Sunday, February 14, 2021

JR Newsletter: 14 February 2021 (527)

Winston Zack wrote:

As a reminder we are having our next JRCS Zoom meeting Wednesday, February 17, starting at 7 PM Eastern Time. 

Winston Zack is presenting on his research on Contemporary Counterfeit Capped Bust Half Dollars.

If you are not already on the email distribution list for the Zoom link, please contact Steve Herrman to be added to the list: jrcsweb2(at)

See you then! Winston

Sunday, February 7, 2021

JR Newsletter: 7 February 2021 (526)


Lot 114:  Original Photos and Negatives Commissioned and Used by Don Parsley
 in the 3rd, 4th and 5th Revisions of Overton's Standard Reference Work

Sheridan Downey wrote:


Readers with an interest in the history of bust half collecting will enjoy the descriptions that accompany offerings in Part 2 of my upcoming President's Day Sale, Mail Bid No. 51.  


Notable items (found in Lots 101 through 114 of the sale) include Al Overton's invoice to Louis Eliasberg for the sale of the finest known 1817/4 (and Eliasberg's reply, with payment), an autographed copy of Overton's 1967 1st Edition, John Cobb's manuscript on Capped Bust die varieties and the unique, original set of photographs and negatives for the coins plated in Don Parsley's 3rd, 4th and 5th revisions of Overton's standard reference.  The last item is a numismatic treasure of the first order.  


I should add that the first 100 lots in the sale encompass a nearly unrivaled panoply of rare and high grade bust half-dollars.  The Sale closes Monday evening, February 15, 2021.  Lot preview by mail continues through tomorrow.  Descriptions, photos and more information on the Sale are available here:  The catalog may be downloaded via a link in the "Latest News" section of my web site.


All the best,


Sunday, January 31, 2021

JR Newsletter: 31 January 2021 (525)

 We received no contributions this week.  Please note:  for future weeks when we receive no contributions,  nothing will be published and no group email will be sent out.  

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021

JR Newsletter: 10 January 2021 (532)

We have a couple of contributions this week


Winston Zack wrote:


The February 17, 2021 JRCS Zoom Meeting will be presented by Winston Zack.  It will be on the topic of JRCS-related contemporary counterfeit U.S. coins.  The exact topic and presentation is still being finalized.


We still need speakers for future JRCS Zoom meetings for the following dates.  If you would be interested in giving a presentation please contact me, Winston Zack, at winston.s.zack(at)


• May 19, 2021
• July 21, 2021
• November 17, 2021



Steve Herrman wrote:




Census information is now being solicited for inclusion in the first issue of the John Reich Journal in 2021.


Please email a complete inventory listing (including all duplicates and die states) of your Pre-Turban half dollars to:


   Steve Herrman at herrman102(at)


Please respond by January 30 to ensure inclusion of your collection in this Census.


Sunday, January 3, 2021

JR Newsletter: 3 January 2021 (531)

 We received no new contributions this week.