Rich Uhrich Rare U.S. Coins Inc.'s Newsletter November, 2008

We are announcing a great sale in the "What's New" paragraph below. 
This is our second issue of our newsletter.  We have had a lot of positive feedback to our first issue, and therefore we plan to continue issuing this newsletter.  Periodically we will be doing feature articles, and we would like you to let us know what topics you would find interesting.
If you know someone else who might like to read our newsletter, feel free to forward this e-mail.  And if you aren't on our mailing list, you can sign up for it at the bottom right corner of this newsletter.
Another advantage of subscribing:  our trivia question will be listed here first, before it appears on our website.  So you will have a better chance to win the prize of an Unc. American Silver Eagle.
10% off sale on everything in our inventory except the Bust Quarters book.  The sale starts now, and ends December 23, 2008.  So be sure to get your coin wantlist to Santa!  ;<)
We have been trying to acquire rarer coins as well as more certified coins in the Bust and Seated silver series.
We have listed some great coins in the "HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR COINS" column at right.  All of our coins are listed on our website and all are pictured except certain ones under $50.
Our storecard, with the obverse of an 1823/2 quarter, it is available free with any order (one per customer please).  The storecard is silver-plated zinc and has a reeded edge. 
We're gearing up for the Nov. 20 - 22 Baltimore show held by Whitman.  Baltimore is always a great show, and Whitman always puts on a great show.  Our business has expanded to the point that we now have our own corner table.  See us at table #1806, across from the Post Office!
Bust and Seated silver coins are selling reasonably well if they are rare or scarce dates and/or have significant eye appeal.  Bust Quarters have seen more collector interest for about the last year, partly as a result of the recently released book "Early United States Quarters 1796 - 1838" by Steve Tompkins.  The book, by the way, has great photos of every variety, making attributions much easier, plus a lot of information in its 400 pages.  This book is available at $88 plus shipping from our website. 
We have recently done the Coinfest show in Stamford, CT, as well as the PAN show outside of Pittsburgh, the VNA show in Richmond, VA, and some local shows.  We are happy that we got to meet so many of you at these shows.  If you get to a future show where we have a table, please stop by and say hello! 
Trivia Question
   TRIVIA QUESTION - - What year is the most recent year with a U. S. coin with a "CC" mintmark?
Prize: The first correct answer gets a 2008 Unc. American Silver Eagle.  A full, lengthy, exhausting to read, set of Rules can be found on the website, on the
About Us page at the bottom of the page.

Why are R-5 Bust Quarters so expensive?
There are 96 Browning varieties of Bust Quarters (1796 - 1838).  Of those, 22 are R-5 or rarer.  Of these, 16 are R-5, 3 are R-6, 2 are R-7 and 1 is R-8.  R-5 indicates a known population of 31 to 75.  Approximately 400 of the new book on Bust Quarters have been sold, excluding an estimate on the number in booksellers' inventories.  I estimate that 150 books were sold to people who do not collect Bust Quarters incl. dealers, and another 50 were sold to people who collect only by date.  That leaves about 200 sold to people who collect them by variety. 
An R-5 Bust Quarter has at most 75 known.  With perhaps 200 people collecting them by variety, the demand is greater than the supply, and since no more are being made, the price will increase.  A few years ago, a group of Bust Quarter collectors estimated that there were 60 collectors of Bust Quarters by variety.  Increasing popularity of the series, part of which was generated by the new book, has certainly increased the number of collectors by Browning variety.   Maybe my estimate of 200 collectors is too high, but the number is in my opinion at least 150, and the supply/demand situation remains the same as outlined above.
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We want to thank all of you for your business and hope we can continue to earn your support.  Thank you and enjoy your coins! 
Rich Uhrich
Rich Uhrich Rare U.S. Coins Inc.
Highlights of Our Coins
Bust Half Dimes - - an affordable 1792 half disme, 1794, two 1797 13 stars, 1830 LM-10, 1832 LM-9.1, 1833 LM-2, 1833 LM-6 PCGS AU-58.

Seated Half Dimes - - a gorgeous 1837 NGC MS-64* CAC, 1840-O No Drapery NGC AU-58, 1846,  1866 PCGS VF-20, 1867 MS-62 and VF.
Bust Dimes - - 1800, 1801, 1803 and 1805, all certified AU, several 1814 and 1820 STATESOFAMERICA, two 1821 JR-2, die cud progression sets of 1832 JR-3, 1833 JR-4.2 and 1834 JR-6. 

Seated Dimes - - 1838-O PCGS AU-50, 1839-O rev. of 1838-O PCGS VG-8, 1843-O, 1846, 1858-S PCGS VF-20, 1860-O, 1865, 1867, 1872-S, an affordable 1874-CC, several 1879 - 1881, and two NGC-graded 1885-S.

Bust Quarters - - We have the largest inventory of Bust Quarters in the country.  1805 B-5 PCGS VG-10, all ten 1806 varieties, an 1815 "E", most  1818 varieties incl. two B-9, 1819 B-4, 1821 B-2, several 1824/2, five 1825/2 B-1, three 1828 25/50, two 1831 B-7, and many nice circ. PCGS and NGC coins.

Seated Quarters - - four 1843-O Large O, two 1853 No Arrows, 1854-O Huge O, an Unc. 1855-O, two 1856-S/s, nearly every business strike in the 1860's, an 1872-S in NGC AU-53, an AU 1873 No Arrows Closed 3 business strike, three 1875-CC, three 1878-S, many of the 1880's, and three R-8 varieties.

Bust Halves - - 1795 O-111, O-112 & O-113, 1801, 1805/4 O-103, 1806 AU-55 NGC, 1806 O-126 R-7 (eleven known), an 1807 Small Stars PCGS VF-30, 1822/1 O-102 PCGS AU-50, 1833 O-115.  Also, some EF, AU, and MS certified halves.

Seated Halves - - 1842-O Small Date, 1849 Dramatically Doubled Date, three certified 1851's, 1852, 1855-S, 1870-CC thru 1873-CC in high circ. grades, 1875-S micro s, 1878-CC, 1879 - 1887.

Seated Dollars - - 1846-O NGC AU-58, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1859-S, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1872-CC AU.
Other coins - - St. Patrick halfpennies, 1910 Matte Proof cent, 1955 Doubled Die cent, 1873 3c silver, 1887/6 3c nickel in Mint State, Buffalo nickel varieties, some high-grade Barber quarters and halves, a 1976-D Doubled Die quarter, a 1795 Bust Dollar, proof 1878, 1879 and 1882 Trade dollars, and an 1894 Morgan dollar PCGS XF-40.
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