John Reich Journal

Volume 16 / Issue 2 February 2005 Whole No. 48

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      $20.00
Life Membership      $500.00
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 editors. Especially needed are articles containing new information about die varieties, die states of published die marriages, die states of published die marriages, attribution methods, collections, collectors, etc.

2003/2004 Officers
President David J. Davis
Vice President John W. McCloskey
Vice President Bradley S. Karoleff
Secretary Stephen A. Crain
Treasurer W. David Perkins
Program Chairman W. David Perkins
Director James Matthews

Volume 16 / Issue 2 February 2005 Whole No. 48


Editors’ Comments Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
Musings & Mastications:
    MM — E & L Countermarked Bust Quarters John Kovach
    MM — Research Request Dr. Charles Horning and Bradley Karoleff
Capped Bust Half Dimes with “Cuds” Stephen A. Crain and Dr. Glenn Peterson
Two Bust Dimes with Unlisted Die Breaks or “Cuds” Dr. Glenn Peterson
Surviving 1796-97 Draped Bust Half Dollars and Their Grade Distribution Jon P. Amato, Ph. D.
A Capped Bust Half Dime Ring Bill Bugert
Two Counterfeit 1795 Half Dollars Henry R. Hilgard and Christopher F. Pilliod
My Date With Miss Liberty Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
Counterstamps on United States Silver Dollars 1794-1804 As Listed in Merchant and Privately Countermarked Coins by Gregory G. Brunk W. David Perkins, NLG
An 1833 Bust Quarter Remarriage (Revisited) Steve Tompkins

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

Cover Photos: New Discovery Coin 1807 O115 Draped Bust Half Dollar. Photograph courtesy of David Lang, NGC P.O. Box 4776, Sarasota, Florida 34230.