Sunday, January 25, 2015

JR Newsletter: 25 January 2015 (225)

Readers who plan to attend the Portland ANA Show in March will want to play close attention to this week's lead story.  Also, Bob Stark shares an inquiry with us.

First, JRCS news about the Spring ANA:

We have confirmation on a JRCS get-together at the Spring ANA in Portland, Oregon.  The John Reich Collectors Society will meet on Friday, March 6 at 8:30 AM in Room E143.  This information will be published in the official show guide as well.  What you won't see in the show guide is the exciting, more detailed information that you will find here.  The highlight of the JRCS meeting will be a presentation by Winston Zack.  Winston has developed a brief presentation on the topic of contemporary counterfeit bust dimes. 

Winston says, "there is a growing interest in contemporary counterfeits in the last couple of years, especially with Davignon's updated second edition of his book, "Contemporary Counterfeit Capped Bust Half Dollars," and "Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint" by Rea, Peterson, Karoleff, and Kovach.  It would be only natural to continue the discussion of counterfeiting America's earliest Federal silver coinage by presenting on counterfeit bust dimes."

If you are a JRCS member or just interested in the topic, you are welcome to attend!  The meeting will conclude in time for attendees to get to the bourse for the "opening bell."


Bob Stark wrote:

A query for fellow JRCS'ers:
Have you seen clips on early dollars?  Are they common?  One might think that planchets prepared in advance and having imperfections might have gone to melt along with the poor strikes.

Best regards,
Bob Stark