John Reich Journal

Volume 11 / Issue 1 July 1997 Whole No. 33

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 980205, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

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
West Coast Representative James Matthews

Volume 11 / Issue 1 July 1997 Whole No. 33


Editors’ Comments Karoleff / Bellman
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — 1818 Breen 1-A Half Eagle Eric M. Hildebrant
    PPPP — 1987 Supplement to Overton Marvin Mericle
    PPPP — Center Dot, and 5- or 6-Point Stars Edgar E. Souders
    PPPP — Comments on Journal Articles Tony Micciche
    PPPP — Comments on Journal Articles David W. Lang
    PPPP — Identify 1831 Bust Quarter Variety Michael T. Williams
    PPPP — Die Lines on 1827 O126 Half Dollars Michael T. Williams
The Enigmatic 1836 Reeded Edge Half Dollar Russell J. Logan
A Comparative Listing of Ratings for Capped Bust Half Dollars Jeffrey L. Oertel
A New Die Variety for the 1836 Half Eagle Discovered John W. McCloskey
An Overlooked Detail ??? Philip J. Evans
More (Faint) Clashed Arrowheads on Large Size Quarters Rory Rea
Rare 1798 Dollar Die Remarriage Discovered W. David Perkins
Method of Producing an Overlay, or Why does Miss Liberty have an Adam’s Apple? Jim Haller
1834 JR4 Dime Michael T. Williams
My Bust Half Father J. Warren Long
In Memory of Leonard Elton Dosier June 10, 1923 - March 23, 1997 Henry Hilgard
Allen F. Lovejoy, 1919 - 1997 Russell J. Logan

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

Cover Photos: 1836 new variety gold half eagle first identified by John W. McCloskey during the summer of 1996. This coin has a new obverse and reverse not previously identified for the series. It also has a date style that is different than any other dies of this year. Photos courtesy of Tom Mulvaney.