Sunday, July 1, 2018

JR Newsletter: 1 July 2018 (400)

Steve Herrman wrote:


The 6th revision of Auction Prices Realized for Certified & Graded Bust Half Dollars 1794-1839 (APRCG) is now available.

The Summer 2018 APRCG includes prices realized for all certified and graded Bust Halves sold in major auctions over the past three years, June 2015 through May 2018.

Softbound, 140 pages, $28.00 postpaid. Also available in PDF format for $20.00. Both printed and PDF are $33.00.

Copies will be mailed to JRCS members with an enclosed invoice. Advance payment is not required.

Note: $1.00 is donated to both the JRCS and the BHNC for each copy sold.

Please contact Steve at Herrman102(at) to reserve your copy.


Steve Herrman

Continuing the half dollar theme, we received the following from Sheridan Downey:

My annual summer ANA sale is now ready for preview.  Mail Bid Sale 47 closes at 6 PM EDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018, day 2 of the Worlds Fair of Money in Philadelphia.  Dates, varieties, grades and photos of the coins are posted here:

The 114 lot sale is amazing!  It is anchored by The Cape Cod Collection, a very special assemblage of more than 50 AU and UNC bust halves, quietly assembled over the past 20 years by a Massachusetts collector.  Keith Davignon, Rhode Island's finest architect, has graciously chipped in with more dazzling busties from his renowned collection.  So has my good friend Dr. Charles Link, owner of the finest collection of bust halves ever assembled.  Descriptions of the coins will be posted later in the month.  A hard-copy catalogue will be mailed near the end of July.  If you've been an active bidder or buyer look for one in your mailbox.  Internet bidding will open around August 1.

If you cannot make it to the Convention this year and would like to preview lots in the comfort of your home or office let me know.  Your favorites can be on your desk tomorrow via US Express Mail or Fed Ex.  You pickup the shipping costs.  I'll take care of the insurance -- up to $50,000 per box.  Auction lots will also be available for preview during the Bust Half Nut Club's "Corn Roast," Monday August 13 and at my bourse tables 1022-1024 Tuesday and Wednesday, August 14-15.  (You might want to earmark the ANA's Interactive Floor May, found here: