Selling Gold at Los Angeles Gold & Silver

Selling Gold at Los Angeles Gold & Silver

Los Angeles Gold & Silver specializes in all Precious Metal objects. Because the last decade has seen such a dramatic rise in precious metal prices, “gold buying” businesses seem to be on every street corner in Los Angeles. They are not all created equal. There is a profound difference between a business that is only interested in buying as much gold & silver as possible and melting it all down, and one that applies a...

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Is My 1795 Silver Dollar Real?

Is My 1795 Silver Dollar Real?

At Los Angeles Gold & Silver we receive many phone calls each week with customers curious about the value of their silver dollars. The most common calls concern the very earliest silver dollars ever produced by the U.S. mint from the years  1794- 1804. These coins are rare and quite valuable in original condition. They have also been heavily counterfeited for many decades, and these fakes are sold everywhere from pawn shops to eBay. While...

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Is My 1795 Silver Dollar Real?

Is My 1795 Silver Dollar Real?

At Los Angeles Gold & Silver we receive many phone calls each week with customers curious about the value of their silver dollars. The most common calls concern the very earliest silver dollars ever produced by the U.S. mint from the years  1794- 1804. These coins are rare and quite valuable in original condition. They have also been heavily counterfeited for many decades, and these fakes are sold everywhere from pawn shops to eBay. While...

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Are My Items Silver or Silverplate?

Are My Items Silver or Silverplate?

Because Los Angele Gold & Silver is one of the top antique silver buyers in Los Angeles, we receive many inquiries each week from customers seeking to find out whether the silver items they have are pure silver or silver plated? In actuality most “pure” silver items are made of sterling silver which is 92.5% pure silver, with some other metal (usually copper) added for strength. Most items made of silver in the United States since the...

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What Actually Makes a Coin Valuable?

What Actually Makes a Coin Valuable?

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Los Angeles Gold and Silver is “What actually makes a coin valuable?”  There are a number of answers. There are several factors contributing to the market value of a coin. The simple answer is that any coin is worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it. However, the complexities of the numismatic marketplace go deeper. Rarity is one of the most important factors in establishing the value...

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What Are My Gold and Silver Coins Worth?

What Are My Gold and Silver Coins Worth?

We receive many phone calls each week from people wanting sell coins in Los Angeles. Often times it is a collection of old United States coins that were collected by an older relative and passed down. They will often ask what we are paying for old silver coins, or want to know what their coin collection may be worth. The over-simplification of evaluating the value of a coin collection is a product of the recent rise in precious metals prices....

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Ultra-Rare British Coin Found Among Child’s ‘Pirate Treasure’

Ultra-Rare British Coin Found Among Child’s ‘Pirate Treasure’

Via Weather.com News – – How many of us, when we were kids, played pirate – a plastic sword, an eye patch and a pouch full of fake gold doubloons we could only pretend were liberated from a Spanish galleon? One British man doesn’t have to pretend anymore. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, recently discovered that the “pirate treasure” he played with as a child contained an ultra-rare coin that may be worth more...

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American Eagle Gold Coin vs $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin?

American Eagle Gold Coin vs $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin?

   As Coin Dealers in Los Angeles, we are often asked by customers who are interested in investing in gold coins which is a better investment when comparing the American Eagle gold coin to the pre-1933 $20 Double Eagle gold coin. For anyone looking to buy or sell gold coins in Los Angeles it is important to understand the distinction between a bullion coin and a numismatic coin. Bullion coins are valued based solely on their precious metal...

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Commodities Sustain Bounce-back, Dollar Swaying Bulls

Commodities Sustain Bounce-back, Dollar Swaying Bulls

From The Bullion Desk: Oct 10, 2016 The copper and gold price posted a minor uptick Monday in the US, although upside remain capped by a multi-month high dollar.  Copper for December settlement on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange jumped 3.20 cents or 1.5% to $2.1955 per pound. Trade has ranged from $2.1645 to $2.2025.  Comex gold for December delivery rose $9.00 or 0.7% to $1,260.90 per oz. The contract is still hovering...

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What is Art Glass and What Makes it Valuable?

What is Art Glass and What Makes it Valuable?

Art glass is a type of glass works that is more decorative in intent than functional intent.  These works are created by individual glass artists, and/or artist assistants, using small-scale furnaces in glass studios or work environments. While contemporary art glass is known for its hand-wrought aspect and individual creativity, vintage art glass (made prior to the 1960s) can include factory-made glass artistry, produced by small teams of...

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Panning for Gold Lately? Not Like This Guy!

Panning for Gold Lately? Not Like This Guy!

Imagine you go out prospecting for gold and you find a nugget “as thick as a T-bone steak: 5 inches long, 1 1/2 inch thick by 4 inches wide!” Bryant Shock, co-owner of Gold Prospecting Adventures in Jamestown, California described a large nugget found last week by an amateur gold prospector at Woods Creek in Jamestown.  The prospector who found the huge nugget goes by the name Oscar and has chosen to keep a low profile. Do you blame him?...

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Selling Gold at Los Angeles Gold & Silver

Selling Gold at Los Angeles Gold & Silver

Why do business with Los Angeles Gold & Silver? Because we are one of the best in the industry and you won’t find a more ethical place to work with. We specialize in all Precious Metal objects. Because the last decade has seen such a dramatic rise in precious metal prices, “gold buying” businesses seem to everywhere. But, they are not all created equal!  There is a profound difference between a business that is only...

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What Are My Coins Worth?

What Are My Coins Worth?

As many of you know, we are professional numismatists and have been buying, selling & appraising coins and coin collections for over 25 years. Whether you are a collector in search of a particularly hard to find specimen, or are looking for information about what your coins may be worth, we are uniquely qualified to help you.  We purchase all United States coins and currency (paper money). We purchase all world coins composed of precious...

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Gold Prices: Historic Gold Price Trends Over 100 Years

Gold Prices: Historic Gold Price Trends Over 100 Years

While we were surfing around the web recently, one of our team members stumbled upon this helpful website known as Macrotrends.  It’s a very helpful interactive chart showing the wide range of gold history, price fluctuations and other info within the gold market. Click here to view and interact with the chart!  It will pop up with some really interesting information.Remember, Los Angeles Gold & Silver pays top dollar for gold and...

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Los Angeles – Gold Prices Today

Los Angeles – Gold Prices Today

Did you know? Right on the Los Angeles Gold & Silver website you can get daily prices for gold and all the precious metals market values you need! Currently, gold prices are holding their own, and gold is the most widely searched of all the metals.  So, be sure to bookmark our website and simply refer to our website’s scroller, located at the bottom of our front page (as shown in the pic).Remember, we pay top dollar for all of your...

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How Much Gold is in Olympic Gold Medals?

How Much Gold is in Olympic Gold Medals?

At Los Angeles Gold & Silver, we are asked all sorts of questions about gold and silver values. The big question on everyone’s mind is the Olympic gold medals! How much gold do they really contain and how much are they worth? According to sources, the medal values are much different than you might think.  In fact, the medals contain more silver than gold!  Check out the latest post here via Kitco and see what those values actually...

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50 Facts About Gold You May Not Know

50 Facts About Gold You May Not Know

 What actually is gold and what makes it valuable? We are asked this question a lot! The story of gold is as complicated as the metal itself. Wars have been (and continue to be) fought for it. Scientists marvel over it. Archaeologists go insane over it. Love has been declared with it. No matter how you slice it, gold is a global standard and everyone wants it!Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs portrayed gold as the brilliance of the sun, while...

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Silver Coin Shortage!

Silver Coin Shortage!

The global silver-coin market is in the grips of an unprecedented supply squeeze, forcing some mints to ration sales and step up overtime while sending U.S. buyers racing abroad to fulfill a sudden surge in demand.The U.S. Mint began setting weekly sales quotas for its flagship American Eagle silver coins in July because it can’t meet demand, and the Canadian mint followed suit after record monthly sales in July. In Australia, the Perth...

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Recent Trends In The Rare Coin Market

Recent Trends In The Rare Coin Market

I am posting an article on recent market changes that have occurred in the Rare Coin market. This article addresses a few important issues concerning investing in Rare Coins that should be of interest to anyone involved in Numismatics. By Doug Winter -If you are a reasonably long-term participant in the rare coin market, you may not have recognized the fact that the market has changed in a huge way in the last five to ten years. Walking around...

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History of the Morgan Silver Dollar (The most collected Silver coin in the world).

History of the Morgan Silver Dollar (The most collected Silver coin in the world).

The Morgan silver dollar was produced by the U.S. Mint from 1878-1921. It is composed of 90% silver & 10% copper, and contains just over 3/4oz (.77) of pure silver. The name “Morgan” is derived from the designer/engraver of the original design, George T. Morgan, who was actually not an American but an Englishman. The coin depicts the profile portrait of “Lady Liberty” on the obverse, and a Bald Eagle with wings spread clutching three arrows...

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Sunken Treasure Found By Amateur Divers

Sunken Treasure Found By Amateur Divers

Amateur scuba divers diving off of the coastal city of Caesarea, have discovered the largest hoard of medieval gold coins ever found in Israel. Treasure hunters, and numismatists around the world are salivating over information about the hoard which consists of almost 2000 gold coins dating from the 10th-12th Century A.D. The divers spotted what looked like a gold coin from a game, but soon realized it was in fact genuine. They immediately...

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The Allure of Antiques and Collectibles

The Allure of Antiques and Collectibles

Throughout the ages, Antiques and collectibles have continued to attract millions of people around the globe, and in recent times the craze has only grown. More than ever before, people from all walks of life are attending antique shows everywhere – from local neighborhood shows to global events and road trips, antiques and collectibles continue to pull audiences. Why? Because it is the ultimate treasure hunt!Collectors purchase antiques...

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What’s My Antique Silver Worth?

What’s My Antique Silver Worth?

Antique silver is our passion at Los Angeles Gold & Silver. If you are in the market to sell antique silver in Los Angeles, we can be of assistance.  We provide free appraisals on all silver items at our store in Beverly Hills, with no obligation. It is our pleasure to share the knowledge we have accumulated concerning all items made of silver from around the world. The last decade has been a very interesting one in the world of antique...

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Beware of Counterfeit Silver Dollars!

Beware of Counterfeit Silver Dollars!

Los Angeles Gold & Silver is a rare coin shop in the heart of the Beverly Hills shopping district. Every day we offer free coin appraisals in Los Angeles with no obligation to sell. Because of this service we see many coins and coin collections each week, and are running across greater and greater numbers of fake silver dollars. Many of these coins are purchased at flea markets or on ebay by people with little-to-no knowledge of rare coins,...

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