Sunday, December 29, 2013

JR Newsletter: 29 December 2013 (172)

Our last newsletter of 2013 has a few submissions on various topics.  First, Brad Karoleff wrote:

I am working on an article and need the help of the membership in locating a few coins to illustrate my article.

Does anyone here own or know where I can find the following items for illustrations?  Full credit will be given to anyone helping me with the project, if you want to be identified.

I have a couple off center strike bust halves, but would like a better one to illustrate my article.  I am interested, not only in obverse and reverse photos, but the edge also, which is the focus of my article.  Can anyone supply a coin to be photographed, or the photos I need?  I am looking either for the following coins from the Logan sale or coins similar to these.  Of particular interest are the double struck "in collar" coins as I do not have any of them in my collection.

Logan Lot numbers; 2237, 2292, 2334, 2344, 2359, 2385, 2418.

There are other denomination error coins that I am also looking for from the Logan sale.  They are:

1818 Off center strike bust quarter lot 1849, or another like it.
1814 Off center strike bust dime lot 2015, or another like it.
1827 JR4 dime double struck lot 2065, or another like it.

Thank you all in advance for your help.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Brad Karoleff


Next, in preparation for the EAC-JRCS Convention, Nathan Markowitz wrote:

Now that our holiday season is drawing to a close I would like to again invite potential speakers to give a presentation at the 2014 EAC convention in Colorado Springs.  Topics can include early copper, early silver, literature or related history.  Your passion and willingness to share with an eager audience is the only absolute requirement, so let's hear from some new folks.  I need to get a schedule into Pennywise and will also need details for the program for the May 1-4 convention.  Thanks...I look forward to hearing from you at cascades1787(at)


Finally, after a very well-received offer last week, Pete Mosiondz writes with one more offer for us:

Special Sale of Numismatic Books For Readers of the JR Newsletter
Carryovers From Last Week and a Few New Titles:

2014 Coin World Guide to U.S. Coins, Prices and Value Trends. 464 pp. SB. New.  $4

The Coin Collectors Survival Manual: Combined With How to Make Money in Coins Right Now, Scott A. Travers. 6th edition, 373 pp, SB. New. List price $22.95.  Price $5.00

Rochester Numismatic Association: Celebrating 100 Years of Fellowship. SB. New.  $4.00

Coin World's Making the Grade: Comprehensive Grading Guide for U.S. Coins, 3rd edition. SB. New. List price $39.99.  Price $12.00

Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint 1838-1861, Douglas Winter. (1991) 2nd edition, Includes die varieties, complete census information, and overall rarity information by grade. Complete with a brief history of the Mint and the intriguing story leading to the conception of a branch mint in Dahlonega, to its last days during the Civil War. Winter takes the reader through a year by year account of all Dahlonega gold coinage struck during the 1800s. 237 pp, HB. New. $25.00

The Lovett Cent: A Confederate Story, Harold Levi and George Corell. SB. New.  $20.00

The Strange Career of Dr. Wilkins: A Numismatic Inquiry, Q. David Bowers, Deals with counter-stamped large cents. SB. New. $5.00

Only one of each title is available. Add $5.00 postage to all orders.

Peter Mosiondz, Jr. (JRCS #867), 26 Cameron Circle, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021-4861
Phone: 856-627-6865
E-Mail: choochoopete(at)

Whatever doesn’t sell this time I’ll list in one of my stamp ads.

Many thanks!

Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Serving Philately Since 1968