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    Kirk Gorman

    John Reich Journal, December 2009

    12/1/2009 [Numismatics Periodicals Coins American]

    Letters to the Editor UPDATE ON 1827 JR 2 DIME BOOK By Jim Koenings In the July 2009 John Reich Journal on Page 8 I showed a set of scans of an 1827 JR 2 dime that was sent to me by Kirk Gorman Since at that time the owner was un known I asked the owner to come forward so I could give him credit in my upcoming book on 1827 JR 2 Dimes Almost immediately I received 2 responses The first was from JRCS 1068 who said he thought it was his coin but for a couple of very small differences The second re sponse was from Mike Sherrill who said it was the coin that he sold to Kirk Gorma


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    John Reich Journal, May 2008

    5/1/2008 [Numismatics Periodicals Coins American]

    alf Dime 6 by Louis Scuderi Did Browning Discover the 1806 B 10 7 by Bill Bugert Discovery of an Unattributed 1825 0 118 Half Dollar 9 by Gene C Holmes Condition Census Flowing Hair and Draped Bust Half Dimes 1972 1805 11 by Stephen A Crain Condition Census Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829 1837 14 by Stephen A Crain Capped Bust Dimes Uncovering the Remarriage of 1832 JR 7 and 1833 JR 4 21 by Kirk Gorman Martin Luther Beistle s Bust Half Dollars 31 by Bill Bugart Minutes of the 2007 Annual Meeting of the John Reich Collectors Society 37


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    John Reich Journal, May 2008

    5/1/2008 [Numismatics Periodicals Coins American]

    ill be reported in the next issue of the journal If any of you are not yet receiving the online newsletter of the society The JR News you can sign up by sending your email address to Bill Luebke at jmews nyc rr com Get your weekly fix on the latest news of the society every Sunday The next census that we will be publishing is for the dimes We have a new census keeper for this denomination Kirk Gorman will be taking over for Dr Homing who has compiled the dime information for the last few years I would like to personally thank Charlie and all the census keepers for their work and dedication to the society I am sure Kirk will bring the same energy and dedication to the job All dime collectors are encouraged to submit their census information including duplicates and die states to Kirk at


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    John Reich Journal, May 2008

    5/1/2008 [Numismatics Periodicals Coins American]

    d have some fun Now sit back relax and enjoy the latest issue of the journal I hope to see many of you in the next couple of months at the ANA show in Baltimore Happy cherrypicking Notice Bust Dime Census Information is Solicited for inclusion in the next issue of the John Reich Journal Please email your complete inventory listing including duplicates and die states or any questions to Kirk Gorman at kirk bustdimes net or hard copies to Kirk at PO Box 135 Harrison OH 45030 4


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    John Reich Journal, May 2008

    5/1/2008 [Numismatics Periodicals Coins American]

    Capped Bust Dimes Uncovering the Remarriage of 1832 JR 7 and 1833 JR 4 i Kirk Gorman The genesis for this paper was an article in the November 4th 2002 issue of Coin World by I Mark Borckardt titled Remembering Russell Loganl In this article Mr Borchardt describes Russell Logan as the researcher and writer that co authored two excellent references in a I manner that sets a standard for future die variety studies This led me to open the Federal Half Dimes 1792 183


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    John Reich Journal, March 2009

    3/1/2009 [Numismatics Periodicals Coins American]

    to an R 5 try to find a nice one 2 1825 JR 4 to an R 3 a minor tweaking 3 1827 JR 2 to R 5 another tough low grade marriage Another die marriage rarity the elusive 1821 JR 2 appeared in the ANR auction of March 2006 just after the last census was put to bed This example graded VF20 by PCGS bearing the Lovejoy and Logan provenance sold for 6500 Regarding current investigations Kirk Gorman an outstanding bust dime researcher will hopefully complete his edge die variety study in the near future Who knew our beloved dimes had variations on the edges Hopefully our readers will have referenced Jim Matthews wonderful study of full and retained cuds on our dimes published in the JRJ Volume 16 Issue 3 June 2005 In this census we are publishing a table based on his work with inpu


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    John Reich Journal, July 2009

    7/1/2009 [Numismatics Periodicals Coins American]

    his Bust Half Dollar Auc tion Sales and Results website www busthalfprices com And thanks to all the members of JRCS for their donations in 2008 9 as well as in prior years A fair number of members send in their annual membership dues with a little extra marked for a donation It is always appreciated and helps to keep our club s membership dues at a reasonable level Jim Koenings Writes Kirk Gorman sent me a couple of sets of scans of 1 827 JR 2 dimes He thought this coin might have belonged to Mike Sherrill or Louis Scuderi However when I checked the scans from Mike and from Louis none of them matched If someone out there owns this coin I would like them to come forward so I can give them proper credit in my book on 1827 JR 2 s You can reach me at bustcoinl verizon net Thanks 8


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    John Reich Journal, February 2011

    2/1/2011 [Numismatics Periodicals Coins American]

    onfirmation of the obverse and reverse dies was easy The 7 was clearly recut and the scroll position was easy to match to reverse B The die defect at the outer edge of the eagle s right wing was also easily seen Now came the hard part were the dies a product of the United States Mint in Philadelphia circa 1 827 or were they the creation of a Chinese counterfeiter in the last couple of years Kirk Gorman a noted dime collector and researcher had been consulted before the trip regarding other die characteristics to examine for authentication He has been doing a study of the edge dies used to create the reeding on the Bust dimes for the last few years He had noted that there is a tiny reed opposite E3 on the collar die that would have been used to strike this coin Unfortunately the reeding was


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    John Reich Journal, December 2011

    12/1/2011 [Numismatics Periodicals Coins American]

    d and the 1803 JR 5 discovered by Ed Price which is a marriage of newly discovered obverse and reverse dies and for which four examples are known to date see JRJ 7 3 April 1993 Until 2011 there had not been a single new Capped Bust dime variety discovered to add to the 122 identified by the EUSD authors This year Brad Karoleff announced the authentication together with John McCloskey and Kirk Gorman of a new variety discovered by an anonymous collector see JRJ 21 1 February 2011 1827 JR 14 Bust Dime Confirmed The 1827 JR 14 unique thus far is a marriage of the 1827 Obverse 1 and Reverse B and the authors present a compelling case that the emission order of the dies indicates that the coin was stmck after the 1827 JR 1 but before the 1827 JR 2 The following illustrations are copyrig


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    John Reich Journal, December 2011

    12/1/2011 [Numismatics Periodicals Coins American]

    changes in rarity ratings at this time 1 1809 JR 1 from R4 to R3 2 1823 JR 1 from R3 to R2 3 1824 JR 1 from R3 to R2 4 1829 JR 8 from R4 to R4 5 1829 JR 11 from R4 to R4 6 1833 JR 4 from R1 to R2 7 1835 JR 7 from R5 to R4 These seven varieties were selected out of a total of 16 varieties nominated for either increases or decreases in rarity ratings polled specialists were Jim Koenings Kirk Gorman Mike Sherrill Louis Scuderi and Charlie Homing The 1809 and 1824 dimes are of particular interest as these were essentially single variety years the exceedingly rare 1824 JR 2 represents probably less than 5 of extant 1824 dimes thus while the downgrades to R3 and to R2 respectively indicate that the varieties are more common than originally thought as dates these are still scarce Th


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    The Numismatist, June 2005

    6/1/2005

    n J Louise Anderson A Lee Archer Scott Bailey Cecil F Blaschke Christopher Boyle J Paul Townsend Bush Charles LeBaron Byrd III Michael Cannatello O Neil L Carter Edward Cavanaugh Brandi Curtis Mario M Duenas John Ellsworth Michael Joshua Eppolito Donald Erlenkotter Roger Estillana John T Evans Daniel Feldman J Joseph A Fitzpatrick Theodore L Garber Valerie Gaytan J Don J Goostree Kirk Gorman Richard L Haiman Patricia A Hathaway Robert L Heissner Federico Hernandez Leticia Hernandez James E Hicks Aaron Hill Chester Hodge Benjamin Albert Jensen Danny Kalmbach Jill Korenaga Renee Kovaes A John F Lehane Stuart K Leonard Sonia Lerque Vincent Lopez Richard Martinez Don D McKillip Charles C Milburn Robert H Morgan Richard Louis Oswald Frederick Ousey Paul Plantenga Hector Prester


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    John Reich Journal, June 2007

    6/1/2007 [Numismatics Periodicals Coins American]

    5 20 98 Lot 1285 Lot 1286 This muleing of photos represent the diagnostics of the missing B 8 Photos courtesy of David Akers and Tom Mulvaney Acknowledgements I would like to thank Robert Duphorne for his generosity in sharing information with me and the Duphorne family for graciously allowing me to talk with their father Robert 1 would also like to thank Mike Sherrill Rory Rea Jim Coad Kirk Gorman and Brian Greer for providing information and valuable discussions on this topic Special thanks to my mentor the late Russ Logan who encouraged me to follow up on this topic when it appeared to be going nowhere Also thanks to two anonymous collectors who provided additional insights that helped clarify some points 10


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    John Reich Journal, December 2013

    12/1/2013 [Numismatics Periodicals Coins American]

    for the TED Successively High Reverse Dimes by Mike Sherrill JRJ 1 1 3 July 1998 The 1832 JR 7 and 1833 JR 4 each have a remarriage based on the same reverse die with Re verse E from 1832 being used first for the 1832 JR 7 1 then the 1833 JR 4 1 and again for the 1832 JR 7 2 and finally for the 1833 JR 4 2 see Capped Bust Dimes Uncovering the Remarriage of 1832 JR 7 and 1833 JR 4 by Kirk Gorman JRJ 19 1 May 2008 There has also been some discussion but no confirmation of a remarriage of Obverse 1 of 1 82 1 to Reverse A result ing in an 1821 JR 1 2 sub variety see Winston Zack s comment and various responses in JR Newsletter December 18 201 1 Census The Draped Bust Dime Census for 2013 is presented in Table 1 with the Capped Bust following in Table 2 Table 3 shows the numb


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