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September 2018

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

I should probably make a better effort to express why building a collection of Gold and Silver Eagles Signed by Ed Moy and John Mercanti makes more sense with LCR Coin as your guide than other companies. 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 [...]

PCGS Rare Coin Market Report

There is a great article in the most recent PCGS Rare Coin Market Report titled, a tale of two markets. It draws a clear conclusion of how two basic coin types have performed over the past few decades. 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 [...]

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 known as the Granite [...]

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

There are two types of collectors when it comes to 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]