Sunday, August 30, 2020

JR Newsletter: 30 August 2020 (513)

David Perkins sent in two contributions:


Bidding in the Sealed Bid Auction Sale of the Stephen Crain Reference Collection of Capped Bust Half Dimes ends tonight at 8:00PM EST.  


Stephen collected half dimes starting in 1982. He was known to many as “Mr. Half Dime.”  He was also a long time JRCS member and Secretary of JRCS.


The Fixed Price List Sale portion was offered last week.  Twenty-seven of the 32 FPL Lots sold in the first 55 minutes, and by NOON the next day all 32 Lots had been sold.  Many Lots had multiple orders.  


If you would like a copy of the FPL and / or SBS catalogs please send me a note at wdperki(at) and I will forward the catalogs in PDF Format.




An auction benefitting the Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) is being held this weekend.  I have been a member for over 30 years.  You do not have to be a member to participate in this auction sale.


As a sampling, here are four Lots that are of interest to collectors of early U.S. silver coinage.  


Lot 11 -  Collins / Breen Manuscript on 1794 Dollars (99 copies printed)


Lot 27 – Federal Half Dimes 1792 to 1837 by Logan and McCloskey


Lot 28 – The Flowing Hair Silver Dollars of 1794 (Martin Logies / Cardinal Foundation).  Very hard to find book!




The catalog link is:


W. David Perkins

Centennial, CO