Sunday, October 27, 2013

JR Newsletter: 27 October 2013 (163)

We have two contributions this week.  The first is a big announcement about small coins, and it comes from David Perkins:

Extraordinary Collection of Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837 by Die Marriage and Die State to be Offered for Sale in January and August 2014

 I will be offering for sale a very nice and large collection of Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837 by die marriage, beginning at the Orlando FUN Show in January 2014.  The second part of this sale is scheduled for the 2014 ANA Convention in August.  Most of the collection has been graded by PCGS, with over half of the coins having CAC stickers.   Most of the specimens grade between PCGS EF45 and MS63, with an average grade of approximately AU50.   

The collection has a total of 90 die marriages and 25 remarriages, and many coins are in unique and late die states, including a number of coins with cuds.  There are numerous Condition Census Specimens, Plate Coins from Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837 by Russell Logan & John McCloskey, and coins with important pedigrees. 
A large selection of this collection will be available for viewing at my Table #1751 at the Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo November 7-9th.   Table #1751 is listed in the program under W. David Perkins, Numismatist. 

 A listing of the coins to be sold in January 2014 at FUN should be available by early December.   
 I have included a few photos for those who like late die states and cuds:  1835 LM 5.2 with Cud (reverse), the Logan-McCloskey Plate Coin, Unique; 1835 LM 9.2 with Cud (reverse); and 1836 LM 1.2 (obverse, featuring bisecting die crack).  Editor's Note: Images are below David's contact information.

Please feel free to contact me by e-mail or phone if you would like to be included on my mailing list for this sale, or if you have any questions.

W. David Perkins, LM JRCS
Centennial, CO


 Cell 303-902-5366

Obverse with Bisecting Die Crack:  1836 LM-1.2

Unique Die State:  1835 LM-5.2 Reverse

1835 LM-9.2 Reverse


Also, Nathan Markowitz wrote:

I want to remind all of the upcoming 2014 EAC/JRCS meeting to be conducted at the Doubletree hotel in Colorado Springs, CO May 1-4.  This should be a special event for the JRCS members given that the ANA is in Colorado Springs...we are working on arrangements for a special visit to the ANA during the meeting as part of the educational seminars.  Once again I am serving as the coordinator for the educational seminars and want to invite our members to give a presentation at the Colorado meeting.  Please share your interests with other collectors; I can be reached at cascades1787(at)  If you have never been to the ANA don't miss this opportunity; if you have visited before you understand why you'll want to go again!

I also want to let my fellow JRCS collectors know that I have two tougher die marriage duplicates available from my early quarter collection for sale.  I have a certified VF25 1818 B-6 and a attractive VG+(not been sent in to my knowledge) 1820 B5.  If anyone has an interest in these examples please contact me at the above would be great to pass them on directly to another JRCS member.