San Jose is home to a number of highly reputable coin shops. Given the area’s gold rush history, it is no surprise that gold is especially popular here, though San Jose coin dealers also stock an expansive array of silver bullion and rare coins. On this page we will list some of these coin shops.
American Precious Metals
1590 Berryessa Rd. Suite A
San Jose, CA 95133
Founded in 1980, this San Diego-based bullion trader has a location in San Jose. This family-owned shop caters to investors who prefer to hold precious metals in their physical form, whether jewelry, coinage, or bullion. American Precious Metals specializes in popular gold and silver coins like the American Silver Eagle. They also carry a unique array of rare and historical coins, both U.S. and foreign. American Precious Metals buys all forms of silver, gold, and platinum, including coins, jewelry, and scrap. They also offer wholesale pricing for those buying in bulk. In addition to their San Jose storefront, American Precious Metals also sells coins and bullion online and through eBay.
Vic’s Coin Shop
1535 Meridian Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Established in 1979, this longstanding local coin shop is a favorite among San Jose coin collectors who enjoy talking numismatics with the owner, a fellow coin collector. Though this shop has little internet presence, Vic’s has a long reputation for providing personal attention and reasonable prices. This shop specializes in buying gold and silver coins. They offer free appraisals and offer an ever-changing selection of coins for sale.
Falcone Jewelry and Coins
1230 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
This small, family-run coin shop buys and sells an expansive variety of coins. They are known for their historic Italian coinage, and also stock an impressive selection of medieval, Greek/Roman, and shipwreck coins. Falcone Coins also deals in U.S. and foreign coins, gold, and silver. They carry everything from beginner coin sets to high-grade rare coins to silver and gold bullion for investment purposes. Falcone Coins offers free verbal appraisals.
Treasure Island Stamps and Coins
3703 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
The coin selection at Treasure Island Stamps and Coins is primarily focused on ancient Greek and Roman coins, with more than 4000 different ancient coins in stock. They also carry a wide selection of U.S. coins, including proof and mint sets, as well as gold and silver coins. They also carry a limited selection of foreign coins, as well as collecting supplies. Treasure Island is exceptionally welcoming to new collectors; the owner is willing to take the time to explain the finer nuances of numismatics. They are a member of the American Numismatic Association, and have served Bay Area coin collectors since 1968.
Macs Coins & Collectibles
1049 E El Camino Real Ste 3
Sunnyvale, CA, 94087
Macs Coin Shop specializes in gold and silver coinage and bars. They carry an impressive array of American Eagles, Canadian Maple Leafs, Gold Buffalos, 1 oz silver rounds, Credit Suisse bars, Morgan and Peace silver dollars, and other bullion products. Many can be purchased through their website, though the full selection is only available at their store. While Macs focuses primarily on gold and silver, they also stock U.S. coinage. They also purchase all forms of gold and silver, as well as collectible coins. Macs is an NGC authorized dealer and a member of the American Numismatic Association.