Coops Coins Collectors Galleries
Bullion, currency and stamps. OLDEST coin and stamp retailer in the country under the same ownership. Coops Coins assesses value, knows history of collectibles.
If you don't know your coins... Know your coin dealer!
Redlands 125th Anniversary Commemorative Medals - See Video HERE
Coins: US Coins, Foreign Coins, Proof Sets and Mint Sets, US Commemoratives
Stamps: US Stamps, Foreign Stamps, Special Issues
Currency: US Currency, Foreign Currency, Broken Banknotes, Confederate States
Gold and Silver: Gold Bullion, Silver Bullion, Gold Coins, Silver Coins, Scrap Jewelry
Co-owner Jonathon Briggs named The Face of Redlands YOUNGBLOOD
If you have something that might be valuable, heed these tips:
- Don't get advice online if you can go into a brick-and-mortar business and talk to an expert in person.
- Do learn the stories behind your things, and record them.
- Don't donate heirlooms without getting their value assessed first.
- Do use your sterling flatware ... it may boost your immunity!
- Don't estimate the value of your silver based on the going rate of silver. Sometimes the pattern makes it valuable.
- Do learn the proper way to store things like coins, china and silver.
- Don't clean potential valuables before bringing them to a shop (or ever!)
This information is the same as the live quotes that we offer in our store. Quotes are valid at the time of purchase, and quotes cannot be secured over the phone. Given that the precious metals market is constantly changing, the quotes are also constantly changing.
- Feel free to call us if you have any questions at 909-792-2511
We are the Inland Empire's most trusted buyer of scrap jewelry. We know that we offer more money than anyone else, and we are so confident that we encourage you to shop around... because we know you'll come back to us.
Here is a basic list of what we are buying:
10K, 14K, 18K and 22K jewelry
Sterling silver jewelry
Sterling silver flatware
All pieces can be whole or broken, it doesn't matter to us! Don't get fooled by big advertisers and gold parties. Get paid the most at Collector Galleries.
Coins: Ancients, Foreign Coins, US Coins
Gold and Silver: Buliion, Numismatic Gold
Paper Money: Foreign Paper Money, Large-size and small size US paper money
Stamps: Collections, Foreign Stamps, US Stamps
"Behind every small business, there's a story worth knowing"
"I can’t remember a time when I didn’t collect something.” said Randy Briggs, owner of Coops Coins - Bullion, Currency & Stamps. “When I was about nine, my father went to the bank and brought home a bag of five thousand one-cent coins. He dumped them onto the living room floor and told me to sort them by date and mint-mark—the tiny letter denoting the place of issue. Ultimately, I built a complete set of Lincoln cents. I loved looking at the coins, separating them, and putting them in albums. I can remember going through my parents’ change every night looking for treasures. My fascination has never stopped."
Randy’s love of collecting has continued through out his life. Growing up in San Bernardino, Randy attended Marshall Elementary and Arrowview Jr. High, graduating from San Bernardino High School in 1967. From there he finished his formal education at CSUSB, where he majored in Business, Economics and European History. This combination may seem unusual, but these areas of study equipped him to work in the coin business. In 1966 Randy started his career with Fred Coops’ Coins in San Bernardino. The store moved to Redlands twenty years ago and is located at 21 E. Redlands Blvd, Redlands, California, right across from the Tartan Of Redlands.
Over the years Randy has developed an expertise in many areas of numismatics (the study and collecting of coins) and is called upon regularly to speak on a variety of topics at schools, service clubs and state, national and international collector organizations. He has founded the Collector’s Forum which brings together people with a passion for collectibles and their connection with history ranging from woven baskets, and pharmaceutical bottles, to postcards and antique mouse traps.
Randy and Lauren moved to Redlands in 1975, developing a deep love for the city and its history. By the early 1980’s, Randy had put together an extensive collection of Redlands memorabilia, including rare bank notes and several hundred old postcards of the town and surroundings. The collection has continued to grow and now numbers over one thousand different scenes. The collection provides the basis for the book, Redlands – A Postcard History Series. If you have ever collected anything in your lifetime you will be excited to meet Randy!
Nichole Carleton said on Mar 19, 2018
The help and customer service you get is awesome. I buy a coin for my husband every year from them. Randy wrote a whole page of details about the note I bought. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Sam Trad said on Mar 19, 2018
Many years ago I inherited an extensive coin collection. Randy and his son's helped me navigate through what I had received and they continue to do that today.
Deborah said on Jul 11, 2017
I really love the history in this store. Also, they have REAL dollar bill wrapping paper!! I bought a silver bar for a graduation gift and it was a BIG hit!
Matthew Leeds said on Apr 26, 2017
Can't say enough wonderful things about Coops Coins - Bullion, Currency & Stamps - wonderful service and great knowledge.
Theodore Ey said on Jan 9, 2017
Great service, friendly, and always a nice experience.
Kevin Akin said on Jan 9, 2017
My usual criterion for a stamp or coin shop: can I add new material to my collection at good prices? At Coops, the answer is always yes. Their bid board, their "junk boxes," their displayed items, and above all the vast holdings in their back room (brought to the counter by request) have all ended up in my collection. I am one of those who has been visiting their shop for about a half-century, and there are a few older folks who have been shopping there even longer, but they are helpful and friendly to newcomers too. I have been in a lot of shops, and one positive thing about Coops that may particularly interest those with coins or bullion to sell is that they pay the highest prices in the area. All in all, the best shop in San Bernardino County, and people from several other counties come there regularly as well.
Karen Holder said on May 3, 2013
They are knowledgeable, helpful, pay best prices, YES...but even more than that, they stand with integrity! A rare attribute in business these days. Plus they're fun to talk to and be around!
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