Sunday, March 27, 2016

JR Newsletter: 27 March 2016 (286)

Our first contribution this week comes from David Sunshine.  David is sharing a YouTube link to a presentation given by JRCS member Garrett Ziss, "A Numismatic Marriage: Capped Bust Images on Currency, a Wilmington Coin Club Presentation"

"I just saw this on the PCGS forum and I think it should go in the newsletter on Sunday"

A number of collectors shared and discussed Garrett's presentation on the PCGS forum, linked here:

David Sunshine

Nathan Markowitz sent information about the upcoming EAC Convention:

Final reminder to bring your silver to Charlotte

Dollar:  1798 B-11
Quarter:  1819 B-4
Bust silver counterstamps

No suggestions for half dollar, dime, or half dime varieties

Scheduled for Thursday evening April 7 at Charlotte's a fun time if you've never attended one

Nathan Markowitz

From David Perkins:

W. David Perkins Numismatics - Upcoming Shows and New Website 

W. David Perkins Numismatics will have Table #818, a corner and regular table, in conjunction with Gerry Fortin Rare Coins at the Whitman Baltimore Show Wednesday March 30 – Saturday early afternoon April 2, 2016.  We both will have six cases of mostly rare early silver coins for viewing and purchase!  Our table is located roughly in between Heritage, Stacks and Whitman.  

Dave Perkins will also have a table at the 2016 EAC Convention in Charlotte the following week for those who will be attending this EAC Convention.  I will be participating in the Silver Happenings Event at EAC, with a Late Die State 1819 B-4 Quarter from my collection and three 1795 B-11 Dollars, all in dramatically different die states or stages.  The EAC Happenings Event is a great opportunity to view and compare many examples of the same die marriages at one time!  

We will have two cases of early United States Silver Dollars 1794-1803, with over 100 early dollars for sale from the Warren Miller Collection along with my regular inventory of early dollars.  In addition, I will have all of the remaining Capped Bust Dimes (68 coins) from the Kirk Gorman Reference Collection Sale for Lot Viewing and study.  These will be offered for sale at Fixed Prices and via a Sealed Bid Auction Sale in Part II of my Gorman Sale, to take place around the ANA in Anaheim this coming August.  The quality and completeness of this collection is amazing.  Part I set many new record prices for Capped Bust Dimes.  I will have other early silver from Flowing Hair through Seated, including the always popular early and Capped Bust Half Dollars.  I also have a new consignment of Bust Half Dimes along with a few dimes.  For those who have varied interests, I also have some rare Half Cents from a “40 Plus Year Collection.”  

I’m hoping to have my new website “officially” live by the end of April 2016.  It is “up and running” now, and can be viewed at  Most of my inventory is now posted on the website.  The new e-mail address for communications is NOT LIVE yet, so to contact me use wdperki(at), or my cell phone at 303-902-5366.  If you should want to order any coins, the Shopping Cart function is working and will put the coin “On Hold” until we talk and payment has been made.  

 All of the 68 remaining Gorman Capped Bust Dimes are listed on my new website, with photos but no detailed descriptions (yet).  About half of the remaining Miller Silver Dollars are posted; I hope to get them all posted before Baltimore.  I will send a list of the remaining Miller early silver dollars with our asking prices to you upon request (simply send an e-mail requesting this to me).  

I have a separate distribution list for the Gorman Dime Sale.  If you would like to be added to this list simply send me an e-mail to wdperki(at) with your name and e-mail address, and asked to be added to the list. 
 Hope to see you in Baltimore and/or Charlotte!  Thanks.

 W. David Perkins

Jim Matthews wrote:

I'll be setting up at the Baltimore show this week at the table with Tom Reynolds. I have recently purchased some really tough die pairings and have most of them certified by PCGS. If you need any of the rare Capped Bust dime varieties, offerings of 1821 JR-2, 1827 JR-2 and 1833 JR-3 will be available. Also I have a few tougher Capped Bust half dollars including an 1827 O-124a in PCGS XF45 and 1827 O-144 in PCGS VF30. Come on by and stop by for a chat.

Jim Matthews