Sunday, June 17, 2012

JR Newsletter: 17 June 2012 (93)

J Sajbel wrote:
 I just had a coin sent to me by a friend and I was not previously familiar with it. He said it is an 1829 over 3 half dime. I looked it up in the Cherrypickers #4 and found it to be listed. The coin was in an old 2x2 envelope from J Kelly, dated 3/26/49. It says Half Dime 1829 unc. The coin is nice but it is an AU with light evidence of circulation. Is this a recent find? Are there a lot out there?
Thank you
Bill Kindl wrote:
I'm disappointed that the "JR" meeting at the ANA will be held on Wednesday, August 8th.  For those of us whose work schedule does not allow attending, I was hoping you would host this meeting either on Friday, August 10th or Saturday, August 11th.  Folks like me will never get a chance to join in these meetings.
Bill Kindl
Gary Rosner wrote:
 Question for the bust half nuts out there, has it ever been reported or noticed that the reverse for the 1822 O-102 & 103, reverse B, may be the same as the 1821 O-107, reverse G?
I only have the third edition of Overton so if it is already mentioned in the fourth edition then I apologize for the question.
While studying a 1822 O-103 I noticed small lumps in the reverse field between the bases of the 5 & 0 in the denomination. These lumps are also on the 1822 O-102 I have but they are not noted in the O-102 & O-103 listings in Overton. Then when I found out the edges are die linked to the 1821 O-107 I had a look at that listing(I don’t own a 1821 O-107) and it mentions a lump between the bases of the 5 & 0. All these lumps are visible in the pictures in my copy of Overton.
In the listing for the reverse G of the 1821 O-107 it states that the center dot is between the 3rd and 4th horizontal stripe but it can clearly be seen from the picture that the center dot is between the 4th and 5th horizontal stripe, just like 1822 reverse B. Comparing the picture of 1821 reverse G and 1822 reverse B they appear to be the same reverse die.
Is this something new or has it been documented before?
One other detail I noticed is that on the obverse there is a strong lump inside the last 2 in the date just left of its’ lower right serif. This can also be seen in the picture in Overton.
It was a lot of fun investigating this so if it helps add to the information on these varieties then that is an added bonus.
Gary Rosner
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