John Reich Journal

Volume 26 / Issue 3 December 2016 Whole No. 80

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.

2015/2016 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 26 / Issue 3 December 2016 Whole No. 80


Editor’s Comments Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
1837 Reeded Edge Half — Double Struck Jim Koenings
A Valentine Mystery Solved A.H. Foerder
JRCS Connections at the Summer Seminar Book Sale Garrett S. Ziss
Craig Sholley Wins the 2015 Jules Reiver Numismatic Literary Award Stephen A. Crain
Bust Quarter Census Glenn R. Peterson, M.D.
Pitting Corrosion, Hydrogen Embrittlement, and Residual Stress Cracking Craig Sholley and John Dannreuther
The Headline Read W. David Perkins, NLG

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

Cover Photos: The 1796 JR-7, second known specimen of this exceedingly rare die marriage discovered by NGC. The discovery coin is in low grade and damaged, obliterating many of the design elements. This new discovery will allow numismatists access to all the attribution points for this die marriage.
Photos courtesy: NGC Photoproof ™