Durham, North Carolina began in the early nineteenth century as a railway depot, then known as Durham Station, serving the surrounding agricultural lands. Following the Civil War, the city became known for its thriving tobacco industry, followed by booming textile and hydroelectric power industries.
Durham is the home of Duke University; college sports, especially basketball, are a major focus for many residents. The city also offers a number of highly regarded coin shops catering to collectors and precious metal buyers.
102-A West Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510
Scavenger Antiques is a family-owned shop that has served Durham-area collectors for more than 11 years. They buy rare coins, gold and silver, jewelry, antiques, and art. Owned by Joe and Becky Wiggs, this unique shop offers an eclectic selection of antiques and collectibles, including a wide and ever-changing selection of jewelry and coins. They specialize in unique, rare, or historical pieces with eye appeal. Scavenger Antiques is known for their fun-to-browse shop and friendly customer service.
201 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
JewelRecycle is a North Carolina precious metal dealer owned by a local North Carolina family. Unlike many other gold buyers, they offer a premium over melt value for rare and collectible coins. JewelRecycle buys all forms of gold and silver, including jewelry, coins, bullion, flatware, tea sets, dental gold, and scrap gold. One of North Carolina’s gold buyers, they have five stores throughout the state, including one in Chapel Hill. They have a reputation for paying some of the highest prices in the Durham area for precious metals. They utilize X-ray Flurescence technology, an accurate method for testing precious metal purity. JewelRecycle prices are based on up-to-the-minute spot pricing.