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Our goal is to be the kind of dealer we've always wanted to trade with: to be in stock, ship fast, be fair & reasonable, and operate honestly and efficiently. BGASC is one of the largest coin and bullion dealers in the United States. We are a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ Rating, an Official PCGS Dealer, member of the Certified Coin Exchange (CCE), an NGC Collector's Society Member, and a Bulk Purchaser of United States Mint non-bullion coins. Every single package we ship is sent fully privately insured for its time in transit. Customers all across the country have quickly come to recognize BGASC as one of the largest, fastest, most trusted online precious metals suppliers in the U.S. But you don't have to take our word for it... Read BGASC Customer Reviews
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Our bullion and coin collecting roots began in 1965 in a small, seaside grocery store in Northern California.
Martin, one of BGASC's 3 founders, as a young boy would visit his Uncle Walter and Aunt Mary in the summer and help them stock the food shelves as they worked 7 days a week running their tiny store in an isolated beach community. Uncle Walter taught Martin to look at almost every coin crossing the counter to find rare items that he could add to his collection. Then in 1967, shortly after silver circulating coinage ceased being minted, Uncle Walter realized that a tremendous amount of silver dimes, quarters, and fifty cent pieces still crossed his counter as customers paid. During that and subsequent summer visits, Martin noticed his uncle would take any silver change that customers paid with and throw it in a box to save. In addition, Aunt Mary would do the banking every week and exchanged with the teller hundreds of dollars in rolled coins for loose bags of coins from the bank. Then she, Uncle Walter, Martin and his brother would dump the coins onto the kitchen table at night after the store had closed and go through them one by one looking for silver coins or collectible items. In those days buffalo nickels were still widely circulated and sometimes Indian head pennies could also be found. Martin's uncle also bought items from coin dealers, particularly error coins, and developed a large collection as well as a massive amount of "junk silver."
This spurred Martin's interest in coins and soon he was collecting as well. Many, many years later, Martin inherited Uncle Walter and Aunt Mary's coin collection. The weight of the "junk silver" was tremendous and was sold long before silver's recent appreciation. From Martin and his uncle’s collection, he developed relationships with other collectors and became an active trader.
BGASC.com is a natural outgrowth of this numismatic and bullion experience. Ready to expand to trading online, Martin partnered with former colleagues and long time associates Victoria and Thomas to form BGASC (Buy Gold And Silver Coins).
Victoria's appreciation for coinage also began at a young age when her grandfather would return home from his many travels with gifts from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Proof Sets and pocket change from around the world. Born with a strong attraction to the artful and uncommon, she naturally gravitated toward the "different looking" foreign currency and uncut sheets of $2 Bills, and hid these sentimental treasures away for safe keeping. Little did she know that many years later her e-commerce & web marketing expertise would lead her back around to minted metals. Still it comes as no surprise that unique items such as the beautiful 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Double Eagle and masterfully engraved modern one-of-a-kind Hobo Nickels and Carved Coins continue to fascinate and inspire her.
Thomas' journey to BGASC started well over a decade ago, working for Martin handling inventory and other operational duties. Since then he has held many positions with other companies but working almost exclusively in the world of online retail. When he was asked by Martin to help start BGASC it was like coming back home. As a Misesian (follower of Ludwig von Mises school of economic thought) and lifelong student of economics, Thomas has always been fascinated by the concepts of money and exchange. Naturally, he has been following the gold and silver markets for years as a matter of personal interest, but since joining the BGASC team, he's had the opportunity to expand his interests from industrial consumption and future releases and other news.