John Reich Journal

Volume 22 / Issue 3 November 2012 Whole No. 68

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, contact:
Steve Crain
P.O. Box 1680, Windham, ME 04062

For letters to the editor or articles for publication, contact:
Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
225 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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.

2011/2012 Officers
President Emeritus David J. Davis
General Membership Information
Journal Submissions
Bradley S. Karoleff
Vice President
New Member Services, back issues
Richard Meaney
2nd Vice President Stephen J. Herrman
Membership Renewal
P.O. Box 1680 Windham, ME 04062
Stephen A. Crain
Membership Status Questions
W. David Perkins
Program Chairman Richard Meaney
Director Dr. Glenn Peterson

Volume 22 / Issue 3 November 2012 Whole No. 68


Editor’s Comments Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
Letter to the Editor — 1836 Double Struck Half Henry R. Hilgard
Heraldic Eagle Die Analysis: Reverse Star Patterns David Finkelstein
A Methodology for Counting Azure Lines David Finkelstein
R4 to R8 Capped Bust Half Dollar Census Stephen J. Herrman
Double Struck 1837 $2.50 with Two-Pale Gule Reverse Eric Krauss
An Edge Cud that Causes a “Rim Ding” Look on a Capped Bust Half Dollar Henry R. Hilgard
The David J. Davis Dime Auction Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG

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

Cover Photos: 1836 B-3 small size quarter. One of the most dramatic LDS examples in the entire bust quarter series displaying both obverse and reverse breaks along with die buckling at the lower drapery. Popular and very collectible because it can be found easily with the breaks (R-1) although much tougher in the early die state. Owned by Glenn Marx.