John Reich Journal

Volume 20 / Issue 1 July 2009 Whole No. 59

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      $25.00
Life Membership      $625.00
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
Directors John W. McCloskey
James Matthews

Volume 20 / Issue 1 July 2009 Whole No. 59


Editor’s Comments Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
Letter to the Editor — 1818 O-104b Half Dollar Late Die State John Knabe
Letter to the Editor — From the Treasurer W. David Perkins
Letter to the Editor — Provenance of an 1827 JR-2 Dime Jim Koenings
An Example of “Truly Original Surfaces” Stephen A. Crain
Brockages and Brockagemakers among the Capped Bust Halves Henry Hilgard
Book on JR-2 Dimes Jim Koenings
New Condition Census 1832 LM-9.1 Capped Bust Half Dime Richard Meaney
Bust Quarter Census Glenn R. Peterson, MD
Estimated Survival Rates for 1805 Half Dollars Bradley Higgins
Fun with LDS/Unusual CBH Date Set Winston Zack
Retained Cud Found on 1830 JR-2 Dime Glenn R. Peterson, MD

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

Cover Photos: Brockage of 1831 obverse 7 on one side and an incuse impression of obverse 7 on the other. Photo courtesy of Henry Hilgard.