WELCOME!
to the NORTH of SAN FRANCISCO
SIVER COIN Web Page

The northofSF.com Website is the MOST COMPREHENSIVE and
Easy-To-Use Travel Data Base Covering the San Francisco Bay Area
and north to the Oregon Border.

THE FOLLOWING COIN DEALERS, COLLECTORS
and EXPERTS ARE ALL LOCATED IN CALIFORNIA

THE MOST COMMON AMERICAN COINS YOU WILL ENCOUNTER:

1948-1961 Franklin Half Dollars 90% Silver
1964 Kennedy Half Dollars are 90% Silver
and 1965 - 1969 Kennedy's are 40% Silver.
Mercury Dimes 1916-1945, Roosevelt Dimes 1946-1964, WWII Jefferson Silver Nickels 1942-1945, Washington Quarters 1932-1964, Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947

Above left to right 1944S BAU & 1945S BAU Mercury Dimes, 1964 EF & 1962D EF Roosevelt Dimes, 1945S & 1944S Jefferson Nickels, 1960D BAU & 1961 AU Washington Quarters and 1944D EF & 1944S EF Walking Liberty Half Dollars.

HERE IS TODAYS SILVER SPOT PRICE PER OUNCE


  • Today's Silver Spot Price Per Ounce

  • Calculate the "Right Now" Silver Melt Value of your coin - follow instructions.

  • HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A SIMPLE TRANSACTION

    Say you found or have 4 silver Washington quarters and 2 silver half dollars. Lets say today's price of silver
    is at $18 per ounce. Now, look at Chart A. Each silver Washington quarter would be worth about $3.00 and
    each silver half dollar would be worth about $6.00. If we multiply 4 X $3.00 = $12.00 and 2 X $6.00 = $12.00.
    Thats a total silver value of $24.00. A coin dealer would give you a little less than that and a private collector
    would propably give you more. There is also a numismatic (antique or rare) value which could be added
    to each coin. All terms are negotiable and you need a willing seller and a willing buyer. Remember:
    Strong trees bend in the wind and weak trees snap! Be realistic, give a little and you might get alot.

    CASHING IN: Where can I sell the coins I have found?

    1. COIN DEALERS:

    NEVER CLEAN YOUR COINS! They are more valuable to a dealer if left just the way you found them.
    If you are in a hurry to sell your coins see the "Contact" information below.

    All of these dealers will pay you the daily "spot price of silver" as well as pay you more for the numismatic value
    of any rare coins you bring to them. Coins that are rare or Very Fine (VF), Extra Fine (EF), Almost Uncirculated
    (AU), or Uncirculated (UNC) - Brillant Uncirculated (BAU) or Proofs (PR) are worth more. In some cases much
    more. NOTE the silver currency chart showing silver spot prices and value of coin denominations (CHART A).
    Coin dealers will be happy to "appraise" the coin value and make you a offer, but is the offer fair and realistic?
    Don't be afraid to get a second or third opinion. Remember if you found the coin in change and just paid for it's
    numeric value, you are making out. Don't be unrealistic - this only sabotages your potential. There is a learning
    curve and trade secrets to coin collecting.

    HERE ARE A FEW COIN COLLECTING TRADE SECRETS:

    1. Silver prices usually run in a 30 year cycle. As of May of 2011 silver went to a high of $48 per ounce.
    It has been fluctuating between $25 and $35 since. If you are planning to live another 30 years - you can afford
    to hold onto your coins. If not - SELL NOW!

    2. Because so many people have happily cashed in their silver coins there is a large quantity of AU and BAU
    silver dimes, quarters and halves in the "JUNK SILVER" trays. When silver goes over $35 per ounce you will
    even find silver PROOF coins. These are more valuable coins, which you can pick up at junk silver prices.
    If you are a collector your coin books will look bright and valuable.

    3. Some coin shops and dealers have "CULL" silver dollar trays. These are beat up, painted over or more
    common dates. However, some of these might be XF - AU grade. Coin dealers who sort through thousands of
    coins each week can get tired and cranky - and slip up if distracted. They can also get toxic metal poisoning
    which can "fry their nerves". They need to use gloves or do a heavy metal cleanse. (Copper pennies can be
    especially toxic). I have even discovered CC (Carson City) silver dollars in these trays as well as other
    semi rare dates.

    4. In my opinion your best investment is silver. WHY? Because silver should have a classic 15 to 1 ratio
    with gold. In other words if gold is $1,500 per ounce, then silver should be $100 per ounce. The price of
    sliver is being held down by gold market investors. Its an old story - just watch the "Wizard of Oz" and look
    for the hidden meanings. Someday soon it might bust loose and when it does a lot of silver holders are going
    to be very happy.

    5. In these times the real value is in commodities - especially food and fuel. You can't eat your silver coins.
    Why not invest some of that silver into a food bank for you and your loved ones and neighbors - and don't leave
    out the pets. I wish you happy silver coin hunting.

    RECOMMENDED COIN DEALERS

    JACK H. BEYMER RARE COINS

  • BLACK OAK SHOPPING CENTER
  • 2490 W. 3rd St.
  • Santa Rosa, CA. 95401
  • (707) 544-1621
  • Toll Free: (800) 635-6040
  • Fax: (707) 575-5304
  • After Hours (707) 544-1681
  • Member: Professional Numismatics Guild (PNG)
  • Jack H Beymer Rare Coins Shop
  • Jack H. Beymer MAIN Website

  • BRUCE BRAGA RARE COINS and COLLECTIBLES

  • Large Selection of Carson City (CC) Gold and Silver Coins
  • P.O. Box 652
  • Sloughhouse, CA. 95683-0652
  • (408) 839-1883
  • Fax: (916) 354-1592
  • Member: American Numismatic Association (ANA)
  • Email: bruce@bragacoins.com
  • Bruce Braga Rare Coins and Collectibles Website

  • DON RINKOR RARE COINS

  • 2600 Mendocino Ave,
  • Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  • Phone: (888) 870-2646
  • Toll Free: (888) 870-2646
  • Member: Professional Numismatics Guild (PNG)
  • Don's Coin Shop Website

  • SANTA ROSA COIN EXCHANGE

  • UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP
  • U.S. Coins, Appraisals
    Gold and Silver, Jewelry and Sterling Silverware
  • New Owner Bruce W. Collister
  • 170 Farmer's Lane, Suite #3
  • Santa Rosa, CA 95405
  • Phone: (707) 576-1081
  • Member: ANA, Redwood Empire Coin Club
  • Santa Rosa Coin Exchange Website

  • SAN RAFAEL RARE COIN COMPANY

  • Rare Coins, Bank Notes,
    Gold, Silver and Platinum Jewelry, and Precious Metals
  • Roger Tobin
  • 1219 Fourth Street
  • P.O. Box 150959
  • San Rafael, CA 94915
  • Phone: (415) 457-2646
  • Fax: (415) 457-8766
  • Email: srrc@packbell.net
  • Open Mon - Fri from 11am - 4pm
  • After Hours by appoiintment
  • Member: ANA, PCGS, ICG, NGC, NCS Accredited
  • San Rafael Rare Coin Website

  • SIERRA GOLD & COIN - JOHN ENGELHARDT - GRASS VALLEY - GOLD COUNTRY

  • We Buy - Bullion Gold & Silver, Placer & Nuggets, Coins & Collections, Jewelry, Estate - Gold & Silver.
  • We Sell - Bullion Gold & Silver (Special Prices on Quantity Purchases), Placer & Nuggets, Coins & Supplies.
  • Appraisals in Our Store or at Your Residence
  • 203 West Main Street
  • Grass Valley, CA. 95945
  • Phone: (530) 272-1100
  • Fax: (530) 272-1130
  • EBAY User ID SGANDCOIN
  • info@sierragoldandcoins.com
  • Member: ANA, CONECA and Redwood Empire Coin Club
  • Sierra Gold and Coins Website



  • ERRORS and MORE - JIM CAULEY - SACRAMENTO - GOLD COUNTRY

  • Authentication and Appraisals on ERRORS.
    United States and Foreign Coins,
    also Buying and Selling Gold and Silver Coins
  • CASH PAID - WILL TRAVEL
  • Phone: (916) 212-6752
  • EBAY User ID RECCLM50
  • kjcauley@netzero.com
  • Member: CONECA and
    Redwood Empire Coin Club
  • Jim Cauley Errors and More EBAY Website




  • WRIGHT'S COINS & COLLECTIBLES - SAN FRANCISCO - EAST BAY

  • BUYING OLD COINS - CASH PAID - WILL TRAVEL
    Appraisals, United States Gold n Silver Coins
    THREE GENERATIONS OF FAMILY COIN DEALERS
  • Benton and James Wright
  • Antioch, California
  • James Phone: (925) 550-9048
  • Email: miner4786@yahoo.com
  • Ben's Phone: (925) 754-3465
  • Email: 1benwright@comcast.net
  • Hours by appoiintment - WILL TRAVEL!
    Bay Area, North, South and East
  • Click Here To See Which Shows We Attend
  • Wright's Coins & Collectables Website

  • PAHRUMP COIN SHOP - STATE OF NEVADA

  • The AFFORDABLE COIN COMPANY
    with Thousands of US Mint Collector Coins
  • Proprietor: Bill Woverton
  • P.O. Box 1078
  • Pahrump, Nevada
  • (775) 292-0834
  • Email Us at: billcoins56@att.net
  • PAHRUMP COIN SHOP Website

  • RECOMMENDED PAWN SHOPS

    Many do not recognize the opportunity that Pawn Shops offer when it comes to buying silver or gold coins -
    or using your existing collection to get an emergency loan. Most coin shops do not offer this opportunity,
    unless you know the owner personally and can be trusted. Pawn shop owners often do not recognize rare or
    nusmismatic coin values because that is not a major part of their business. Remember they buy, sell and loan
    money on a large array of items from A-Z. The small heart centered pawn shop owner can save your car, your
    apartment, your home, your pet, or maybe even your life or the life of a loved one long before a bank or
    credit union would. Don't be afraid to ask, negotiate for what you need and expect miracles.
    The webmaster of this site, Robert W. Matson has personally checked out each of these Pawn Shops
    and recommends the shop owners as fair and honest.

    CRAFTSMAN ESTATE & TRADING - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - UKIAH

  • Buy, Sell, Consign, Fast Loans on Coins
    and Collections, Silver, Gold and Jewelry
  • Free Appraisal Services.
  • Lance Anderson & Family
  • 306 North State Street
  • Ukiah, CA 95482
  • Phone: (707) 463-3900
  • Email: craftsmanestateopffice@gmail.com
  • Open Mon - Fri from 10am - 3pm
  • After Hours by appoiintment
  • Craftsman Estate & Trading Website

  • Webmaster: Robert W. Matson (707) 522-0550
    Hobbiest and Two Decades Experience With US Coins 1878 - 1964
    Member: Redwood Empire Coin Club
  • Contact Me On My Website
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