San Diego is home to a number of well-established coin shops, several of which have been in operation for many decades. From family-run shops to large-scale operations, San Diego coin dealers offer everything from single coins for the discerning coin collector to bulk lots for precious metal investors.
Within California, sales tax applies to bullion and coins unless the purchase price is at least $1,500. This tax applies whether the purchase is made for collecting or investment purchases. In San Diego, the current sales tax rate is 8.0%. If you plan to buy coins from a local San Diego coin shop, consider buying in bulk in order to qualify for the tax exemption.
Here are some of the best San Diego coin shops:
Old Coin Shop
San Diego’s Old Coin Shop has a 45-year history of serving coin collectors. The shop carries a wide assortment of U.S. and foreign coins, including rare historical coins.
As the name implies, they deal primarily in old coins, and you won’t find many modern gold or silver bullion coins here. This old-fashioned coin shop is great for browsing, with more than 6,000 different coins offered for sale.
2425 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
Cellar Coin Company
As part of San Diego’s numismatic community since 1972, Cellar Coin has formed long-term relationships with many of the city’s coin collectors and precious metal investors.
The shop deals in all areas of coin collecting, including U.S. coins and currency, proof and mint sets, and gold, platinum, silver, and palladium coins and bars.
Note that while they do accept credit cards for many coins, they do not accept debit or credit cards for bullion purchases.
1029 Garnet Ave.
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 272-2311 or 1-800-273-1913
Liberty Coin & Precious Metals
Liberty Coin & Precious Metals has stores in both San Diego, California and Scottsdale, Arizona. They specialize in gold, silver, platinum, and palladium coins and rounds, and also carry a number of collectible numismatic coins.
Founded by long-time precious metal investors who felt more comfortable buying from an actual storefront than a strictly internet-based company, Liberty Coin offers both online and in-person sales.
1125 Camino Del Mar Suite C
Del Mar, CA 92014
San Diego Coin & Bullion
San Diego Coin & Bullion, also known as The Coin Shop, is a full-service coin shop striving to be San Diego’s one-stop shop for all areas of the numismatic hobby. They stock a wide range of rare coins and precious metal bullion.
The selection includes U.S., foreign, and ancient coins, as well as popular gold coins such as American Gold Eagles, Canadian Maple Leafs, Chinese Pandas, Australian Kangaroos, and Austrian Philharmonics. With locations in both La Jolla and San Diego, California, The Coin Shop makes it easy to find the right coins for your collection.
7420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #113
San Diego, CA 92111