Sunday, September 30, 2012

JR Newsletter: 30 September 2012 (108)

David Finkelstein wrote:
A website has been created to serve as a message board and data repository for anything U S Mint research related. The website is  The website went live in August, 2012, and focuses on the First and Second United States Mints from 1792-1839, Mint personnel, policies, procedures and operations, research at the National Archives and other facilities, and U S coins prior to 1840. Why 1792-1839? This covers all U S coins struck after the Coinage Act of April 2, 1792 and prior to the Seated Liberty series. Eventually the website will be expanded to include the other Mints and additional series of U S coins.
Participants are encouraged to post documents, research, images, pictures, in-progress articles, and theories, and engage in discussions.
Access to the website is currently restricted.  In order to gain access, you have to be invited.  The website requires a secure login.
If you are performing research and want to participate, please send an email with your name and reason for joining to David Finkelstein at dfinkelstein(at)
Jim Matthews wrote:
 I'll be presenting a talk at the Baltimore Coin show for the JRCS Regional meeting. Details to follow. Had to double check my crazy schedule to see which coast I would be on--and it looks like this one will work out fine as I'm going to be home for that month in Virginia.
I'll bring along some of my Draped Bust and Capped Bust dime cuds for discussion and examination.
Jim Matthews
questions write me at bustdollar(at)