Upcoming Annual and Regional LSCC Meetings
Long Beach Coin Expo, Long Beach, CA, June 6, 7:00pm, Rock Bottom Brewery
Whitman Summer Coin and Collectibles Expo, Baltimore, MD, June 21, 9:00am Room 301
American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money, Chicago, IL, August 15, 9:00am Room TBD
Whitman Philadelphia Coin and Collectibles Expo, Philadelphia, PA, September 20, 9:00am Room TBD
New Hampshire Coin and Collectibles Expo, Manchester, NH, October 5, 2:00pm Room TBD
Whitman Winter Coin and Collectibles Expo, Baltimore, MD, November 8, 9:00am Room 301
The Liberty Seated Collectors Club is a group of over six hundred collectors and dealers dedicated to the study and attribution of the American silver Liberty Seated coinage of the 19th century. The Gobrecht Journal is the official publication of the club and is published three times each year. Issues are 52 pages in length and are distributed to club members in March, July, and November. Sample articles from the Gobrecht Journal are available via the "Gobrecht Journal - Facts and Online Articles" link above.
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The LSCC also issues an electronic email based publication, the E-Gobrecht, which is published monthly to members and also distributed to interested non-members at no cost. To receive the E-Gobrecht, send an email to the E-Gobrecht editor requesting to be added to the distribution list.
The Gobrecht Journal is research orientated and contains articles on all denominations of Liberty Seated coinage, from the half dime to the Trade dollar. The E-Gobrecht contains information of a more timely nature, such as recent auction sales, LSCC regional meeting announcements and exhibits and feature articles on new variety discoveries. Ads for the Gobrecht Journal are invited; contact the Gobrecht Journal editor for further information. For ads in the E-Gobrecht, contact the E-Gobrecht editor.
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The May 2013 E-Gobrecht issue is online at the E-Gobrecht Archives link. Congratulations to editor Bill Bugert for publishing the 100th issue of the E-Gobrecht. This issue opens with sad announcement of Bob Hammond's passing due to a massive heart attack. Bob and his wife, Shirley, were regular attendees at LSCC east coast regional meetings. On many occasions, Shirley would bring cookies to the meeting. Bob was a long term member and serious collector of all Liberty Seated denominations.
The May 2013 issues also features a brief CSNS regional meeting report along with monthly columns by Jim Gray, Gerry Fortin, Len Augsburger and Greg Johnson. In addition, four articles focus on the conclusion of the 40th Anniversary Medal program (Dennis Fortier), May Updates to the www.SeatedDimeWebsite.com website (Gerry Fortin), Discovery of 1888-S dime with rotated reverse (Jason Feldman) and New 1875-S half dollar die marriage (Scott Lingo).
Finally, with delivery of all 40th Anniversary medals to buyers, this program is officially closed. The club continues to solicit articles for the 40th Anniversary Gobrecht Journal issue to be published this summer.
Past News Highlights
2012 ANA Annual Meeting is in the history books and what an exciting time for LSCC club members who attended the event!
- Brian Greer was inducted into the LSCC Hall of Fame on August 9 while Len Augsburger received the 2012 Ahwash Award and Jim Gray, the E-Gobrecht Editor's Award!
- The LSCC 40th Anniversary Medal Committee exhibited copper and silver medal trial strikes at the club meeting, at the ANA club table and at Rich Uhrich's booth. One of only two silver proof trial strikes brought an amazing $700 at the LSCC meeting auction.
The August E-Gobrecht issue is online within the E-Gobrecht Archives link. Included in this issue is preview of the LSCC annual meeting agenda at the ANA summer convention, a report on the first two 40th Anniversay silver medal trial strikes and Len Augsburger's preview of the numerous Liberty Seated dimes up for auction during ANA show.
LSCC 40th Anniversary Medals - Initial Trial Strikes - Silver Proof!
The LSCC 40th Anniversary Committee announces the final obverse and reverse anniversary medal designs. Below are silver Proof and Satin finish images. Proof gold medals will be struck from the silver Proof finish dies.
Bill Bugert, LSCC Vice President, will be mailing order forms to all members before end of June. Non members, who are interested in ordering silver medals can download the silver medal order form from the LSCC 40th Anniversary Medal Project link. Orders at due no later than November 30, 2012!
Silver Proof Finish
Silver Satin Finish
Dennis Fortier and John Frost team up at May 4-5, 2012 Manchester NH Coin Expo with combined BCCS/LSCC displays and regional meeting. John Frost displayed his Branch Mint Proofs, Seated Dollars and Trade Dollars collections. Dennis exhibited Half Dollar varieties and the complete Gobrecht Journal Collective Volumes to demonstrate the available literature on Seated coinage.
The April 2012 E-Gobrecht is online with Whitman Baltimore Regional Meeting headline. Below is photo of record number of Baltimore regional meeting attendees.
Selling a Major Collection?
Added FUN 2012 Dick Osburn presentation to Upcoming Regional Meeting and Resources for Regional Directors link. This is a well written and straight forward guide for any collector considering the liquidation of a major collection.
Whitman Baltimore SeatedFest 2011 - An LSCC Milestone!!
Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo - November 17-19 featured an incredible Liberty Seated coinage display by these fine club members. Left to right; Darrel Low, Len Augsburger, Steve Petty, Bill Bugert, John Frost, Gerry Fortin, John Coyle and Steve Crain
Half Dimes: The Steve Crain Collection
Dimes: The Gerry Fortin Collection
Double Dimes: The John Frost Collection
Quarters: Selections from The Classic Silver and Chicago Collections
Half Dollars: The Gettysburg Collection
Seated Dollars: The MnS Joint Venture
Trade Dollars: The Crypto79 Collection
November 12 Boston Bay Show Wrapup!
Following are images from Dennis Fortier (Northeast Regional Director) and John Frost (BCCS) club information tables at the Boston Bay State Show.
Dennis is just back from the Bay State show and file this brief report. A detailed Bay State show summary will be published in the December E-Gobrecht.
As always, any time spent with John Frost is not only a blast but educational and interesting. John always has something unusual for people to see, great stories to tell, and expert knowledge to pass along. Just like the Whitman Philadelphia show, we shared a table with the Barber Coin Collectors Society who John represented. This was the last Bay State show in Boston and I am happy to report that the Bay State show will go on at a new location in Marlborough, MA just off highway 495. The next show is planned for November 9-10, 2012, so mark your calendars.
Floor traffic was somewhat light. The economy still drags on, but depending on the dealer and pricing flexibility, some reported a good show and others not so good. Seated material was scarce without the major Seated dealers in attendance. At the regional meeting, I highlighted Randy Wiley’s two articles in GJ #’s 94 and 97 on the 1861-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar, U.S., Louisiana, and Confederacy. I’ve recently acquired the rare 1Aa die marriage used it as an introduction to the knowledge available to LSCC members. I also displayed three leather bound editions of Bill Bugert’s Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollars Volumes I, II, and III.. John exhibited Seated items including a rare Twenty Cent Pattern, and a Carson City Trade Dollar with numerous chop marks..
September 2, 2011
LSCC 2011 Award Winners Announced at Chicago ANA Annual Meeting
- Randy Wiley is inducted into LSCC Hall of Fame
- Gerry Fortin wins Kam Ahwash Award for Best 2010 Gobrecht Journal Article
- Greg Johnson wins first E-Gobrecht Award for Quarter of the Month Column
August 5, 2011
Contemporary Counterfeit Archives Update
The archives are undergoing a significant update with specimens from the Brian Greer collection. In particular, the quarter and half dollar sections of the archives are populated with a broad array of handcut die and transfer die contemporary counterfeits. Some specimens are in high grade and feature the die cutting artistry of the mid 1800s. Below is AU example of handcut dies for 1844 counterfeit on unknown dark metal. You are invited to visit the Archives and enjoy this niche area of United States numismatics.
July 29-30, 2011 Manchester NH Coin Expo Displays and Regional Meeting
Manchester Regional meeting results were well beyond expectations!
the July 29-30 Manchester NH Coin Expo, the Barber Coin Collectors
Society and the Liberty Seated Collectors Club jointly featured
important coinage displays promoting the two clubs and hosted
a combined regional meeting. The interest level from New England
area collectors was well beyond expectations as over 20 people
attended the Friday regional meeting. Gerry Fortin and John Frost
provided an educational forum for attendees and explored the Liberty
Seated and Barber coinage series by denomination and pitched the
value of joining national clubs for enhancing collector hobby
enjoyment. Many attendees were not LSCC or BCCS members but rather
type collectors who had an interesting in learning more about
specialized collecting of these series. After the regional meeting,
three individuals became new LSCC members verifying that smaller
show outreach is an important facet of new member recruitment.
Traffic at the display booths was brisk on Friday and Saturday. The general public and Manchester Coin Expo dealers took the time to review Gerry Fortin's Liberty Seated Dime collection certified by PCGS and the well designed Barber and Seated coinage display by John Frost. "Wows" became common place at both display tables as visitors studied rare coinage items seldom seen at a smaller regional show.