Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, with nearly half of the state’s total population. In Alaska, gold mining has been a major industry since the 1896 Klondike Gold Rush. The state has produced more than 40 million troy ounces of gold to date, with a present market value of over $12 billion, making this Alaska’s most valuable non-energy natural resource. As a result, precious metal buying is very popular here. Anchorage has a number of well-regarded coin shops and precious metal dealers.
Alaska Coin Exchange
P.O. Box 190655
Anchorage, AK 99519
Alaska Coin Exchange is a mail-order coin dealer based in Anchorage. They offer a wide variety of United States coins, from early to modern, in all grades and price ranges. The inventory includes both graded and raw coins. Established by skilled numismatist Mike Nourse, Alaska Coin Exchange strives to serve all collectors, from beginners to advanced. There is no minimum order size. Their specialty is U.S. proof coins from 1817 to 1916. Alaska Coin Exchange also offers a wide array of additional U.S. and foreign coins, including type coins, gold coins, and silver coins. More than 7,000 different coins are in stock.
Alaska Rare Coins
551 2nd Ave # B
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Alaska Rare Coins carries a wide selection of raw and certified coins, along with paper currency. Their eclectic inventory also includes vintage books, as well as ivory carvings. If you are looking for a specific rare coin, contact them ahead of time, as some of their high-end coins are kept off-site. In addition to their downtown Fairbanks showroom, the owners of Alaska Rare Coins also conduct numismatic auctions twice per year, offering a wide variety of coins for both beginners and advanced collectors. Although they have little internet presence, Alaska Rare Coins is known for their reasonable pricing and knowledgeable service.
Debbie’s Old Coins & Collectibles, LLC
6841 W Trevett Ave.
Wasilla, AK 99654
Debbie’s Old Coins is an eclectic shop featuring coins, carvings by local artists, and other collectibles. They also carry gold prospecting and mining equipment for those who would rather try their luck finding their own gold. This shop features a unique array of U.S. and world coins, from historic to modern. They also ship coins throughout the U.S. and Canada. Debbie’s Old Coins is a member of the American Numismatic Association, and the oldest coin dealer in the region.