Sunday, August 12, 2018

JR Newsletter: 12 August 2018 (406)

Many JR Newsletter subscribers are heading to the ANA Show in Philadelphia, yet there will be a a number of collectors who have to enjoy the show vicariously.  Here’s an advanced-notice plug to those who will attend the show: take some notes and share with us when you return from the show!

A final 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!


First Reeded Edge Half Dollar Census

Jim Koenings is reminding all JRCS Members to send him their Census information for Reeded Edge Half Dollars prior to October 1, 2018.

JRCS Members may request a form to fill out by emailing Jim at bustcoin1(at)

There are 56 known die varieties, of which 18 are rated R-4 (76 to 200 known) or rarer, including two die varieties that are one known of each.  With JRCS Members help, we will discover which die varieties are tougher to find than others.

Please email your census to bustcoin1(at)verizon.netor you can mail a hard copy to:

            Jim Koenings
            P.O. Box 2382
            Riverside, CA 92516 

The results should be posted in the December, 2018 JR Journal.

Nathan Markowitz wrote:

Looking forward to the ANA and seeing the "usual suspects" as Bill Luebke liked to call us collectors.  I will have a case this year at table 955 (Eugene Coin) with a nice group of early silver, copper, and a few odds and ends...many duplicates from my own collection now seeking new homes.   Please stop by to show off your latest treasures or just to say hello. 


David Perkins wrote:

Many of you will be heading to the 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money Convention in Philadelphia over the next few days.  Gerry Fortin, Jim Matthews, Richard Meaney, and I are getting ready to head out also.  We have two corner tables in the center of the bourse – Tables 741 and 840.  Please stop by, say hello, and look at our large inventory of early U.S. Silver and other coins.  

We will have on hand the Sealed Bid Capped Bust Half Dime and CB Dime Lots for viewing.  The sale closes on Friday night at 6:00 PM EST.  If you don’t have the catalogs and would like one, the other, or both please send me a note at wdperki(at) and I will be glad to forward a copy to you.  I will also have my inventory of half dimes and dimes, including a 1794 Half Dime ex. Pittman-Price in PCGS AU58 CAC, a beautiful 1796 DB Dime in PCGS MS63 CAC along with 1797 and 1798 Dimes in AU58.  Many of these coins new and are not yet on my website.  I also have a fair number of Early Quarters, Half Dollars, and Dollars.  

We will also have the remaining Fixed Price List Lots from the half dime and dime sale.  35 of the 40 CB H10C were sold in the first 3 days (!) along with 5 of the 10 CB Dime Lots.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for to get to this show!  It should be a great one.  

Hope to see you there!  Thanks.

W. David Perkins
Centennial, CO

Cell 303-902-5366


Finally, a note from the editor:

As David Perkins wrote, I will be available at his table for the entire week.  If you have a capped bust half dime that you want an opinion on as to die stage, die marriage, die remarriage, valuation, or just want to discuss your coin or half dimes in general, please stop by and say hello. The best part of the ANA Show for me is talking with fellow collectors.  Tables 741 and 840 will be my home away from home for the week.  I hope to see you there!