Salinas, California, a suburban city just eight miles from the Pacific Ocean, is home to world-famous vineyards, and also produces nearly a third of the world’s lettuce crop. Salinas is also known as the birthplace of writer John Steinbeck, whose novel Of Mice and Men was set here. Within Salinas, there are several well-regarded coin and precious metal dealers.
Salinas Coin Exchange
13 Navajo Dr
Salinas, CA 93906
Salinas Coin Exchange strives to be a one-shop-stop for Salinas coin collectors. Founded in 1980, they offer rare U.S. and world coins, coin collecting supplies, and gold and silver bullion. Their coin selection includes certified and raw coins of all denominations, eras, and price levels.
Salinas Coin Exchange also buys and sells estate jewelry, and purchases all forms of gold, including broken jewelry, dental gold, and scrap gold. They are known for their competitive prices whether buying or selling. Salinas Coin Exchange is a PCGS authorized dealer.
431 East Market St.
Salinas, CA 93905
Salinas Pawn buys, sells, and pawns all types of coins, including rare U.S. and world coins, both certified and raw, and precious metal bullion. They buy silver rounds and gold bars regardless of mint and condition. Salinas Pawn also deals in jewelry, electronics, musical instruments, and a wide variety of other products, and their merchandise changes daily, so there’s always something new to see here. They offer layaway plans, and also have stores in Seaside and Watsonville, California.
Carmel Stamp and Coin Shop
Mission St. Near 8th Ave
PO Box 3366
Carmel, CA 93923
Carmel Stamp & Coin Shop is a small, locally owned shop specializing in rare coins. This PCGS and NGC authorized dealer offers U.S. and foreign coins and stamps, tokens and medals, gold and silver coins, paper currency, jewelry, and collectibles. They are known for their extensive selection of gold and silver coins, including rare pre-1933 U.S. gold coins. They also offer appraisals and grading submission services. Established in 1942, they are among the Salinas area’s oldest coin dealers.
A Niche in Tyme
588 Lighthouse Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
A Niche in Type is a jewelry, coin, and collectible shop on the Monterey Peninsula. Their inventory includes rare coins as well as gold and silver, with an emphasis on unique coins with eye appeal. They have more than 10,000 different items in stock at any given time, and are actively buying from individual collectors, so their selection changes daily. They also buy all forms of gold, silver, and platinum, including jewelry, coins, flatware, and scrap. A Niche in Tyme was founded in 1984 in Virginia, relocating to the Salinas area in 2006.