Sunday, January 9, 2022

JR Newsletter: 9 January 2022 (562)

 Sheridan Downey wrote:

The FUN Show winds down today.  The few accounts I’ve heard confirm that the coin market remains strong.  Bust half collectors who were unable or unwilling to visit Orlando have been looking at the offerings of three notable auctions on the immediate horizon.  

COVID-19 worries led Heritage to relocate (to Dallas) and postpone its annual FUN Show auctions.  For the first time in decades I did not receive their catalogs.  A quick look at the Heritage web site shows the usual smattering of early half dollars, spread over various sessions.  The first session closes this Wednesday.

Chris McCawley has a 100-piece consignment that will appeal to collectors seeking attractive, mid-grade bust halves.  His sale of the Neil Rothschild Collection is set for Jan. 21, 2022, during the Houston Money Show.  Check out the lots here:

Then, of course, there is the pièce de résistance, Mail Bid Sale #53, featuring Tim Osborne’s pedigreed collection of Capped Bust Halves, virtually all in AU or Mint State.  The closing date is a week away, Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 6:00 PM PST.  There are 108 lots in the sale, 64 from Tim and 44 from various consignors.  It is my experience that a majority of bids arrive in the 48 hours before the sale closes.  This year may be an exception.  Early bidding is active and strong; more than 2/3rds of the lots already have bids that meet or exceed applicable reserves.  Snipers beware!  Your preferred bidding increment may be occupied if you wait too long.  Rather than extol particular highlights of the Sale let me simply point you to the lot listing on my web site:
Lot preview by overnight Express Mail or Fed Ex ends tomorrow.  If you wish to examine lots before bidding, an excellent idea, email a list of lots before midnight tonight.  I’ll get them rolling Monday so you can preview them Tuesday and return them Wednesday.

With continuing best wishes for a safe and Happy New Year

Sunday, January 2, 2022

JR Newsletter: 2 January 2022 (562)

Brad Karoleff wrote:


The FUN JRCS meeting has been cancelled due to Covid. There have been other cancellations including the Heritage auction at the show. 


Hopefully we can all meet later this year at the ANA convention. 


Until then stay healthy and enjoy numismatics. 




Brad Karoleff 



Chris McCawley wrote:


We hold an auction every year in conjunction with the Houston Money Show.  This year we have just under 100 Bust halves from the Neil Rothschild collection (we have previously sold most of his Colonial collection) I though you or some of the JRCS guys would like a heads up. The sale is listed on 

Editor:  I found this specific link that will help: