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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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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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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The Intrigue of Coin Hoards

The Intrigue of Coin Hoards

There are times throughout history when a collection of coins is found that electrifies the imaginations of both the general public and the most ardent collectors alike. These large finds are referred to as hoards, a name that implies the coins were hidden away and eventually lost to the world and their owners. The Saddle Ridge Coin Hoard is the name given to the collection of 1,427 gold coins found buried in a rust covered metal can in the...

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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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Is My Silver Dollar Real?

Is My Silver Dollar Real?

So… You have decided it’s time to figure out just how much you can get for those old silver dollars you have accumulated.  Perhaps a relative or loved one left you some coins before he or she passed away. Genuine silver dollars (dollars that are made of actual silver) can be decades or even centuries old, and can be rare and quite valuable. You obviously want to know their value, which is why you are reading this post in the first...

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