John Reich Journal

Volume 7 / Issue 2 January 1993 Whole No. 19

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
For general membership information write to:
Office of the President, David J. Davis
P.O. Box 205, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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:

Bradley S. Karoleff and Keith G. Bellman
P.O. Box 135
Harrison, OH 45030

1991/92 Officers
President David J. Davis
Vice President John W. McCloskey
Vice President Bradley S. Karoleff
Secretary Keith G. Bellman
Treasurer Russell J. Logan
Assistant Secretary Robert Spangler
West Coast Representative James Matthews

Volume 7 / Issue 2 January 1993 Whole No. 19


Editors’ Comments Karoleff and Bellman
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — Suggestions for the Journal Robert Zavos
    PPPP — The Life of John Reich Stewart P. Witham
    PPPP — Provenance Ed Price
    PPPP — 1795 O127 without Obverse Die Crack Charlton E. Meyer, Jr.
    PPPP — Early Mint Proof Production Techniques Russell J. Logan
    PPPP — Numismatics Is Changing Scott G. Grieb
The Double Stripe Bust Quarter Reverse John W. McCloskey
On Defending One’s Honor Stephen A. Crain
The 1808 O102 Bust Half Jeffrey L. Oertel
Quarter Census Russell J. Logan
More Multiple Marriages ... A Triple-Double Reverse Die Mark Smith
Updated Reprint of Browning: A Review Russell J. Logan
United States Gazette — Philadelphia — January 11, 1816
Capped Bust Half Dollar Secrets: The Numerals Edgar E. Souders

Cover Photos: 1825 Unique O118 Capped Bust Half Dollar. This is the discovery piece found in Oregon in 1983. Courtesy of: East coast collector who is currently the owner.