The county seat of Comanche County, Lawton was founded after President McKinley’s efforts to settle in lands formerly reserved for native tribes led to the federal partitioning of two million acres. The town is named for Major General Henry Lawton, the leader of the U.S. Army division that ran Apache rebel Geronimo to ground.
Today, Lawton still plays host to Fort Sill, the last remaining active military post of the series of installations built during the so-called Indian Wars. This Old West flavor can be found in another form, as well: the area’s collection of silver and gold shops.
W & M Coins and Jewelry
1708 NW Cache Rd.
Lawton, OK 73507
Run by a retired Sergeant Major, W & M Coins and Jewelry carries a stock of gold and silver coins in addition to other valuables. W & M Coins is a veteran-run business with a reputation in the community among other former and current members of the armed services.
Cache Road Gold and Silver
1910 NW Cache Rd
Lawton, OK 73507
This gold and silver shop will purchase your surplus precious metal coins and other bullion, and also resells the purchases they make. The store is run by LaVearn, who provides a deep stock for visitors to browse. In addition to its line in silver and gold, the shop also handles platinum, as well as items of jewelry. Shoppers should be advised that the store is closed on Sundays and only does business in cash.
905 SW 11th St
Lawton, OK 73501
A Lawton area pawn shop, Action Pawn has a wide selection of a variety of merchandise, including coins and other precious metal items. Being a pawn shop, their selection of coins will not be as deep or as specialized as a dedicated collector’s shop, with inventory varying greatly as items rotate in and out. However, part of the joy of collecting can be the thrill of the unexpected discovery, and time spent digging through the stocks of pawn shops can unearth treasures.
Action Pawn has been in business for over a decade and carries a wide stock; even if none of the coins currently in stock catches your eye, there may be other items of interest to you.
Arty We Buy and Sell Coins
9 S 9th St
Duncan, OK 73533
Also called simply We Buy and Sell Coins, this business’ name says it all. The store carries a stock of bullion and numismatic coins and is willing to purchase excess items from you at a reasonable price. Duncan is a bit of a drive from Lawton, but locals looking to expand their selection beyond that found in the local area, or who happen to be in the area for other business, might find something useful here.