Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sunday, September 6, 2020

JR Newsletter: 6 September 2020 (514)

Final reminder, JRCS membership meeting for members and others who would like to participate is this week!


The Board of Directors of the John Reich Collectors Society held its annual meeting via a Zoom video teleconference recently.  The officers of the board decided that the JRCS will host an online meeting for the general membership (and other interested parties) on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7 PM Eastern time zone.  

 

If you would like to participate in this general meeting of the JRCS, please send an email to jrcsweb2(at)gmail.com and you should receive a link to the meeting (within 48 hours of the meeting time).

 

Among topics for this meeting, we may expect JRCS announcements on such topics as the JRCS Hall of Fame and the Jules Reiver Literary Award; a featured speaker and topic; and other discussions of member interest.

 

The JRCS will have as a goal holding quarterly video teleconference meetings, with the tentative schedule to be the third Wednesday of the months of November, February, May, and July at 7 PM Eastern time zone.  

Sunday, August 30, 2020

JR Newsletter: 30 August 2020 (513)


David Perkins sent in two contributions:

 

Bidding in the Sealed Bid Auction Sale of the Stephen Crain Reference Collection of Capped Bust Half Dimes ends tonight at 8:00PM EST.  

 

Stephen collected half dimes starting in 1982. He was known to many as “Mr. Half Dime.”  He was also a long time JRCS member and Secretary of JRCS.

 

The Fixed Price List Sale portion was offered last week.  Twenty-seven of the 32 FPL Lots sold in the first 55 minutes, and by NOON the next day all 32 Lots had been sold.  Many Lots had multiple orders.  

 

If you would like a copy of the FPL and / or SBS catalogs please send me a note at wdperki(at)attglobal.net and I will forward the catalogs in PDF Format.

 

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An auction benefitting the Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) is being held this weekend.  I have been a member for over 30 years.  You do not have to be a member to participate in this auction sale.

 

As a sampling, here are four Lots that are of interest to collectors of early U.S. silver coinage.  

 

Lot 11 -  Collins / Breen Manuscript on 1794 Dollars (99 copies printed)

 

Lot 27 – Federal Half Dimes 1792 to 1837 by Logan and McCloskey

 

Lot 28 – The Flowing Hair Silver Dollars of 1794 (Martin Logies / Cardinal Foundation).  Very hard to find book!

 

Lot 46 – Steve Tomkins EARLY UNITED STATES HALF DOL­LARS: VOLUME ONE, 1794–1807

 

The catalog link is:  https://www.numislit.com/pdfs/NBSAuction2020.pdf

 

W. David Perkins

Centennial, CO

 

 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

JR Newsletter: 23 August 2020 (512)

1836 LM-1.1 PCGS AU58 from the Steve Crain collection


A reminder about our upcoming meeting of the John Reich Collectors Society and a note about who can “attend” or participate:


 

The reminder:

The Board of Directors of the John Reich Collectors Society held its annual meeting via a Zoom video teleconference recently.  The officers of the board decided that the JRCS will host an online meeting for the general membership (and other interested parties) on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7 PM Eastern time zone.  

 

If you would like to participate in this general meeting of the JRCS, please send an email to jrcsweb2(at)gmail.com and you should receive a link to the meeting (within 48 hours of the meeting time).

 

Among topics for this meeting, we may expect JRCS announcements on such topics as the JRCS Hall of Fame and the Jules Reiver Literary Award; a featured speaker and topic; and other discussions of member interest.

 

The JRCS will have as a goal holding quarterly video teleconference meetings, with the tentative schedule to be the third Wednesday of the months of November, February, May, and July at 7 PM Eastern time zone.  

 


The note:

As with our in-person membership meetings held at the ANA Summer shows, non-members or prospective members are welcome to attend and participate.  Just follow the procedure listed above to receive a link to the meeting (this should answer the myriad questions that JRCS Board of Directors members have received on this topic).

 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

JR Newsletter: 16 August 2020 (511)

 A reminder about our upcoming meeting of the John Reich Collectors Society:


The Board of Directors of the John Reich Collectors Society held its annual meeting via a Zoom video teleconference recently.  The officers of the board decided that the JRCS will host an online meeting for the general membership (and other interested parties) on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7 PM Eastern time zone.  

 

If you would like to participate in this general meeting of the JRCS, please send an email to jrcsweb2(at)gmail.com and you should receive a link to the meeting (within 48 hours of the meeting time).

 

Among topics for this meeting, we may expect JRCS announcements on such topics as the JRCS Hall of Fame and the Jules Reiver Literary Award; a featured speaker and topic; and other discussions of member interest.

 

The JRCS will have as a goal holding quarterly video teleconference meetings, with the tentative schedule to be the third Wednesday of the months of November, February, May, and July at 7 PM Eastern time zone.  

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David Perkins wrote:

We will be holding our Extraordinary Half Dime Sale Part II, the sale of the Stephen Crain Reference Collection of Capped Bust Half Dimes in late August 2020.  Everyone on my Capped Bust Half Dime distribution list should have received a copy by now.  

The catalog is in PDF format, with professional photos and descriptions.  There is a Fixed Price List Catalog with 32 Lots and a Sealed Bid Auction Sale with 12 lots. 

The Fixed Price List Lots will be available for sale starting around 5:00PM EST on Sunday August 23, 2020.  

The Sealed Bid Sale auction is now open for bidding.  Bidding will close Monday August 31, 2020 at 8:00PM EST.

If you did not receive one and would like a copy, let me know by e-mail (wdperki(at)attglbal.net) and I’ll send you the two catalogs.  

W. David Perkins

Centennial, CO

wdperki(at)attglobal.net

www.davidperkinsrarecoin.com

Cell 303-902-5366

Sunday, August 9, 2020

JR Newsletter: 9 August 2020 (510)

The Board of Directors of the John Reich Collectors Society held its annual meeting via a Zoom video teleconference recently.  The officers of the board decided that the JRCS will host an online meeting for the general membership (and other interested parties) on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7 PM Eastern time zone.  

 

If you would like to participate in this general meeting of the JRCS, please send an email to jrcsweb2(at)gmail.com and you should receive a link to the meeting (within 48 hours of the meeting time).

 

Among topics for this meeting, we may expect JRCS announcements on such topics as the JRCS Hall of Fame and the Jules Reiver Literary Award; a featured speaker and topic; and other discussions of member interest.

 

The JRCS will have as a goal holding quarterly video teleconference meetings, with the tentative schedule to be the third Wednesday of the months of November, February, May, and July at 7 PM Eastern time zone.  

Sunday, August 2, 2020

JR Newsletter: 2 August 2020 (509)

In response to Barry Sunshine, Clyde Mcauly wrote:

I don't know if this fully fits the bill, but it is a double-struck example:  


CEM
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Greg Cohen wrote:

Please find linked a press release regarding the extraordinary results of our most recent Regency Auction.


For more information, contact Greg Cohen and for images, please contact Patrick Braswell.

Thank you for your consideration.

Greg Cohen

Senior Numismatist

Legend Rare Coin Auctions
PO Box 189 | Lincroft, NJ 07738
Office: 732-935-1168
Cell:   914-882-9592

Sunday, July 26, 2020

JR Newsletter: 26 July 2020 (508)

Barry Sunshine wrote:

I recently added to my Early Dime Error collection an 1802 off-center Draped Bust Dime. I know that the middle dime early dimes are tough but to find one off center, I am thinking it might be unique. Does anyone know of another 1802 Early Dime errors? 

Please let me know if you know of one or have one. 
Stay safe and sorry won’t see you all at the ANA. 

Barry Sunshine

(click to enlarge photo)

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sunday, July 12, 2020

JR Newsletter: 12 July 2020 (506)

Winston Zack wrote:

I hope you all had a great 4th of July.

I had 12 responses to the recent JRCS Zoom survey (via Excel) provided in the late June JR Newsletter.

The image shows the results.  The numbers on the left (e.g. 1. Early U.S. Mint history) correspond with the numbers on the x-axis with the graph to the right.  

(click on image to enlarge it)

The values in red text identified the greatest interest.  The topic of greatest interest amongst responders was for presentations on 'Early U.S. Mint history' followed by 'Bust Errors', etc.; there were several individual comments as to specific types of presentations members wanted to see/hear related to early U.S. mint history.  Interestingly, there seems to be little interest amongst JRCS collectors for presentations on Bust half dollars which are second from the bottom.  

Several folks identified definite or moderate interest in being a presenter for certain topics.  Other members were nominated to give presentations (see Comments).  Overall, if anyone wants to provide a 20-30 minute presentation on Zoom for any of the broad or specific topic items identified based on these results, or other related presentation, please contact me so we can begin coordinating speakers through at least the end of 2020.

Thanks,
Winston
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In response to Brad Karoleff’s question about how readers like the changes to the JR Journal, Chuck Heck wrote:  Brad - I really like the color photos in the new issue!  What a difference they make!  Stay safe – Chuck

(Editor adds:  I agree with Chuck!  Would be wonderful to incorporate more color into the JR Journal for future issues)

Sunday, July 5, 2020

JR Newsletter: 5 July 2020 (505)



We had a number of contributions this week.  First, from David Perkins:

Most of the half dollar collectors and many others have likely seen the PCGS Press Release announcement of a new die marriage for the 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar, the first new 1795 FH 50C die marriage in over 90 years!  If not, below are links to the PCGS Press Release and a the PCGS Forum discussion on the discovery with photos and details of the key attribution points.  (photo posted above!)

June 30, 2020: PCGS Press Release
PCGS Confirms New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety


June 30, 2020: Collectors Universe U.S. Coin Forum
PCGS Confirms New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety


I have the coin and will be offering it for sale sometime in the near future.  Please feel free to contact me if you have an interest.  Thanks.

W. David Perkins

wdperki(at)attglobal.net

Cell 303-902-5366
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Steve Herrman wrote:

AVAILABLE NOW - SUMMER 2020 APRCG
for Bust Half Dollars

A few printed copies of the 8th revision of Auction Prices Realized for Certified & Graded Bust Half Dollars 1794-1839 (APRCG) are on hand after the mailing to regular subscribers on June 16.

The Summer 2020 revision includes prices realized for all certified and graded Bust Halves sold in major auctions over the past three years, June 2017 through May 2020.

Softbound, 138 pages, $28.00 postpaid via Media Mail. Also available in PDF format for $20.00. Both printed and PDF is $33.00.
Copies will be mailed to JRCS and BHNC members with an enclosed invoice. Advance payment is not required.

Note: $1.00 is donated to both the JRCS and the BHNC for each copy sold.

Please contact Steve at herrman102(at)aol.com to reserve your copy.

Thanks,

Steve Herrman
JRCS LM 28
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Paul Kluth wrote:

In response to Brad's request for input about the surprise contained in the JR Journal:
  
Wow!  The new format of the John Reich Journal looks great and the color cover and inside pages are a very much welcome addition.  Please keep it up as it really raises the bar for JRCS.  The changes are greatly appreciated!  

Paul Kluth




Sunday, June 28, 2020

JR Newsletter: 28 June 2020 (504)


Winston Zack wrote:

I wanted to share with you all that some of us are working on organizing some upcoming JRCS related talks through the Zoom app in the near future. Priority for attending these talks would be first given to members in good standing, then prospective members, followed by other folks with a demonstrated interest if 'Zoom room' space exists (I think we are limited to about 100 attendees, but I doubt we'll hit that number).  For this to be successful, we will need to solve the following items, at the very least:

1) Coordinate Zoom presentation speakers;
2) Identify how frequently we want to have Zoom meetings (e.g. monthly basis);
3) Identify recurring Zoom meeting dates and times; and 
4) Identify how to effectively share the meeting invitations with JRCS membership (i.e. in the Sunday JR Newsletter, or via a JRCS email listserv).

I have created the linked Excel spreadsheet which identifies general and specific topics JRCS members may want to see presented via Zoom.  This document will also allow members to identify whether they would like to give a presentation. Please complete survey and return to me ...email address is in the spreadsheet:  winston.s.zack(at)gmail.com
I would greatly appreciate that.  

Linked Excel spreadsheet:  

Thank you very much for these considerations,
Winston

Sunday, June 21, 2020

JR Newsletter: 21 June 2020 (503)






Matthew Bell wrote

Please find linked a press release from Legend Rare Coin Auctions announcing the upcoming sale of the Bruce Morelan Collection, which features the $10,000,000 Specimen 1794 Dollar. For more information regarding this auction, please contact Matthew Bell at Matthew(at)legendauctions.com

Link:  https://mcusercontent.com/74a0e3c37d154d935bdeb2daf/files/3159fb51-f6e6-4bcd-943c-f31c928e716e/Bruce_Morelan_Collection_Press_Release.pdf
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Editor added:  We received a few more responses about the ANA Show and collectors' thoughts on attendance.  Although the collective opinions seem to matter less now with the announced "suspension" of the show, the response continued to be overwhelmingly "not attending" the show.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

JR Newsletter: 14 June 2020 (502)

Brad Karoleff wrote:

Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying a limited "comeback" from your isolation.  I am happy to announce that the newest issue of the journal is in the mail.  You should begin receiving it momentarily.  If you do not receive yours by next weekend, or if it is damaged, please contact me at bkaroleff(at)yahoo.com to receive a replacement issue.  I hope you all enjoy the surprise in your envelopes!

Remember, those of you receiving a green notice with your journal it is time for you to renew your membership!  This will be your last issue if you do not send your check to Treasurer Perkins.  

Based on my personal conversations with both dealers and collectors the upcoming ANA show, if it is held, will be sparsely attended.  We are considering cancelling our annual meeting based on these observations.  What is your feeling?  Please respond to JR Newsletter indicating whether you are planning on attending the show and your opinion on cancelling our meeting.  

Thanks and enjoy your hobby!

Brad
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From the editor:

The results of the informal poll on ANA attendance at Pittsburgh looks like this so far:

17 definite NO
3 definite YES
2 unsure
1 50-50
4 90-10 toward yes
1 20-80 toward yes
1 30-70 toward yes

Sunday, June 7, 2020

JR Newsletter: 7 June 2020 (501)


Brad Karoleff wrote:

The next print issue of the John Reich Journal is at the printers.  I will be shipping them next week.  Some of you will receive a green dues notice in with your issue.  You need to remit your dues to Treasurer Perkins to continue receiving the journal.  Please do not delay, send your check today ...

There is also a surprise in store for everyone with the new journal.  I look forward to input from the membership via JR Newsletter.

We will be issuing one more journal for 2020.  I plan on a 48-page issue but do not have anything in house for publication.  Please see if you can put something together for publication this fall.  The upcoming issue will include the bust quarter census by Dr. Peterson.  All quarter collectors should submit their censuses as soon as possible to Glenn at gpeters(at)tds.net or to me, Brad Karoleff at PO Box 222 Okeana, OH 45053 in the format of date-marriage-grade.

Stay healthy and enjoy your hobby.

Brad

Additionally, I would like to propose a poll:

Please send a note to JR Newsletter as to whether you are planning on attending the ANA in Pittsburgh if it is held.

Respond Yes, No or if Maybe with a percentage.  We need to plan ahead to see if we can hold our meeting there.

Brad Karoleff is maybe 60/40 NO

Sunday, May 31, 2020

JR Newsletter: 31 May 2020 (500)

Although we received no contributions this week, I can tell you to expect the latest copy of the John Reich Journal soon ...if you are a member of the John Reich Collectors Society.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

JR Newsletter: 24 May 2020 (499)

Greg Cohen wrote

Please find linked a press release regarding the results of Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 38, which was held on May 14, 2020.


For additional information, please contact Greg Cohen at greg(at)legendauctions.com. For high resolution images, please contact Patrick Braswell at Patrick(at)legendauctions.com.


Best regards,

Greg Cohen

Senior Numismatist

Legend Rare Coin Auctions
PO Box 189 | Lincroft, NJ 07738
Office: 732-935-1168
Cell:   914-882-9592

Sunday, May 17, 2020

JR Newsletter: 17 May 2020 (498)

Glenn Marx wrote:

I'm reaching out to fellow collectors for help on a research project.  If you happen to own one or more counterstamped bust quarters, it would be great to hear from you.  In particular, I'm interested in hearing from those who have counterstamps other than the E's and L's.  To touch base and find out more, please send me an email at gmari(at)aol.com

I appreciate any assistance and look forward to hearing from you.  

Thank you, Glenn Marx

Sunday, May 10, 2020

JR Newsletter: 10 May 2020 (497)



  • In response to Bob Conrad, Pete Smith wrote:

    In the JR Newsletter last week, Bob Conrad wrote, “One thing has always bothered me. Jefferson dropped off $75 in silver July 11, 1792 and went back and got 1500 half dimes on the 13th, then off to Virginia. How could the mint, in a temporary basement, process this and cut planchets and make this happen so quickly?”

    In my earlier article on “Two Weeks in July,” I commented on the remarkable accomplishments in such a short period of time. Now I will offer some suggestion how this may have happened.
    Rittenhouse wrote to President Washington on July 9, 1792, and included this comment, “I have likewise engaged Mr Voight to act as Coiner, and he has several workmen now employed in making the necessary Engines, and preparing the dies.” Rittenhouse was not just asking for approval to strike coins but also for approval of actions already taken. Thus it is clear that dies were prepared in anticipation of that approval.

    Eric Newman corresponded with Joel Orosz for his article published in 2004, ‘George Washington and America’s ‘Small Beginning in Coinage: The Fabled 1792 Half Disme.” In a message dated January 30, 2004, Newman wrote to Orosz, “A silversmith would have been a maximum of a couple of blocks away from Harper’s shop in Philadelphia in 1792. A silversmith had to have a roller for making flat sheets of silver of various thickness as he needed such a roller for trays, containers. Tableware, boxes, etc. Why would a temporary Mint project do it elsewhere? Cutting out shaped pieces like silver buttons, cufflinks, etc. would be standard work for a silversmith and half disme planchets would be very simple to make because the sheet would be so thin. The possibility that $100 is silver was turned over to the silversmith to make the planchets is reasonable because there would be leftovers from scissile, etc. and the silversmith would have the material for his labor.”

    Newman’s message covers a couple of important concepts. It is foolish to assume that the $75 in silver that Jefferson delivered, probably in the form of Spanish silver coins, was then converted into a form used to strike half dismes. It would be more practical for a silversmith to make up planchets in anticipation of Jefferson’s deposit and the approval to strike coins.
    It is also foolish, as frequently stated, to believe that the Mint was operating exclusively in Harper’s cellar. We don’t know where Voight had workers in his employment. There are several options including the Seventh Street building that was purchased for Mint use on July 18. As Jefferson’s Memorandum Book states that he took $75 “to the Mint.” He was probably referring to the Seventh Street building.

    Stewart list warrants written in 1792. Entry #2 was written on July 30 for Henry Voight to pay workmen in the amount of $170.21. This could have paid a half dozen workers for the month of July, whatever they were doing.

    Warrant #7, dated August 29, was to John Harper “for cutting, presses, castings” in the amount of $217.85. Thus whatever he did was worth more than Mint workers could produce in a month.

    Harper had a coin press. Rittenhouse had little silver disks. Somehow they got together in Harper’s cellar to strike the coins. The payment suggests that Harper also provided other services.

    The Smith / Orosz / Augsburger book on 1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage, covers the story of “Mint Activities July 1-18, 1792” in more detail on pages 95-98. This story, published in 2017, evolved from the Orosz / Herkowitz article published in 2004. When the story is told again, it may have evolved again. The authors hope that some of the old foolishness may be abandoned by then.

    Pete Smith

Sunday, May 3, 2020

JR Newsletter: 3 May 2020 (496)


Bob Conrad wrote:

Thanks for sending out the e-journal! I am fascinated by the 1792 half dimes and all the research going into it. One thing has always bothered me. Jefferson dropped off $75 in silver July 11, 1792 and went back and got 1500 half dimes on the 13th, then went to Virginia. 

How could the mint, in a temporary basement, process this and cut planchets and make this happen so quickly? 

My other (unrelated) question is regarding overdates. Why would the mint bother? Considering what seems to be a a lack of concern as to what die was used in what year, typically. Is it because the current  customer wanted current dated coins? Did anyone care? Just wondering if it's ever been researched.   


Bob Conrad # 194


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Reminder from editor:  Here is a link to the most recent issue of the John Reich Journal:  JR Journal

Sunday, April 26, 2020

JR Newsletter: 26 April 2020 (495)



As a reminder, you can view the latest issue of the John Reich Journal by clicking this link:


Steve Herrman added:  The latest issue of the JR Journal is also available as a link on the JRCS website home page under Latest News.
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Nathan Markowitz wrote:

For provenance geeks some real news.  While perusing an email from HLRC I noted an example of the rare 1823/2 quarter that I did not recognize.  After consulting the excellent image gallery in the book by Rea, Peterson, Karoleff, and Kovach the “new” example was indeed the coin plated in the 1925 Browning reference.  We have been looking for this XF example!  It last appeared 85 years ago in 1935 on the Louis Hemmer premium list. From the Great Depression to the great pandemic its whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery.  If anyone can fill in the missing provenance that would be great!  Stay safe all.

Nathan Markowitz


Friday, April 17, 2020

JR Newsletter: 19 April 2020 (494)

(Sunday's issue of the JR Newsletter is getting published to this page a few days in advance due to a scheduling conflict by the page's editor)

A couple of weeks ago, JRCS President and Editor of The John Reich Journal consulted with the JRCS Board of Directors to address the next issue of the JR Journal.  Brad wrote, “I have the next journal almost print-ready, but will be unable to print it until the crisis is over.  I propose to offer it to the membership as well as non-members as an electronic file now. It will be printed and distributed when possible.”

This week, the following link to the latest issue of the JR Journal is available to readers of the JR Newsletter and whomever else readers or JRCS members wish to share it with.  The “cover page” of this JRJ is a membership form in hopes that when shared, others may choose to become members in the John Reich Collectors Society.  Feel free to share on coin message boards, coin clubs, and other “social media” with your friends who share an interest in the hobby.

Brad added, “I believe we will only produce two printed journals this year but they will both be larger than the normal 40 pages so we will only be short about a half journals-worth of information.”

Sunday, April 12, 2020

JR Newsletter: 12 April 2020 (493)



More on Half Dime Lunch Rooms including Dime Lunch Rooms and Ten Cent Lunchrooms

I thank Pete Smith for his reply last week to my posting on Half Dime Lunch Rooms in JR Newsletter.  I did not see Pete’s information until after the JR Newsletter was published. 

David Finkelstein, JRCS member and researcher had sent the following information to me.  I sent a write-up on this “just as” I received the JR Newsletter last week.  What are the odds, but it happened.  Thus, we missed getting this information in the JR Newsletter last Sunday.


Both David and Pete found and referenced the same book on the Half Dime Lunch Room.  But interestingly, and logically, David found information on “Dime Lunch Rooms” and “10 Cent Lunch Rooms!”  And a few more fun advertisements.

Enjoy and stay safe.

W. David Perkins
Centennial, CO

wdperki(at)attglobal.net

Sunday, April 5, 2020

JR Newsletter: 5 April 2020 (492)


We had a couple of really quick responses to last week’s “challenge” to identify a near slick capped bust half dollar.  

Steve Herrman responded first and wrote, “I am pretty certain that the Lettered Edge half dollar is 1817 O-113 R2.  Anyone else reply yet?”


Dave Perkins wrote, “I’ll bet Russ Logan could have figured out the date from the edge on the Capped Bust half dollar!”


Shortly thereafter, Lance Keigwin replied:

The slick bust half is an 1817 O.113.

Not much is there, but what is turns out to be very useful.

Obverse: the position of S8 relative to the cap is very unusual. Extremely high. We have a couple other star positions to compare as well.

Reverse: the location of the numeral 5 in 50C relative to the talons and arrow feathers above is useful, and the Olive stem relative to the C in 50C is also uncommon.

I did a couple of overlays you might enjoy. (see the two animated overlay gif below)

The overlays were a best I could do given that the images of the slick were not square to the camera. So I had to tweak them a bit. Higher resolution would have been but so it goes.

Also keep in mind, as you know, bust half planchets were not consistently positioned before striking so there is a slight difference in centering between the two sets of images.


Cheers,
Lance

Lance Keigwin
Email - lance(at)keigwins.com
Numismatic Photography Services - https://numismaticphotos.com



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In reference to the “Half Dime Lunch Room” mentioned in the 22 March 2020 edition of the JR Newsletter, Pete Smith wrote:

The Half Dime Lunch Room is mentioned in a book, Hartford and its Points of Interest, published in 1895. The Half Dime Lunch Room is described on page 74.  Here are three related images.

Pete







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Greg Cohen wrote:

Please find linked the Post Auction Press Release for Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ 37th Regency Auction, held on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Originally slated to take place in Philadelphia, circumstances changed with the Covid-19 Coronavirus situation. After relocating the auction to our New Jersey offices, we are pleased to report strong results overall.


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

Thank you for your consideration to these materials.

Best regards,

Greg Cohen

Senior Numismatist
Legend Rare Coin Auctions
Office: 732-935-1168