Modern Coins

March 2019

Why are the Apollo 11 Coins released by the US Mint so special?

Many of us were kids when man walked on the moon. Apollo 11 50th Anniversary coin celebrates this achievement. This happened on July 20, 1969, as Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin, Jr. took mankind’s first steps on the Moon. Now these kids are coin buyers in the 50’s and 60’s. Collectibles tend to do best when the potential collector remembers the item from their childhood and the Apollo 11 Coins hit all the marks. Space, coins, history [...]

October 2018

What Do JP Morgan And John Mercanti Have In Common?

Some recent and current events related to the dollar, stocks and precious metals markets are creating turmoil. Stocks in recent weeks have had days of wild swings as the norm. Losing and recovering huge chunks of market value. Many Americans who have built their nest eggs based on investment companies piling their portfolios in these instruments and have been watching their statement value ebb and flow. Most of these hard-working people have trusted the system to do right by [...]

July 2018

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

We sell a lot of 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 [...]