John Reich Journal

Volume 12 / Issue 3 December 1999 Whole No. 38

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.

1998/1999 Officers
President David J. Davis
Vice President John W. McCloskey
Vice President Bradley S. Karoleff
Secretary Stephen A. Crain
Treasurer Russell J. Logan
Program Chairman James Matthews
Director W. David Perkins

Volume 12 / Issue 3 December 1999 Whole No. 38


Editor’s Comments Bradley S. Karoleff
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — 1807 B-1 Quarter with Extensive Die Cracks David W. Lange
1799 “Reverse of 1798” Silver Dollar W. David Perkins, NLG
Dollar Notes Robert Stark
1795 Bowers-Borckardt 16 Flowing Hair Dollar, a.k.a. Bolender-20 — Another Specimen Turns Up Mark Borckardt
The 1811 O107 Prime Bust Half Ralph D. Fox
R4+ Capped Bust Half Dollars — A Condition Census Russell J. Logan
A “Curious Overstrike” Reappears John J. Haugh
Slabbing Circa 1840 Russell J. Logan
Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837, A Review Charles D. Horning
Jules Reiver Literary Award

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.