It all started in a spare bedroom in 1979...

David Lawrence (center) with son, John Feigenbaum, at a coin show in the mid-1980's.

David Lawrence Rare Coins was founded in 1979 by David Lawrence Feigenbaum in a spare bedroom. A passionate collector his entire life, Feigenbaum made the jump to dealing when his collecting desires surpassed his limited professor’s budget. After David passed away from a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), David’s son John Feigenbaum took the reins and oversaw the company's growth until 2015. In August of 2015, John Feigenbaum became the Publisher of the CDN Publishing and John Brush teamed with collector, Dell Loy Hansen, to carry on the tradition of DLRC.

Mr. Brush directs the company with the help of an extremely dedicated staff of 20 employees. The management team has a cumulative total of over 80 years with the company while DLRC’s numismatic team offers 100+ years of experience. They are deeply passionate about all aspects of coin collecting. Whether the coin is $5, $50 or $5 million, they are here to serve the collector with the best quality, service, and price possible. Brush and the DLRC staff are also equally focused on bringing the latest technology advances to the hobby.

Our passion for collecting and collectors is part of the DNA here. [Video]

The company has handled many legendary rarities of United States numismatics including the finest certified 1796 No Pole Liberty Cap Half Cent, three examples of the 1894-S Barber Dime, a gem 1876-CC Twenty Cent Piece, the finest known 1901-S Barber Quarter, 1884 and 1885 Proof Trade Dollars, four of the 12 known 1870-S Seated Dollars, the famous “Discovery of a Lifetime” 1854-S $5 Gold Half Eagle the historic 1815 $5 Gold Half Eagle one of the two known 1825/4 $5 Gold Half Eagles, and the Mickley-Hawn-Queller 1804 Proof Draped Bust Dollar. DLRC also helped to assemble and then sell the $25 million Richmond Collection at three public auctions hosted in New York City and Baltimore, Maryland and are the curators of the All-Time Greatest Collection of U.S. Coins, the D.L. Hansen Collection.

David Lawrence Rare Coins is an industry leader in the trading and auctioning of U.S. rare coins certified by PCGS, NGC, and CAC. DLRC holds weekly internet auctions and offers sellers the options of direct sale or consignment to auction. To work with David Lawrence or for any question as to how they can help your collection, please call 1-800-776-0560 or email

Company Highlights/Timeline

  • 1979: David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) was founded in 1979 by David Lawrence Feigenbaum in a spare bedroom of his house in Hollywood, Florida.
  • June 1980: Dave's son, John Feigenbaum, graduates Virginia Tech and joins his father at DLRC.
  • May 1994: Mary Lee joins John and Dave as our first employee.
  • June 1995: We launched our first web site at
  • June 2003: Jason Smith joins David Lawrence
  • July 2004: DLRC Auctions sells Richmond Collection, Part 1. Over $11 million sold in the first installment.
  • November 2004: DLRC Auctions sells Richmond Collection, Part 2. Over $7 million sold in the second installment.
  • March 2005: DLRC Auctions sells Richmond Collection, Part 3. Over $6.5 million sold in the third, and final, installment.
  • September 2005: DLRC Sells rare 1870-S Liberty Seated dollar. One of only 11 known examples.
  • July 2006: John Brush joins David Lawrence Rare Coins
  • September 2007: DLRC Sells Major U.S. Currency Rarity -- $500 bill -- for over $1 Million!
  • September 2007: DLRC Sells Gem rare gem 1876-CC 20-cent piece to Jack Lee
  • December 2007: DLRC Sets World Record for Selling an 1894-S dime for $1.9 million. The most expensive U.S. dime ever sold at this time.
  • March 2008: DLRC Sells Famous 1802 Half Dime (Logan-McCloskey Plate Coin; ex: Price Collection) for $345,000.
  • April 2010: DLRC Sells Finest Known 1901-S Barber Quarter graded PCGS/CAC MS68+ -- A Major Rarity in Unbelievable Condition\
  • July 2013: DLRC Sells Another 1894-S Dime for over $2 Million -- an all-time price record that has never been exceeded for a U.S. dime.
  • January 2014: DLRC assists private client acquire numerous rarities at the Missouri Cabinet Sale, including the famous 1796 no pole half cent for $845,000.
  • December 2016: John Feigenbaum becomes Editor of Coin Dealer Newsletter.
  • December 2016: John Brush becomes President of DLRC.
  • March 2017: Gary Adkins joins DLRC.
  • August 2017: Gary Adkins elected President of the American Numismatic Association.
  • August 2017: John Brush elected to Board of Governors of Professional Numismatists Guild.
  • December 2017: Uber-Collector Dell Loy Hansen Joins DLRC as Partner.
  • December 2017: John Brush and DLRC become Curators of the greatest privately-owned U.S. Coin Collection of All-Time, the D.L. Hansen Collection.
  • 2018: DLRC sells more coins in excess of $1 million than all major auction houses combined in the calendar year.
  • January 2018: DLRC brokers Legend Collection of Seated Dollars.
  • April 2018: Numismatic Masters Auction #1 Realizes Over $1.7 million!
  • June 2018: DLRC and D.L. Hansen purchase 1804 $1 for $2.64M!
  • January 2019: DLRC and D.L. Hansen purchase 1885 Proof Trade Dollar for $3.96M!
  • August 2019: DLRC and D.L. Hansen purchase 1894-S 10c for $1.32M!