Blogs

August 2018

Timeline of the history of the San Francisco Mint

In 1849 the California Gold Rush begins. Initially, the gold is shipped across the Country to the Philadelphia Mint to produce coins, a long and dangerous journey. In 1852 Congress approves a California branch Mint In 1854 the San Francisco Mint opens to accept deposits from miners. In November 1874 The Mint outgrows its original small building and moves to a larger facility at 5th and Mission Streets. The building resembles an ancient Greek temple and would become...

Creating a portfolio of certified rare coins, a story of two types of collectors

rare coins. First is the hobbyist who has enjoyed collecting coins all since childhood. Second is the investor who has discovered the value of adding tangible rare coins to their investment portfolio. The hobbyist has taken pleasure in sorting through coins since childhood. For them it is the hunt and the collection start with what is found. An Indian Cent, a Buffalo Nickel there, a Standing Liberty Quarter and so on. What started as a random accumulation starts to take...

July 2018

Why are Mercanti Signed Silver Eagles NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo coins so special?

coins that are offered on our online site, LCR Coin, (lcrcoin.com). One question we hear often is why is one coin graded a 70 and another not? We hear this in relation to many popular coins we sell online. The American Silver Eagle Signed by Mercanti is probably the most popular and in the highest demand. The providers or services who physically grade the coins and seal them in tamper proof holders that all collectors and dealers buy, sell and...

LCR Coin New Shopping Tools For Rare Coins Online

LCR Coin is announcing a new addition to our Shopping Rare Coins Online experience. Beginning in July we will be adding links on all products in our Rare Coin Inventory in the description field that are the links to the PCGS and NGC pages for each coin confirming their certificate verification. In addition, there will be other valuable resources available on these pages including Price Guide Values, Mintage, Population and the number of coins that exist in higher grades. We feel...

June 2018

The Simple Facts About Gold, Rare Coins, Inflation And The Dollar

After all you only had a perceived profit on a monthly statement, not in real money. So now, while your paper statement reflects profit, and before the profit disappears, take some of that paper profit out of the stock market and put in something else before you lose it. Gold, like bullion gold coins are good. Gold Eagles or other monetized gold coins add privacy like all money because Gold Eagles have a face value that means it is...

I want to share a story about something that happened in 1985

th and 7th. LA’S jewelry manufacturers were primarily karat gold makers casting assorted goods in 10 and 14kt. Their shops were in the many buildings that made up the jewelry district. They used a lot of gold, figure our customers used about 50 to 100 kilos per day. The kilos they bought were known as jars of shot. This is 24kt .9999 gold in the form of BB’s in the amount of one kilo per jar. This way when...

Expertise through Experience

The rare coin market is hotter than ever. New highs are being set routinely in auction results for better date rare coins. What is a better date rare coin? In this question population of a coin in a denomination, from a year, from a given mint, in a given grade, by a recognized grading service is everything. A recent article in a popular coin publication used the term ‘The rarest of rare coins are those that are so rare...

Numismatics Dealer

full service numismatics dealer. Located in California we serve the entire USA! Our large selection of rare and hard to find graded coins will be sure to please. LCR Coin offers FREE shipping on all of our products. Shop today and be assured that you are receiving the best pricing available on that special hard to find, rare coin. LCR has many rare coin categories to choose from. These are LCR Coin's top 10 categories: Patterns Collonials Half-cents and cents ...

May 2018

Planning for the future

Ongoing revenue Savings Legacy wealth Ongoing revenue can be accomplished through different instruments that create yields in the form of stocks, bonds, investment property, business investments etc. This portfolio hopefully grows over time but is also subject to market corrections. In the last 200 years market corrections have always occurred and will always occur. Savings are just that, assets you hold. Traditionally this includes money, but money comes in different forms. Cash in the bank, gold, silver, diamonds. Legacy wealth is...