Sandy Springs is a new city with a long history. The city wasn’t incorporated until late 2005; before that, it was considered a rural area despite its sizable population. In fact, it is the third-largest city in the U.S. ever to be incorporated. Before that memorable milestone, Sandy Springs fought annexation by neighboring Atlanta on several occasions.
Sandy Springs attracts visitors and residents who want to be near the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, but not immersed in it. The area boasts warm southern weather, a non-traditional downtown area, and a nice selection of gold and silver dealers. Below we will talk about some of the local coin shops and precious metal dealers in the area.
Larry Jackson Rare Coins
4920 Roswell Rd. NE, Suite 23B
Atlanta, GA 30342
This shop is convenient to Sandy Springs residents; it is in Atlanta, less than two miles outside the Sandy Springs border. For more than three decades, the business has served the greater Atlanta area. The owner, Larry Jackson, is a member of the American Numismatic Association and more than a dozen other numismatic associations. The shop buys and sells rare coins and bullion, and they specialize in American currency.
John B. Hamrick & Company
3050 Royal Blvd South, Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30022
John B. Hamrick & Company makes its home in Alpharetta, Georgia, about a 20-minute drive from Sandy Springs. However, John B. Hamrick & Company reaches a consumer base that extends far outside the Atlanta area. They attend more than 20 rare coin conventions in the U.S. every year. The business started nearly 50 years ago and belongs to a few numismatic associations, including the American Numismatic Association and the Professional Numismatics Guild.
Northlake Stamp & Coin
4800 Briarcliff Rd. Suite 2040
Atlanta, GA 30345
This shop, which calls the Northlake Mall in Atlanta home, began operating in 1969. They do not specialize in bullion, but they do carry a range of products that pique the interests of avid collectors. They sell rare coins and stamps, as well as rare sports and gaming cards, along with all the necessary accessories. Their staff members are knowledgeable and offer appraisals for precious metals, autographs, and other valuable items. Northlake Stamp & Coin also buys precious metals.
Essence of Collecting Coins
30 E. Crossville Rd. Suite 140
Roswell, GA, 30075
Like Antwerp Diamonds & Rare Coins, Essence of Collecting Coins is in Roswell. This shop buys and sells gold, silver, and platinum goods. They also specialize in Judea coins. The owner of Essence, Frank Henson, has more than four decades of coin-collecting experience.