John Reich Journal

Volume 5 / Issue 1 July 1990 Whole No. 12

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      $10.00

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 editor. Especially needed are articles containing new information about die varieties, die states of published die varieties, attribution methods, collections, collectors, etc. Inquiries about specific varieties will be directed to one of the experts in that series. All correspondence should be directed to:

David J. Davis, Editor
P.O. Box 205
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

1988/89 Officers
President David J. Davis
Vice President John W. McCloskey
Secretary William L. Subjack
Treasurer Russell J. Logan
Assistant Secretary Allen F. Lovejoy
East Coast Representative Jules Reiver
Rocky Mountain Representative Robert Spangler
West Coast Representative James Matthews

Volume 5 / Issue 1 July 1990 Whole No. 12


Editor’s Comments David J. Davis
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — Selling Coins William Atkinson
    PPPP — John Reich David Bruckner
    PPPP — Comments on the Journal Collis Miller
    PPPP — Journal Article Feedback T. Craig Heibel
    PPPP — Comments on Journal George Hamilton
    PPPP — Late Die State 1822/1 O-102A and Observations on Some Other Bust Halves Mike Marker
    PPPP — Late Die State 1836 B-1, and Comments on Journal Dick Kurtz
    PPPP — Updating Dime and Half Dime Books, and a Journal Index J. Alan Bricker
    PPPP — Comments on Journal Doug Pryor
Member’s Marketplace
Double Profile Bust Halves — Another Update Don Parsley
The Numismatic Literature of Early U.S. Coinage, (Part 1) Jeff Rock
Rim Breaks on 1806 B-9 Quarter Jules Reiver
Questioning the Capped Bust Half Dollars Edgar E. Souders
Conjecture on the Origin of the 1820/19 Capped Bust Half Dollar. A Multiple Overdate? William Atkinson
Back Issues of the JR Journal for Sale
A Friday Surprise David Davis
Frontier Ingenuity & Coincidences David J. Davis
Treasurer’s Report Russell Logan

Cover Photo: GEM Proof 1833 Half Dollar “Crushed Letter Edge” Courtesy of: Bowers & Merena, Inc., Wolfesboro, New Hampshire