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.
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
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 and JR Journal Editor, Brad Karoleff, recorded at a Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention several years ago.
Posted Dec-22-2019 - The latest issue of the JRJ (Volume 29, Issue 3) is in the mail. You should receive it very soon. If yours does not show up by January 3 drop Brad Karoleff a line for a replacement.
Inside everyone's envelope is the ballot for the Jules Reiver Literary Award for 2019. Please vote for NO MORE THAN 3 articles from the list and return the ballot to Dave Perkins at the address provided.
Some of you will receive a green dues renewal notice. To remain a member in good standing and receive Volume 30 of the journal please send a check to Dave Perkins for $25.
Videos of the JRCS, BQCS, and BHNC Meetings
Posted Aug-20-2019 - Video recordings of the JRCS, BQCS, and BHNC general meetings held at the 2019 ANA WFOM are now available on the website for your viewing pleasure.
Click on the icon in the upper left corner, and under Resources, select Recordings of Meetings.
Past Issues of the JR Journal Available on the Newman Numismatic Portal
Posted Jul-16-2019 - The John Reich Journal is available on the Newman Numismatic Portal through Volume 26, Issue 3 (December 2016). 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.
The John Reich Journal
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
Especially needed are articles containing new information about die marriages, die states of published die varieties, attribution methods, collections, collectors, etc.
Journal Back Issues
Back issues of the John Reich Journal are available
from professional book dealer Bryce Brown of Avon, CT. Visit
and scroll down to JR Journals to view the available issues and pricing.