With the upcoming weekend dedicated to holiday activities, I've decided to publish the JR Newsletter a few days early -- Editor.
We have one contribution, from Brad Karoleff:
We are having a meeting at the upcoming FUN show in TAMPA on Friday morning, January 8 at 9 AM. David Finkelstein will be our speaker and his talk is “The First Depositors of Silver and Gold”. We look forward to seeing you there for this interesting talk about the actual depositors as individuals.
You will also see an insert in the envelope with your journal. Everyone is receiving a ballot for voting on the Jules Reiver Literary Award for volume 25. The winner will be recognized at the ANA in Anaheim this August. Please take time to vote! Many of you will also see on the back of the ballot your dues renewal notice. Please send your check for $25 to continue your membership while voting.
The officers decided at the last meeting during the ANA in Chicago to limit the number of censuses offered each year to two. The dime census, originally expected in this issue, will be in the Spring edition. The Quarter census will follow next year in the Winter edition. The census is the most difficult and time consuming part of the journal and the census keepers were unanimous in their decision to begin the new format.
I would like to pose a question to the membership and, hopefully, publish the results in the next issue. Has rarity lost its luster? Everyone is focusing on quality, which is a great thing, but what happened to completion? If you are collecting AU coins and a major rarity comes available in VF, would you be interested? What if it has minor problems? What if it has major problems? I would like to hear from interested collectors about their feelings and I will put together an article on the results if enough of you respond.
Until the next issue in the Spring, I hope everyone has a very happy holiday season and a wonderful, safe and prosperous new year!