Modern Collectible Coins

September 2019

U.S. Mint Is Stretching The Boundaries Of Coin Production

Looking back at what the U.S. Mint has accomplished this year it is a banner year for coin minting technology. The 2019 releases have all happened under the newest U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder. Let’s recap some of the highlights so far: • 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Five Ounce Silver Dollar  • 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin • 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Clad Half Dollar • 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar The Apollo coins are...

The American Silver Eagle and the Canadian Silver Maple are Coins of Many Firsts

Every now and again we see a coin launch that from the beginning is very special. The first and obvious indication is seeing these two coins for the first time together. These two coins in these two finishes stand together like a proud pair to be reckoned with. The American bullion coin veteran along side the Canadian bullion coin veteran dressed for a formal event. They are stunning individually but together, that’s where special comes in. Like a set...

March 2019

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

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 and American accomplishment. Seldom have I seen a Mint launch met with...

October 2018

What Do JP Morgan And John Mercanti Have In Common?

angible Assets, Gold, Silver and Rare Coins and Modern Certified Investment Bullion Coins. In this Trader’s opinion any responsible portfolio would have some of all three groups above. A traditional stock portfolio handled by a traditional investment firm for the good times. Some bullion in the form of US Mint gold and silver coins or bars for the bad times. Some rare coins to represent Private Portable Wealth. Last, some Modern Graded Certified Coins by NGC and PCGS in...

September 2018

Why Collect US Mint Eagles Signed By John Mercanti And Ed Moy

Yes, my opinion is biased but for all the right reasons. I have been in this market a very long time, in fact, longer than the Gold and Silver Eagles have existed. Having a ring side seat to all the major market moments over the last 35 years has not only been fascinating, but also given me an advantage in my career. Do what you say and say what you do. Build relationships not transactions. Help people get what...

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...