John Reich Journal

Volume 10 / Issue 2 April 1996 Whole No. 30

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 2 April 1996 Whole No. 30


Editors’ Comments Karoleff / Bellman
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — Article Correction Edgar E. Souders
    PPPP — Journal Articles Stephen A. Crain
    PPPP — Varieties of Five Dollar Pieces Dick Striley
    PPPP — Die Cuds, Census, and Half Dime Rarity Ratings Ed Price
    PPPP — Calculating Die Rotation JRCS #563
    PPPP — Collecting Halves and Quarters Michael T. Williams
Quiz Time ... For Bust Quarters George J. Polizio
Photo of the Rarity 8 1795 B19 Dollar Recently Discovered W. David Perkins
Early American Silver Coins in the Eliasberg Collection Q. David Bowers
Die State Study of the 1818 O104 / O104a Mike Marker
Let’s Talk About It!!! Philip J. Evans
Unit Value: New Applications for an Old Idea Jeffrey A. Prem
A New Half Dollar Variety — 1806 O128 Don Parsley
Possibly Unique 1795 B18 Dollar Variety Soon to be Offered? W. David Perkins
My First Bust Half — 1823 O107 Michael T. Williams
Die Struck Counterfeit 1833 50C Q. David Bowers

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.