Sunday, October 5, 2014

JR Newsletter: 5 October 2014 (209)

In response to Kevin Coleman's inquiry last week, John Okerson wrote:

The 1834 Capped Bust Dime sure looks to be a JR-8 to me.  Using Early United States Dimes 1796-1837,  page 232, on the reverse the upper arrow shaft is detached, the scroll beginning and ending is correct too.


Chuck Allen wrote with a follow up of Richard Meaney's presentation of a Stewart Witham biographical sketch:

Additional note on Witham's coins.

I believe most of the Witham Bust Half collection was sold privately to an investor and these coins later came to public auction through Heritage.

Many of Stewart Witham's Capped Bust Halves were sold in August 2010 at Heritage Auction #1143 and also in the "Sunday and Tuesday" Internet only  auction # 210083 , both of which can be searched on Heritage's archived auctions with images available.  Scroll down "limit results to" and find the August 2010 auctions and select 1143 or 210083, they are listed separately, put Witham in upper search, select bust half dollars from the scroll down menu and "titles and descriptions" then search.

I hope this is helpful to those who want to see some images of the CBH's of the Stewart Witham Collection.

Chuck Allen #1404

Paul Kluth also commented on the Witham biographical sketch:

The bio was very helpful in getting to know a prominent member of JRCS from the past.  I would like to see other important members from the past also honored and not missed for the Society's Hall of Fame in the near future.  Thx!