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Lawrence R. Stack
Lawrence R. Stack, son of Harvey Stack, joined the family firm in 1974, having learned much of the business from his own study, dealing, and family experience. He is personally responsible for the development of many important and noteworthy collections and brought several significant collections to Stack’s, including The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The “Dallas Bank” Collection, as well as the world-record sale of the highest price ever realized at auction for a rare coin — the legendary 1933 St. Gaudens Double Eagle (Gold $20) that realized an astonishing $7.59 million (the two latter sales in partnership with Sotheby’s). An experienced collector, Lawrence has formed major collections of French Ecus, Five-Franc pieces, and Ecus d’Or, and his in-depth collection of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon coins ranks high among the finest ever assembled. His Renaissance medals collection is now one of the standard reference works for the field. He is a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and numerous national and international numismatic associations.