John Reich Journal

Volume 18 / Issue 3 December 2007 Whole No. 55

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
P.O. Box 1680 Windham, ME 04062
Treasurer W. David Perkins
Membership Status Questions
Program Chairman W. David Perkins
Bust Quarter Collector Society Dr. Glenn Peterson
Director James Matthews

Volume 18 / Issue 3 December 2007 Whole No. 55


Editor’s Comments Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
    PPPP — Comments on Duphorne Book and Article Dick Kurtz
    PPPP — Comments on Die Manufacturing John Dannreuther
    PPPP — Thanks for Donations to the Club W. David Perkins
New Specimen of 1817/4 O-102 Half Dollar W. David Perkins, NLG
John Reich’s Hidden Initials Bill Nyberg
The Penchants & Pitfalls of Collecting & Researching Die States Steve M. Tompkins
2007 Early Silver Dollar Census W. David Perkins, NLG
Friends, Memories and a 1796 Double Struck Dollar Fred Hagemeyer
The 1805/4 “Wide Date” Half Dollar — An Appreciation, Die Stage Analysis, and Register, Part 1 Bryce Brown
1814 Bust Halves: Mission Accomplished Mike Preston

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

Cover Photos: Newly discovered 1806 O130 Draped Bust Half Dollar and 1835 LM12 Capped Bust Half Dime.