John Reich Journal

Volume 5 / Issue 3 December 1990 Whole No. 14

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 3 December 1990 Whole No. 14


Editor’s Comments David J. Davis
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — Comments on Journal David L. Kahn
    PPPP — Rarity William Harmon
    PPPP — Bust Dollars W. David Perkins
    PPPP — Double Profile Bust Half Leonard Schramm
John Reich and His “Mistress” on the Capped Bust Halves Chuck L. Louie
Johann Mathias Reich, The Facts S.P. Witham / David Davis
John Reich’s “Scallops” Stewart P. Witham
The Crushed Lettered Edge Bust Half Dollars of 1833-36 Russell J. Logan
The REAL Toughies — A Numeric Census Sheridan Downey
Member’s Marketplace
’Twas the Night before a BHNC
A Little Journey Through the Bust Half Auctions of 1988-1990, with Prices Realized Sheridan Downey
An Ode to the Bust Half Nut Club William P. Brodniak, Jr.
Jules May Have Some Bogus Busties Too! Russell Logan
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