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Tell us about: Las Vegas Coin Company Wanted: A Fair Price for Coins, Collectibles, and Jewelry

Perhaps you’re downsizing and want to clean out some clutter or unwanted items from closets, garages, or other nooks and crannies in your home. Maybe your tastes in jewelry have changed, or possibly it’s time to part with that model train set you had as a kid. Or then again, are you curious as to what some of those things are worth? Surprisingly, your unwanted “stuff” just might sink some cash into your pocket, helping with finances, buying new items you do want, or paying for that bucket list vacation you’ve been thinking about.

Unfortunately, finding a company that you are comfortable with to help you with this task can feel like getting a tooth pulled. Las Vegas Coin Company knew the feeling. With years of experience in the business they have made the process painless in a very low key and low-pressure environment.

Celebrating their one year anniversary this March 31st, Las Vegas Coin Company, on Eastern Avenue just south of the 215,  has a combined experience of over 100 years in the coin, collectibles and jewelry business. They have brought several professionals in various disciplines together in a great location so you can get the right information to make the right decision.

We asked John Jankowski, the owner of Las Vegas Coin Company, to tell us about the business, the unusual items they buy, and how they can help provide the information you need to get a fair price for the items you want to sell (or purchase!).

Congrats on your one year anniversary. What’s your background and what is the goal of Las Vegas Coin Company?

I started collecting coins when I was five. I’m sixty now.  As an adult I have helped to start what is now four other shops here in town. I am also a certified PCGS and NGC dealer qualified to do appraisals for Probate Court, Trusts, and the IRS.  Not getting any younger, I was trying to decide what to do for the remaining years I have left. So I decided to roll the dice and open a brick and mortar store to follow my passion. That brick and mortar store is Las Vegas Coin Company. Our goal is to provide extraordinary service in a no-pressure environment. We spend time educating our customers so they can make an informed decision as to whether they wish to sell their items, be it coins, collectibles, or jewelry. And of course, we also sell all of the above. Our customers have been pleasantly surprised to find us selling gold and silver bullion, collectibles, and now jewelry, at prices competitive with the internet.

Besides buying coins and jewelry, what other items do you specialize in?

We deal in a variety of merchandise that includes a substantial interest in collectibles. Within our store lies LV Collectibles, owned by Scott DeLorge. Scott managed Antiquities International in the Forum Shops and has 20 years experience in the internet sale of these items. From autographed items like the signed photo of the LA Lakers holding Jack Nicholson, to art, collections of figurines which include Lladro’s and Hummels, and sports memorabilia, we want to take a look at all of it. Nothing is too obscure for us to evaluate. We also never charge for verbal appraisals on the items you bring in. Additionally, we  have a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) graduate on staff with years of experience to help identify your rare gemstones, watches, and other valuables.

I’m sure you’ve had some interesting things come through the doors. Any favorites?

Las Vegas Coin Company has a reputation for buying almost anything. We acquired a 52 pound meteor that we named Fulton, purchased a Grammy Award Nominee Medal from the band Slipknot, and a chair that was made in the late 1400’s. Before Columbus came to the new world, that chair was sitting in a church in Flanders. Sure, the majority of what we see is coins, jewelry, diamonds, and collectibles. But you’ll find our gallery also buys and sells Coca Cola memorabilia, Disney items, die-cast cars, train sets, vintage toys, designer purses, and any other interesting things we can find. Really, nothing is off the charts for us to take a look at, and we’ll do our best to give you the information you need to obtain a fair price for your goods. Please visit our website at LasVegasCoinCompany.com, or call 702.766.1776. Better yet, come in to meet us at 9555 South Eastern Ave.

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