Sunday, July 2, 2017

JR Newsletter: 2 July 2017 (351)


The John Reich Collectors Society General meeting is just one month away!  Members, guests, and prospective members are welcome.  Details of the meeting:  Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 8:00 AM in room 407 of the Colorado Convention Center.  Plan on up to 90 minutes for the meeting.

David Perkins wrote:

Announcing the 2017 Extraordinary Capped Bust Half Dime Sealed Bid and Fixed Price Auction Sale
Offered by W. David Perkins Numismatics

 We’re pleased to announce that we will be holding our fourth “Extraordinary Capped Bust Half Dime Sealed Bid and Fixed Price Auction Sale.”  This is our 10th Sale overall and our fifth sale featuring early and Capped Bust Half Dimes.

This sale will offer Redbook Type coins, rare to extremely rare die marriages, remarriages, and die states including cuds.  Many of the lots have high eye appeal for the assigned grades.  Plate coins abound from the standard reference “Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837” by Russell Logan and John McCloskey.  There will be lots pedigreed to the Russ Logan Collection which have not been sold publicly since 2002, including many coins that are plated in the half dime book.  Other pedigrees include well known collectors such as Pittman, Bareford, David Davis, and Wayte Raymond.   Some coins are in popular “old style PCGS holders,” some have green CAC stickers, and at least one coin has a gold CAC sticker (for those who like their coins undergraded and in a holder).

We will be offering approximately 25 Sealed Bid auction sale (SBS) lots which will go to the highest bidder.  Bids will be reduced where applicable.   The SBS auction will close at 6:00PM MST on Friday August 4, 2017.

We will offer another 20-30 Lots to be sold at Fixed Prices (FPL) – these are typically available a week or two before the sale by mail order on a first come, first serve basis.

Terms and Conditions will be sent out with the catalogs.

SBS Lots and any unsold FPL Lots can be viewed at the ANA Convention at Table 435 starting on Tuesday August 1, 2017.  You can call or e-mail me if you have questions.

The catalogs are close to being completed, and should be out in the next week or two.  If you are not on our distribution list for our half dimes sales and event, or are not sure if you are, please send an e-mail to wdperki(at) with your name and e-mail address and we will add you to our half dime distribution list.  We will send you the catalogs via e-mail with the catalogs and terms in PDF format attached to the note.  Please note that you do not have to be a JRCS member to receive the catalogs or participate in the sale.  You are also free to forward the catalog to your collecting friends who may not be on our list.

The sale will be cataloged by noted Capped Bust Half Dime specialist Richard Meaney.  Images of two of the sealed bid sale items are below (1829 LM-15.2 Plate Coin and 1833 LM-1 with retained cud).

W. David Perkins Numismatics
Cell 303-902-5366