John Reich Journal

Volume 11 / Issue 3 July 1998 Whole No. 35

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 Editor or articles for publication, please write to the Editor:
Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
P.O. Box 135
Harrison, OH 45030-0135
Web Address:

All other correspondance should be directed to:
Office of the President, David J. Davis
P.O. Box 400, Manchester, MI 48158

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.

1997/98 Officers
President David J. Davis
Vice President John W. McCloskey
Vice President Bradley S. Karoleff
Secretary Stephen A. Crain
Assistant Secretary Keith G. Bellman
Treasurer Russell J. Logan
Program Chairman James Matthews

Volume 11 / Issue 3 July 1998 Whole No. 35


Editor’s Comments Bradley S. Karoleff
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — 1828 O123 with Rail Road Track Reverse Van Harvey
Turban Head Half Dimes: Searching for Die Varieties Alan Bricker
And, As Winston Churchill Said ... Philip J. Evans
The “Old Missus” Keg W. David Perkins
The 1799 Over 9 Eagle Anthony J. Taraszka
Second Specimen of 1800 B-17 Die State I Discovered W. David Perkins, NLG
1803-1804 Dated Eagles — A Revised Die Emission Sequence Anthony J. Taraszka
New Emission Sequence for the TED Successively Higher Reverse Dimes Mike Sherrill
Another High Grade Treasure May Still Be Out There Rory Rea
More Die States on the 1818 B-10 Capped Bust Quarter Rory Rea
1801 Half Dimes Revisited Ed Price and Jules Reiver
Half Eagle Notched Understar — Fact or Fiction? Eric Hildebrant
Jules Reiver Literary Award — Qualifying Articles for This Years Voting

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.