Sunday, August 23, 2015

JR Newsletter: 23 August 2015 (255)

Welcome to this week's JR Newsletter.  We have some news trickling in related to happenings at the ANA in Rosemont.  I am sure that readers would like to hear more!

Some JRCS members in the news:

Paul Gilkes posted three video excerpts from the presentation that JRCS member Garrett Ziss gave at the JRCS annual meeting at the ANA show in Rosemont.  The videos are on the Coin World Facebook page:

Also from Paul Gilkes of Coin World, an excellent article, " Fake United States Bust dimes rare and collectible: Readers Ask.  Bogus coins contemporarily co-circulate with genuine counterparts."  The Gilkes article mentions JRCS member Winston Zack and the John Reich Journal.  You can read the article online at the following link:

When Winston heard about and then read the article, he responded, "During the show I was told of several other bust dime counterfeits which exist, including dates I have not recorded (not too surprised about that). But in general my article, and this CW article are pretty spot on."

Steve Gupta wrote:

I understand the JRCS board approved funds to move the current website to a commercially hosted server at the 2015 annual meeting.  While I was not in attendance, I am interested in forming a small group to discuss content management systems (CMS) such as Wordpress, Wix, Weebly, etc and hosting options such as Bluehost, GoDaddy, Google Domains, etc.

The latest update looks really clean, but I am also seeking input on relatively static content that would complement the John Reich Journal and JR Newsletter.  With a few administrators and content managers, we should be able to build and maintain an attractive, engaging website.  Some ideas I have are expanding the reference books, adding significant catalogs and web references to the ANA and other organizations that align with the By-Laws Section 2:  The purpose of the Society is to encourage the study of numismatics, particularly United States silver and gold coins minted before 1840, and to provide technical and educational information concerning such coins.

I am not a web developer, but have dabbled with a personal blog and have periodically updated a Wordpress site for another organization.  The current webmaster has already offered to help in transferring contents.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact me at sanjiv_gupta(at)

Thanks for your consideration,
Steve Gupta