Sunday, November 22, 2015

JR Newsletter: 22 November 2015 (268)

Our first contribution this week comes from David Finkelstein in the form of an original work: "Charles Gilchrist," By David Finkelstein.  Click the following link to access the article:

Ron Guth wrote:

Thank you to Lance Keigwin for his kind words in the Nov 15 JRCS Newsletter and for helping us make sure the information on PCGS CoinFacts is accurate and reflective of current information.  For those of you who have not been on the site, it is worth it just for the images alone of all the early Half Dollars from the Pogue, Link, Friend, and other collections, plus images in all the other series.  Less well known is that we are developing pictorial Condition Census listings for most US coins based on a synthesis of auction prices realized, which are often rife with duplication because of repeat appearances and upgrades.  For some series, this is the first time that a useful Condition Census listing has been attempted.  This is a work-in-progress, which is why input from our friends like Lance is so valued and appreciated.

Ron Guth
PCGS CoinFacts - the Internet Encyclopedia of U.S. Coins


Next, Peter Mosiondz, Jr. wrote with some books for sale:

The Cent Book: 1816-1839, John D. Wright (1992). 335 pp. 27 plates. Rarity table. HB. White Leatherette. Signed. New. $45.00

United States Gold Coins: An Illustrated History, Q. David Bowers. 425 pp. HB. Red Leatherette. As New. $20.00

The United States Half Dimes, David W. Valentine (1975 Quarterman Reprint). Incorporates additional works by Newlin, Breen, Davis, and Ahwash, 273 pp. HB. DJ protected in Brodart Mylar. New. $10.00

Million Dollar Nickels: Mysteries of the Illicit 1913 Liberty Head Nickels Revealed, Paul Montgomery, Mark Borckardt and Ray Knight. HB. DJ protected in Brodart Mylar. New. $9.00.

Standing Liberty Quarters (4th Edition), J.H. Cline. 237 pp. B&W photos. SB. New. $6.00

Illegal Tender: Gold, Greed and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle, David Tripp. SB. New. $6.00

The Numismatist's Bedside Companion, Q. David Bowers. 224 pp. SB. As New. $7.00

The Other Side of the Coin, Edward C. Rochette. 151 pp. SB. New. $7.00

Plus $4.00 Media Mail postage. Subject unsold.

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
26 Cameron Circle
Laurel Springs, NJ 08021-4861
Life Member ANA 4786
EAC 1486
JRCS 867