John Reich Journal

Volume 8 / Issue 3 April 1994 Whole No. 24

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

Articles may not be reproduced without permission of the John Reich Collectors Society.

Volume 8 / Issue 3 April 1994 Whole No. 24


Editors’ Comments Karoleff and Bellman
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — Request a Census of Early Half Dimes Mark Verbeck
    PPPP — Surviving Numbers of Eagles and Bust Halves David Kenny
    PPPP — Requesting Information on an 1805 Bust Quarter Karl Moulton
    PPPP — Comments on Journal Articles Philip J. Evans
Obverse Die Dentil Analysis, Part 2 — Capped Bust Halves, 1820 to 1836 David Finkelstein
Safety Factor in Grading Under Halogen Lamps? Edgar E. Souders
Revision of Rarity Ratings for Bust Half Dollars Glenn R. Peterson, M.D.
Capped Bust Eagles: A New Approach to Die Variety Nomenclature David Kenny
Another Bust Half Dollar Remarriage Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
Center Dots? Dick Kurtz
A Lucky Day in Long Beach Ed Price
Attributing the Smithsonian Collection Glenn R. Peterson, M.D.
Is it Reach as in Peach ... or Is it Rike as in Pike? George Hamilton
Bust Quarters — 1796 - 1838 Jules Reiver
New Variety of Reeded Half — 1838 JR22 Jules Reiver

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.