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The owner was very friendly and he is very knowledgeable of his coins. Whatever I needed for my collection, he had it. I have bought many different coins from this shop since 2011 when I became a collector. Overall, great service and a great owner. I'll be back for more coins to buy!
Santa Clara, CA
I just want to say what a great experience I had in San Jose Coin Shop. I went in there with silver dollars from my grandparents and the gentleman that helped me was very nice. He was in the shop by himself and very busy but took the time to look at each coin and gave me a GREAT price for my coins. He even took the time to briefly explain why some coins were worth more than others to my oldest son who was with me. I think he is very knowledgeable and fair. I would definitely go back there again.
I experienced wonderful customer service and greatly appreciated it.
Fascinating collection of foreign and domestic coins. Very impressive.
I visit this shop often and always get great deals. I never had any problems with the owner. He is a very nice guy. Sometimes it takes me hours to look throw his coins and I ask him many questions and he is always patient with me. I will return to this shop again...
I came here the other day and was really impressed by what I saw. They really have some nice coins and the gold trade in value is worth it here too. The man at the front desk was very polite, knowledgeable, and informative. I wouldn't mind returning to this shop.
This is my second time using these guys and they will match the price of other places; like my favorite store that recently gave me a quote on a piece. I find them very timely, personable and trustworthy. I highly recommend this coin shop.
San Jose Coin Shop owner Donald Lynch in an authority on coins and all things numismatic. Donald has owned the shop for more than 30 years. He has a huge inventory and I always find something new and interesting in his shop. His shop hours are incorrect on the Google listing, to confim, he is open M-F from 9:30-5:30 and on Saturday from 10-4. He will answer any questions you may have and offers fair appraisals on anything you bring into the shop. I have sold a lot of scrap gold and coins and have always felt the transaction of honest and very fair. Don't waste your time with Vic's coin shop down the street (on the corner of Willow & Lincoln), there is no comparison.
Wish I would have found this place before others!!!!
If you have old American coins, go here. Don't even check out the stores near here. We went to place near here. Had some Buffalo Nickels. The man said "spend them, they are only worth fave value." His passion is Italian coins. San Jose Coin Shop going rate was 40 cents for 4 digits. So much for face value.
We went to San Jose Coin to get a birthday coin display. Which he had. Not the best frame but it did the job.
We also took in some silver coins to be evaluated. This place rocks. He really knows what he is looking at.
Give him a chance if your looking to sale or even buy. Just remember to ring the bell before entering.
Santa Clara, CA
I have called and gone into this shop many times, never had a problem and find his prices are very much in line with others. I must admit I was not looking for a new best friend, got the info I asked for and the coins I wanted at a fair price.
La Quinta, CA
I have been buying coins from Don every year for 25+ years. This is a one man shop. Don has always been the expert and would never lead a customer. You are allowed to make all decisions!
Santa Clara, CA
I cannot believe the comments about Don. I found him to be extremely efficient and very professional. I had him appraise a lot of silver that was found at my uncle's estate. Got a great deal from him. In fact, when I went in to bring the silver I had him look at a diamond ring and to give me his thoughts. He said I could get between $1000 to $1500 for the ring. I had just had the ring appraised at another jewelers at he said the ring was only worth $380 and if he bought it from me he would give me less than that. Crook. Anyway, Don's great and I have no complaint whatsoever. Also, another very important thing. I left a gold coin in his shop when I left. It was worth $370 or so dollars. Don ran out with the coin to tell me I left it in the shop. Tells you something about integrity.
Looking at the other Yelp reviews, it appears that either you like Don or you don't. I've been in San Jose Coin Shop several times over the past couple of years and while he doesn't greet you enthusiastically, he is professional.
I had an old silver bar that we weren't sure if it was genuine and had an odd "defect" in it. Don was very upfront with me about his concerns and worked with me to explain my options. In the end, I ended up selling it to him and was impressed with his honesty and integrity. He gave me a very fair price for it. He knows his business and I trust him.
I can't speak to the experiences that others had, but mine was very positive and I won't hesitate to go back.
San Jose, CA
Here is why I am giving this shop and it's owner 5 stars:
I went to sell a bunch of old coins that my grandfather had stored in a cardboard box. There were 2 people in line in front of me so I waited 15-20 min. before I could see the owner. It turned out that most of the coins were not very valuable and I ended up getting about $200 for them. I left and felt comfortable with what I received.
During that same day my i received a call from a number I was unfamiliar with and did not answer it. An hour later I got a call from the same number but was busy and did not answer it. ANOTHER hour later I get a third call from the same number and decide to see who it is. It turns out to be the owner of San Jose coin shop. He tells me that inside the folds of the box that contained my coins a single coin was wedged inside. This coin was worth over $200 alone and he wanted to make sure that I got the money I was owed!!!
This is the definition of integrity. This guy could have EASILY kept the coin. He could have EASILY called me once and when I didn't answer or return his call just figured "oh well, it's mine now." Yet, he did the right thing and made sure that I knew what I had and what it was worth. I can't speak highly enough of the integrity of this man.
As far as the negative reviews on here... I can't comment. But,if you want to sell or buy coins anywhere in the Bay Area and are concerned about honesty - this is the place to go.
San Jose, CA
Super friendly and quick service! Definitely recommended. I walked in with a tin can full of random coins and walked out with $50. I'm happy!
San Jose, CA
This man was so helpful, he had good advice, and unlike the other coin shop I went to, he made me feel like an actual customer. I didn't feel like I was wasting his time. I kinda knew I didn't have anything too valuable, but he still acted interested and answered all my questions! I'll definitely go back if I ever have anymore questions!!
Actually, this man had very good advice and was very helpful. I can tell he really knows what he is doing, and the shop had some pretty awesome stuff.
San Jose, CA
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