West Jordan is a rapidly growing suburb in the heart of Salt Lake City County, Utah. It shares its name with the Jordan River, whose western banks border the town. The township also borders the eastern foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains, the site of the large Kennecott Copper Mine.
West Jordan was settled in the mid-19th century by Mormon travelers who believed the area was their Holy Land. Their faith led them to name the river flowing near the settlement after the River Jordan in Israel. The enterprising settlers built an economy based on agriculture, mining, and timber. The locals also constructed the first leather tannery west of the Mississippi River.
While copper mining was one of the area’s historic interests, modern West Jordan residents are more interested in gold and silver.
Big Dog Pawn
9361 S Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84088
6610 S State Street
Murray, UT 84107
Big Dog Pawn has aimed to be one of Utah’s most unique pawn shops since opening its doors in 1999. It’s a friendly family business that prides itself on always putting the customers first. The store specializes in bullion, coin, and gold products, including Morgan Dollars, Silver Eagles, and proof sets. These offerings help to complement its range of firearms, tools, home electronics, sporting goods, and other items. Big Dog Pawn has two outlets: one in West Jordan and another in Murray, less than seven miles away. Both stores are open until 9 p.m. every day, so they’re ideal for after-work browsing.
Legacy Rare Coins
4431 S Commerce Drive
Murray, UT 84107-2631
Legacy Rare Coins has helped locals of the West Jordan area shop for unusual coins, bullion, and paper money since 1988. The store specializes in Silver Eagle coins, commemorative coins, lunar coins, proof sets, and currency from around the world. Its knowledgeable employees will work hard to help experienced collectors find the pieces they’ve been looking for.
13552 S 100 W #204
Draper, UT 84020
Treasury Vault sells a range of different international currencies, gold and silver bullion, and collectible coins. The store also offers a comprehensive range of Fort Knox safes and vaults to help customers keep their purchases secure at home.