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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 Closed
Sunday Closed



Really cool cats over at Nevada Coin and Jewelry. You would’ve thought that I was “Madonna” the way those guys treated me. I was so mesmerized by all of the antiques, they have in there, I believe I was there for two hours, just looking, unbelieveable! When I went in I was so hot, they offered me a cold bottle of water, how cool is that? It felt like home to me. I wanted to get a price for some old jewelry that was passed down by grandma, I was well satisfied. When I left the shop, I was singing “Money, Money, Money.


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.

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.

Outstanding experience! This is the best place to change your gold with a great attention. I’m completely impressive because they have a smooth and fast service, definitely nice people!

Pablo V.

I brought them some gold pendants, rings and a few other pieces. I knew they weren’t worth that much but I needed the cash. The guys (and there are a lot of them) were really nice and not the least bit condescending. They know when you come in to sell there is a reason but they don’t make you feel bad or inadequate. The store is filled with interesting objects for sale and for show. A very nice and very fair place to buy and sell. I highly recommend them.

Linda P.

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.

Grateful for the Nevada Coin and Jewelry shop, I just adore it. I took some collectable figurines in and they bought them. I came out smelling like a rose. You should’ve been there to see the big smile on my face. I ran all the way home to look for some more. Can’t wait to get back! I can sure use the money!


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.

After visiting a couple of the “traveling gold & silver merchants” who came to Mesquite, I made a call to Nevada Coin & Jewelry in Las Vegas… David was very helpful and professional. Their prices were the best I had seen… I left very satisfied with my trip and the deals we made. I will definitely go there again.

Carol R.

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”


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.


This past Saturday I had the opportunity to meet the owner and team at Nevada Coin and Jewelry. I didn’t know what to expect but they made me feel both comfortable and safe. I went through my collection of jewelry, both broken pieces and things I thought were of no value at all. They took the time to explain what each carat weight was worth and they helped me sort through my items. I was amazed at what they gave me for things I would never wear or use. I would recommend you stop in and speak to them, you might be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

Suzanne P.