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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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    2018 Extraordinary Capped Bust Dime Sealed Bid Auction



    xamples of the 1827 JR 2 are found in the Good to Very Good grade range with many of those showing some signs of damage This VF25 example is the first of three 1827 JR 2 dimes in this sale The surfaces are layered in a medium grey save for a lighter spot on the reverse The Gorman example also a VF25 and featured as the next lot in this auction sold for more than 2 300 in our 2016 sale of Kirk Gorman s wonderful collection 1827 JR 2 PCGS VF25 Lot 1016 1827 JR 2 R 4 PCGS VF25 32764757 Gorman Where else can you find two scarce 1827 JR 2 dimes available for bidding This second example belonged to Kirk Gorman and garnered more than 2 300 in our 2016 auction Although circulated to an attractive choice VF level numismatists will appreciate the lovely original surfaces When examining


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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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    2018 Extraordinary Capped Bust Dime Sealed Bid Auction



    821 JR 10 Small Date R 4 PCGS AU58 32607017 Eliasberg Gorman VIG Plate Coin The 1821 JR 10 is one of three small date varieties for the year This example has impressive provenance of Eliasberg and Gorman in addition to being the plate coin for the die marriage in the Zack Scuderi and Sherrill Bust Dime Variety Identification Guide We sold this lustrous silver grey coin in our 2016 Kirk Gorman sale where it realized more than 2 500 Lot 1010 1822 JR 1 R 3 PCGS AU58 82247216 How often do you get to see and personally examine an 1822 dime that is not only amazingly lustrous but is in the desirable grade of AU58 Even casual collectors of early silver recognize that most 1822 dimes are found in AG to VG grades Let s go straight to the PCGS Population Report on this KEY DATE f


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    2018 Extraordinary Capped Bust Dime Sealed Bid Auction



    823 2 JR 2 PCGS AU53 Lot 1011 1823 2 JR 2 Large E s R 4 PCGS AU53 32606431 Gorman This lustrous silver coin features soft sea foam green and hints of copper and gold toward its peripheries Just four finer examples were reported in the JRCS Bust Dime census When we sold this coin in our 2016 sale of the Kirk Gorman Collection the price realized exceeded 2 700 Lot 1012 1823 2 JR 2 Large E s R 4 PCGS XF45 26546259 VIG Plate Here is a second example of this scarce die marriage Images of this coin can be seen on page 64 of the Bust Dime Variety Identification Guide Inspection shows that the surfaces are mostly a light silvery grey with golden toning toward the periphery Recall that the Gorman AU53


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    2018 Extraordinary Capped Bust Dime Sealed Bid Auction



    ll 10C 1829 dime although that designation is not listed on the label Upon examination one immediately notices an attractive frosty luster on the obverse surrounded by pale russet toward the periphery A sandy patina graces much of the reverse A single gem example in the 2016 JRCS Bust Dime census was the only higher grade 1829 JR 3 recorded by census author Jim Matthews In our sale of the Kirk Gorman dimes in 2016 an MS63 1829 JR 3 sold for more than 3 750 attesting to the scarcity and desirability of this die marriage in higher grades Lot 1020 1829 JR 8 Small 10C R 4 PCGS XF40 CAC 21583760 The 1829 JR 8 is one of the more difficult Small 10C varieties of 1829 to locate in grades of XF and higher In fact there were only three pieces graded higher than XF40 recorded in the 2016 J


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    2018 Extraordinary Capped Bust Dime Sealed Bid Auction



    Lot 1023 1830 29 JR 5 FS 301 R 2 PCGS AU58 32606980 Gorman From Part I of our sale of the Kirk Gorman collection where this coin achieved a price of 1 711 Just three reported higher grade 1830 29 JR 5 dimes were in the JRCS census Delightful iridescent toning spans the obverse and reverse of this high grade overdate The devices are accented in rich blue and teal shades which deepen to lilac around the rims Considerable luster remains in the fields The surfaces show a few slight marks inc


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    2018 Extraordinary Capped Bust Dime Sealed Bid Auction



    f this very scarce die marriage available in the 2018 sale Just six finer examples were recorded in the 2016 Bust Dime census reported by the JRCS Light grey patina gives way to brilliant bands of luster seen on the periphery In hand one will readily see the lustrous bands that attest to the originality of the surfaces An AU50 of this die marriage sold for more than 1 200 in our sale of the Kirk Gorman collection in 2016 14


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    2018 Extraordinary Capped Bust Dime Sealed Bid Auction



    Lot 1033 1837 JR 1 R 4 PCGS MS62 32607023 Gorman In 2016 this colorful coin sold for nearly 4 000 in our auction of the Kirk Gorman collection Amazing color luster and scarcity combine to create a prize for the winning bidder A single MS64 example of the 1837 JR 1 was recorded in the 2016 JRCS Bust Dime census which would make this coin tied for second finest in the condition census This die marriage is the one die marriage from 1837 that does not have a bisecting die crack the other three die marriages have bisecting


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    Coin World [01/17/2011]

    1/17/2011

    obby John and I arrived at the collec tor s house and were shown the coin It appeared at first glance an authentic coin The attribution was correct as to obverse and reverse dies Now the hard part was it a copy that employed two different host coins to produce the counterfeit dies We next exam ined the reeding on the edge of the coin comparing it to that of a JR 2 1827 Capped Bust dime Kirk Gorman a collector and researcher of Capped Bust dimes has been working on a study of the edge dies of the dimes Kirk told me that the edges should match We looked at the two coins side by side and found many simi larities in the shape and spacing of the reeds which led us to the conclusion that this example was authentic The collector who dis covered the coin was overjoyed to have his find conf


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    Coin World [09/08/2008]

    9/8/2008

    in Grad ing Service Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ANACS and Inde pendent Coin Grading Company indicate they have certified between 200 and 250 of the 1828 Small Date coins from Good 4 to Mint State 67 and between 80 and 100 of the Large Date coins in grades from About Good 3 to MS 66 The majority of the submissions for both varieties are in the circu lated grades Numismatic researcher Kirk Gorman estimates that based on die life and the number of exist ing examples the production could have reached 300 000 for the 1828 Capped Bust Small Date coins and 100 000 for the Large Date coins The American State Papers con taining the legislative and executive documents of Congress during the period 1789 to 1838 do not accu rately state the delivery of 1828 dated dimes according to Gorm


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