The city of Thornton was a humble stretch of farmland until 1953, when developers chose the site for a planned community as a suburb of rapidly growing Denver. Named for former Colorado governor Dan Thornton, Thornton is a thriving town in a Gold Rush state, close to the Denver, Aurora, and Bloomfield metroplex. Perhaps due to its history as a mining state, gold and silver coins and bullion are favored investments for many area residents, and you’ll find many reputable shops offering investment-quality coins, bullion, and precious metals. Because Colorado does not tax gold and silver transactions, Thornton is a popular destination for coin buyers.
Rocky Mountain Coin
(303) 777-4653 (GOLD)
538 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Rocky Mountain Coin has been in the same Denver location since its founding in 1976. The owner, Klaus Degler, has been buying and selling precious metals and rare coins for nearly 40 years. He and his staff have a combined 100 years experience in the gold and silver coin industry.
Mr. Degler is the city of Denver’s designated coin appraiser. His firm has a reputation for offering the finest rare coins and collectibles at fair prices. Mr. Degler is also a recognized numismatics expert who is frequently used by federal law enforcement for his expert opinion. Rocky Mountain Coin has an excellent selection of gold and silver bullion coins and bars, as well as diamond and estate jewelry.
Erie Gold and Silver
149 South Briggs Street
Erie, CO 80516
This coin shop specializes in U.S. and world coins and antiquities. It also offers a full selection of gold and silver bullion coins and bars from domestic, international, and private mints. You’ll find bullion coins from Austria, Mexico, Canada, Australia, and Great Britain, as well as American gold and silver eagles in this locally owned and operated shop. Erie Gold and Silver also deals in rare currency. For those who can’t visit the shop during normal business hours, the store offers gold and silver parties by appointment.
9676 East Arapahoe Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
Colorado Coin specializes in high-quality rare and undervalued U.S. coins, offering a fair price for these popular investment coins. The shop also carries a complete selection of highly popular gold bullion coins such as the Austrian Philharmonic, Canadian Maple Leaf, South African Krugerrand, and American Eagle. Colorado Coin also offers investment-grade platinum and palladium. The store is an authorized dealer for the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the major international coin-grading firms. It is also a lifetime member in the American Numismatic Association.
Denver Gold and Silver Exchange
5475 Leetsdale Drive, Suite 210R
Denver, CO 80246
For nearly two decades, the Brewer family has owned and operated Denver Gold and Silver Exchange, serving the needs of the area’s gold and silver coin collectors. In addition to the bullion coins, proofs, and mint sets that the firm carries, it also offers a rich selection of rare U.S. coins, such as pre-1933 gold coins. Denver Gold and Silver Exchange also offers gold and silver bullion bars. The firm buys and sells precious metals including scrap, flatware, and jewelry, and it carries a complete line of coin collecting supplies and resources.