John Reich Journal

Volume 6 / Issue 1 August 1992 Whole No. 15

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

1991/92 Officers
President David J. Davis
Vice President John W. McCloskey
Secretary William L. Subjack
Treasurer Russell J. Logan
Assistant Secretary Robert Spangler
East Coast Representative Jules Reiver
West Coast Representative James Matthews

Volume 6 / Issue 1 August 1992 Whole No. 15


Editor’s Comments David J. Davis
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — Chinese Chopmarks on U.S. Coins Everett R. Jones
    PPPP — 1833 JR-1 Dime, 3rd Edition of Overton Dick Kurtz
    PPPP — Articles in the JR Journal Steven H. Heinen
    PPPP — Aluminum Foil Coin Impressions Brad Karoleff
    PPPP — Articles in the JR Journal G.H.
    PPPP — The 1817/13 Bust Half, The Life of John Reich Chuck L. Louie
    PPPP — Coin Collecting, The Life of John Reich David Bruckner
    PPPP — Styles of Coin Grading Harry Salyards
    PPPP — Comments on the Club and Journal Phil Evans
    PPPP — Comments on the JR Journal Bill Bugert
    PPPP — Capped Bust Half Dime Question Mark Smith
Die Deterioration of a 1798 Dollar (B-28 Reverse) Robert M. Stark
Working Die Preparation for the Lettered Edge Series of United States Half Dollars Don Parsley
Capped Bust Half Dollar Foil Impressions Edgar E. Souders
Overton’s Third Edition: A Review R. Logan
A Sort of Homecoming Leonard Schramm
Use of the Strengthening Punch Jules Reiver
Getting Back into Coins; Or, Trying to Get My Feet Wet Without Taking a Complete Bath Michael J. Preston
Condition Census — Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837 Russell J. Logan
Late Die States, Striking Characteristics, and Rarity of Open Collar Capped Bust Dimes Louis Scuderi

Cover Photos: 1829 Curled Base 2 Bust Dime (JR-10). This is the discovery piece found in Dayton, Ohio in 1973. Courtesy of: John McCloskey, discoverer.