Louis Scuderi wrote:
In response to Gary Rosner’s question: in my experience the 1815E is by far the most common of the four. Can't estimate rarity but the 15E is easy to find (R4 maybe?). Of the 1825's the 1825L is easiest to find but far less common than the 1815E (IMO by a ratio of 6:1 to 8:1 for the 1815E vs the 1825L). Of the remaining 2 both are tough with the 1815L easier to find than the 1825E which I have rarely seen. I have one of each plus an additional 1815E. One of my 1815E's and the 1815L are in holders. The remaining three are raw. Images attached. I also have images of another 8 or 9 - all but 1 in holders and almost all 15E's - with 2 25L's in PCGS holders
PS. I have a theory about the E&L counterstamps (yet another one to add to the list) but need more examples to support or disprove my theory.
David Perkins wrote:
Long time dealer Andy Lustig’s e-mail was hacked recently. A few days ago I received a note appearing to be from Andy asking for some money. I checked with Andy and it was a spam note (which I figured it was), and learned that a few others had received similar notes, all asking for $400 to $800 to pay for a supposed auction lot Andy had won.
The hacked note used his old e-mail address which was firstname.lastname@example.org. This address is no longer valid.
If you need to contact him please call him (cell) or send an email to me and I will forward it to him. Thanks.
W. David Perkins
Winston Zack wrote:
My latest book on circulating contemporary counterfeit U.S. coins is out and called Bad Metal Silver. 3cS to 25c. This is the 2nd book in my 4-book series covering circulating contemporary counterfeit U.S. coins. This book is over 250 pages documenting more than 240 die struck counterfeits (the majority of which have never been published before) and a sample of casts from the denominations of 3cS, half-dimes, dimes, 20-cents, and quarters. Sample pages are included here. In particular to JRCS members, there are a number of die struck counterfeit half-dimes, dimes and quarters documented.
The book is $70/shipped (pre-order pricing) through the end of 2022 (the price goes up to $100 on Jan. 1). All books will be signed and individually numbered in the order in which they are purchased. Orders are shipped via Media Mail. To order you can contact me directly (winston.s.zack(at)gmail.com), or order off my website badmetalcoin.com.
*Copies of my NLG-Award-Winning first book in this series covering Half-Cents through 5-Cent nickels are still available while supplies last at 70/copy (please inquire).