John Reich Journal

Volume 5 / Issue 2 October 1990 Whole No. 13

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 2 October 1990 Whole No. 13


Editor’s Comments David J. Davis
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — Comments on the Journal and Society Phil Evans
    PPPP — Comments on Journal Mark Smith
    PPPP — Comments on Journal Stephen A. Crain
    PPPP — Availability of Books John J. Kovach Jr.
    PPPP — Sources of Supplies Joseph J. Adamski
    PPPP — Counterfeit Bust Halves Keith Davignon
Condition Census — Pre-Turban Bust Dollars Russell J. Logan
The 1806 O-114 Half Dollar Jules Reiver
One Little Berry James D. Brilliant
An Improved Straight Edge Device for Use in the Study and Attribution of Coins Stephen A. Crain
Those Darned Counterstamped Bust Quarters — The Saga Continues Mark B. Hotz
The Numismatic Literature of Early U.S. Coinage (Part 2) Jeff Rock
Half Dime Collection Sold at Auction Mark Smith
The Pleasures and Perils of Bidding at Auction David J. Davis
Back Issues of the JR Journal for Sale

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