Arvada first came into prominence in the 1850s as Ralston’s Creek, the site of the first gold strike in Colorado by Lewis Ralston. Renamed at the founding of the town proper to Arvada (after a prominent citizen), the town was gradually absorbed into the orbit of the greater Denver metropolitan area.
Although the days of the Colorado Gold Rush may be long gone, the echoes of the pioneers seeking gleaming fortunes in the frosty mountains of the state can still be heard in the region’s bustling gold and silver bullion and numismatic coin dealers.
Colorado Coins, Cards, and Comics
6695 Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003
This eclectic local shop mostly serves as an outlet for the four-colored adventures of Superman and his ilk, but also does a sideline in collectible coins. While the selection is perhaps not as extensive as some of the largest shops in the collectible world, those looking for local charm and color will find it in abundance in this outlet. Since their stock is somewhat limited, it is a good idea to call ahead to find out if they are currently stocking items of interest to you.
A World of Coins
7735 W. Long Drive
Littleton, CO 80123
Littleton, Colorado, plays host to this shop, which does a brisk business in a variety of valuables. They buy and sell jewelry, paper money, collectibles, and coins of both the bullion and collectible variety. They carry both domestic and foreign currencies with a stock that fluctuates frequently. The knowledgeable staff members are always willing to provide advice and assistance to customers, helping you acquire the information that you need to participate in this ever-changing market.
9676 East Arapahoe Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
This shop in Greenwood Village offers an assortment of common bullion coins in gold and silver, including American Eagles, Austrian Philharmonics, and Suisse bars. They focus on precious coins and bars as an investment-quality purchase. They also do a sideline in U.S. paper money, including collectible Continental and Confederate currency.
Wild West Traders
1111 Washington Ave, Suite 105
Golden, CO 80401
Nearby Golden, Colorado, hides this coin dealer. With a name that calls back to the gold rush days of Colorado’s early history, Wild West Traders is just 30 feet from the town’s Welcome Arch. They buy and sell a wide variety of U.S. and foreign coins, including precious bullion and numismatic pieces, as well as paper currency and historical memorabilia. Coin collecting is a great way to connect with America’s past, and Wild West Traders is there to help you make those connections all the more explicit.
Numismax Rare Coin Company
1685 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite S-276
Denver, CO 80222
Numismax is a coin buying service willing to take your bullion and numismatic coins off your hands. They advertise as willing to fly anywhere to appraise significant collections, but Colorado locals can save time through proximity to the company’s office. If you need to liquidate some portion of your collection efficiently, Numismax staff members can help you do just that. They also resell their purchases; those looking for bullion coins and American collectible coins can check their inventory and potentially find a bargain.