John Reich Journal

Volume 12 / Issue 1 December 1998 Whole No. 36

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
Life Membership      $375.00
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.

1997/1998 Officers
President David J. Davis
Vice President John W. McCloskey
Vice President Bradley S. Karoleff
Secretary Stephan A. Crain
Treasurer Russell J. Logan
Program Chairman James Matthews
Director W. David Perkins

Volume 12 / Issue 1 December 1998 Whole No. 36


Editor’s Comments Bradley S. Karoleff
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — On-Line Resources Byron L. Reed
    PPPP — Bust Quarter Questions Aram Haroutunian
and Matt Lenore
Rarity Ratings for Capped Bust Half Dollars: History and Update Stephen J. Herrman and
Glenn R. Peterson, M.D
Capped Bust Halves — A “Bucket” Analysis Ken Cable
The Third Variety of 1801 Eagle Anthony J. Taraszka
Announcing A New Die Marriage Capped Bust Half Dime Dr. Glenn Peterson
Pre-Turban Half Dollar Census Russell J. Logan
Die State Study for the Very Rare 1798 B-16 Dollar W. David Perkins, NLG
The 1836 O116A Lapped Die Half Harvey Bastacky
Double Struck Capped Bust Halves Ken Hill
A Novel 1796 (1797 ?) Eagle Anthony J. Taraszka
Second U.S. Mint During Demolition — 1902
Jules Reiver Literary Award — Qualifying Articles For This Years Voting
Treasurer’s Report — 01-Oct-97 to 30-Sep-98 Russell J. Logan, Treas.

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

Cover Photos: Finest confirmed example of the 1830 V14 Capped Bust Half Dime. Photo courtesy of an East Coast collector.