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    Dime Condition Census

    Gobrecht Journal #56

    15/3/1993

    Highlight: The 1988 half dime condition census survey published in Issue #41 of the journal listed only 69 examples of the 1 848-0 half dime with no detail on die varieties. Only 21 of these coins were in XF or better condition. The writer's interest in this date was aroused when he failed for some time to find nice sharp examples of what were then regarded as common coins. A summary of the major die features of the eight known varieties of this date is given in Table 1 . A determination of the relative scarcity or rarity of the varieties would be a nice challenge for collectors. Present knowledge would indicate that the varieties might range from scarce to extremely rare. All photographs are by Tom Mulvaney. 3

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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 3, no. 2

    1/6/1991

    Highlight: 1895-0 Dime Condition Census Table vg-iq Fine ■VEiZfl VF-25 VF-3Q VF-35 3 (2) 1 (1) 3 [1] 0 (2) [2] 0 (1) 1 [2] 1 XF-4Q XF-45 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 1 [1] 2 (2) 2 (1) 11] 2 (1) 1 2 Note: 1. Since we already know that the vast majority of 1895-0 dimes grade less than VG, such coins will not be listed in this table. However, all survey forms reporting 1895-0 dimes in all grades will be used to compile data for future articles and will be retained as part of the Society's archives. 2. Members will recall that in addition to listing the technical grade of each coin, respondents were asked to mention any problems (e.g., scratches, porosity, cleaning, etc.) that their coins might have. Under the heading for each grade you will find the number of problem free examples for that grade. Numbers in

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    Gobrecht Journal #56

    15/3/1993

    Highlight: The 1988 half dime condition census survey published in Issue #41 of the journal listed only 69 examples of the 1 848-0 half dime with no detail on die varieties. Only 21 of these coins were in XF or better condition. The writer's interest in this date was aroused when he failed for some time to find nice sharp examples of what were then regarded as common coins. A summary of the major die features of the eight known varieties of this date is given in Table 1 . A determination of the relative scarcity or rarity of the varieties would be a nice challenge for collectors. Present knowledge would indicate that the varieties might range from scarce to extremely rare. All photographs are by Tom Mulvaney. 3

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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 3, no. 2

    1/6/1991

    Highlight: 1895-0 Dime Condition Census Table vg-iq Fine ■VEiZfl VF-25 VF-3Q VF-35 3 (2) 1 (1) 3 [1] 0 (2) [2] 0 (1) 1 [2] 1 XF-4Q XF-45 AU-50 AU-55 MS-60 MS-63 1 [1] 2 (2) 2 (1) 11] 2 (1) 1 2 Note: 1. Since we already know that the vast majority of 1895-0 dimes grade less than VG, such coins will not be listed in this table. However, all survey forms reporting 1895-0 dimes in all grades will be used to compile data for future articles and will be retained as part of the Society's archives. 2. Members will recall that in addition to listing the technical grade of each coin, respondents were asked to mention any problems (e.g., scratches, porosity, cleaning, etc.) that their coins might have. Under the heading for each grade you will find the number of problem free examples for that grade. Numbers in

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    John Reich Journal, July 2013

    1/7/2013

    Highlight: NLG 2013 Bust Half Dime - Condition Census 19 by Stephen H. Crain Second Example of the Rare 1802 JR-1 Dime Discovered 29 by David W. Lange Some Thoughts on a Possible Terminal Die State of the 1830 JR8 Dime 31 by Louis Scuderi Continuation of Mint Survivorship & Estimated Scarcity 35 by Mike Rupert Hours Worked & Salaries Paid at the Mint During the 1790's 36 by David Finkelstein Who Consigned the Half Dimes in the Merkin September 1968 Sale? 38 by W. David Perkins, NLG

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    John Reich Journal, July 2013

    1/7/2013

    Highlight: 2013 Bust Half Dime - Condition Census All coins listed in these tables have been attributed to either the Logan/McCloskey^ reference or the Valentine^ reference. They are cross-referenced in the tables to facilitate easy identification. There are many caveats which should be fully understood before collectors place too much emphasis on the results of this survey, or attempt to apply the results of this or any similar census survey to their collecting pursuits. These limitations, or biases, may be summarized as follows: Limited Sampling : This census was open only to JRCS members, and primarily only half dime specialists chose to participate. This represents a very tiny percentage of the total number of collectors, and of the total number of existing half dimes. For example, a total of

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    John Reich Journal, July 2013

    1/7/2013

    Highlight: 2013 Bust Half Dime - Condition Census are raw coins graded by their owners. It is commonly believed that there is a typical 5 point difference in grading between the seller and the buyer of any given coin, so some discretional latitude should be given to the reported grades. Attribution opinions : Like grading, there can also be discrepancies between the attributions assigned by different collectors. Long-time students of the series, who have read the first 78 pages of the L/M reference, and who know how to use the remarriage charts, may have a better record of accuracy than those who simply rely on the photographic plates to attribute their coins. In general, the die marriage attributions can be assumed to be accurate, while the die remarriage attributions, particularly for some of the

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    John Reich Journal, July 2013

    1/7/2013

    Highlight: 2013 Bust Half Dime - Condition Census Only the fifteen (15) most complete and highest grade collections are shown in the tables, listed by membership number. [Several years ago I inquired of Russell Logan, the half dime census keeper at the time, as to the secret wisdom behind the magic number of fifteen collections. He looked around to see if anyone would overhear our private conversation, and then whispered “Only 15 collections would fit on the page”. All this without ever showing the secret handshake!] For the early half dimes, all 15 reported collections are shown on the chart. However, and regrettably, for the CBHD’s, only the 15 most complete and highest grade collections are shown; fully eleven (11) collections are not shown. However, the coins contained in those 1 1 collections ar

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    John Reich Journal, July 2013

    1/7/2013

    Highlight: 2013 Bust Half Dime - Condition Census At the far right hand side of the tables there are three columns which give information about each individual marriage and remarriage. The column marked PCS gives the total number of reported pieces for the individual marriage or remarriage. The column marked AVG is the average grade of all reported pieces for that marriage or remarriage. And the column marked MAX is the highest grade coin reported for the specific marriage or remarriage. There were no new die marriages discovered or reported for any of the half dime series since the last JRCS census survey in 2011. In addition, there were no reports of any new examples of any of the rarest die marriages (1835 LM-12, 1833 LM-5), or apparently of any of the rarer remarriages (1829 LM-6.1, 1832 LM-9.2),

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    John Reich Journal, July 2013

    1/7/2013

    Highlight: 2013 Bust Half Dime - Condition Census those whose collections are not listed possibly feeling somewhat slighted. But of potentially greater significance, we might reasonably ask ourselves “Is this present method the most effective means to present the information?” The Liberty Seated Collectors Club (LSCC) has always presented the results of their census surveys as a homogenous listing of all coins reported, listed by grade, with all identification of owners removed. As Russ Logan, who was a master of conciseness, once stated: “The JRCS compiles a census of collections; the LSCC compiles a census of coins”. I thought this would be a good time to float a trial balloon, and ask the membership if they would prefer to see the census coins listed simply as a function of grade. How many were

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    John Reich Journal, July 2013

    1/7/2013

    Highlight: 2013 Bust Half Dime - Condition Census References: 1. Russell J, Logan, John W. McCloskey, Federal Half Dimes 1792 - 1837, John Reich Collectors Society, Manchester, MI, 1998. 2. Daniel W. Valentine, The United States Half Dimes, American Numismatic Society, New York, NY, 1931. Notes: 1. There are a total of nineteen (19) die marriages for which there are r^^marriages. Most collectors consider that there are just thirty-one (31) remarriages. But if we add the 31 supposed ^marriages to the 19 original marriages, we have a total of 50 remarriages. Don’t believe me? Look at the charts and count them. CONDITION CENSUS HALF DIMES 1829 LM 7.3 PCGS MS 65 1830 LM 6 PCGS MS 66 Photos courtesy of Richard Meaney 25

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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring the Collection of Richard Yeager and Important Additional Consignments

    Highlight: RARE 1822 JR-1 DIME Condition Census Lot No. 1031 (Enlarged) 1031 1822 JR-1. Brilliant Uncirculated. R-3. Con- dition Census. An important example of the rarest date of the type. Only one variety for the year. About 300 1822 Dimes survive, the vast majority being in grades lower than EF. Light silver gray and pale golden brown toning. Full, unbroken Mint lustre on both sides. Sharply struck, unlike most seen, only first three stars on left fiat. Nicer overall than Norweb:422, for exam- ple. Struck from the clashed states of both dies. A notable opportunity for the Dime specialist. (SEE COLOR PLATE) From our sale of the Harold Bareford Collection, October 22, 1981, lot 163; earlier, from Ben Green privately on March 27, 1950. *1032 1823/2 Overdate. Small E’s. JR-1. Choice Brilliant

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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring the Collection of Richard Yeager and Important Additional Consignments

    Highlight: 1825 JR-1 DIME Condition Census No. 1038 1038 1825 JR-1. Choice About Uncirculated. R-4. Con- dition Census. A lovely example of this scarce variety. Both sides are light gray, with areas of iridescent yellow, golden brown, and pale green around the rims. Nearly full Mint lustre can be seen on the reverse, about 50% on the obverse. Very close to Lovejoy:70 in condition. The editors of EUSD note that “Very few are in EF-45 or better grades.” Sharply struck in the centers, reverse denticles at upper left typically weak. From the late states of the dies, the obverse rim crumbling heavily over fifth star, the reverse broken through C and arrowheads. Reverse die rotated left about 45 degrees, as seen on the late states coins. 1039 1825 JR-2. About Uncirculated. R-2. Lustrous. Gouged on both

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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring the Collection of Richard Yeager and Important Additional Consignments

    Highlight: 1829 JR-5 SMALL IOC DIME Condition Census *1062 1829 Small 10c. JR-5. About Uncirculated. R-4. Condition Census. A scarce variety, unknown in Uncirculated condition. Mostly silver gray, areas of bright iridescent green and golden brown around parts of both rims. Obverse surface partially, reverse fully prooflike with blazing reflectivity. Small planchet nick beside first two stars. The near equivalent of Love- joy:96, also graded About Uncirculated. *Illustrated on Page 13 16

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    The March Sale: Important Consignments of United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins

    Highlight: DIMES CHOICE 1802 JR-4 DIME Condition Census (Enlarged) 2318 1802 John Reich 4. Choice About Uncircu- lated. Rarity 4. Scarce as a date, very rare in this high grade. Condition Census, very nearly fully Uncirculated. Typical softness in centers, see the JR-plate - Lovejoy:21 specimen, for example. Steel blue and gray toning on both sides. Obverse rough in places from faint roller striations. Few, light hairlines. Die lump in field below hair ribbon; die line connects second highest feather on right to rim. (SEE COLOR PLATE) MINT STATE 1831 JR-5 DIME Lot No. 2320 (Enlarged) 2320 1831 JR-5. Brilliant Uncirculated. Rarity 1. Lovely pale gray with delicate golden brown around the rims. Fully lustrous. Nearly a perfect twin to our Lovejoy:120 coin, the JR plate speci- men. A highly attractive

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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections

    Highlight: (Total: 3 pieces) Superb Gem MS-67 1831 JR-6 Dime Condition Census Quality 3331 1831 JR-6. Rarity-3. MS-67 (NGC). A frosty delight. Enchanting gold-gray surfaces with rich sparkling lustre. The strike is bold, showing good detail at centers, and the eye appeal is as nice as one would expect for a coin at the MS-67 level. A scarce die combina- tion; we don't recall having handled any other examples quite this fine in recent times; the only other example of JR-6 that even comes close was the MS-65 specimen that appeared in our sale of the Eranklinton Collection, Part II, back in January 2008, Lot 268. The presently offered piece is safely within the Condition Census for the variety, and very possibly is a contender for finest known. NGC Census: 5; 1 finer within all designations (MS-68

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    The Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection

    Highlight: 6:00 PM ET Outstanding Gem 1805 4 Berries Dime Condition Census 5118 1805 JR-2. Rarity-2. 4 Berries. MS-66+ (PCGS). CAC. Both sides of this remarkably well preserved 4 Berries dime offer violet, sky blue and golden pastels on highly lustrous and satiny surfaces. Liberty’s portrait stands out with bold to sharp definition. The hair detail, in fact, is just a few strands shy of complete. The reverse delivers full wing feathers for the eagle and very well struck stars. Intriguing die clash (as made) is observable around the central motifs. Exceptionally attractive and among the finest examples extant for the type, issue and variety. The Heraldic Eagle reverse was born out of necessity as the tradition of adding a star to the reverse with each new state compelled a redesign once Tennessee was

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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins

    Highlight: Incredible Superb Gem 1942/1 Dime Condition Census With Full Bands 2060 1942/1-D Mercury Dime. FS-101. MS-67 FB (PCGS). Top-of-the-pop Superb Gem quality for this ever-popular Mercury dime variety. Billowy satin to softly frosted luster flows over fully impressed, virtually pristine surfaces. Otherwise brilliant, speckled russet highlights adorn both sides, especially the obverse. In late 1941, the dies for the following year’s coins were being prepared when a 1941 working hub was unintentionally used on a die intended for use to produce 1942-dated dimes. The mint worker noticed the error and quickly corrected it by taking the die and punching it with a 1942 working hub, leaving traces of the earlier date. The coins entered circulation where they were quickly noticed by the numismatic

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    The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins

    Highlight: Superb Gem 1906-D Barber Dime Condition Census Quality 20040 1906-D MS-67+ (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder. This Condition Census, Superb Gem dime is from the first year of operations at the Denver Mint. The lustrous and satiny surfaces are toned in splashes of vivid olive-gold, reddish- orange, crimson-russet and cobalt blue iridescence, most vivid at the peripheries. A bold strike adds to the overall appeal. One of the most popular Barber dimes for advanced type purposes, the 1906-D is the first Denver Mint issue of this denomination. However, its significance seems to have been largely lost on the contemporary public, as comparatively few Mint State examples have survived from a mintage of 4,060,000 pieces. The 1906-D is actually a median rarity in this series in terms of total number of

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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins, U.S. Pattern Coins

    Highlight: FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME CONDITION CENSUS 1795 HALF DIME Lot No. 114 (Enlarged) 114 1795 Logan-McCloskey 3. Brilliant Uncircu- lated, with some claims to Choice status. A solidly Condition Census example of this somewhat scarce variety. This is a lovely little coin. The obverse is toned around the rim in iridescent blue, rose and pale green while Liberty’s head in the cen- ter is still the pale silver gray of the as struck coin. The reverse is a nice, even pale iridescent blue green. The centers are sharp, sharper even than the Eliasberg coin, with all of Liberty’s hair strands sharp and separated. On the reverse, some of the eagle’s breast feathers can actually be seen by the unaided eye. Obverse stars at the lower left are obscured by the sort of adjustment marks also present on the LM

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    The Norweb Collection and Other Important Properties

    Highlight: DIMES Memorable 1802 JR-2 Dime Condition Census Quality 2x photo 35 1802 John Reich-2. Rarity-5. AU-55 (NGC). This coin has an exceptional strike as Liberty shows bold definition on all her curls save for the one on her neck, which is clearly outlined. The reverse devices are also bold, especially the shield and wings of the eagle. This is the rare early die state, struck prior to the reverse die shattering. Examination of the surfaces discovers a scattering of minute ticks, including a shallow scrape extending off the rim of the coin from the top portion of the 12th obverse star, and a shallow pit below the right claw of the eagle. An irregular planchet lamination resides at the top of the R of AMERICA. Toned deep gunmetal with smoky gray mixed with tinges of brighter orange-gold, par-

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    The Orlando Sale

    Highlight: «()‘)44^tf> Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated 1824/2 Dime Condition Census Quality 399 1824/2 JR-1. Rarity-3. MS-64 (PCGS). A frosty coin that shows ample lustre to please the eye and solid surfaces. A hint of gold is seen along with a trace of darker gray adher- ing and outlining the devices. For identification there is a shallow dull nick in the field between star 5 and Liberty's eye and on the reverse by a shallow scuff along the upper left portion of the left wing. Sharply struck for this date, with strong stars and curls, the reverse too is sharp, although the eagle's neck shows trace softness. Thin die cracks are found on the reverse through the lower left. A foremost rarity this well preserved and worthy of the most advanced cabinet. Tied with perhaps 15 or so in this grade behind

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    The J.A. Sherman Collection: Rare Coins and Minerals

    Highlight: V-1 Half Dime Condition Census Quality 399 1794 Logan McCloskey-1, Valentine-1. Rarity-5. AU-55 (NGC). Attractive dark silver with russet highlights on both sides. This is an early die state for this variety struck before the obverse crack appears. The surfaces are aver- age with a complex scuff on Liberty's truncation and another before her mouth. A few planchet streaks are present on the reverse including one in the right wing. Overall, this is an impressive example of this first year of issue and the scarcest die pairing of the year. Long considered Rarity-6, a recent study by this office determined that Rarity- 5 would be more realistic as five different examples are known in Mint State grades, and at least three more earn the About Uncirculated grade. Undoubtedly many more exist in

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    The Frog Run Farm Collection

    Highlight: Extraordinary 1820 JR- 8 Dime Condition Census 519 1820 JR-8. Rarity-3. Large Date. MS-64 (NGC). Reflective surfaces boast a rich combination of autuimial orange and amber with splashes of bright blue at the peripheries. Remarkably lu.s- trous and generally well struck, with flat centers to stars 7 and 8 as well as some weakness on right talons and arrowheads. Only mi- nor scattered contact points and the occasional hairline keep this beautiful specimen from full gem status. This specimen is one of the finest known examples of this die marriage, finer than the specimens in the Lovejoy (EF), Subjack (AU) or Logan (AU) collections. Only two Mint State specimens have heen reported to us, and no examples finer than AU are listed in the most recent JRCS census. At the time of the 1990 Lovejoy

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    The Frog Run Farm Collection

    Highlight: 104 The Frog Run Faiuvi Collection Beautiful 1821 JR-10 Dime Condition Census (2x photo) 522 1821 JR-10. Rarity-3. Small Date. MS-64 (PCGS). Choice cartwheel lustre and exceptional golden toning define both ob- verse and reverse. One of the finest survivors from this die mar- riage, comparable to the choice Lovejoy coin and perhaps one or two others, but still a contender for finest known status. The fields show some reflectivity and the devices are frosty. Nearly immacu- late with neither significant contact marks nor hairlines, and nicely struck as well; only stars 11 through 13 show weakness, in addi- tion to the always weak right talons. This piece far outpaces the AU Subjack and Logan coins as well as every single specimen re- ported in the recent JRCS census. A really remarkable dime

    Auction catalogue of American Numismatic Rarities, LLC.

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    The Kennywood Collection

    Highlight: Memorable 1798/7 Overdate Dime Condition Census Quality 339 1798/7 JR-2. Rarity-5+. 13 Stars Reverse. AU-58 (PCGS). Light gray toning with splashes of blue and lilac characterizes both sides. Somewhat lightly struck at the centers, as usual for the vari- ety. The overdate feature is bold. While the 1798/7 ranges from scarce to rare in all grades, at the level offered here it is high in the PCGS Population, with just one finer. The specialist in the field of American dimes will find this to be one of the most important opportunities in the present catalogue — a sale that is remarkable for the rarities it contains. Moreover, the 13 Star reverse, as here, is unpriced in the Guide Book of United States over EF, verifying its elusive nature. PCGS Population: 1 ; 1 finer (MS-62). Coins at any

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    The Kennywood Collection

    Highlight: Breathtaking 1874-CC Dime Condition Census Mint State Key to the Series photo) 378 1874-CC Arrows. MS-62 (PCGS). Light lilac and heather over sharply struck letters and devices. A breathtaking example of yet another amazing Carson City dime, the second finest 1874-CC dime graded by PCGS, and one of relatively few examples of the date known at the Mint State level. Similar to certain earlier offer- ings, the 1874-CC is not priced at all in Mint State in the Guide Book, being one ofjust four dates to share this category (the others being 1871-CC, 1872-CC,and 1873-CC Arrows, the “big four,” if you will, of the series). How remarkable it is that two of the other three are presented in this catalogue! Indeed, even a well- worn example of the present date, say VG or so, is still an offering of

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    Kagin's 304th Sale: M.A.N.A.-Washington 1974 Public & Mail Auction

    Highlight: 1797 SMALL EAGLE DIME “CONDITION-CENSUS” 766-1797 SMALL EAGLE 16 Stars, GLITTERING GOLDEN UNCIRCULATED WITH SOME PROOFLIKE SURFACE, usual die state with feathers of eagle’s breast and right wing tip not fully struck up. Scott states “Extremely rare in unc.” Envelope marked $5,250.00. What its present value might be in this market of “Exceptional Prices For Exceptional Coins” is problematical. 767-1823 OVER 2, Small E’s in legend, Brilliant golden Uncirculated, SHARPER STRUCK THAN MOST WITH STARS COMPLETELY FULL! Scott states “ Generally underrated, and more than quadruple the rarity of the 1823/22 Large E’s” (& valued there close to double that for Large E’s). Easily worth over 2,000.00. 1827 GEM PROOF DIME 768-1827 GLITTERING BLUE & GOLDEN WIRE EDGE GEM PROOF! Amagnificent specimen in

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