(910) 235 - COIN (2646)
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm EST


Welcome to Pinehurst Coins 

Pinehurst Coins is one of the nations largest distributors of modern certified coins and a leading Precious Metals broker.  As an experienced NGC and PCGS dealer, we are well respected in the coin industry for honest dealings and fair prices. 

Our professional staff of full time Numismatists and Precious Metal Brokers in conjunction with our extensive contacts throughout the dealer, collector and investor communities enables us to pay prices that few can compete with.  This also allows us to provide our clients with a vast array of products at unbeatable prices. 

Our expertise is not restricted solely to coins as we are also experts in precious metals.  We specialize in the purchasing scrap gold, silver and platinum as well as all precious metal bullion such as Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium bars and rounds.   Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be glad to give you a free appraisal of your items.

We purchase:

  • Gold, Silver & Platinum Jewelry
  • Scrap Gold & Silver
  • US Paper Money & Notes
  • Sterling Silver Flatware
  • Platinum, Gold & Silver Coins
  • As well as an array of other items!

Our XRF Analyzer uses the latest technology to test your precious metals resulting in pinpoint accuracy with no damage to your items. 

Selling your items to us is simple and hassle free.

We use the latest in XRF technology to test your precious metals, resulting in pinpoint accuracy without damaging your items.  The level of precision of the XRF is unparalleled by any other method, allowing us to pay you more for your items.  


Here are some brief explanations on how the process works:

Scrap Gold/Silver/Platinum/Palladium - One of our precious metal professionals will begin with a physical exam of the items, checking for magnetic properties, coloration and markings.  Next, we begin to test the pieces using our XRF machine.  We do not use the traditional outdated scratch test method (which entails a stone and some strong acids) because it is not nearly as accurate and damages your items.  A common problem with the scratch test is when a gold piece is slightly under karat.  For example:  A piece of jewelry marked 14k that is actually closer to 13k would test negative for 14k with the scratch test, but positive for 10k.  The result is the customer is paid for 10k gold instead of the actual 13k value, which is approximately a 13% difference.


With the XRF technology, we are able to identify the exact karat and subsequent percentage of an item and pay accordingly.

 After the testing process is over, you will be told what the value of your items is.  We pay 85% of the melt value for your gold items.  At this point, you then can sell all, some or none of the items to us.  There is nothing to worry about if you choose not to sell; because all appraisals are free!

Numismatics - The examination of coins will begin with one of our full time professionals sorting and separating your collection.  They will then determine the value of the coins based on the date, mintmark, condition and the precious metals value.  A common question at this point in the process is whether we are going to pay someone the coin (numismatic) value or the precious metals value.

The answer is, "There is only one true value to a coin."

If the coin is not a collectable but is made of a precious metal, then the coin is worth its weight in that precious metal.  If the coin is made of a precious metal, but has some higher value due to its collectability or numismatic value, then the coin is worth the numismatic value.  Our goal here at Pinehurst Coins is to educate the public.  We will gladly go through your coins and explain exactly what you have and what it is worth regardless if you are selling the coins to us, or just getting an appraisal.  After the appraisal process, you can decide what, if anything, you would like to sell.

Selling your items to Pinehurst Coins is simple and hassle free.  You have two options:

1)  Visit us at our retail location at:

Pinehurst Coins
1420 NC Hwy 5
Pinehurst, NC 28374

 For directions click here.

 Bring all numismatic material in for a free appraisal.  We will gladly take the time explain what you have, what it is worth and what we will pay for your items

2)  Start with a phone call to us at 910-235-COIN (2646).  Some of our buy prices will be listed directly on our website while some items will need to be examined by our appraisers in order to be priced.  Once you have been issued a purchase order number, you will send all numismatic material with an inventory list, fully insured to :

Pinehurst Receiving
P.O. Box 3686
Pinehurst, NC 28374 

Include in your package all contact information (Name, address, phone number and e-mail address).  Your items will be examined within 48 hours of receipt.  Upon completion, a customer service representative will contact you with a finalized offer.

Pinehurst Coins Credentials

Professional Numismatists Guild, Inc. (PNG) is a nonprofit organization made up of the world's top rare coin, paper money and precious metals experts.  PNG's mission is to make the hobby safe for collectors and investors and to ensure they are purchasing quality products.  To become a PNG Dealer, Pinehurst Coin Exchange, Inc. had to meet strict membership requirements to include a rigorous set of ethical and financial standards, as well as agree to abide by PNG's Standard of Excellence.  PNG is the only numismatic organization in the United States that restricts its membership to dealers who possess and demonstrate three essential qualifications: Knowledge, Integrity and Responsibility.

Certified Coin Exchange (CCE) is the largest online dealer-to-dealer numismatic network in the world; comprised of over 500 dealers from all over the United States. To become a member of the CCE network, dealers must be professional numismatists with extensive experience and excellent trading references from current dealers.  Members of CCE, specialize in a wide range of numismatic material and services. 

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is one of the world's largest and most trusted third-party coin grading company, with over 27 million coins graded.  Every coin certified by NGC is backed by the NGC guarantee of grade and authenticity.  Pinehurst Coins, features NGC graded coins for their accuracy, consistency and integrity. When you buy an NGC certified coin, you can buy with confidence.  Pinehurst Coins, had to meet NGC's strict membership requirements in order to become part of NGC's network of reputable Authorized Dealers.

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), with more than 24 million coins graded, is considered one of the industry standards in third-party certification. All PCGS certified coins are backed by a guarantee of grading accuracy and authenticity.  When you buy a PCGS certified coin, you can buy with confidence.  Pinehurst Coins, had to meet PCGS's strict membership requirements in order to become part of their network of reputable Authorized Dealers.

American Numismatic Association (ANA) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items.  With nearly 28,000 members, the Association serves the academic community, collectors and the general public with an interest in numismatics. 

Better Business Bureau (BBB), founded in 1912, is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing marketplace trust. Pinehurst Coins, is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), which means that they have determined that our business meets their Code of Business Practices.  The Code is built on the BBB Standard for Trust; eight principles that summarize important elements of creating and maintaining trust in business. 

CoinNet was established in 1982 as a dealer to dealer trading network.  Members of Coin Net specialize in a wide variety of numismatic materials and services.  To become a member of CoinNet, each dealer must meet membership requirements to include reference checks. 

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) is the most comprehensive third-party paper money grading and encapsulation service. With a knowledgeable staff of impartial paper money grading professionals, along with proven processes and standards, PMG is one of the preferred, most trusted paper money grading service for today's collectors.

Our experience & service set us apart from the rest.

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