John Reich Journal

Volume 13 / Issue 1 July 2000 Whole No. 39

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.

1999/2000 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 13 / Issue 1 July 2000 Whole No. 39


Editor’s Comments Bradley S. Karoleff
Minutes of the 1999 Annual Meeting of the John Reich Collectors Society Stephen A. Crain
Early Dollar Notes Robert Stark
Bust or Bogus — An 1836 Dime Russell J. Logan
The 1795 B-10 Silver Dollar - Much Rarer Than Thought? W. David Perkins, NLG
Dentil Die Clashing on 1799 Dollars Paul Hybert
Ten Favorite Bust Auction Catalogues Karl Moulton
The “Spice” of Reduced Size Bust Quarters Ken Cable-Camilleis
Attention Bust Quarter Collectors Jim Koenings
Inspection of the First Coins of the First United States Mint Stephen A. Crain

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

Cover Photos: 1800 B-18, BB-193 silver dollar. Both obverse and reverse dies used to strike this die marriage only. Very rare late die state. Obverse with die failure at stars 2 & 3, an arc like break connecting star 1 with star 4 and another connecting star 8 with star 11. Extensive die clashing and die breaks on reverse. Photo courtesy of ANA.