John Reich Journal

Volume 17 / Issue 3 December 2006 Whole No. 52

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.

2007/2008 Officers
President David J. Davis
Vice President John W. McCloskey
Vice President Bradley S. Karoleff
General Membership Information
Journal Submissions
Secretary Stephen A. Crain
Back Issues, Membership Renewal
Treasurer W. David Perkins
Membership Status Questions W. David Perkins
Program Chairman W. David Perkins
Bust Quarter Collector Society
Director James Matthews

Volume 17 / Issue 3 December 2006 Whole No. 52


Editor’s Comments Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
JRCS Invited to EAC 2007 Convention Dan Holmes & Brad Karoleff
Mystery of the Missing Serif Brad Higgins
A Rare but Little Known Fixed Price List W. David Perkins, NLG
Another Capped Bust Half Dime with a Cud Dr. Glenn Peterson & Steven A. Crain
Bust Quarter Census Dr. Glenn Peterson
A Phantom Hoard of Early Bust Coinage John McCloskey
Understanding Capped Bust Half Dime Remarriages Richard Meaney
Counterstamps; A Numismatic Window to Our Historical Past Steve M. Tompkins
Observations of 1795 Die Varieties of Federal Coinage James Matthews

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

Cover Photos: 1822 O105 Double Struck Obverse. Major errors on our Federal Coinage are both rare and interesting. Much can be learned about the minting process from the study of errors. You can learn more about Bust Half errors by reviewing Ken Hill’s article Double Struck Bust Halves from Whole Number 36, December 1998 of the JRJ.