Sunday, March 28, 2021

JR Newsletter: 28 March 2021 (531)

We have contributions today from Winston Zack and Patrick Bain, with a common theme of the JRCS on Facebook between them.


Winston Zack wrote:


JRCS is going digital in the 21st century.  We have a website, a weekly email newsletter, the JRJ, and we're on Facebook; and maybe I'm forgetting other areas too!  All these corners of the internet have different purposes and goals to enhance the participation for members and non-members (who we encourage to join the JRCS), especially during these 'fun' covid times!


Specifically, the JRCS has two Facebook groups; links below.  These are private groups only for JRCS members.  It is not visible to non-JRCS members in order to address member privacy concerns and associated interests.





The main John Reich Collectors Society Facebook group currently has 38 members participating.  We want to grow this to at least 100 JRCS members in the near future.  Starting in April we will be hosting regular themed show-and-tell posts on top of normal posts.


April will be 'weirdest JRCS-related coin in your set', an idea posed by Gawain O'Connor.  Personally, I can't think of what the weirdest JRCS-related coin in my set includes, but I'm sure I'll find something interesting to share.


FINALLY - our next JRCS Zoom meeting is on May 19, 2021.  We are still looking for a featured speaker to give a 30-40 minute presentation on some JRCS related topic.  Please contact me at if you would like to give a talk for this next meeting.  Thanks!




Patrick Bain wrote:


We would like to conduct a survey as to how many members use Facebook.

I need as many members to take the survey as possible.

It's only one question, so will take about 10 seconds of your time!

Here is a link to the survey: 


Also here is a link to our Facebook group.  Membership is growing!




Finally, last week's announcement of an auction of some wonderful capped bust half dollars was not posted in this blog (it went solely to the email version of the JR Newsletter).  If you are interested in half dollars with luster, color, great surfaces, and overall sweet eye appeal, check out the Burrowing Owl Collection on Gerry Fortin's web site (auction ends this week):