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 at the ANA
Posted Aug-06-2018  - The John Reich Collectors Society General Meeting will be on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM in room 117 of the Philadelphia Convention Center. All JRCS members, interested non-members, and their guests are welcome to attend. The educational session will be one you will not want to miss!
Latest Journal Issue!
Posted Jul-10-2018  - The 2nd issue of the JR Journal, Volume 28, is expected to be mailed by the end of July. If you do not receive your copy by the end of the second week of August, please contact Brad Karoleff for a replacement.
Past Issues of the JR Journal Available on the Newman Numismatic Portal
Posted Apr-28-2018  - The John Reich Journal is available on the Newman Numismatic Portal through Volume 24, Issue 3 (Nov 2014). 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.