Monday, January 23, 2017

Special Edition: Stolen Coins

For Immediate Release


On Friday January 6, 2017, during the FUN Show, the hotel room of a collector was burglarized, resulting in the loss of 19 coins, mostly US Bust Half-Dollars.  An itemized list appears below.  The total value exceeds $40,000.

Fort Lauderdale police and Doug Davis of the Numismatic Crime Information Center are investigating the crime.  Should you have any information regarding the crime or the stolen items, please contact Davis, of the NCIC, at (817) 723-7231 or Doug(at)

The victim is a member of the Bust Half Nut Club, “BHNC.”  Through the efforts of BHNC secretary Steve Herrman and PNG dealers Sheridan Downey and David Kahn, a reward fund has been assembled, currently totaling more than $16,000.  The reward, administered by BHNC, is offered to any person that provides information leading to recovery of the stolen coins.  Questions regarding the reward may be directed to Steve Herrman at

Collectors and dealers are urged to print a copy of the list of stolen coins and to keep an eye out for the items while examining Internet coin auctions, attending coin shows or visiting coin shops.

Coin # Denom Year       Variety  Grading Serv     Grade   Cert #               Pic       Pedigree
1          01C      1864     Judd-335          NGC     MS65    185472-005       Y
 2         50C      1795     O-103a             NGC     VF30    3809196-015      Y          Hilt Collection
 3         50C      1808     O-110               PCGS   XF45    33543154          Y          Link
 4         50C      1809     O-110               PCGS   XF40    33543155          N
 5         50C      1809     O-111               PCGS   AU55    33543156          N
 6         50C      1812     O-104a             PCGS   AU58    81469525          N
 7         50C      1814     O-103               PCGS   AU58                             N
 8         50C      1817     O-108a              PCGS   VF35    33543158          N
 9         50C      1818     O-113               PCGS   AU55    33543159          N
 10        50C      1822     O-105               PCGS   AU58    29293087          Y          Frederick-Link
 11        50C      1822     O-113               PCGS   AU53                             N
 12        50C      1823     O-110         NGC CAC   AU58   3809010-016       Y
 13        50C      1824     O-117               PCGS   AU55    33543160          N
 14        50C      1827     O-132               PCGS   AU58    81612459          N
 15        50C      1827     O-144               PCGS   AU53    82237716          Y
 16        50C      1829     O-102               PCGS   AU58    82139155          N
 17        50C      1829     O-105       PCGS CAC   AU58    32177593 ?       N
 18        50C      1830     O-112               PCGS   AU55    81318215          Y          Link
 19        50C      1836     O-121               PCGS   VF20    31445403          Y

Sunday, January 22, 2017

JR Newsletter: 22 January 2017 (328)

Our first contribution this week comes from David Finkelstein. 

David wrote, "Here is an article for the JR Newsletter.  An interesting document was recently processed from the National Archives regarding the Bank of Maryland’s silver bullion deposit of July 18, 1794.  This document has resulted in a revision to the workflow of the first United States Mint."

David Finkelstein

Nathan Markowitz wrote:

Philadelphia EAC and Silver

The fiftieth anniversary EAC show will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Philadelphia, PA from Thursday April 20 to Sunday April 23, 2017.  We have again been invited to display silver coins at the "happenings" event with a dedicated room for display.  Last year was a big success for silver with David Lisot even videotaping one of our prominent collectors during the event. 
The happenings occurs Thursday evening after the opening reception.  We generally choose one die marriage in each denomination.  We aim for a die marriage with interesting features/breaks that is common enough that at least several will show up at the show.  Please submit to me your nominations for die marriages to be studied. 

 There is no charge to attend the show or bourse.  Please send me your suggestions at cascades1787(at)

Nathan Markowitz

Pete Mosiondz, Jr. wrote with literature for sale:

Numismatic literature for sale. All books are brand new. Add $4.00 Media Mail postage to all orders.

Abe Kosoff: Dean of Numismatics, Q. David Bowers. SB. $25.00
Adventures with Rare Coins, Q. David Bowers. HB. $15.00
Coins and Collectors, Q. David Bowers. SB. $9.00
Virgil Brand: The Man and His Era, Q. David Bowers. HB. $25.00
The Complete Guide to Shield and Liberty Head Nickels, Gloria Peters and Cynthia Mohon. SB. $35.00
The Complete Guide to Barber Dimes, David Lawrence. HB. DJ protected in Brodart Mylar. Signed by the author on the title page. $35.00
Encyclopedia of United States Dimes 1837-1891, Kamal Ahwash. HB. DJ protected in Brodart Mylar. $35.00
Illegal Tender: Gold, Greed and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle, David Tripp. HB. DJ protected in Brodart Mylar. $20.00
The 1933 Double Eagle, Stacks/Sotheby's Auction Sale July 30, 2002. HB. $20.00
The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes, Brian Greer. SB. $20.00
The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual (6th edition), Scott Travers. SB. $9.00
The Expert’s Guide to Collecting and Investing in Rare Coins, Q. David Bowers. HB. DJ protected in Brodart Mylar. $20.00
The History of United States Coinage as Illustrated by the Garrett Collection, Q. David Bowers. HB. $35.00
The Numismatist’s Lakeside Companion, Q. David Bowers. SB. $9.00
The Numismatist’s Topside Companion, Q. David Bowers. SB. $9.00
The Numismatist’s Weekend Companion, Q. David Bowers. SB. $9.00
The Lovett Cent: A Confederate Story, Harold Levi and George Corell. SB. $20.00
United States Copper Cents 1816-1857, Howard R. Newcomb. HB. DJ protected in Brodart Mylar. $25.00

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
26 Cameron Circle
Laurel Springs, NJ 08021-4861
Phone: 856-627-6865
Email: choochoopete(at)
JRCS #867