John Reich Journal

Volume 2 / Issue 3 December 1987 Whole No. 6

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 silver coins minted before the introduction of the Seated Liberty design, and to provide technical and educational information concerning such coins.

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 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. Inquiries about specific varieties will be directed to one of the experts in that series. All correspondence should be directed to:

David J. Davis, Editor
P.O. Box 205
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

1986/7 Officers
President David J. Davis
Vice President John W. McCloskey
Secretary William L. Subjack
Treasurer Russell J. Logan
Assistant Secretary Allen F. Lovejoy
East Coast Representative Jules Reiver
West Coast Representative James Matthews

Volume 2 / Issue 3 December 1987 Whole No. 6


Editor’s Comments David J. Davis
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — 1838 Reeded Edge Bust Half Die State J. Almlie
    PPPP — Comments on Half Dollars, Coin Clubs, and Slabbing L. Schramm
    PPPP — Die States and the 1814 O-108 Half Dollar D. Parsley
    PPPP — Filled Letters on Large Cents R. Brown, Jr.
    PPPP — Die Doubling Terminology Edgar E. Souders
    PPPP — 1814/13 O-101 Early Die State Chuck L. Louie
    PPPP — 1835 V-5 and 1836 V-4 Half Dimes Wm. A. Harmon
What to Look for When Buying Coins by Mail Pierre Fricke
1801 Hobo Nickel Bill Fivaz
A New Member’s Perspective Stephan A. Crain
A New Variety of 1833 Half Dime Jules Reiver
Condition Census — Capped Bust Dimes 1809-1837 Russell J. Logan
Bust Dime Rarity Ratings: A Statistical View Peter G. Connors
Discovering the 1829 Curled Base 2 Dime John W. McCloskey
Mint Counterstamped Large Size Bust Quarters 1815 & 1825 Mark Hotz
“E” & “L” Counterstamps — Another Theory Bill Subjack
The Mysterious Missing Serifs Edgar E. Souders
A Screw Loose in 1809? Gerald L. Schertz
Members Marketplace
New from the ANS American Numismatic Society

Cover Photos. Rosenthal Speciman of the Class III 1804 dollar. Courtesy of: The American Numismatic Society Photographic Services, NY.