Sunday, August 5, 2018

JR Newsletter: 5 August 2018 (405)

Last week, Dave Wnuck shared with us a photo of a love token made from an 1831 half dollar.  Ken Sowinski wrote to say what many of us were thinking, “Wow!!  The workmanship on the Half is amazing!!”

Barry Sunshine wrote with an opportunity for those of you who will attend the ANA show in Philadelphia:

For the upcoming ANA, I am pleased to announce that the Easton Collection will be displaying several of its Capped Bust Half Dimes, Dimes and Quarters for all to view.

My collecting goals were to acquire coins that have that original toned look with great eye appeal.

The coins will be displayed at Eye Appealing Coins, table 929 for all to view. I appreciate that the Eye Appealing team has allowed me this opportunity.

I hope you have a chance to stop by and view some of the coins in my cabinet.

Hope to see you there.


A reminder from Brad Karoleff:

The John Reich Collectors Society General Meeting will be on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM in room 117 of the Philadelphia Convention Center.  All JRCS members, interested non-members, and their guests are welcome to attend.  The educational session will be one you will not want to miss!


Greg Cohen wrote:

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is proud to announce that the firm will be selling the Konstantine Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars, the #1 PCGS Registry Set of Major Varieties 1807-1836 in its upcoming Regency Auction 28 in Las Vegas.


From the editor:

The notes from Greg Cohen and Brad Karoleff prompted me to remind readers that ample opportunity exists at the World’s Fair of Money (The ANA Show) in Philadelphia.  Not only will there be hundreds of dealers offering all sorts of coins that members of the JRCS tend to seek out and a variety of educational programs and club meetings to attend, but there will be a few specialists’ auctions too.  Sheridan Downey will have an auction of half dollars.  His auction closes on Wednesday.  Sheridan’s website is  David Perkins will have an auction of bust dimes and half dimes.  His auction closes on Friday.  David’s website is