Sunday, December 22, 2013

JR Newsletter: 22 December 2013 (171)

This is a literature-focused issue of the JR Newsletter!  Three contributions this week, the first from Chuck Allen:

I saw Brad Karoleff's book sale last week and I also wanted to offer to JRCS members a brand new, in box, EARLY HALF DOLLAR DIE VARIETIES 1794-1836 - 4th Limited Edition, First Printing Imitation Leather Hardcover -2005.

$165.00 + $7 shipping media mail or if you want it 2 day priority mail with signature confirm $13.50 (cost).

I prefer check or m/o but pay pal is ok if you send using send money to friend option which saves the 2.9% paypal fee

my e-mail : DC44A(at)  if interested.

Thanks, Chuck Allen #1404


David Perkins wrote:

Articles on early silver Numismatic Literature in latest issue of The Asylum

For those JR News readers who are not a member of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS), I’d like to point out that there are two good articles pertaining to early U.S. silver Numismatic Literature in the latest issue of The Asylum, the quarterly Journal of the NBS.

The first article is by Brad Karoleff and is titled, “Limited-Edition Silver Coin References:  The Connoisseur’s Library Updated.”  This article covers the deluxe editions of early silver references, half dimes to silver dollars, issued since and including the Haseltine Type Table sale catalog.  Price ranges are given for deluxe editions from each series.

The second article is by Len Augsburger, and is titled, “Numismatic Literature for the Liberty Seated Half Dime Collector.”  Steve Crain contributed to the section on the Valentine half dime book.

I am a former Treasurer of NBS, and am currently on the NBS Board of Governors.  I recommend NBS membership to anyone with an interest in research and Numismatic Literature.  Here is a link to the NBS website for those wishing to learn more or join NBS:  The website has an online index of articles by subject and author.  Four issues of The Asylum are published per year. 

W. David Perkins

Pete Mosiondz wrote with some really good deals for readers:

I have a number of good books available at very good prices for readers of the JR Newsletter

Many thanks and best regards,

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
E-Mail: choochoopete(at)

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The Comprehensive Catalogue and Encyclopedia of United States Coins:1976, Don Taxay. Scott Publishing Company.   363 pp, illustrated. HB, dj in Mylar®. New    $5.00
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Phone: 856-627-6865 (Weekdays 9: am to 8:00 pm)
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