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

Latest Journal Issue!
Posted Dec-17-2017  - The third issue of Volume 27 of the Journal was mailed on December 16. If you do not receive your copy before the end of the month, please contact Brad Karoleff for a replacement.
Past Issues of the JR Journal Available on the Newman Numismatic Portal!
Posted Aug-10-2017  - 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 page:
Enter "John Reich Journal" in the title field, and the search term in the search box at the bottom. A search on "1802 JR-1", for example, finds five matches within JRJ. One could similarly search for Overton or LM varieties.
New Website Launched!
Posted Apr-27-2017  - Welcome to the new John Reich Collectors Society website. We hope you like the changes! Click on the icon in the upper left corner of the Home page to access the About JRCS, Publications, and Resources sections.

There is a new Article Keyword search option for ease of locating articles of interest. Select the JR Journal Index page under Publications, and enter a word to two to search the article titles.

Also, we encourage you to explore the new pages available in the Resources section: Online Resources, Educational Presentations, Recordings of Meetings, Late Die State Showcase, and R7 and R8 Gallery. These pages are being populated as resources and information become available.

This website is a resource of the club. Ideas, suggestions, and corrections for the website are welcome by the Website Administrator.