Here's another Newman Numismatic Portal update from Project Coordinator Len Augsburger. Thanks. -Editor
The John Reich Collectors Society has opened for access the John Reich Journals for 2015 and 2016, updating the run of this
periodical on Newman Portal from 1986-2016. The Journal, edited by Brad Karoleff, is published 3 times annually and covers all aspects of Bust
coinage, everything from die varieties to coverage of the latest auction sales.
The December 2016 issue features an article by Young Numismatist Garrett Ziss discussing literature purchases at the 2016 ANA Summer Seminar book
sale. Included in Garrett's group was a deluxe copy of the Beistle half dollar variety reference, ex. Lester Merkin, a draft of a late-date large
cent attribution guide sent from Jules Reiver to Armand Champa, and a copy of the Merkin auction sale catalog for September 1968 including
significant bust coinage. All in all a nice group from the book sale.
The April 2015 issue features an important article by David Finkelstein discussing the workflow for handling gold and silver in the U.S. Mint in
the 1793-1794 period. Several impediments prevented the coining of bullion in this period and Finkelstein's research is a well-researched
Other organizations wishing to similarly update their back issues on Newman Portal should contact Len Augsburger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to John Reich Journal on Newman Portal::
Link to John Reich Collectors Society homepage:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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