Please note: There is no CA. sales tax on Gold and Silver Bullion or Numismatic coins when your invoice totals over $1,500.oo.

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Old Mint Coin & Bullion is now

Modesto Coin & Bullion

Our location in Carson City is closed. Joel will be available, in Carson City, most Sundays & Mondays for buying and selling -if you call with your needs during the week.

 ~Modesto Coin & Bullion~

  Is open in Modesto, CA. 

  10:30 AM till  5:00 PM Tue. - Fri. and 3pm- ish on Sat. 


For my friends in Reno - Carson City call (775)-721-6560Reno area cell


For my new friends in Modesto and surrounding areas call

(209)-521-6500 Modesto office

Please come visit us in Modesto

145 Woodrow Ave. Suite D

Modesto, CA 95350

North west corner of McHenry and Woodrow Ave. behind Sherwin-Williams Paint and P. Wexfords Irish Pub located at 3313 McHenry. Woodrow is the signal light between Rumble and Standiford.



Coin list " half way" updated February 12 th 2008 - TWO YEARS AGO !

We are open for business face to face in the shop and are happy to help over the phone

Please do not order from the site at this time as most prices have changed.


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 Mid Day Metals ?????

  February 12th  2010

Spot Gold $1,079.90   

Spot Silver  $15.41

The metals market is swinging so wildly we can't update fast enough.

The premiums on all metals are insane, depending on what you are after be prepared to spend 15% to 30% over spot for basic bullion items.  



  In Stock Now

  2010 American Silver Eagle   $25.00 each

All one ounce and larger silver coins are priced based on silver at $15.00 an ounce. Adjustments will be made for wildly swinging silver prices AND THEY ARE.


  In Stock Ready to Ship Now.

2007 Australian Year of the PIG - Boar 1oz Silver $34.95 each

In Stock Ready to Ship.



This page has answers to some of our most commonly asked questions about rare coins. We will constantly add to this page as more common questions come. If you don't see your answer here, please email me at and he will respond within a couple of days, or you can call us between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. pacific time and we will help if we can.

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  1. How do I find out what my coin is worth ?
  2. What is the value of a 1943 steel cent?

How do I find out what my coin is worth ?

In most cases a dealer will need to actually see a rare coin to determine the value. If you have a coin that you would like a ball park figure on you can email us at 

 with your question. We need to know the demonination, the date, and the mint mark. With that information we can give you a high and a low.

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What is the value of a 1943 steel cent?

In 1943 we were exporting virtually all of our copper to Germany and Japan in the form of bombs and bullets. To alleviate our shortage of copper, the U.S. produced the Lincoln cent in Zinc coated steel. Unfortunately with the war economy, we made millions of them and they are not rare. A steel cent is worth less than two cents in circulated condition. A VERY small number of 1943 cents were copper, and these are worth quite a bit. If you think you have a copper 1943, try the magnet test. Copper is not magnetic, so if it was plated it will still adhere to a magnet.

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