Welcome to 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.

The John Reich Journal is the official publication of the Society, and is distributed to all members in good standing. Each year, the membership votes for the best article published in the previous year, and that author is presented with the Jules Reiver Literary Award. The Journal Index provides an index search to locate articles in issues from 1986 to the present.

For more information on what the JRCS is all about, and for some interesting insights into collecting early U.S. coins, watch this video interview of JRCS President, Brad Karoleff, recorded at a Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention several years ago.

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Latest News

Nominations for the JRCS Hall of Fame Class of 2024
Posted Apr-28-2024  -
   Nominations are requested for the JRCS Hall of Fame. Please consider nominating a candidate to our HOF in either the modern or veteran categories. Remember the veteran nominations are for someone contributing to our specialties prior to the advent of JRCS and the modern from 1986 to present. Please include your reasons for your nomination.
   The nomination period will close the end of May. Please forward your nominations to Brad Karoleff.
New Journal Issue!
Posted Apr-24-2024  -
   Whole number 101 of the John Reich Journal was mailed to the membership April 22.
   If you do not receive your issue by Saturday, May 4, please contact Brad Karoleff to receive a replacement.
   If you are not currently a member of the John Reich Collectors Society, you are encouraged to join us by clicking here.
Posted Apr-15-2024  -
   The summer issue of the JR Journal will include the Bust Quarter census. Please send your census information (your name and JRCS number, Dates, B-Numbers, and Grades), including any duplicates you may have and mentioning any coins with E and L counterstamps.
   Sean Kelly will co-author the article, collecting your inputs. Please email your coin census information to Sean. Click here to download an Excel template to list your coins / grades.
   You may send suggestions for article content to Glenn Peterson, with subject “Quarter Census” on your email. You may also send US mail to Glenn Peterson, 9301 Park West Blvd Suite B5, Knoxville, TN 37923.
The JRCS Cud Project
Posted Apr-01-2024  -
   We are looking to obtain images of as many as possible retained and full cuds for all the series for posting in the Late Die State Showcase section of the website, under Resources.
   To participate, please email your photos to Steve Herrman in the format of high quality JPEG images. There should be 1200 to 2400 pixels across each image with a file size of approximately 500KB to 2MB per image.
   You may also send a link to any specimen imaged on a major numismatic website.
JRCS Facebook Page
Posted Apr-01-2024  -
   Check out the JRCS Facebook page. All JRCS members are welcome to join. Enjoy real-time conversations with the experts!
JRCS General Meetings via Zoom
Posted Mar-11-2024  -
   The Board of Directors of the John Reich Collectors Society has a goal to hold quarterly video teleconference meetings via Zoom for the general membership (and other interested parties). For these meetings, we may expect a featured speaker and topic and other discussions of member interest. If you have a topic you would like to present, please contact the Website Administrator.
   The next quarterly Zoom meeting is scheduled for: Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 7:00 PM Eastern time, 4:00 PM Pacific time
   To participate in these quarterly JRCS general meetings via Zoom, please send an email to the Website Administrator, and you will be added to the notification list to receive a link to each meeting (about 48 hours ahead of the meeting time). You will remain on the notification list for subsequent meetings.
Past Issues of the JR Journal Available on the Newman Numismatic Portal
Posted Feb-22-2022  -
   The John Reich Journal is available on the Newman Numismatic Portal through Volume 28, Issue 3 (November 2018).
   You may do searches within the JR Journal by using the Advanced Search option. First, enter "John Reich Journal" in the Title field. Then, entering "1802 JR-1" in the Search Term field, for example, finds five matches within JRJ. One could similarly search for Overton or LM varieties.
Making Better Use of the JRCS Website
Posted Apr-15-2020  -
   Click on the 3-bar icon in the upper left corner of the Home page to access the About JRCS, Publications, and Resources sections.
   Ideas and suggestions for the website are welcome. Contact the Website Administrator.