The city of San Francisco is home to dozens of coin dealers, offering both rare coins and precious metal bullion for collectors and investors. With the high concentration of gold and silver dealers in the city, it is especially important to seek out a reputable dealer. On this page we will go over some of the most popular local coin shops in the area, as well as sales tax rates involved with buying precious metals in San Francisco.
For sales tax information related to precious metals sales in California, please refer to our analysis located here.
Below is a list of some of the top local coin shops in the San Francisco area.
Don’s Village Coins is a small, longstanding San Francisco coin shop. The owner, Don, is a lifelong numismatist with more than three decades of experience buying and selling coins. He has a passion for sharing his knowledge with his customers, whether beginning coin collectors or experienced gold investors. Prices here are consistently among the best in the city. Don’s Village Coins offers a particularly wide selection of high-value coins and U.S. coins, along with a smaller selection of foreign coins. Don also carries American Eagle bullion coins and other popular forms of gold and silver bullion.
2536 Ocean Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
Oxbridge Coins buys and sells all forms of precious metals, including coins and jewelry. They carry an impressive selection of bullion coins like the American Eagle, Austrian Philharmonic, Chinese Panda, Canadian Maple Leaf, and South African Krugerrand. They also stock a wide selection of historic foreign gold coins, as well as bars and rounds and 90% silver coins. Current prices for many popular coins are listed on their website. Oxbridge House is a NGC and PCGS authorized dealer and member of the American Numismatic Association. They accept Bitcoin payments, and also assist with precious metal IRA investments.
2115 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109
Though they have little internet presence, Witter Coins is one of San Francisco’s most renowned coin shops. This Financial District store is known for its selection of affordable coins for beginning hobbyists. They also carry high-grade rare coins, as well as gold and silver coinage. Witter Coins is an old-fashioned coin shop known for attentive service and varied, unique selection of historic and modern coins from around the world.
582 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94104
San Francisco Gold Buyer specializes in the buying and selling of all forms of gold and silver, such as jewelry, coins, bullion, and scrap. Their expansive coin selection includes U.S. and foreign coins, with a special emphasis on confederate and Pre-1933 U.S. gold coinage. They also deal in modern gold and silver bullion coins, pre-1964 silver U.S. coinage, and paper currency. S.F. Gold Buyer has a large retail storefront and also sells many coins through their online store.
255 W Portal Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127
Pacific Precious Metals has two locations – one in the North Bay and on in the South Bay area – to serve San Francisco area coin investors. An NGC authorized dealer, Pacific Precious Metals buys and sells gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. They buy jewelry, flatware, dental gold, coins, and bullion. Sales are made through either of their Bay area locations or online. Their coin selection includes bullion, as well as collectible coins. A selection of their most popular offerings includes the American Eagle gold and silver bullion coin, Pamp Suisse gold bars, Engelhard silver rounds, and bulk bags of 90% silver coinage. Pacific Precious Metals can also assist with IRA investment. Buy and sell prices for most popular forms of bullion are clearly listed on their website. They also offer insurance appraisals and assaying services.
19638 Stevens Creek Blvd. #270
Cupertino, CA 95014
302 Caledonia St., Suite 3
Sausalito, CA 94965
The Robert R. Johnson coin company is among the oldest and most prestigious coin dealers on the West coast. Founded in 1954 by renowned numismatist Robert R. Johnson, this dealer offers many rare and high-grade coins. They are a PCGS and NGC authorized dealer and member of the American Numismatic Association. Robert R. Johnson Coins specializes in rare U.S. and world coins, with an emphasis on gold coins. Robert R. Johnson buys and sells rare coins including Pre-1933 U.S. gold coins, graded coins, silver dollars, foreign coins, and ancient coins. They also deal in all forms of gold and silver bullion, such as the American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf, Austrian Philharmonic, and South African Krugerrand. They also offer appraisals, PCGS and NGC grading submission services, estate liquidation assistance, and portfolio consultation services.
5 Third St., Suite 1020
San Francisco, CA 94103
Thanks for checking out our guide to buying gold and silver in San Francisco, CA. If you know of any other local coin and/or bullion shops in the San Francisco area, please contact us so we can update our directory.