Sunday, January 26, 2020

JR Newsletter: 26 January 2020 (482)

Brad Karoleff wrote:

I am looking for submissions to be included in the next issue of The John Reich Journal. If you are working on anything that you would like to see published in our journal please get in touch with me. I look forward to seeing what everyone is up to!  Contact me at bkaroleff(at) 



David Perkins wrote:

I found this article (click on the images below) and update the other day in a box of Numismatic items I have in my basement.  I often tear out or clip items like this.  But I usually would have tucked something like in my Overton / Parsley book for Capped Bust Half Dollars.  On the other hand, this made it easy to find as it was on the "top of the stack."

I thought it would be a fun item for JR News readers and collectors of the CBHs who hadn't seen this or long ago forgot they had (!).  This article was published in Numismatic News March 6, 2001 after the 3rd Edition of the Overton / Parsley book had been first published in 1990.  I found interesting that these rarity rating changes had been researched and discussed for a decade or so. 

David Finkelstein was listed as the contact "for additional information."  David is still active and busy - he gave the JRCS Meeting presentation at the 2020 FUN show earlier this month (along with Chris Pilliod).

Hope you enjoy this!  

Lastly, I've posted a fair number of new items on my website.  The link is below.

W. David Perkins
Centennial, CO