San Jose is home to a number of fine coin shops. They are found centrally and in the suburbs so you may have to have a bit of a drive around if you are visiting a few.
Sales tax on silver in San Jose is 8.75%. However, if you are buying a quantity of silver larger than $1,500 then it is sales tax exempt. It is wise to plan your purchases so that you do not buy in strings of less than $1,500 that together amount to the tax free level. When investing in silver coins you want to keep the costs to the absolute minimum to maximize returns on investment.
Before we get into the shops, we recommend that you consider buying silver online at websites like JMBullion.com. Typically online dealers offer silver at much better prices than local shops or swaps, so we always steer investors towards the most efficient outlines, located online. If you would prefer to see your silver in person before buying, here are three outlets for coins in San Jose that you may like to try:
Austin Jewelry has been in business for over 30 years. It’s a family owned and operated business in San Jose, California. Over the years they have serviced thousands of happy customers; and pride themselves on their range of clientele. Their excellent levels of repeat business, at over 90% of what they do, speaks volumes about the quality of product and service they deliver.
They’re open Monday through Friday, 10AM to 5PM and Saturday from 10AM to 3PM. They offer a variety of silver including coins, jewelry, and even silver cutlery and bullion.
Phone Number: 1-800-807-4849
Address: 1072 S. De Anza Blvd, Suite A106, San Jose, CA 95129
Falcone Coins offer a variety of coin from US and foreign, to Medieval Greek and Ancient Roman coins. Based in San Jose, the company has many years of success selling quality products to the area. Run by owners Sal and Barbara, you’ll receive a truly personal service; you’ll even get to know the dogs—Duke and Gus.
Sal and Barbara stock a range of bullion and rare coins. Their collection is diverse and they always have a lot in stock. On top of the coin offerings, they also have a number other collectibles. With 20 years plus in the industry they are passionate about servicing their clients to a high-level and have stood the test of time.
Phone Number: 408-292-2221
Address: 1230 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
The San Jose Coin Club
This is less of a shop, and more of a club with regular meetings. Found at www.sanjosecoinclub.org, there are regular event with dealers having tables before, in breaks, and after the meetings. This can be an excellent way to get in touch with dealers and eyeball some really quality coins.
The club has been in operation over 10 years and has a solid membership base. They offer awards evenings, auctions, and even picnics for their members. Becoming a member is just $5 and anyone interested in getting involved should visit a meeting or send to an application through on the website.