The September 2012 issue of Chopmark News has been published. The newsletter of the Chopmark Collectors Club is edited by Colin Gullberg, and it’s a wonderful publication. The text below is from his editor's remarks, describing the contents of the issue. A number of E-Sylum regulars show up here, including Bruce W. Smith, Jon Radel, and Howard Daniel. For bibliophiles there are articles relating to the authors of books on the topic of chopmarks, F.M. Rose and Daniel Frank Sedwick.
First we meet member David Reimer. He is well-known as a collector of USA Trade Dollars. In fact his collection holds the #1 ranked set of US trade dollars on the PCGS registry set site, several of which are pictured in this newsletter.
We also see a nice variety of coins from our members’ collections.
This issue also marks 20 years since the death of Frank Rose as well as the 25th anniversary of his Chopmarks. We will hear from several of you who knew him.
I also have a short report on my summer trip. I had a wonderful time at the ANA show in Philadelphia and the CCC had its first meeting in many years. You can read about our lunch and the show.
Bruce Smith submitted a fascinating letter
to the editor which he found in the English language North China Herald dated 1919 about a chopmark collector and his experiences in China. It’s a great find.
Werner Höpker wrote an article in the March 2012 issue explaining his thoughts on a chopped Mexican 8 reales which he believed was a pattern coin for the briefly independent country of Taiwan. In this issue he has a supplement expanding on his previous work.
Ron Waddell has written a piece introducing his classification of chopmarks which considerably expands on Rose’s list which Rose wrote in Chopmarks.
Wolfgang Bertsch has written a very detailed article in which he introduces counterfeit and genuine Tibetan coins including some with chopmarks.
Finally, I interview dealer Daniel Frank Sedwick. Mr. Sedwick
is a leading expert on Spanish colonial, Latin American coins as well as shipwreck coins. His firm has handled a large number of chopmarked Latin American coins over the years. I’m sure you will find my interview with him informative.
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