John Reich Journal

Volume 9 / Issue 2 January 1995 Whole No. 27

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 or letters to the Editors or articles for publication, please write to the Co-Editors:
Bradley S. Karoleff, NLG
Keith G. Bellman, NLG
P.O. Box 135
Harrison, OH 45030-0135

All other correspondance should be directed 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.

1994/95 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 9 / Issue 2 January 1995 Whole No. 27


Editors’ Comments Karoleff and Bellman
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — 1798 B28 Die States Robert Stark
    PPPP — 1815 Counterstamped Quarters Karl Moulton
    PPPP — Hotel Safety Deposit Boxes
    PPPP — Bust Dollar References Q. David Bowers
Die Settings on Flowing Hair and Draped Bust Half Dollars Chris Pilliod
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Auction David Kenny
Major Revision in CC for 1798 B30 Dollar W. David Perkins
An Inter-Denominational Die Clash Ed Price
Some Interesting Bust Dollar Varieties Arno Safran
Wow, What a Week! ... Actually Two Days Wayne Aubel
Capped Bust Half Dollar Secrets; The Planchets Edgar E. Souders
Hardin's Law Modified — You Can Never Learn Only One Thing David Rubin
Die States of 1814 Bust Halves Dave Rutherford
In Memoriam — Stewart P. Witham

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

Cover Photos: 1798 Bust Dollar (B11b, BB111). The finest known specimen of this rare obverse die state and tied for finest known of the variety. [ex B&M January, 1992:1268] Photos courtesy of Bowers and Merena Galleries.