John Reich Journal

Volume 19 / Issue 2 December 2008 Whole No. 57

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

All other correspondance should be directed to:
Office of the President, David J. Davis
P.O. Box 400, Manchester, MI 48158

Web Address:

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 marriages, die states of published die marriages, attribution methods, collections, collectors, etc.

2008/2009 Officers
President David J. Davis
Vice President Bradley S. Karoleff
General Membership Information
Journal Submissions
2nd Vice President Richard Meaney
New Member Services
Secretary Stephen A. Crain
Back Issues, Membership Renewal
P.O. Box 1680 Windham, ME 04062
Treasurer W. David Perkins
Membership Status Questions
Program Chairman Dr. Glenn Peterson
Bust Quarter Collector Society

Volume 19 / Issue 2 December 2008 Whole No. 57


Editor’s Comments Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
Letter to the Editor — 2008 JRCS Jules Reiver Literary Award Stephen A. Crain
Die Sinking and Bulges on 1814 JR-2 and JR-3 Bust Dimes Louis Scuderi and Richard Meaney
Mint Errors to Establish Hammer and Anvil Die Settings for Flowing Hair Half Dollars Henry R. Hilgard
Mr. Bolender’s Number Thirty Two Nathan Markowitz
View from the Rim Paul Kluth
An Extremely Late Die State,Triple Cud, 1830 JR-3 Dime Louis Scuderi
An Elliptical Bust Quarter Henry R. Hilgard
Early Dollar Specialist K.P. Austin of Salisbury, Maryland W. David Perkins
The Bayside Collection of 1796-1797 Draped Bust Half Dollar Varieties Jon P. Amato, Ph.D.
The Lost Die Steve Tompkins

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

Cover Photos: Newly discovered 1825 O118 Capped Bust Half Dollar, third known. Photo courtesy of ANACS (