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October 2019

Why is the 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent such a sought after coin?

Did you know the VDB on the penny in question are the initials of the engraver who created the Lincoln Cent at the direction of Theodore Roosevelt and his name was Victor David Brenner, VDB? The 1909 is the first year the coin was issued and the years following the 1909 were not produced with the initials VDB, it is the one year that happened. Did you know the Lincoln Cent was the first coin The United States Mint...

September 2019

The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Twenty Dollar Twenty Dollar Gold Coin

One of the most popular coins we sell year after year is the Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle. Let’s look at a brief history of this coin, most consider the most beautiful coin produced by the United States Mint. They were produced from 1907 to 1933. The Saint-Gaudens $20 gold coin was the result of President Theodore Roosevelt's desire to beautify U.S. coinage. The coin is named after its designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens who was also a personal friend of Roosevelt. President...

September 2018

PCGS Rare Coin Market Report

We have written many articles that make the point that when you can buy the one best example of a coin that can be had and you can afford. This better coin will always outperform a portfolio made up of quantity over quality. Although the temptation is strong to rely on the latter this article leaves little doubt. I will give a few of the more dramatic examples from the report. It comes down to the difference between “generics”, coins...

August 2018

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...

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...