Sunday, June 16, 2013

JR Newsletter: 16 June 2013 (145)

We have some very interesting contributions this week.  Enjoy!

Don Willis wrote:

Some of you may be interested to learn that PCGS now offers a price guide for all Overton varieties of Flowing Hair, Draped Bust and Capped Bust half dollars. This price guide is free to everyone and is available on Estimated survival rates of each coin are published as well.

We recently completed the work of building this comprehensive price guide. All the prices were extensively researched. We used all the real world data we could find. This was a very time consuming project - there are a lot of prices!   If you notice anything that is askew please let either David Hall or I know.

Meanwhile enjoy and hopefully you will find it useful.

Don Willis


Sheridan Downey wrote to tell us about an upcoming mail bid sale with what appear to be (in this editor's opinion) some very cool coins.  Details can be found on his web site:


We have a couple of contributions from David Perkins:

Come view the Eric P. Newman Collection of Early U.S. Silver Dollars from 1794 to 1803 in Baltimore – Members of JRCS and Non-members are welcome to attend.

W. David Perkins, JRCS Treasurer and Early Dollar specialist will be hosting the JRCS Regional Meeting at the Whitman-Baltimore Expo.  The meeting will be held from 4:00-5:00pm on Friday, June 21 in Room 330 in the Baltimore Convention Center.

Members and non-members are welcome to come meet fellow collectors and view a presentation by W. David Perkins on the extraordinary Eric P. Newman Collection of Early U.S. Silver Dollars from 1794 to 1803.  This Date and Major Type Set of early dollars was hand-picked from the Col. E.H.R. Green collection in the 1940s.  All of these dollars are high grade and are the majority are beautifully toned from storage in Waite Raymond holders since at least the 1940s.

Photos of the Neman Collection of early quarter dollars 1796-1838 will be available for viewing in Baltimore.  Please see W. David Perkins if you would like to view these photos during the meeting or show - Dave will have the early dollar and early quarter dollar photos at the show on Thursday and Friday.  Dave can be contacted at wdperki (at) prior to the show if you have any questions or would like to arrange to view the photos at the show.


New and Possibly Finest Known Specimen of the R-6+ 1806 127a Die Marriage – Can be seen at Whitman-Baltimore Expo next Week

In the last issue of the John Reich Journal (Volume 23 / Issue 1) on page 40 there is a one page article on a newly discovered specimen of the 1806 O-127a half dollar die marriage in PCGS VF25.  It is now graded PCGS VF-25 CAC.   This specimen is likely one of the two finest known and possibly the finest known.  The other a specimen also in PCGS VF25 owned by a JRCS member.  According to Steve Herrman this die marriage is currently rated R-6+.

This specimen will be offered at the 2013 ANA Convention in Chicago in a Sealed Bid Sale at my Table, # 1030.   I will be at the Whitman-Baltimore Expo / Coin show on Thursday and Friday, June 20th and 21st.  I will have the coin with me if anyone would like to see it.  Please page or find me on the bourse, or contact me at wdperki (at) .  Thanks.

W. David Perkins