John Reich Journal

Volume 10 / Issue 1 January 1996 Whole No. 29

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 gold and silver coins minted before the introduction of the Seated Liberty design, and to provide technical and educational information concerning such coins.

Annual dues      $15.00
For general membership information or letters to the Editors or articles for publication, please write to the Co-Editors:
Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
Keith G. Bellman, NLG
P.O. Box 135
Harrison, OH 45030-0135

All other correspondance should be directed to:
Office of the President, David J. Davis
P.O. Box 205, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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 gold and 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.

1995/96 Officers
President David J. Davis
Vice President John W. McCloskey
Vice President Bradley S. Karoleff
Secretary Keith G. Bellman
Treasurer Russell J. Logan
Program Chairman D. Mark Smith
West Coast Representative James Matthews

Volume 10 / Issue 1 January 1996 Whole No. 29


Editors’ Comments Karoleff / Bellman
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — Comments on Journal and Collecting George J. Polizio
    PPPP — Congratulations Russell J. Logan
Die Settings on Flowing Hair and Draped Bust Half Dollars Chris Pilliod
Messengers From the Past Philip J. Evans
Condition Census — Bust Half Dimes 1794-1837 Russell J. Logan
Capped Bust Half Dollar Secrets; The Stars Edgar E. Souders
Is There a Later Die State? Dick Striley
Bust Half Fever: A Review Russell J. Logan
Treasurer’s Report — 01-Oct-1994 to 30-Sep-1995 Russell J. Logan

Articles may not be reproduced without permission of the John Reich Collectors Society

Cover Photos: 1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar (Newly Designated O128). Obverse die is 1806 Obv-11. Reverse die is 1806 Rev-L. This variety is a marriage of two previously known dies from 1806, discovered by a Midwest collector and confirmed by Larry Briggs. Photos courtesy of Bill Fivaz.