London Coin Galleries’ long-standing stellar reputation in our community is based in great part to the integrity and principals of the company. When John Saunders began this company in 1980, he set in motion a company philosophy that believes in creating and sustaining long term relationships with clients and the community alike.
Our Professional Staff
Denise Ruiz: Store Manager: GIA Accredited Diamond Essentials Professional, currently studying GIA Diamond Grading, Colored Stones, Jewelry / Watch consultant: 15 years Retail Experience.
Our on-site Numismatist, Dave Baker has been at London Coin for a little over six years and has been an avid coin collector for over 50 years. His interest include foreign coins and currency. He is well versed in American currency and coins.
All staff members are versed in retail sales as well as bullion, jewelry and sterling silver flatware purchases and loans.We also have an ongoing 15 year relationship with a third party appraisal company with GIA graduate appraisers.We are an authorized PCGS dealer, long standing CAPA [California Pawnbrokers Association] member, and active participants in the Long Beach Coin Expo.
London Coin Galleries Mission Viejo is the first store of London Coin Galleries Corporation, which also includes London Coin Galleries Newport Beach which opened in 1990, London Coin Wholesale, Valley View Coin & Collectibles and Crown City Loan & Jewelry in Pasadena.
We buy & sell Numismatic (Collectible) Coins, Bullion Coins & Bars, Currency: domestic as well as some foreign, Jewelry: gold, silver, platinum and designer watches like Rolex, Cartier & Breitling. As well as dental gold but please no teeth, just the gold. We are also a licensed California Pawnbroker and are happy to provide loans on any of the items mentioned above.
What We Buy & Sell
Silver products include :90%: Aka “Junk” Silver, 40%, Proof, .999 Fine, Trade Dollars, Commemorative’s Silver Dollars: Morgan’s, Peace, Silver American Eagles, US, Foreign, Six pence, Half Dimes, Twenty cent pieces
Bullion product include Silver, Silver American Eagles, Canadian Maple Leafs, Austrian Philharmonic, Mexican Onza, Chinese Panda, Johnson Mathey Bars, Rounds, Engelhard Bars, Rounds, Generic Rounds / Bars – Fractionals to 100 ozt, Australian Kookaburra, Australian Koala, and more
Gold products include: American Eagle, American Buffalo, Canadian Maple Leaf, Austrian Philharmonic, South African Krugerand, Mexican Pesos, Credit & Pamp Suisse, Chinese Panda, Francs ( Swiss / French), British Sovereigns, 100 Corona and more.
Numismatics include: (Collector Coins) Raw: uncertified, Slabbed / Certified – PCGS, NGC, ICG, ANACS, Ungraded, Rare / Scarce, Cameo, Proof, Mint, Carson City Mint
Graded levels are designated by: About Good (AG), Good (G), Very Good (VG), Fine (F), Very Fine (VF), Extra (Extremely) Fine (EF / XF), Almost Uncirculated (AU), Mint State (MS)
Our Commemoratives category include: US Mint, Quarters including State / National Park (s), Half Dollars, Dollars, Military; ( Marines, Army), Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Challenge Coins, Presidential Dollars.
Currency products include: Fractional, Confederate, Colonial, Federal Reserve / Treasury Notes, Silver Certificates, Foreign – Discontinued / Obsolete – NOT Exchange, Emergency Currency, Large Note, Educationals, 1000 Dollar Bills, 500 Dollar Bills, Legal Tender, Horse blanket Notes, Buffalo Notes, Indian Chief Notes, Porthole Notes, Wood Chopper Notes
Our Jewelry department offers the following categories:10K, 14K, 18K, 22K, 24K, Platinum, Heirloom, Estate, Vintage, Antique, Pre-Owned, Art Deco, Diamonds, Sterling Silver, Designer brands as: Tiffany, Cartier, David Yurman and more, Settings, Wedding Sets, Engagement Rings, Men’s Pieces, Broken/ Damaged
Watches are very popular as well and we offer the following: Gold, Silver, Vintage / Antique, Pre – Owned, Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Omega