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Gold and Silver Coins

Found in many forms and applications, gold, silver, and platinum are used extensively in jewelry, watches, bullion, and coins from all over the world, past and present. Artwork, statuary, and various types of architectural ornamentation have similarly utilized precious metals for thousands of years. These metals are also efficient conductors of electricity and are used in many electronic components ranging from computers to medical equipment. The scarcity of these metals makes them valuable, and this value has always increased over time relative to other commodities.

Throughout history, during economic or geopolitical turmoil, precious metals not only retained their value, but appreciated at an accelerated rate. Seen as a secure investment by many, gold, silver, and platinum coins and bullion are always in high demand. As stock markets rise and fall, the dollar strengthens and weakens, and consumer debts reach unprecedented levels, people seek the confidence of owning precious metals like never before.

Although the country’s monetary gold standard was abandoned in favor of a fiat currency system in 1933 and eventually completely eliminated in 1971, the value of gold persists and actually continues to grow in spite of this. Investors buy physical gold, silver, platinum, and other precious metals as alternative assets and to protect against inflation and financial turmoil. Many of our clients see the benefits of owning precious metals as a great way to diversify their financial security because of its historical value and viability as compared to other less tangible resources. At Metro Pawn & Gun, we are happy to be part of this equation.

Precious Metals


There never seems to be a dull moment when you turn on the news; political tensions, scandals, international intrigue, wars, and geopolitical instability dominate the headlines. This is among the many reasons why precious metals are sought after for investment portfolios, diversification of vested interests, and the emergency rainy day scenario. While most things tend to depreciate over time, gold dealers stand by this beacon of certainty in uncertain times. Stocks come and go and today’s hot ticket is tomorrow’s failed enterprise, but precious metals always weather the tests of time.

If you examine the performance of gold from the year 2000 till present, gold continued to rise in value from around $300 per ounce in the year 2000 to nearly $1900 per ounce in 2011, coinciding with a peak in global financial uncertainty and insecurity. As the world stabilized, so did the price of gold. You could buy gold for $1500 per ounce as of September of 2019, exemplifying its continued viability as an investment. And can be quite rewarding for those who have some they wish to sell. Comparing the average inflation rate of the US dollar with the appreciation rate of gold over the same period indicates that it has outpaced the rate of inflation by a significant margin.


When you don’t have large sums of money lying around but still wish to grow your assets, silver provides an excellent opportunity. At around $18 per ounce as of September 2019, it makes for a manageable expenditure that also remains solid in the face of virulent fluctuations in both economies and world events. Silver dealers understand that not everyone can spend thousands buying gold, so it truly fits into even the most modest spending budget for many. When you buy silver, you can gradually build your portfolio without breaking the bank. It can also put some quick cash in your pocket should you have jewelry or old silver coins you wish to sell.

Why Metro Pawn & Gun?

When you are looking to buy or sell gold or silver in any form, whether antique coins, custom jewelry, gold and silver bullion bars, or scrap, we are the place to visit. The unique nature of our business provides the opportunity to offer merchandise that could not be found elsewhere. We see both common and unique items come through our door, which contributes to the diverse selection of gold and silver treasures we always have on hand.

Gold and silver have held purchasing power for thousands of years. At Metro Pawn & Gun, our staff always stays on top of the current market price for all precious metals, making it possible for us to make fair and accurate offers whether you wish to buy, sell, or pawn gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and even copper bullion.

Our stock levels fluctuate with regularity, so make sure to check with us often if you are looking for something specific. Should you need to turn your unneeded or unused treasures into a cash loan or just want to clean up your inventory, we are always interested in these items. Contact us or visit us now at Metro Pawn & Gun, your trusted pawn shop in the Twin Cities and Minneapolis area.