John Reich Journal

Volume 9 / Issue 3 September 1995 Whole No. 28

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 3 September 1995 Whole No. 28


Editors’ Comments Karoleff and Bellman
Plaudits, Pans, and Perplexing Points:
    PPPP — Mintage Figures and Survivors David Kenny
New Variety of 1800 Draped Bust Half Dime Ed Price
Off-Center Bust Half Dollars: A Definitive Description Russell J. Logan
Reduced Size Capped Bust Quarters: A 1993-1995 Case Study Ken Cable
1797 and 1798 Eagles — Corrected Die Emission Sequence Anthony J. Taraszka
How Do I Collect Thee? Let Me Count the Ways David Kenny
But It’s Only an R1!!! Philip J. Evans
Auction Appearances of Bust Halves Dave Rutherford
Long-Lost 1796 Dollar Rarity Found Bowers and Merena

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.