John Reich Journal

Volume 23 / Issue 3 December 2013 Whole No. 71

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.

2012/2013 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 23 / Issue 3 December 2013 Whole No. 71


Editor’s Comments Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
How a Death, a Scandal, a Family Connection and Two Loyal Friends Contributed to Benjamin Rush’s Appointment as Treasurer of the United States Mint David Finkelstein
Bust Dime Census David Quint
Rare 1838-C Repunched 5 Classic Head Half Eagle, Prime Die State Eric M. Krauss, M.D.
A Heated Battle for an 1830 JR-1 in NGC 58 The Easton Collection
Who Was Responsible For The Motto Over Eagle Design? David Finkelstein
Heraldic Eagle Die Analysis — Red, White & Blue Part 1 David Finkelstein
John W. McCloskey Wins the 2012 Jules Reiver Numismatic Literary Award Stephen A. Crain

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

Cover Photos: 1804 B-1 draped bust quarter exhibiting the rare die cracks on the obverse from the Eric P. Newman collection. This illustration is featured on page 18 of Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint by Rory Rea, Dr. Glenn Peterson, Bradley Karoleff, and John Kovach. Photo credit Rory Rea.