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David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions

  • The Royal Clipper Collection Offered in Auction #843
    We are excited to offer this wonderful 39-coin collection of better date coin & type coins as a part of our Guaranteed Auction Program (GAP). All coins are live now in our Sunday Auction #843 and listed with NO RESERVE!  Click here to view …
    - 3 Feb 15, 10:01pm -
  • DLRC F.U.N. Show Review
    John B, John F, Mike and myself just returned from a long but productive week in Orlando at the F.U.N. Show. We appreciate all of the customers that stopped by to say hello and looked at a few coins. It was an … Continue reading →
    - 14 Jan 15, 9:30pm -
  • Website Holiday Special – Enjoy 8% Off!
    Happy Holidays! We’d like to thank you for your continued business and support this past year.  We look forward to offering you the best selection and quality of certified rare coins in the market today. To celebrate the year ending, we … Conti…
    - 24 Dec 14, 7:17pm -
  • Classic Gold Commems Offered in Internet Auction #836
        The Forrest Hills Collection is a beautiful run of Classic Gold Commemoratives  all housed in PCGS Old Green Holders (OGH). This is a great opportunity to add these classic gold pieces to your collection or upgrade to a high-end, CAC ap…
    - 16 Dec 14, 8:06pm -
  • Central Park Collection Coins Just Added to Auction #834
    We just received a fresh group of 84 coins from the Central Park Collection and have added them in to Auction #834, closing Sunday, December 14th.  Highlights include an Incredible Fully Struck Gem - 1926-D 5c PCGS MS66+, an Important Rarity …
    - 5 Dec 14, 7:53pm -
  • Very Limited Offering of Rare French Gold Coins from 1904
    Limited Quantity Available Thanks to a lucky discovery in Europe, we are able to offer just a few handfuls of Dupré’s Angel 50 Franc coins. Each weighs one half troy ounce and is composed of 90% fine gold, struck at … Continue reading →
    - 6 Nov 14, 10:10pm -
  • Dixie Proof Shield Nickel Collection Offered in Auction #830
    Our Sunday Internet Auction #830 offers (20) fantastic PCGS registry-quality Proof Shield Nickels from the Dixie Collection. Click the tile below to browse and bid before the auction closes on Sunday, November 16th. Contact us for more details abou…
    - 6 Nov 14, 2:21pm -
  • River City & Winter Springs Collections Offered in Auction #828
    We are excited to be able to offer two unique customer collections in our Sunday Auction #828. The River City Collection offers a nostalgic group of family heirloom pieces that have not seen the light of day in over 40 … Continue reading →
    - 24 Oct 14, 4:15pm -

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Ancient Coin Collecting

  • newArchaeologists Question Media Sensationalism
    Ancient coin collectors in the United States had good reason to smile this past weekend.  Archaeologist Paul Barford in his blog Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues joined a growing list of critics who believe that U.S. government offi…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 6:25pm -
  • Steven Andrew Sayles 1964-2016
        Steven Andrew Sayles was born in Gander, Newfoundland on March 14, 1964 to Wayne G. and Sharon L. (Greshay) Sayles.  As a child, Steve had an inquisitive nature and was far more worldly than his years might have suggested.  He was an avid co…
    - 90 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 4:15am -
  • An Intellectual Curiosity
    "We treat all stakeholders with a vested interest in the site with the same intellectual curiosity, which means we interact with and learn from local populations, dealers, collectors, looters, government employees, archaeologists, museum professional…
    - 3 Mar 16, 11:19am -
    Frequent readers here will know that I have tried on at least two prior occasions to restart the focus of this blog and avoid cultural property issues which only lead to frustration and ill will.  Unfortunately, those issues can tend to take over on…
    - 31 Jan 16, 6:56pm -

Coin Update

Coin Collecting News

  • Five Proof America the Beautiful Quarters in First 2014 Set
    New from the United States Mint is its first coin collecting product in 2014 with America the Beautiful Quarters, and its first set of the year. Released Tuesday and on sale for $14.95 is the 2014 United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Pro…
    - 12 Jan 14, 1:33am -
  • 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Coins
    Commemorative coins celebrating the semicentennial of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are now available from the United States Mint, as authorized under Public Law 110-451. On Thursday, January 2, 2014, the US Mint starting accepting or…
    - 4 Jan 14, 4:10pm -
  • Sales Ending for Some 2012-2013 Coin Collecting Products
    Less than a half day remains until some of the coin collecting products from the United States Mint permanently go off sale, making way for 2014 coins and products. At Noon ET today, December 31, 2013, all 2013 commemorative coins and products with t…
    - 31 Dec 13, 12:21pm -
  • US Mint 2014 Coin Collecting Products
    Collectors can now plan ahead for what coin collecting products they want to buy in 2014 from the United States Mint. Earlier this month the US Mint listed nearly all the coins and sets it will release for the year. Many of them also have prices. Kic…
    - 22 Dec 13, 6:35pm -
  • First Spouse Coin Collecting Products End 2013
    Four of the five coin collecting products that the United States will end 2013 with are those featuring former First Ladies. Normally these products would have been issued earlier in the year but they were delayed due to production problems that shar…
    - 15 Dec 13, 9:36pm -
  • 2013 Limited Edition Set Offers Popular Silver Coins
    Out this week from the United States Mint is the 2013 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. Released on the 12th, this specially designed set for coin collectors has seven silver coins composed in 90% silver and one in 99.9% silver. The latter is the Min…
    - 14 Dec 13, 6:09pm -
  • Sold Out US Mint Products, Last Chance at Collector Coins
    Two United States Mint products for collectors sold out last week, and the bureau just published a list of other coin collecting products that will go off sale by year’s end. No longer available are the 2013-P Fort McHenry National Monument and His…
    - 9 Dec 13, 4:09am -
  • Helen Taft and Ellen Wilson First Spouse Gold Coins
    Two more 2013 $10 First Spouse Gold Coins are among collectible products from the United States Mint to make an appearance in early December. Proof and uncirculated coins celebrating Helen Taft launch on Monday, December 2, 2013. They will start at p…
    - 1 Dec 13, 6:38am -
  • Last 2013 ATB Quarter Products for Collectors
    This week the United States Mint released the final two collector products holding 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters. 2013 Mount Rushmore America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Sets are available for $9.95 each and the new annual 2013 America th…
    - 23 Nov 13, 11:34pm -
  • Ida McKinley and Edith Roosevelt First Spouse Gold Coins
    Two of the five 2013 First Spouse Gold Coins for collectors make their debut in November. The one-half ounce, 24-karat gold coins honoring Ida McKinley launched this past Thursday, November 14, 2013. Staring prices are $820 for the uncirculated coin…
    - 18 Nov 13, 5:19am -

  • newGold Gains 1% on Week; US Mint Silver Eagle Sales Surge
    Gold and silver futures were little changed Friday but both marked a second straight week of gains.Gold for December delivery on Friday added 20 cents to close at $1,267.70 an ounce on the Comex...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 3:43pm -
  • new2017 Reverse Proof Pegasus Silver Bullion Coin Hits 35% of Sales
    2017 Pegasus Silver Bullion Coins are selling fast, according to the Pobjoy Mint.Produced on behalf of the British Virgin Islands in 1 ounce of .999 fine silver with designs in reverse proof, the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 16, 5:22am -
  • newGold, Silver Log First Declines This Week; 2016 Silver Eagles Top 34M
    Gold and silver futures closed lower Thursday after three days of gains, pressured as the U.S. dollar rebounded. Gold slipped from a more than two-week high, trimming gains so far this week to about...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 16, 8:06pm -
  • newCanadian 2016 $2 Battle of the Atlantic Coin Unveiled
    Earlier today, Oct. 20, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a $2 circulation coin that commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.A ceremony for the coin's release was held aboard...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 16, 6:23pm -
  • newCCAC Applications Sought for Representing Interests of Public
    The U.S. Mint is accepting applications for an appointment to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).Authorized by the enactment of Public Law 108-15, the CCAC's main task is to advise the...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Oct 16, 11:16am -
  • newRoyal Mint Releases First Christmas Coin, Sells at Face Value
    The Royal Mint produced the United Kingdom's first official Christmas coin, which is now being sold at face value.Struck in about a half ounce of .999 fine silver to a brilliant uncirculated...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Oct 16, 5:16am -
  • newGold Ends at New Two-Week High
    Precious metals futures were mixed Wednesday with gold and silver higher and platinum and palladium lower. Gold closed at a more than two-week high.Gold for December delivery gained $7, or 0.6%, to...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 8:11pm -
  • newCanadian 2017 $20 Coin Features Caribou Tracks Along Edge
    A new Royal Canadian Mint coin features a mature caribou within Canada's boreal forest. Adding to its appeal, caribou tracks are all along the coin's edge.Struck in an ounce of 99.99% pure silver...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 6:55pm -
  • newUS Mint Sales: Reagan Coin & Chronicles Set Debuts
    Compared to last year's Coin & Chronicles Sets, early sales are tepid for the final one in the series which includes collectibles featuring Ronald Reagan.Released a week ago Tuesday, Oct. 11,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 5:08pm -
  • newGold Ends Near 2-Week High
    Precious metals futures advanced Tuesday. Gains for gold were again modest but enough to drive prices near a two-week high.Gold for December delivery settled up $6.30, or 0.5%, to $1,262.90 an...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 10:38pm -

Numismatic News

  • newRoman gold coin helps date site
    Coins can serve the same purpose as can an index fossil. Coins can help date an archaeological dig site in a similar fashion as can a fossil help date the strata in which that fossil is found. The important part … Continue reading →The post Roma…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 16, 2:40pm -
  • newTwo-headed gold ‘dollar’ star of sale
    One coin ruled them all at Dix Noonan Webb’s fall sale held in London on Sept. 21-23: an 1804 George III “dollar” believed to be unique. The item consisted of a double obverse strike involving two different effigies of the … Continue reading…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 16, 2:25pm -
  • newTake stock of a new hobby
    It is time for the 6th annual Wall Street bourse at the Museum of American Finance, which is located at 48 Wall Street in New York City. Tomorrow, Archives International Auctions will hold an auction in conjunction with the show. … Continue reading…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 16, 11:40am -
  • newMint holds forum
    On Oct. 13, the U.S. Mint conducted its Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia at the Federal Reserve Bank, followed by a reception at the U.S. Mint. I was one of those invited and was among approximately 50-55 people to come to … Continue reading →Th…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 16, 7:00am -
  • newWho doesn’t like to speculate?
    When I was still a kid I came across “The Forecaster” Moneyletter. That was in 1969. It was expensive. It was $50 at the time. I was so enthusiastic about it that I convinced my father to pay the subscription … Continue reading →The post Who…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Oct 16, 1:01pm -
  • newCent production up
    The Mint ramped up cent production in September after a bit of a lull in August. The 891.6 million coins comprised 56.7 percent of monthly output, returning to the average level of 2016. In August, cents comprised just 52 percent … Continue reading…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Oct 16, 11:16am -
  • newWhat good are coin clubs?
    Collectors often ask that question. It is too bad many of them are not adventurous enough to go and find out. However, a copy of “TNA News” has crossed my desk and it tells of many things that are going … Continue reading →The post What good…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 1:01pm -
  • newWay to go, Gayle
    It pays to have Gayle Pike as a friend. I have been fortunate enough to be able to say that since I was still wet behind the ears here at “Numismatic News.” However, in all the years I have known … Continue reading →The post Way to go, Gayle…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 1:01pm -
  • newMarket strong for world paper
    The results of Heritage’s Sept. 8-12 Long Beach Expo World Currency sale show the market for world paper is alive and thriving. At the end of four days prices realized totaled $1,016,828 with nine items making in excess of $10,000. … Continue rea…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 7:00am -
  • newGold ancient coins top $3.4 million CNG auction
    Classical Numismatic Group’s sale 103 produced a top result. Their September auction hammered $2,826,186 on a pre-sale estimate of $1,992,300, for a clearance rate of 98.30 percent. With 19 percent commission added, the total realized was $3,363,16…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 16, 4:43pm -

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Coin World

  • Wrong planchets can suffer from defective plating process
    By Mike DiamondCollectors’ Clearinghouse: Errors & Varieties by Mike Diamond: Wrong planchets can suffer from defective plating process...Since their introduction in 1982, the copper-plated zinc planchets used for Lincoln cents have been affected…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:59pm -
  • Howling Wolf on new RCM gold bullion coin
    By Jeff StarckThe Royal Canadian Mint used the World Money Fair in that city to showcase Canada’s new silver and gold bullion coins fe...Berlin may be an unfamiliar setting for Canadian wildlife, but on Feb. 5 the Royal Canadian Mint used the Wor…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:58pm -
  • ANACS certifies Liberty Dollar medallions
    By Paul GilkesANACS is certifying Liberty Dollars. These were introduced as a private, voluntary barter currency in 1998 by monetary a...Collectors are submitting Liberty Dollar medallions for third-party certifications and encapsulation. ANACS has…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:57pm -
  • George Walton heirs donate $100,000 to ANA
    By Paul GilkesThe American Numismatic Association’s Numismatic Diploma Program will be updated and digitized thanks to the donation.The American Numismatic Association’s Numismatic Diploma Program will be updated and digitized thanks to a $100,…
    - 24 Feb 14, 12:56pm -
  • The 'other' 1859 cent
    By Q. David BowersThe Joys of Collecting by Q. David Bowers: The 'other' 1859 cent — Issue struck with reverse of 1860You probably know about the regular 1859 Indian Head cent — an issue for which 36.4 million coins were struck.The Flying E…
    - 21 Feb 14, 2:59pm -
  • Seated Liberty dime varieties
    By Steve RoachGerry Fortin’s online resource the “Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Varieties” will be used by Numismatic Guaranty Corp.Numismatic Guaranty Corp. recently announced that it will attribute Seated Liberty dime varieties listed in Gerr…
    - 21 Feb 14, 2:58pm -
  • Mint State silver Eagles
    By Scott SchechterMaking Moderns by Scott Schechter: Mint State silver Eagles — Building a basic set of popular issue.Silver American Eagles have emerged as the most popular collector series of the 2010s. As evidence, consider that 43 million Ame…
    - 21 Feb 14, 2:57pm -


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