David Lawrence Rare Coins & Auctions
Major US Silver Dollar Rarity
David Lawrence Rare Coins acquired one of the top condition census examples of America’s first silver dollar. Graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America (NGC) as an Almost Uncirculated 58 and verified by Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC), this 1794 silver dollar is among the twelve finest examples known of this exciting and rare issue.
John Brush, President of David Lawrence, says, “When the coin was offered to DLRC, we knew that this was a purchase we needed to make. Historically important classic rarities of this nature simply do not become available every day, and DLRC jumped at the opportunity to acquire it.”
The 1794 silver dollar has been a recognized major numismatic rarity for over 160 years. Hailing from an original mintage of 1,758 pieces, these coins were the first examples of the “dollar” denomination that would ultimately become a predominantly traded currency in international commerce.
“The historical importance of this coin cannot be overstated,” continues Brush. “We have seen that rare and important coins have been popular amongst investors once again and record results are being seen in many auctions. We think that this will be a million dollar item in the near future, so the current market conditions have made it a great value proposition.”
Call John Brush about this coin at 800-776-0560
Gary Akins to Form Affiliate Relationship with David Lawrence Rare Coins
David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is pleased to announce that effective March 1, 2017, they have formed a new affiliate relationship with Gary Akins, President of Gary Adkins and Associates (GAA). John Brush, President of DLRC, and Mr. Adkins have officially announced the blending of the assets of GAA and DLRC, which will continue under the DLRC name. Gary will maintain an office in Minneapolis, serving clients of both firms, while John will continue his role as President of DLRC.
Both firms are known for their commitment to collectors and their extreme dedication to customer satisfaction. They have devoted themselves to the principles of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG): honesty, integrity, and reliability, and will continue to provide great value, high quality and unsurpassed customer service.
“John and I are both seasoned Professional Numismatists with over 75 years of combined knowledge and experience. We saw an opportunity and synergy that was unlike any of our competitors, and it was amazing how similar our philosophies and business operations were,” said Adkins. “Rest assured that we will both work very hard to seamlessly mesh the operations and make this transition work to our customers’ advantage.”
Gary has been actively buying and selling rare coins for over 50 years and has been previously named the ANA Coin Dealer of the Year. He has also served as a past President of the Professional Numismatist Guild and recently received their Lifetime Achievement Award. Gary is currently the Vice President of the American Numismatist Association (ANA).
Mr. Brush stated:
“I’ve known Gary for 15 years and always known him to be a consummate professional. His dedication to serving collectors and dealers is nothing short of admirable, and we thought that the fit was a perfect one.”
With Gary’s enthusiasm and credentials, combined with John’s youth, skills and foresight, the company will make new and meaningful advances in the numismatic marketplace. Building on both companies' combined web presence, they plan to offer greater variety and scope of inventory, expansive auction services which have been well established by DLRC, and increased convention attendance. Gary and John are committed to being there for customers at every level of service required, offering the very best their team can provide, and nothing less than their customers deserve!