John Reich Journal

Volume 1 / Issue 1 January 1986 Whole No. 1

Official Publication of the
John Reich Collectors’ Society

The purpose of the John Reich Collectors’ Society (JRCS) is to encourage the study of numismatics, particularly United States silver coins minted before 1838, and to provide technical and educational information concerning such coins.

The John Reich Journal is the official publication of the Society and is distributed to all members in good standing. Members are encouraged to submit any articles encouraging the study of numismatics and/or relating to early United States silver coins to the editor. Especially needed are articles containing new information about die varieties, die states of published die varieties, attribution methods, collections, collectors, etc. Inquiries about specific varieties will be directed to one of the experts in that series.

1985/6 Officers
President David J. Davis
Vice President John W. McCloskey
Secretary William L. Subjack
Treasurer Russell J. Logan
Assistant Allen F. Lovejoy

Volume 1 / Issue 1 January 1986 Whole No. 1


Editor’s Comments David J. Davis
The First Dime Allen F. Lovejoy
Varieties of Early United States Silver Coins Jules Reiver
Some Thoughts on the Collecting of Capped Bust Half Dollars — 1807-1836 Sheridan Downey, III
Lettered Edge Dollars 1794-1803 Robert M. Stark
A Cross Reference — Breen to JR-Numbers R. J. Logan
Weak Strikes on Capped Bust Half Dollars JRCS #17
An Impaired Proof-55 1827 JR-10 Dime
An 1820 Half Dollar Hoard Jules Reiver
A Second 1830 V-13 Half Dime R. J. Logan
J.R.C.S. Auction No. 1
Finest Known Bust Dimes
1986 Coinage of the Americas Conference ANS

Cover Photo. 1796 Dime JR-1. An early die state without the cud die break at star 1. See page 4. Picture courtesy of Stack’s.