Sunday, April 22, 2012

JR Newsletter: 22 April 2012 (85)

Winston Zach wrote:

Hello JR Newsletter community,
I would like to poll your expert insight on your estimation of the percent distribution of grade survivorship (MS through Good (or lower)) for various Bust series (Half-Dime to Dollar) as listed below.  That is to say, for example, you think that of the entire population of Draped Bust Quarters, 15% survive in VF, 10% in EF, 5% in AU, etc.  *Please do not disregard damaged specimens in your estimates.
**Please list an approximate percent for EACH of the seven "Grade Categories"
I plan to write an article publishing these results in an upcoming JR Journal.  All submissions in the publication will be treated anonymously, and I would like to keep your submission estimates private as well.  If you would please email me your estimates I would greatly appreciate it:  stoneman101 (at) .
Please give this some serious thought.  I plan to take submissions for the next month, or until I have an adequate sample (5 or more submissions) from each of the 13 series.
Grade Categories
MS = x%
AU = x%
EF = x%
VF = x%
F = x%
VG = x%
G (and lower) = x%
Here are the Series:
FH Half-Dimes (1794-1795)
Draped Bust Half-Dimes (1796-1805)
Capped Bust Half Dimes (1829-1837)
Draped Bust Dimes (1796-1807)
Capped Bust Dimes (1809-1837)
Draped Bust Quarters (1796-1807)
Capped Bust Quarters (1815-1828)
Capped Bust Quarters (1831-1838)
FH Half-Dollars (1794-1795)
Draped Bust Half Dollars (1796-1807)
Capped Bust Half-Dollars (1807-1836)
FH Dollars (1794-1795)
Draped Bust Dollars (1795-1803)
Thanks for taking the time to contribute.
David Kahn wrote:
I just wanted to remind any interested readers that I have both the Dale Heisler and Hall Arnold Bust half dollar collections for sale at fixed prices.  Please log on to my website at and you will find both lists posted there, under Named Collections on the main navigation bar.