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 and JR Journal Editor, Brad Karoleff, recorded at a Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention several years ago.


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Latest News

JRCS General Meeting via Zoom
Posted Aug-09-2020  - The Board of Directors of the John Reich Collectors Society held its annual meeting via a Zoom video teleconference recently. The officers of the board decided that the JRCS will host an online meeting for the general membership (and other interested parties) on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7 PM Eastern time zone.

If you would like to participate in this general meeting of the JRCS, please send an email to the Website Administrator and you will receive a link to the meeting (within 48 hours of the meeting time).

Among topics for this meeting, we may expect JRCS announcements on such topics as the JRCS Hall of Fame and the Jules Reiver Literary Award; a featured speaker and topic; and other discussions of member interest.

The JRCS will have as a goal holding quarterly video teleconference meetings, with the tentative schedule to be the third Wednesday of the months of November, February, May, and July at 7 PM Eastern time zone.
New Journal Issue!
Posted Jun-14-2020  -
   The newest issue of the JR Journal is in the mail. You should begin receiving it momentarily. If you do not receive yours by next weekend, or if it is damaged, please contact Brad Karoleff to receive a replacement issue.
   This issue is also available for viewing here.
   If you are not currently a member of the John Reich Collectors Society, you are encouraged to join us by clicking here.
New JRCS Facebook Page
Posted May-25-2020  -
   Check out the new JRCS Facebook page. All JRCS members are welcome to join. Enjoy real-time conversations with the experts!
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.