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U. S. Coin Collecting

U.S. coin collecting is a popular hobby that now has it’s roots planted firmly in American culture as well as being one of the American public’s favorite pastimes for many decades. Although it didn’t really gain steam until around the mid-19th century, several years after the first pieces of U.S. coinage were minted, numismatics, or coin collecting, became a staple of all collecting hobbies. With the California gold rush in the late 1840’s, and the many examples of private and official U.S mint gold coinage coming as a direct result of that, many collectors began to turn their attention to the growing hobby of U.S. coin collecting. And by the end of the Civil War and into the reconstruction era, when the U.S. mint in Philadelphia began a campaign of presenting dozens upon dozens of various pattern pieces of U.S. coins, the hobby of U.S. coin collecting was a permanent fixture on the collectible scene. Then the need for new coin designs came about, giving rise to some of the most famous names in U.S. coin collecting, Charles E. Barber and George T. Morgan. These two men shaped the designs of U.S. coins for decades to come and designed some of the most iconic and easily identified coins in the world. The Barber series and the Morgan dollar are highly coveted by U.S. coin collectors still to this day and are known the world over for their beauty, simplicity and elegance in design.

However, with the recent trend of modern technology and entertainment, the collectible hobbies all across the board have taken a downturn, including the once thriving U.S. coin collecting world. In the past several years there have been attempts made by the designers at the U.S. mint facilities to create a new demand for U.S. coin collecting by making exciting new releases in all denominations of U.S. coinage. And with these new releases, there has been a renewed interest in U.S. coin collecting, particularly in U.S. coins made with precious metals. Since the sudden downturn in U.S. coin collecting began in the late 1980’s, collectors have been turning their attention to the bullion based coin releases such as the American silver and gold eagles. But, with several other new designs being released in the U.S coin collecting realm such as state quarters, new Jefferson nickel designs and the shield pennies of the Lincoln penny series just to name a few, there is much to explore within the investment hobby of U.S. coin collecting in the modern age.

With U.S coin collecting encountering the many twists and turns of the roller coaster market during the past several years, perhaps now is the perfect time for you to consider trading in that old collection and investing in some of the newer bullion based coins of the 21st century. The coin experts at Nevada Coin & Jewelry can help with these decisions and much more. Just bring your collection, and any questions you may have, into any one of the Nevada Coin & Jewelry locations serving the Las Vegas Valley and our highly respected staff would be happy to guide you through the decision making process.



East Flamingo

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday Closed

West Flamingo

Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed



Nevada Coin and Jewelry – has excellent customer service – providing las Vegas with top notch service and expertise – this is my primary coin dealers — others just can’t keep up – they are helpful and friendly – in my opinion they are the best in the south west area — so that’s my review a++++ rating – because I am a good customer – this is the best place to buy and sell gold and silver bullion.

Freddie I.

A great selection of coins and other numismatic related material. Very professional.

Professional, friendly staff. Knowledgeable and fair. An interesting experience and would definitely visit again.

Gail B.

What inspired me to go to NV Coin and Jewelry was I was an ad on the TV for the shop. I was not too sure about going to NV Coin and Jewelry to sell my jewelry because I have been to many other pawn shops but haven’t found a good deal for my jewelry. After I went to Nevada Coin and Jewelry it was a big relief for me selling my jewelry for a good price.


My Aunt recently passed and she lived in the outskirts of Las Vegas. While my sister and I went through her estate we found a number of items that neither of us considered keeping, but our aunt was clear in her will that she wanted us to use her things to make a profit and in turn use that money to help our futures. We shopped around, especially not being from the area, and got a lot of negative experiences just on the phone. People were rude, uninformative, and really just gave us a feeling they wanted to rip us off. It made us think of those dirty pawn shops you “hear about”. Finally I called Nevada Coin and Jewelry and the whole day shifted! We described a few pieces of jewelry and they helped us figure out initially a general value based on the metal. Of course, they did explain the importance of actually coming in and examining the pieces individually. That level of service over the phone got us through the door. When we went to the spot we were greeted with the same level courtesy, but the professionalism when going over each item and it’s value was through the roof! They took the time to explain why each item was worth what amount and even gave us a little bit of history on the styles. At the end of the day, my sister and I walked away with a sizable amount of money to put towards my son’s college fund and my sister’s vet school. Thanks, Nevada Coin and Jewelry!

Ashleigh L.

Been living in Vegas for many years and never had to sell or hock any of my items unfortunately as luck would have it that day did eventually find me and let me tell you is it a tough racket to find a decent place out here to do business with. Pawn shops are a joke and could care less about their customers and treated me like another number. Tried and tried and place after place the numbers where all over the place. Finally decided to go to these guys and I’m glad I did. They tested each piece of my jewelry right in from of me with some kind of xray machine. They explained how they calculated the price and paid me cash on the spot. Avery was very helpful and didn’t mind answering my questions and explaining what they do. I left feeling I got the best price for my items. I would recommend them to anyone looking to sell their jewelry.

Christian M.

As a first timer in selling, I was a bit apprehensive. I did not know what to expect and was a little worried about a previous reviewers comments. Yes the office was stark and clinical. The staff however, more than made up for any downfall in the decor. Very helpful, polite and understanding to any ‘silly’ questions that were asked. All in all a pleasant experience, and one that should the opportunity arise I would go through again!

Marie G.

Always a good experience here! Definitely the place in town I enjoy buying coins from, and I’d recommend them to anybody. Helpful staff, reasonable prices, and wide selection.

Daniel B.

This dealer was beyond excellent in all respects! No low-ball games, no fooling around. These people are honest, and the transaction was handled smoothly with complete transparency. I will definitely recommend Nevada Coin & Jewelry to everybody I know!

Richard C.

My wife cashed in some coins and we got top dollar. We have sold to others before but no more, we found a real professional store in Nevada Coin & Jewelry. “Thank You”


They took the time to help me sell my item and find an item. The staff does not rush you or pressure you into buying something. They take you on a little adventure by telling you about the items you are selling and looking at…

Miller B.

This place is definitely recommended!!! A.J. and David are amazing…very helpful and nice people at that! I would totally consider going to this place.

Bree D.