California is home to one of the largest numbers of coin dealers in the country. The Los Angeles area, especially, offers a high concentration of coin and precious metal shops. Gold is especially popular here, given the region’s gold mining history, though there are also plenty of dealers offering silver bullion, paper currency, and rare coins.
(323) 786-COIN (2646)
7190 Sunset Blvd. #183
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Originally known as Hobby Investments, Collectors Internet was founded in 1979. One of the only coin shops located in the heart of Los Angeles, this store carries a wide selection of coins and bullion products. They carry inexpensive coins priced under a dollar for new collectors, as well as large-scale bullion bars for serious investors. Collectors Internet specializes in historic U.S. coins, as well as gold and silver bullion in the form of coins, bars, and rounds. They sell individual pieces, as well as wholesale boxes.
1312 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
This Santa Monica-based coin dealer buys, sells, and trades precious metals, including rare coins, as well as bullion. Their specialties include rare coins, such as pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, Morgan and Peace silver dollars, 90% and 40% silver coinage, and modern bullion coins. Wilshire Coins also buys and sells jewelry and other precious metal items, and offers XRF Metal Assaying to determine precise metal content. They have an eBay Store, and their website offers live chat assistance during business hours. Owner Glenn Sorgenstein is a lifelong coin collector, committed to making every customer’s experience positive, whether they are a new collector or an experienced investor.
A Coin Exchange
18631 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356
A Coin Exchange buys and sells coins, gold, silver, and jewelry. In addition to their Tarzana location, A Coin Exchange will also travel to your bank, home, or office to buy your coins or precious metals. With more than 40 years of experience, this coin dealer is known for fair pricing on bullion and an expansive, ever-changing selection of rare and historic coins. They offer free appraisals, and are a PCGS and NGC authorized dealer.
Southern California Coins & Stamps
7635 Firestone Blvd
Downey, CA 90241
Founded in 1974, Southern California Coin & Stamps specializes in U.S. coinage. The shop also offers mint and proof sets, paper currency, and gold and silver bullion coins. This family-friendly store carries an ever-changing selection of unique coins, perfect for browsing. Price quotes are also available by phone or email.
22330 Hawthorne Blvd Ste C
Torrance, CA 90505
After many years as a wholesale dealer, Meridian Coin opened in Torrance in 2012. They are known as industry experts willing to take the time to share their knowledge and market information with new and experienced investors alike. Meridian Coin, a bullion trader, buys and sells gold and silver bullion products, such as the American Eagle, American Gold Buffalo, and Canadian Maple Leaf. They also deal in rare coins and scrap gold. Their coin selection includes shipwreck coins, PCGS and NGC graded coins, world currency, and 90% silver coinage. Many of their coins are available through their online store. They also offer free evaluations and verbal appraisals, with official written appraisals available for a fee.
Paul Albarian & Associates
3500 W Olive Ave
3rd Fl, Ste 300
Burbank, CA 91505
Albarian Coins specializes in rare U.S. coins. They also buy and sell precious metal bullion and jewelry. Buy and sell prices for many forms of gold and silver bullion can be found on their website, with prices updated every five minutes to reflect changes in spot pricing. Paul Albarian offers free appraisals and also buys and sells coins through the mail.