward this announcement to your half dime collecting friends.  
          
The Stephen Crain Capped Bust Half Dime Reference Collection was complete with all 92 known die marriages, all dates and types, and more than 45 remarriages.  There were over 200 Capped Bust Half Dimes in the collection, with many die states including retained and full cuds, and a plate coin or two from the Logan-McCloskey book.  The majority of the half dimes are “raw.”  Some will be sold raw, others will be sent to PCGS for photos, grading, and crossover.  Many are off to PCGS at this time.  

Richard and I are targeting the August ANA Convention for Part I of a Fixed Price List and Sealed Bid Auction Sale.  

David Perkins

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From the editor:

An anonymous collector who has spent years trying to talk me into transitioning from half dimes to “real coins” (bust halves) sent me this montage of 1817/4’s last week. All 11 known examples are depicted. 

(click photo to enlarge)





Sunday, March 10, 2019

JR Newsletter: 10 March 2019 (436)


No contributions this week...
We expect a significant announcement next week


Sunday, March 3, 2019

JR Newsletter: 3 March 2019 (435)



A final reminder for those of you who have early half dimes:


Half Dime Census:

The officers of the JRCS are soliciting your half dime inventory information for inclusion in the Spring 2019 issue of the John Reich Journal.

 Please email your complete inventory listing, including all duplicates, of all your 1792, Draped Bust, Flowing Hair and Capped Bust half dimes to me.  Any format that my iMac computer can read will work, so most spreadsheets and word processing files will be fine.  Even if you have a written list, you can take a picture of that written list and email it to me if you would like.  Please make the subject line of your email “Half Dime Census” and include your name and JRCS number.  

My email address is: richard.meaney(at)yahoo.com

 If you prefer, you may mail paper copies to me here:

Richard Meaney
3060 N Lazy Eight Court, Suite 2
PMB 294
Wasilla AK 99654

Please include the following information to the best of your ability:

-      Grade of each coin.  Grading company info (NGC, ANACS, CAC, PCGS, raw) is not needed.
-      Die Marriage or remarriage for each coin
-      Cud information for your coins with known cuds.  For example, if you report an 1830 LM-5 half dime in VF-20, I will assume the coin does not have a cud.  If you have one with a cud, something like “1830 LM-5 VF20 cud” will suffice.
-      If you would like to participate, but wish for your contribution to remain anonymous, just let me know.

Please respond no later than March 7, 2019 to ensure inclusion of your collection in this census. This is a hard cut-off date.  Questions? Let me know!

Richard Meaney
JRCS LM47


Sunday, February 24, 2019

JR Newsletter: 24 February 2019 (434)

Daryl Haynor wrote:

Dear JRCS Members -

I am conducting research on the Classic Gold coinage of 1834-1839 and have encountered a situation that I believe some Bust collectors may have already researched.  If you have, I would appreciate any insight.

The upper reverse of a Classic gold quarter eagle contains the motto "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", same as the Bust coinage for those years and prior.  On rare occasions, quarter eagles exhibit an abnormal formation of those letters, as shown in the pictures included.  This abnormal lettering is found on most of the 1834 and 1835 proof quarter eagles, and on a handful of the earliest struck coins following those proofs using the same dies.  Only a few proof quarter eagles were struck in each year, thus this phenomenon is extremely rare for Classic gold.  This abnormal lettering does not appear anywhere else on Classic gold coinage with any frequency that I am aware of.

Though these Classic gold pieces were supposedly struck in close collar dies, I've been told that this type of lettering appears on Bust coinage, perhaps moreso with open collar coinage.  If you have any information to share on what may cause the appearance of these coins, please contact me at ronyahski@msn.com

I am combining my research with John McCloskey's notes on Classic Gold, and plan to soon have the combined results published.  Your assistance is most appreciated.  

Regards,

Daryl Haynor




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David Perkins wrote:

W. David Perkins Numismatics, Gerry Fortin Rare Coins, and Jim Matthews will have multiple tables at Baltimore next week, all under Table 1340.  We will be next to the (Liberty) “Seated Fest II” Tables (1255) on the main bourse.  You’ll find a lot of early silver and other rare coins at all of these tables!

Early H10C, CB H10C, and Liberty Seated H10C Collectors will want to see me in Baltimore.  I have a large collection of Half Dimes that I will be selling – if you are not on my half dime distribution list please e-mail me at wdperki@attglobal.net or see me in Baltimore at Table 1340.  The collection, formed over the last 35 plus years, has all of the 92 known CB H10C die marriages and most of the remarriages. Richard Meaney will be working with me on the sale of this collection.  A formal announcement will be made in the near future, after the Baltimore show.

Hope to see you in Baltimore!  Should be a great show.

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Also from David Perkins:

The February 25, 2019 issue of Coin World has an article by Paul Gilkes titled, “Collector’s bulk lot contains rare dime / Purchase on eBay yields JR-10 variety of 1829 Capped Bust, Curl Base 2 10C coin.”   While not a high grade coin and not in the best condition (holed) it is important to note that the highest graded example grades PCGS VF35.  Nice find!

JRCS, John McCloskey, Louis Scuderi, and the John Reich Journal are referenced in this article. 

This is a fun variety / type coin.  I’ve been lucky to have handled three examples in the last five years, including one graded PCGS VF35. 


W. David Perkins
Centennial, CO
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Greg Cohen provided a press release from Legend Numismatics:

Legend Numismatics Announces “the Completion of a Life Long Dream” in Assembling the #1 Truly Complete PCGS Registry Set of Proof Liberty Nickels

(Lincroft, NJ) Legend Numismatics is proud to announce the completion of the S.L.R. Collection of Proof Liberty Nickels. Not only is this set the #1 All Time PCGS Registry Set, but with the addition of the finest known 1913 that the collector recently purchased for $4,560,000, it is now the only set that can be called truly the finest Proof Liberty Nickel and complete. History has been made!

Since the creation of the Set Registry at PCGS, the client, who wishes to remain private, has dreamed about assembling this set. The first step became possible at the 2018 ANA, when the Eliasberg-Legend-Smith 1913 nickel, graded PCGS PR66 CAC came up for sale. The final piece came together recently, after Legend Numismatics was able to negotiate the purchase of the former #1 PCGS Registry Set and obtained it for the collector, making this the greatest set of Proof Liberty nickels ever assembled.

“Never in my lifetime did I think I think I could be involved in the building of such an amazing set,” declared Laura Sperber, president and owner of Legend Numismatics. “I was thrilled to see the extreme excitement that my collector client had when we were able to complete this deal. It is so refreshing to see such enthusiasm. We have been working with this collector for many, many years on different projects, but we have never seen him as happy and as proud as he was when we told him the deal was done!”

“I have been involved in collecting coins for decades and have built many different collections over the years” said the proud owner. “Being able to own the finest set of Proof Liberty nickels really is a dream come true! I have been working with Laura Sperber for many years, and I am so proud of this important accomplishment we have done together. Without her help and support, I am not sure we would have been able to make this happen.”
Planning is in the works to have this important collection put on display sometime later this year. 

See the PCGS Set Registry , 1883-1913 for the coins in the set and images, note that we are working on updating all images and coins.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

JR Newsletter: 17 February 2019 (433)

Usually this goes out on Sunday, but editor's training commitments won't allow a Sunday publication.  Bonus for readers of the blog version of the weekly JRN, you learn this early:

From Brad Karoleff -

Logan Library offerings:

5 COAC books. Coinages of the Americas conference books issued by the ANS in NYC.  A collection of papers presented at the ANS during their conferences.  Included here are the following with some Logan tipins:

1986 America's Silver Coinage with some autographs
1989 America's Gold Coinage
1993 America's Silver Dollars
1996 America's Large Cent
1998 Circulating Counterfeits of the Americas

Great research by many of the Hobby's luminaries.  A must have for anyone's library.  All are very fine or better.
All 5 books for $175.  Now reduced to $110.


Selections from the Numismatist by the ANA, 1960, Fine with corner bump. The Fantastic 1804 Dollar, 1962 fine with Logan Tipins.

Both books for $65. Now reduced to $45.

Medals of the United States Mint by R W Julian, 1977 in near mint condition with, what else but more Logan Tipins.  $125.
Now reduced to $85.

5 Volumes of Stacks auction catalogs of the famous John Ford Collection.  Included here are parts 3 5, 6, 7 and 15. All are excellent condition with some light soiling.  All 5 catalogs for $125.  Now reduced to $95.

3 Important auction catalogs.  W Earl Spies silver dollars by Stack's 1974 no PR excellent condition.
Will W Neil collection by Mehl 1947, with PR but slightly bent.
The United States Gold Collection by Bowers and Ruddy 1982, with PR corner bend to cover but still nice.
All 3 catalogs for $75. Now reduced to $50.

4 volume set of the Harry Bass Jr collection sold by Bowers and Merena, 1999-2000.  All catalogs show some light problems but are near mint, no PR.  Set of 4 for $125.  Now reduced to $95.

3 volume set of the Norweb collection sold by Bowers and Merena, 1987-88.  First two volumes with PR.  All 3 show use and there are notes on individual lots made by Russ at the sale. Set of 3 for $100.  Now reduced to $75.

Lot of 3 items for the Eliasberg collection!  First, a prepublication copy of part of the catalog that Russ reviewed.  A hardbound copy of Louis E Eliasberg, Sr, King of Coins by QDB signed to Russ. Lastly a Hardbound copy of the sale with the autographed bookplate numbered 112.  The books are near mint and there are Logan Tipins.  The lot for $150.  Now reduced to $100.

Early US Dimes, was $250, now $200.  Further reduced to $125.

Bowers on Commemorative half dollars, was $40, now $35.  Further reduced to $25.

Pollock on Patterns, was $50, now $40.  Further reduced to $30.

The History of US Coinage As Illustrated by the Garrett Collection by Q. David Bowers.  Another nearly Mint book.  $45.  Reduced to $25.

Second edition of Bolender's work on the Bust Dollars.  The back cover was set on something sticky at one time that removed a few SMALL pieces of the binding.  Otherwise, this is a really nice condition book.  $50.  Now also includes a spiral bound working copy.  Reduced to $30.

Two FIRST EDITION ERROR copies of The United States Early Silver Dollars by Jules Reiver.  These very scarce first editions are full of errors and the printing was stopped after a portion of the run was completed. The copies remaining at Krause were destroyed and a second edition with corrections was prepared.  The corrected edition has second printing on the title page. These are both in excellent condition. One is autographed by Jules dated 3/3/1999.  
The unautographed copy is $75.  The autographed copy is $100.
The autographed copy sold, and the other is reduced to $50.

The Fantastic 1804 Dollar by Newman and Bressett along with Logan Tipins about his research into the CLE half dollars, Selections from the Numismatist, US Coins 1960.  Both books for only $30.

The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars by Wiley and Bugert  Autographed hardbound edition.  $350.

Bust Half Fever by Edgar Souders, First Edition Pre-Publication spiral bound copy Limited DRAFT Edition 4/4! autographed by Edgar, Myron Xenos and Ken Lowe 7/14/1994. $75.


Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the US, A Complete Encyclopedia by Q. David Bowers.  The two volume hardbound set #13/500 with autographed bookplate in the first volume.  Complete with Russ Tipins.  The set shows some wear.  $300.

US Large Cents 2 Volume Hardbound set by Bill Noyes covering 1793-1839.  Couple small dings but still very nice.  $250.

The Norweb Collection 3 Volume hardbound set of auction catalogs 1987-88 by Bowers and Merena. Excellent condition with PRL's included, $150.

The John Jay Pittman two volume hardbound auction catalogs by David Akers with signed bookplate #67/250. Near mint condition with PRL's included $300.

Bust Half Dollar Bibliomania, the limited hardbound edition.  A listing of the books and auction catalogs important to the collectors of Capped Bust Half Dollars.  The author is a fringe element of the collecting community who thinks he knows something about the halves.  The work includes Ivan Leaman and Don Gunnet's study of the emission sequence of the CBH's based on their edge studies.  Compiled by Brad Karoleff in 1996.  There were 25 hardbound copies done by Alan Grace but the author was to naive to number them.  $200.

The Ultimate Guide to Attributing Bust Half Dollars by Glenn R. Peterson, MD.  This is the Limited Edition Presentation Edition #5/6 given to Russ by Glenn.  It is leather bound in black pebbled leather with French endpapers and includes a signature page, Russ' name is embossed at the bottom right of the cover.  There is a space in the cover for the insertion of a CBH by the owner which Russ never did.  This presentation copy is beautiful and in mint condition.  $750.

Buyers can opt for either book rate or Priority shipping via the US Postal Service.  Shipping will be added to the price of the books.  Please contact me at bkaroleff(at)yahoo.com to order anything for your library.  Remember, the first email wins if more than one person wants the lot.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

JR Newsletter: 10 February 2019 (432)

(Reich designed these too!)


From Greg Cohen at Legend Auctions:

Please find linked a press release regarding a gem 1795 $10 gold piece in PCGS MS64+ CAC. This impressive early U.S. gold piece is of the utmost historical and numismatic importance and is a major highlight of Legend’s March 2019 Regency Auction, the official auction of the PCGS Members show.


For more information, please contact Greg Cohen, senior numismatist (greg(at)legendauctions.com). For images, please contact art director, Patrick Braswell (Patrick(at)legendauctions.com).

Best regards,
Greg Cohen

Senior Numismatist
Legend Rare Coin Auctions
PO Box 9 | Lincroft, NJ 07738
O-732-935-1168. C-732-233-0719. F-732-935-1807
www.legendauctions.com

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We are less than one month away from the deadline for submissions for the half dime census!

The officers of the JRCS are soliciting your half dime inventory information for inclusion in the Spring 2019 issue of the John Reich Journal.

 Please email your complete inventory listing, including all duplicates, of all your 1792, Draped Bust, Flowing Hair and Capped Bust half dimes to me.  Any format that my iMac computer can read will work, so most spreadsheets and word processing files will be fine.  Even if you have a written list, you can take a picture of that written list and email it to me if you would like.  Please make the subject line of your email “Half Dime Census” and include your name and JRCS number.  

My email address is: richard.meaney(at)yahoo.com

 If you prefer, you may mail paper copies to me here:

Richard Meaney
3060 N Lazy Eight Court, Suite 2
PMB 294
Wasilla AK 99654

Please include the following information to the best of your ability:

-      Grade of each coin.  Grading company info (NGC, ANACS, CAC, PCGS, raw) is not needed.
-      Die Marriage or remarriage for each coin
-      Cud information for your coins with known cuds.  For example, if you report an 1830 LM-5 half dime in VF-20, I will assume the coin does not have a cud.  If you have one with a cud, something like “1830 LM-5 VF20 cud” will suffice.
-      If you would like to participate, but wish for your contribution to remain anonymous, just let me know.

Please respond no later than March 7, 2019 to ensure inclusion of your collection in this census. This is a hard cut-off date.  Questions?  Let me know!

Richard Meaney
JRCS LM47