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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY #106, ERIC P. NEWMAN

    05/21/2017

    Highlight: David Perkins and Rory Rea.

    W. David Perkins of Centennial, CO writes:

    I’d like to add my, “Happy 106th Birthday Eric!” to the others in tonight’s issue of The E-Sylum.

    If I recall correctly, I first started corresponding with Eric Newman in the second half of 1995. One of my long term research projects for the Early U.S. Silver Dollars 1794-1804 has been the Col. E.H.R. Green Collection of early dollars. I had been keeping a spreadsheet of every early dollar die marriage and coin I came across with the Col. Green pedigree. I think I had over 125 different early dollars recorded at this time.

    In 1993, Q. David Bowers published his Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States A Complete Encyclopedia. The early dollar

    Eric P. Newman, America's numismatic elder statesman and benefactor of the New

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    John Reich Journal, December 1998

    1/12/1998

    Highlight: Evans More (Faint) Clashed Arrowheads on Large Size Quarters by Rory Rea Rare 1798 Dollar Die Remarriage Discovered by W. David Perkins Method of Producing an Overlay, or Why does Miss Liberty have an Adam’s Apple by Jim Haller 1834 JR4 Dime by Michael T. Williams My Bust Half Father by J. Warren Long In Memory of Leonard Elton Dosier June 10, 1923-March 23, 1997 by Henry Hilgard Allen F. Lovejoy, 1919-1997 by Russell J. Logan VOLUME 11/ISSUE 2: Early Silver Dollar Die Marriages Discovered Since the 1881 Haseltine Type Table- A Detailed Analysis by W. David Perkins Quarter Census by Russell J. Logan The 1818 0108 “Inverted Edge” Bust Half Dollar by Jeff Prem Oh, Those Errant A’s by Stu Keen A Half Dollar Promise by Edgar Souders Dr. Ivan Leaman, 26-Jun-1927 to 17-Jan-1998 VOLUME 11/ISSUE 3

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    John Reich Journal, July 1998

    1/7/1998

    Highlight: Taraszka New Emission Sequence for the TED 20 Successively Higher Reverse Dimes by Mike Sherrill Another High Grade Treasure May Still Be Out There by Rory Rea 25 More Die States on the 1818 B-10 Capped Bust Quarter 26 by Rory Rea 1801 Half Dimes Revisited by Ed Price and Jules Reiver 28 Half Eagle Notched Understar - Fact or Fiction? 34 by Eric Hildebrant Jules Reiver Literary Award 36

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    John Reich Journal, June 2005

    1/6/2005

    Highlight: • Rory Rea and John Kovack have been added to the team working on the new Bust quarter book. • Rory Rea is also working on a separate book on the R5-I- die marriages of the Bust quarters. He is taking pictures of as many examples as possible to illustrate the book. • John McCloskey reported that he is writing a book on the Classic quarter and half 15

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    John Reich Journal, December 2006

    1/12/2006

    Highlight: Rory Rea, John Kovach and 1 are making progress in completing the remake of the Browning reference for bust quarters. Rory Rea is working on his reference documenting condition census for the R4 and above bust quarters. We hope these references will further stimulate interest in this series. 23 collections were reported for bust quarters- a good representation of the collections outstanding. We listed the top 15 in the census of collections. Some members only collect one series of bust quarters (i.e. draped, capped and small diameter). Regrettably, one member who has an extraordinary collection of large diameter capped bust quarters including the finest known 1821 B6 (the ex-Reiver piece) was not included in the top 15 census. His data, the data from the other 5 collections and all

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    John Reich Journal, June 2007

    1/6/2007

    Highlight: for second with 38 votes were Rory Reahigh standards set by this years’ articles. Volume 17 / Issue 1 7 Bolander’s 184^^ Mail Auction Sale by W. David Perkins 7 Bust Dollar Notes by Bill Luebke 16 Use and Misuse of the Term Rarity in Numismatics by Michael S. Fey 2 From the Internet by Bill Luebke 13 Condition Census - Bust Half Dimes 1792 - 1837 by Stephen A. Crain 38 Retained and Full Cuds on Bust Quarters by Rory Rea 26 Discovery of Draped Bust

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    John Reich Journal, July 2011

    1/7/2011

    Highlight: the book was hammered at $750 to member Rory Reail. Members only need an ISP without a spam filter in order to receive the newsletter. He further announced that he will continue to maintain the JR Newsletter blog, as well. Under the subject of new books. Dr. Glenn Peterson announced that the new Bust quarter dollar book will be going to the printers soon, and hopefully will be distributed at the FUN Show in January. Rory Rea had color copies to show interested members. 5

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    John Reich Journal, May 2012

    1/5/2012

    Highlight: Early Quarter Dollars Of The United States Mint by authors Rory Realenn Peterson, Bradley Karoleff and John Kovach was released March 2011. It features an introduction by Carl Herkowitz who researched Ard W. Browning, even visiting his gravesite. This reference has extensive history vignettes for each year the bust quarters were produced which the authors believe embellish the pleasure of ownership of these beautiful coins. Rory Rea's photography, and census information, is a product of many years' study of the bust quarter series. The census shows, in some rare marriages, photos of all the known examples. Finally, deluxe editions of the reference feature plates of the Eric P. Newman collection of bust quarters, many of which were the plate coins in the original Browning publication.

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    John Reich Journal, April 2013

    1/4/2013

    Highlight: urer W. David Perkins Membership Status Questions wdperki@attglobal.net Program Chairman Richard Meaney richard.meaney@us.army.mil Director Dr. Glenn Peterson gpeters@tds.net Cover Photos: 1 804 B 1 Draped Bust quarter exhibiting the rare die cracks on the obverse from the Eric P. Newman collection. This illustration is featured on page 18 of Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint by Rory Rea, Dr. Glenn Peterson, Bradley Karoleff, and John Kovach. Photo credit Rory Rea. Articles may not be reproduced without permission of the John Reich Collectors Society

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    The Philadelphia Americana Sale, Part Two

    Highlight: JJ Teaparty and Rory Rea privately. 1815 B-1. Rarity-1. "E" Counterstamp. Genuine (PCGS). Sharpness of AU. Attractive medium gray-gold toning on both sides of this well struck coin. The devices are all sharp and as seen on most of the Coun- termarked coins are of very high grade. The "E" punch used on the 1815 quarters was also used on a number of 1825 quarters, the meaning has never been positively identified although a good many theories have been put forth by researchers. On this particular coin the base of the reverse shows slight deformation from the obverse punch. No other surface issues are seen and these have been widely collected and much speculation has been directed towards the E and L countermarks. From the Classic Collection. #005321 5005 5006 1818 B-2. Rarity-1. Sharpness of

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    The July 2015 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins

    Highlight: The 2010 book Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint by Rory Rea, et al. pedigrees 24 examples of the 1825 B-3 variety in grades ranging from MS-66 to EP-45. With bold Extremely Eine definition and superior eye appeal relative to the stated qualifier, this coin should attract strong bids from early quarter variety specialists. PCGS# 38973. NGC ID: 23RS. 4257 1836 B-2. Rarity-2. MS-63 (NGC). Satiny, lustrous and appealing surfaces are accented by lovely reddish-copper and golden-gray iridescence. Boldly struck from heavily cracked dies, a die crack bisects the obverse from the rim at 7 o’clock to the rim at 12 o’clock, with several other cracks also evident around the periphery on that side. The 1836 Capped Bust quarter has the second highest mintage of the type, including both the

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    John Reich Journal, November 2014

    1/11/2014

    Highlight: Rory Rea and David Perkins discovered the provenance of these coins when they visited Eric to photograph many of the coins for our updated version of the Browning book (Early United States Quarters, 1796-1838 by Rory Rea, Glenn Peterson, Bradley Karoleff and John Kovach). The location of many of the Browning plate coins was unknown for decades until their historic discovery hiding in Eric’s safe deposit box! Heritage had broken the catalog into sections with the “more common” and “inexpensive” coins appearing in the front and back of the sale. The “better” coins were placed in the center of the catalog with expanded photos and descriptions. This left many magnificent coins in the “inexpensive” portions of the sale, especially in the Bust quarter series! There were 12 Capped Bust quarters i

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    Rory Rea Correspondence, 2005-2010

    /2005

    Highlight: Rory Rea Correspondence, 2005-2010 Eric P. Newman Correspondence between Eric P. Newman and Rory Rea, mostly discussing a visit to St. Louis and early U.S. quarters.

    Correspondence between Eric P. Newman and Rory Rea, mostly discussing a visit to St. Louis and early

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    Rory Rea Correspondence, 2005-2010

    /2005

    Highlight: Tom Serfass Rory Rea wrote: Hello Tom, Dave Perkins and I are now settled back in our homes and I have finally downloaded all the pictures onto my computer and properly backed them up. I hope everything is well with you and Eric and you are enjoying the Holiday as it comes upon us. I must say I had a wonderful time during our visit at the Money Museum. Your hospitality was excellent and warm. I will truly remember this for as long as I live. You can be sure I will be telling everyone in the future how honored I felt meeting an icon like Eric Newman. During the next few months or more I will be working on the picture as I can getting them ready to send out to you via CD and in 4 x 6 print. This is where the second phase of my task starts. I wanted to share a few photographs with you and Eri

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    Gobrecht Journal #89

    15/3/2004

    Highlight: The photographs of the Burnham quarters were taken by Rory Rea, who gener- ously donated his time and services during the ANA Convention in Baltimore. 1850-O Quarter This is a beautifully toned 1850-O quarter that has been graded NGC MS-63. It is one of the finest known specimens of this date but it has some weakness through the denticles from the 5'^ to the S"" stars. This piece is an example of the Briggs 1 -B variety with clear evidence of rust running throughout the obverse design. The date has been lightly impressed into the obverse die resulting in a very weak lower serif for the digit 1 . On the reverse the Large O mintmark is closer to the branch stem than the feathered shaft and it is thinner on the bottom left. The lowest horizontal line in the shield is sharply doubled and it

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    The Asylum, July-September 2013

    1/7/2013

    Highlight: The newest limited-edition book available in the Browning quarter odyssey was published in 2010 by Rory Rea, Glenn Peterson, Bradley Karoleff, and John Kovach. This is a full black calf binding with silver lettering featuring a portrait from the Draped Bust quarter on the cover. French endpapers are found front and back. This was limited to 50 signed and numbered copies. Author signatures are on a dedication page along with the signature of famed numismatist Eric P. Newman. New- man graciously allowed the authors to photograph many of his quarters for inclusion in the work. They have included fifteen plates of his coins which are only available in the limited edition. These 50 copies sold out immediately at the issue price of $500. None of these have yet been of- fered in the secondary

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    Gobrecht Journal #91

    15/11/2004

    Highlight: Rory Rea and Weimar White as well as Christine Karstedt of American Numismatic Rarities and Ed Jaster of Heritage Rare Coin Galleries. The ANA has announced that it will make all of the Numismatic Theatre presenta- tions available in DVD or VHS format within a few months. Len Augsburger LSCC #1271 49

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 5

    1/10/2011

    Highlight: NY Rory Rea Orange, CA Jeff Amelse Batavia, IL EAC MEETING AT THE LONG BEACH COIN EXPO Bryan Yamasaki An infonnal EAC meeting was held on Friday, September 9, at 7:00 PM, at the latest Long Beach Coin Expo. Ten members attended. Since all ten were well acquainted with each other, tradition was broken and the usual self-introductions were omitted. Instead, a discussion of the 2012 EAC Convention was immediately begun. The latest information about the convention was posted the previous Sunday on Region 8 and was dispensed to the attendees. There was some interest expressed regarding a possible tour to Niagara Falls. The remainder of the meeting focused on the changes in the membership dues, number of issues annually of Penny-Wise, and the Postal delivery method. There were some strong views

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    JRCS PROGRAM ON NEWMAN EARLY DOLLARS, QUARTER DOLLARS AND LIBRARY

    JRCS PROGRAM ON NEWMAN EARLY DOLLARS, QUARTER DOLLARS AND LIBRARY

    07/20/2008

    Highlight: Dave Perkins and Rory Rea will be presenting this year's club program. You won't want to miss it! Dave and Rory will be talking about the Eric P. Newman (EPN) collection of early dollars and quarter dollars, with slides of the visit and the coins from this collection. All of the coins are ex. Col. E.H.R. Green, and have been stored in Waite Raymond holders since the 1940s when Eric acquired them from the Green estate. Needless to say there are a large number of beautifully toned coins. A number of the silver dollars are plate coins in the Bowers silver dollar book, and via a little detective work (and plate matching) many of the quarter dollars are plate coins in the original Browning book! You will also get a glimpse of the extensive EPN Library and Museum. And maybe a few very interestin

    Dave Perkins forwarded the following announcement from the JR News, the email newsletter of the Joh

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    WAYNE'S WORDS: THE E-SYLUM AUGUST 3, 2008

    08/03/2008

    Highlight: and Rory Rea, courtesy of W. David Perkins. Welcome aboard! We now have 1,166 subscribers. This week we open with details on David Fanning's upcoming literature auction, new books on Australian Historical Medals, Chinese charms, and a novel involving elephant medallions of Alexander the Great. Most of this issue covers news and events from this week's ANA convention in Baltimore. E-Sylum readers and contributors were out in force, with good times all around. I was only able to attend the show on Thursday (and the banquet Saturday), so I'm counting on readers to send in their accounts of events, particularly the NBS general meeting on Friday. The hour is late and I'll stop here - many more interesting items await in this issue. Have a great week, everyone. Wayne Homren Numismatic Bibliomani

    Among our recent subscribers are Larry Shepherd, courtesy of John Wilson, Kay Freeman, courtesy of

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    ALAN WEINBERG'S 2008 BALTIMORE ANA DIARY

    ALAN WEINBERG'S 2008 BALTIMORE ANA DIARY

    08/10/2008

    Highlight: That highlighted the superb presentation by Dave Perkins and photographer Rory Rea of their visit and photography with Eric Newman. I was mesmerized at that seminar - which was fully attended at 8 AM just prior to the bourse opening ! I speculated two weeks ago that it seemed to me to be ironic that the Australian "Charlotte 1788" hand-engraved silver medal that auctioned by Noble Coins in Australia for precisely $750,000 AUS plus the buyer's fee to the Australian National Maritime Museum was precisely the Noble auction catalogue estimate and also the amount that Noble and consignor Dr Chapman had spoken of to the media for weeks preceding the auction. I wondered if that wasn't just the reserve. I raised this subject in a conversation at the Baltimore ANA with an Aussie dealer wh

    Alan V. Weinberg's been on the road for nearly two weeks. On his return home he filed the following

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    EARLY U.S. QUARTERS AND DOLLARS IN THE ERIC P. NEWMAN COLLECTION

    08/10/2008

    Highlight: A joint presentation by Rory Rea and David Perkins on the early quarters and dollars in the Eric Newman collection. The presentation began with a nice outline of the happy visit December 7, 2007 and careful description of his storage techniques. These Wayte Raymond toned coins have scarcely been seen since purchased from the Colonel Green estate in the 1940s. Following these introductions were a mind blowing display of professional images by Rory and a continual murmur throughout the crowd. Browning plate mysteries were unveiled one by one. Image after image left my mind tortured to choose a favorite amongst the coins. I would "settle" for the 1807 B2 and the 1828 B3...please don't make me choose only one! Dave took over the dollar part of the presentation and the eye candy kept

    Per Alan Weinberg's suggestion I'm reprinting with permission part of last week's JR Newsletter (#1

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    QUERY: WORLD'S GREATEST COLLECTION 1828 QUARTER BUYER SOUGHT

    QUERY: WORLD'S GREATEST COLLECTION 1828 QUARTER BUYER SOUGHT

    04/04/2010

    Highlight: QUERY: WORLD'S GREATEST COLLECTION 1828 QUARTER BUYER SOUGHT http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n14a08.html Rory Rea writes: Does anyone know who might possibly own the bid book from the "World's Greatest Collection of U.S. Quarters and 20 Cent Pieces" (Part II, March 3, 1945? The collection was sold at the Numismatic Gallery under the direction of Abe Kosoff and Abner Kreisberg in New York. I am looking for a name of the person(s) who purchased Lot 95. On page 33 a picture is shown of this ever popular over-fraction 1828 B-3 25 over 50 quarter. I've got a copy of the sale but alas, it is not named. Can anyone identify the buyer? Thanks. -Editor Wayne Homren, Editor | NBS (coinbooks.org) Web The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization promoting numismatic literature.

    Rory Rea writes: Does anyone know who might possibly own the bid book from the "World's Greatest Co

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    ALAN WEINBERG ON THE 2010 BOSTON ANA CONVENTION

    08/15/2010

    Highlight: Coin World's prolific articles on the more obscure and historical items of American numismatics to Rory Rea's about-to-be-printed superb color plate book on bust quarter varieties. Washington Oregon and Happy While United medals Some things I saw at the ANA: John Kraljevich's land office business at his bourse table in an obscure part of the 2nd room of the bourse - not a U.S. federal coin in sight there - but rare and delightful tidbits including a momentary glimpse of an "out-of-the-woodwork" superb silver Libertas Americana medal before it quickly sold for a solid six figures; Joe O'Conner's for-exhibit-only 1799 bust dollar as it would have looked dropping from the dies- I'm reliably told it equals the very best of Eric Newman's bust dollars; PCGS' bourse display of numerous gem proof

    Alan V. Weinberg submitted the following discussion of his experiences at this week's ANA conventio

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    BOOKBINDER RECOMMENDATION: THE OHIO BOOKSTORE

    BOOKBINDER RECOMMENDATION: THE OHIO BOOKSTORE

    08/22/2010

    Highlight: They will also be binding the special editions of the upcoming Browning Quarter book update that Rory Rea, Dr. Glenn Peterson, John Kovach and I have been working on the last few years which will be available early next year. Wayne Homren, Editor | NBS (coinbooks.org) Web The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org. To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor at this address: whomren@gmail.com To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum

    V13 2010

    E-SYLUM ARCHIVE Copyright ? 1998 - 2012 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) All Rights Reserved. NBS

    Brad Karoleff forwarded this recommendation for a reasonably-priced bookbinder working in leather.

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    NEW BOOK: EARLY QUARTER DOLLARS OF THE UNITED STATES 1796-1838

    04/10/2011

    Highlight: Rory Rea and Eric P. Newman, followed by the pedigree of the known Browning Plate Coins. A dedication to Charlton _Swampy_ Meyer, the only collector to complete a 1796-1838 quarter marriage set, is next. Bust quarter errors and counter marked quarters are covered in the following two sections. We have also listed the quarters present in the Smithsonian Collection and the American Numismatic Society Collection. We hope you are as excited with this work as we are in bringing it to you. Regular Hard Bound Edition: $110 delivered USPS Priority Mail. Limited Edition Leather Bound Edition with Eric P. Newman Plates*: $500 delivered. Optional cloth slip case to protect the binding from damages: $50. *Limited to 50 numbered autographed copies. Delivery expected late 2011. A $100 deposit will hold

    The following is from the web site announcing a new book on early U.S. quarters, and update of the

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    NEWMAN EARLY U.S. DOLLARS SUBJECT OF BALTIMORE TALK

    06/16/2013

    Highlight: Louis in December 2007 by Rory Rea (exceptional photographer and early U.S. Quarter Dollar expert and author) and W. David Perkins, early dollar specialist, researcher, author and collector. Dave and Rory presented the Newman Collection of early dollars 1794-1803 and early quarter dollars 1796-1838 at the JRCS Meeting at the 2008 Baltimore ANA Convention to a standing room only audience. Photos of the Neman Collection of early quarter dollars 1796-1838 are not part of the JRCS meeting presentation but will be available for viewing in Baltimore. Please see W. David Perkins if you would like to view these photos during the meeting or show - on Thursday and Friday only. Dave can be contacted at wdperki@attglobal.net prior to the show if you have any questions or would like to arrange to view

    W. David Perkins forwarded this announcement of a talk he'll be giving at this week's Whitman Balti

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    Gobrecht Journal #89

    15/3/2004

    Highlight: The photographs of the Burnham quarters were taken by Rory Rea, who gener- ously donated his time and services during the ANA Convention in Baltimore. 1850-O Quarter This is a beautifully toned 1850-O quarter that has been graded NGC MS-63. It is one of the finest known specimens of this date but it has some weakness through the denticles from the 5'^ to the S"" stars. This piece is an example of the Briggs 1 -B variety with clear evidence of rust running throughout the obverse design. The date has been lightly impressed into the obverse die resulting in a very weak lower serif for the digit 1 . On the reverse the Large O mintmark is closer to the branch stem than the feathered shaft and it is thinner on the bottom left. The lowest horizontal line in the shield is sharply doubled and it

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    The Asylum, July-September 2013

    1/7/2013

    Highlight: The newest limited-edition book available in the Browning quarter odyssey was published in 2010 by Rory Rea, Glenn Peterson, Bradley Karoleff, and John Kovach. This is a full black calf binding with silver lettering featuring a portrait from the Draped Bust quarter on the cover. French endpapers are found front and back. This was limited to 50 signed and numbered copies. Author signatures are on a dedication page along with the signature of famed numismatist Eric P. Newman. New- man graciously allowed the authors to photograph many of his quarters for inclusion in the work. They have included fifteen plates of his coins which are only available in the limited edition. These 50 copies sold out immediately at the issue price of $500. None of these have yet been of- fered in the secondary

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    Gobrecht Journal #91

    15/11/2004

    Highlight: Rory Rea and Weimar White as well as Christine Karstedt of American Numismatic Rarities and Ed Jaster of Heritage Rare Coin Galleries. The ANA has announced that it will make all of the Numismatic Theatre presenta- tions available in DVD or VHS format within a few months. Len Augsburger LSCC #1271 49

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 45, No. 5

    1/10/2011

    Highlight: NY Rory Rea Orange, CA Jeff Amelse Batavia, IL EAC MEETING AT THE LONG BEACH COIN EXPO Bryan Yamasaki An infonnal EAC meeting was held on Friday, September 9, at 7:00 PM, at the latest Long Beach Coin Expo. Ten members attended. Since all ten were well acquainted with each other, tradition was broken and the usual self-introductions were omitted. Instead, a discussion of the 2012 EAC Convention was immediately begun. The latest information about the convention was posted the previous Sunday on Region 8 and was dispensed to the attendees. There was some interest expressed regarding a possible tour to Niagara Falls. The remainder of the meeting focused on the changes in the membership dues, number of issues annually of Penny-Wise, and the Postal delivery method. There were some strong views

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    The Numismatist, November 2011

    1/11/2011

    Highlight: Rory Rea and Eric P. New- man, followed by the pedigrees of the known Browning plate coins. A list of the quarters in the Smithsonian Insti- tution and the American Numismatic Society collections is included. The 388-page, 8 V 2 x ll'Vi-inch, hardcover book sells for $110 (post- paid). To order, e-mail Bradley Karol- eff at bkaroleff@yahoo.com or phone 859-371-1414. For more information, visit www.browningquarterbook.com. library@money.org Uriah Cho ANA #3129914 Inside You’ll Find Simply a better coin album! * Quality Construction and Functionality * Sliding Obverse and Stationary Reverse PET Lenses * Color Cover Art and Interior Graphics * Expert Historical and Numismatic Information ORDER TODAY! 1 - 888 - 622-7823 www.zyruspress.com 76 The NUMISMATIST www.money.org NOVEMBER 2011

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    The Numismatist, July 2005

    1/7/2005

    Highlight: Rabinoff Rory Rea Robert Reardon George Ross Edmund Schwenk Ronald Shaw Michael Shubin Justin Stockbridge Marian Stoffan Ron Umile Thomas Vogler William Walker Roger L. Wilson Noel A. Wychico George S. Yaco Earl Young COLORADO Eric T. Aldrich John C. Allen Grace Anderson (J) Vincent A. Annoni James Patrick Battaglino Jaben Broach (CLM) Nick Cipoletti (J) Lauren Crackel Mike Einerson Helene B. Proffitt Mary Rothrock Ellis Stubbs Don Vest CONNECTICUT Marc Bertin (J) Richard V. Pizzutoohn FLORIDA Richard Bartholomay Douglas M. Carlson (CLM) Kenneth M. Casebeer Victor H. Caudill Rilker Frota Cavalcante Ryan Chamberlin (J) Gary Cole Daniel J. Cummings Maggie Dent Debbie C. Dunes Eugene Elia Audie Fischer Michael Foster Rosemary Kennedy Robert W. Laflamme Robert E. LeVan Ana LonngiDeVagi (A)

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    John Reich Journal, July 1998

    1/7/1998

    Highlight: Another High Grade Treasure May Still Be Out There Rory Rea How many times have you rushed to your mailbox and pulled out a new copy of Coin World or the quarterly issue of the JR Journal to find someone has found a new variety of early bust material? Not too often, but it does happen. How many times have you thought that maybe it could happen with you? Well, I do and I’m sure everyone out there has said to themselves at one time or another “Maybe today I will be the next person with a new discovery piece.” Unfortunately my turn has not come yet, but I think I have found something that may be of interest to you quarter guys. One day last year I proceeded to compile a list of all the collectors noted in the reprint of The Early Quarter Dollars Of The United States. I then started obtaining

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    John Reich Journal, July 1998

    1/7/1998

    Highlight: More Die States on the 1818 B-10 Capped Bust Quarter Rory Rea Awhile back (summer of 96) I was going through a dealers inventory of early quarters and came across an 1818 BIO. As 1 studied this coin the dealer mentioned an unlisted reverse die state. “If you look closely you'll notice this coin has a horizontal die crack in the shield,” he said. Sure enough, there it was, a faint crack starting from the middle of the shield at left, which moves to the right and slightly upward. Since I happened to have the Browning reprint and Larry Blackwelder’s own reference manual with me I thought for sure it would show up, but it did not. The coin was not for sale but the dealer said it was O.K. to write about it. I also took a picture of it so I could send pictures to others. I wrote to Larry

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    John Reich Journal, July 1998

    1/7/1998

    Highlight: Rory Rea 1551 Copperfield Dr. Tustin, CA. 92780 27

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    John Reich Journal, July 1998

    1/7/1998

    Highlight: Rory Rea 265 N. Cleveland Street Orange, CA. 92866 33

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    John Reich Journal, July 2000

    1/7/2000

    Highlight: Attention Bust Quarter CoUectors Jim Koenings Rory Rea and I are working on a series of books that will be called "The Rarest (enter denomination). The first book we plan to publish will be called "The Rarest Quarters- 1 796- 1807. We are currently taking color photos of every R5 or rarer Bust Dime or Bust Quarter. Once we have more than 75 photos of a single variety, that variety will be removed from any future editions. (This is a lifetime project). Each coin will be enlarged to 3 inches in diameter and all known pedigrees will be listed. Notes will be made to distinguish between different specimens of the same variety by listing prominent scratches, edge marks and other oddities, etc. Die states will also be studied and rarity ratings will be established. By the end of June 2(XX), Long

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    John Reich Journal, January 2001

    1/1/2001

    Highlight: Jim Koenings and Rory Rea are working on a photographic guide of condition census quarters for the rarer varieties. They are interested in photographing any R5-8 bust quarters for their work. They also plan on doing the other series of bust coins in the future. They can be reached at: Jim Koenings, PO Box 2382, Riverside, CA 92516. Also, Dr. Glenn Peterson and I are currently working on a revision to the Browning Quarter attribution guide. We would be interested in hearing from any collectors with unusual die states or other information concerning the series. We can be reached at the societies PO Box. 2000 was an interesting and exciting year for collectors of bust coinage. There were two major discoveries made in die variety collecting as illustrated in articles in this issue. First, a

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    John Reich Journal, July 2001

    1/7/2001

    Highlight: Rory Rea (who was not present) is conducting research on a condition census of R5 and better bust quarters, and would like members with condition census examples of any of the bust quarters to contact him to arrange to have their coins photographed for inclusion in his book. President David J. Davis asked each of the members present to stand and introduce themselves, giving their name, hometown, and collecting interests. Member and early Federal coinage expert Ed Price announced that he is presently conducting research on the condition census of 1792 dismes. 44

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    John Reich Journal, December 2001

    1/12/2001

    Highlight: I want to thank Rory Rea for the beautiful pictures of the coins that have appeared with Close-up of 1818 B7 late die state reverse die this article. His excellent photographs have crack from dentil to N. made it possible to present the analysis included in this article. 1818 B9 Early Die State 8

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    John Reich Journal, July 2003

    1/7/2003

    Highlight: A work by Rory Rea, Aram Haroutunian and Jim Koening focusing on assembling photographs and pedigreees of the R5 and better mar- riages is also in progress. On the subject of rarity ratings, most have gone down as more specimens have been found. The rarity ratings presented here are estimates based on the experience of numerous col- lectors and a survey from the Bust Quarter Collector Society. If you have additional infor- mation about the series please let us hear from you. 17

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    John Reich Journal, July 2003

    1/7/2003

    Highlight: by Rory Rea and Jim Koenig, who are conducting a photographic census of the finest known examples in the series. Another pending reference work on the bust quarter series is being written by Karl Moulton, but little information was available. Mention was made of an article by Karl Moulton, in a recent Rare Coin Review, which proved that the 1827 quarter was struck using the same obverse die as the 1823/2. There was a rumor of an 1835 Bl, with no die crack through STATES, but that could not be confirmed. The newly discovered die marriage for the series, 1837 B6, discovered by Brian Greer, and now residing in the collection of a mid-western collector, is joined by a second con- firming specimen. The most obvious diagnostic for this reverse is the consecutively smaller arrow heads, from top t

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    John Reich Journal, January 2004

    1/1/2004

    Highlight: WA 98382 Smtl 15@aol.com © All photos are courtesy of Rory Rea. REMEMBER IT IS TIME TO PAY YOUR DUES FOR 2004 PLEASE SEND $20 TO JRCS POBOX 135 HARRISON, OH 45030 LIFE MEMBERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $500 9 J

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    John Reich Journal, June 2005

    1/6/2005

    Highlight: Rory Rea will be there to photograph the coins for future comparison and research. We will provide for a projector for inspection of the coins. Hopefully our think tank will produce some new ideas concerning these anomalies. If you can not make it to the convention consider sending your coins with a trusted collector friend who is planning on attending. The more coins that are available for study will allow us to come to better conclusions. We will also have the opportunity to consider rarity rating updates for each of the different combinations. We will have about an hour to study the coins and discuss our findings. This will be a rare opportunity to view a significant percentage of the population of a scarce group of coins for comparison. We hope you plan on participating in this special

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    John Reich Journal, June 2005

    1/6/2005

    Highlight: Rory Rea, John Kovach and I are working on an update of the Browning book on Bust Quarters. In our preparation for the book we have looked at the rarity ratings of the bust quarters. We have received feedback from members of the Bust Quarter Collector Society. Rory is studying the rare varieties of the bust quarters and assembling information about the known specimens of each rare die marriage. Information from Rory and John Kovach contributed to this listing of the best estimate of rarity ratings of bust quarters. Many of these estimates of rarity are reduced from previously published rarity ratings. We feel the estimates are more in line with current knowledge of the numbers of bust quarters existing. As with other published rarity rating scales the rating numbers represent the following

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    John Reich Journal, December 2005

    1/12/2005

    Highlight: Crain Retained and Full Cuds on Bust Quarters 24 by Rory Rea Discovery of Draped Bust Half Dollar 1806 0.129 31 by Bill Nyberg A Toss of a Dollar 36 by Jack White

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    John Reich Journal, December 2005

    1/12/2005

    Highlight: Retained and Full Cuds on Bust Quarters Rory Rea The last 2 issues of the John Reich Journal had articles pertaining to cuds on half dimes and dimes. They have really brought together some excellent work concerning not only the identification of retained cuds, full cuds and even internal cuds but also brought in a bit of history behind die steel deterioration. I have enjoyed both of these articles very much especially so with having the ability to view the actual photographs of many of these rare examples. In lieu of duplicating their efforts by readdressing the same introductive format in this article I thought it would be nice to add in some additional die state information with pictures that has not been published on bust quarters. As many of you may already know trying to locate a rare

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    John Reich Journal, August 2006

    1/8/2006

    Highlight: n Examples of the Rarest Capped Bust Dimes 18-30 by Charles D. Homing, DDS The Obverse Hub Change in 1832 31 by Alan S. DeShazo Reverse Die as Hammer Die: Evidence from a Mint Error 33 by Henry Hilgard Old Dollar Whist 35 by Bill Luebke (with assistance from Fred Hagemeyer, Jim Matthews, Warren Miller and W. David Perkins) Screw Press 39 by Richard Kurtz A Call for Bust Quarter Pictures 41 by Rory Rea

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    John Reich Journal, August 2006

    1/8/2006

    Highlight: A Call for Bust Quarter Pictures Rory Rea Brad Karoleff asked me to give a brief update with our progress concerning the revised Browning quarter book. While Dr. Glenn Peterson, Brad Karoleff and John Kovach have been busy with most all of the text portions, I have been concentrating my efforts on updating the photographs for the book. This in itself is quite a challenge since locating nice choice high grade varieties that will photograph well in black and white is difficult for various reasons. One main reason is some examples have nice deep colorful toning, and as you may know, these particular coins will not show much contrast between the fields and the devices unless you are a professional photographer, which I am not. Obtaining the perfect shot can be difficult at best. Another reason

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