John Reich Journal

Volume 24 / Issue 2 July 2014 Whole No. 73

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

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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.

2013/2014 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 24 / Issue 2 July 2014 Whole No. 73


Editor’s Comments Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
Yellow Fever & The Mint Closing of September 1, 1797 David Finkelstein
Pre-Turban Bust Half Dollar Census Stephen J. Herrman
When Did Disme Become Dime? David Finkelstein
Terminal State of 1804 Browning 1: The EPN Specimen Nathan Markowitz
Silver Coins at the EAC Convention Dr. Glenn Peterson
David Finkelstein Wins the 2013 Jules Reiver Numismatic Literary Award Stephen A. Crain
Hall of Fame Voting Results Richard Meaney

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

Cover Photos: The 1800 LM-2 pictured exhibits catastrophic obverse die damage prior to striking this coin which would fall under rim to rim cud definition, which is the rarest type of cud found on coinage. A flake or piece of the die fell off, perhaps because of a lamination that detached or from a significant impact to the obverse die from a foreign piece of metal that was struck by the die during coinage. Of the eight to ten known examples from this die pairing, this is the only example to exhibit this unique rim to rim cud or any hint of its appearance on the known examples. It was purchased by Jim Matthews in 1990 and sold to Jules Reiver with the right to repurchase the coin at a later date. It is PCGS VG-8 with a CAC sticker. It has always been one of the favorite coins in my collection.
Photos courtesy of Bill Noyes, Jim Matthews Collection.