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Buy Gold and Silver in San Diego, California

Some of the largest amounts of coin dealers in the entire country are found in the state of California. There are dozens of coin dealers right in San Diego. Due to the history of this state and gold mining as well as the Gold Rush of 1848, the fact that in San Diego, gold investing is especially popular should come as no surprise. There are also ample amounts of reputable dealers which offer paper currency, rare coins, and silver bullion. Keep in mind as you shop for coins or precious metals in San Diego that there is an 8% sales tax, this applies to any purchases of coins or bullion which are under $1,500. Due to this, many coin collectors and investors looking to purchase their precious metals locally here opt to wait until they are able to invest over $1,500 before they make their purchase.

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San Diego Gold and Silver Dealers


Old Coin Shop

The five-decade history of Old Coin Shop makes it one of the older coin dealing locations in San Diego. This is a shop that specializes in rare and historic coins, especially the earlier US coins. They also have a smaller collection of modern coins, along with gold and silver bullion. An extensive inventory made up of over 6,000 coins can be viewed in their storefront, reminiscent of an old-fashioned coin shop. They have beginner coins along with high-grade coins like numismatic collectibles like mint and proof sets. The Old Coin Shop is an authorized PCGS and NGC dealer, and an American Numismatic Association member.

(619) 298-8211
2425 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104


Cellar Coin Company

The Cellar Coin Company was founded in 1972 and is a longstanding coin dealer in San Diego that caters to precious metals investors and coin collectors alike. They work to buy and sell a variety of US coins as well as paper currency, proof and mint sets, platinum, gold and silver bullion, and palladium. They also have a high-grade range of coin collecting supplies. The Cellar Coin Company is an authorized NGC and PCGS dealer and the member of American Numismatic Association. Any buyers should note the payment policies, being that credit cards are accepted for some of the coin purchases, but a debit or credit card cannot be used for the purchase of bullion.

(858) 272-2311
1029 Garnet Ave.
San Diego, CA 92109


San Diego Coin and Bullion

Also known by The Coin Shop, this location works hard to be the coin collecting destination of San Diego, complete with precious metals, collectible coins, and a variety of collecting supplies. The selection spans across US, ancient and foreign coins. They also have a range of bullion, such as modern coins such as the Canadian Maple Leaf, American Eagle, Austrian Philharmonic, Chinese Panda and the Australian Kangaroo. There are two locations for San Diego Coin and Bullion, with one being in San Diego and the other being in La Jolla, serving the needs of all Californian collectors of coins.

(858) 309-5559
7420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #113
San Diego, CA 92111


John Franklin Coins

This location specializes in collectible and rare US coins, such as Morgan silver dollars. Since 1968, John Franklin Coins has bought and sold US gold, silver and coins. This is a PCGS authorized dealer that is known for rare, high-grade US coins, gold coins, and individual certified coins. They carry modern bullion coins as well, including the Canadian Maple Leaf, South African Krugerrand and the American Eagle. You can also purchase some of their coins online through their website.

(858) 278-6671
7710 Balboa Ave
Ste 111
San Diego, CA 92111


First National Bullion

This location views rare coins as a significant investment, and they offer a selection of rare, high-grade coins and silver, gold, platinum and palladium bullion, all of which are selected with the investor in mind. They carry the Canadian Maple Leaf, Austrian Philharmonic, and the American Eagle, as well as a variety of popular bullion coins and bars in some sizes and mints. The prices for buying and selling are listed explicitly on their website, and First National will also help with investments in a precious metal IRA. They do have a minimum requirement of $1,500 on purchases of any physical coins and bullion.

(800) 866-0879
4885 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111


United Coin and Precious Metals

This shop views coin investing as wealth protection, and they carry silver, gold and platinum bullion, along with certified rare coins. United Coin and Precious Metals can help with an IRA investment in precious metals, and their collectible coin selection focuses on US coins from 1792 to the present. You can bid and ask for pricing on popular precious metal coins that are listed on the website. The owner is Peter Kevorkian, and he is a lifelong collector committed to assisting other collectors and investors that are interested in any physical precious metals, including everything from scrap jewelry to coins and bars.

(858) 412-6462
950 Silverado St
La Jolla, CA 92037