John Reich Journal

Volume 8 / Issue 2 January 1994 Whole No. 23

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      $15.00
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, NLG
Keith G. Bellman, NLG
P.O. Box 135
Harrison, OH 45030

1993/94 Officers
President David J. Davis
Vice President John W. McCloskey
Vice President Bradley S. Karoleff
Secretary Keith G. Bellman
Treasurer Russell J. Logan
Program Chairman D. Mark Smith
West Coast Representative James Matthews

Volume 8 / Issue 2 January 1994 Whole No. 23


Editors’ Comments Karoleff and Bellman
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — Comments on Journal Articles Philip J. Evans
    PPPP — Request for Help on Capped Bust Eagles David Kenny
Varieties of 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagles Ed Price
A Tale of Two 1799 B3 Dollars (or, Buy the Plastic Before the Coin?) Harry E. Salyards
The Connoisseur’s Reference Library (or, How To Go Broke Buying Books) David J. Davis
The 1839 Classic Gold Quarter Eagles John W. McCloskey
Turban Head Half Dollar Census Russell J. Logan
Capped Bust Half Dollar Secrets; The Screwpress Edgar E. Souders
The Most Common Bust Half Dollar Die Marriage Brian M. Wasserman
The Lone Attributor (or, Who Was That Stranger with the Big Silver Book?) Phil J. Evans
New Die State 1800 Dollar Discovered Bowers and Merena
Eureka! That Last Elusive Overton Darrel Heidigh

Cover Photos: No, the printers did not reverse the negatives! On the front cover is a brockage of an 1825 dime (Obverse 2) and on the back cover is a brockage of an 1827 dime (Reverse 1). [ex Lovejoy:69] Photos courtesy of Tom Mulvaney.