IN MEMORY...8/4/1941 - 5/25/2002
David Lawrence Rare Coins was founded in 1979 in Hollywood, Florida by David Lawrence Feigenbaum.
That was the year the Hunt Brothers attempted to corner the world silver market and coin prices went wild.
Naturally the business got off to a good start and we haven't looked back since.
Dave's interest in coins began in the early 1950's in New York City, when interesting coins were still circulating.
As a young numismatist, he was intrigued by the Barber coinage (dimes, quarters and halves named for the designer) which appeared occasionally, but only in low grades. Buffalo nickels, Mercury dimes, Liberty Standing quarters and Walking Liberty halves could also be found and Morgan dollars were still available at the bank!
Later, Dave continued collecting while he pursued a Ph.D. in Oceanography, but eventually started buying and selling on a regular basis at local coin shows. The business was officially launched in 1979 as a part-time venture out of his home and, in 1988 he left University life completely and opened a full time office in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
In September of 1996, Dave was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease. He fought bravely for nearly six years but eventually succumbed and passed away on May 25, 2002. Dave is survived by his wife, Lynn; children, Nancy and John; and 5 grandchildren. All who knew Dave were better off for the encounter. Since his passing we've had dozens of letters from collectors whose love of numismatics was stoked by Dave's passion of the hobby.