Sunday, August 4, 2019

JR Newsletter: 4 August 2019 (457)

Those readers who are traveling to Rosemont, Illinois for the ANA Show will appreciate the following contributions.  

Glenn Peterson wrote:

Hello JRCS members,

   I am looking forward to the ANA show and meeting my JRCS friends there. I want to share all the great meetings we have in store for this year’s ANA:

1.     Wednesday Aug 14 8:00 AM JRCS meeting. We have Louis Scuderi talking to us about John Reich, the early years. It should be a great program. 
2.    Wednesday Aug 14 2:00 PM Bust Quarter Collector Society meeting. We have Joey Lamonte talking to us about Proof Bust Quarters and the controversy about early Mint Proofs. A good conversation should follow his presentation
3.    Thursday August 15 2:00 PM Bust Half Nut Club meeting. We have Jim Koenings to update us about Reeded Edge Halves with a special focus on 1837 GR 23, 25, and 26. Bring any examples for discussion and study.

    I am honored to have these excellent speakers with us this year. I look forward to seeing you all. 

Glenn Peterson  

David Finkelstein wrote:

On Friday, August 16th, at 11:00 AM, I will be conducting an ANA Money Talks presentation in Room 6 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.  My presentation is titled “Historical Documents Provide Insight About 1794 U. S. Silver Coin Production”, or “Everything That Could Go Wrong, Did Go Wrong”.  A chronological account of the trials and tribulations of Mint personnel, Mint Director David Rittenhouse, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, and President George Washington will be presented, supported by contemporary documents from the National Archives and Records Administration, Library of Congress, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and University of Virginia.

David Finkelstein

Brad Karoleff wrote:

Garrett Ziss will continue a project we had started previously but have let lay dormant for way too long. He will be looking to interview JRCS members about their collecting history and their involvement in JRCS. The interviews will be conducted at the ANA show and may be either individual or as part of a small group, no more than four at a time. 

These will be low-key informal discussions of your personal collecting history that will be recorded for posterity. We have lost too many members without having a record of their collecting stories. Please talk to Garrett if you are interested in participating or be open to an interview if asked. 

I have asked Garrett to do this project based on his age and “newness” to the club. I wanted the interviews to answer the question of what a younger newcomer to the club would want to know about our club and collecting. There will be no preconceived ideas of what “should” be saved for posterity just a younger member’s curiosity and the stories of us old timers. 

If anyone has any ideas about the project please contact me at to share your suggestions. 

I look forward to seeing many of you soon. Remember our meeting Wednesday morning. Louis Scuderi’s presentation on John Reich the Early Years promises to be an interesting talk. 


Mirek Kiec and Richard Meaney sent a reminder:

If you have 1829 LM-6.1 and 1829 LM-7.1 half dimes, please bring to ANA Show for comparison and study. Richard will be at table 1533 all week and both Richard and Mirek will be at the JRCS membership meeting on Wednesday morning.

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