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Bank Wiring Funds To and From Wilshire Coin

Category: Uncategorized Published on 28 Jul, 2015

Do you want to fund a trade or take payment for something you are selling us with a Bank Wire? No problem – just ask! If you want to expedite the process you can follow the link below, fill out this form and either email it to or FAX it to (310) 451-2553 […]

Reportable Transactions and How Wilshire Coin Deals With Them

Category: Uncategorized Published on 06 Jul, 2015

At Wilshire Coin we comply 100%, with NO EXCEPTIONS, with all US reportable transaction laws mandated under the Bank Secrecy Act, The USA PATRIOT Act, and by FINCEN, California State Government, Santa Monica City Government, and Wilshire Coin store policy. Please note the following scenarios: 1. If you chose to pay for a transaction of […]

Vintage is the New Old

Category: Uncategorized, Jewelry, Gold, Silver, Designer, Vintage, Tiffany & Co., Flatware, Diamonds, Other Rare Stones Published on 04 Nov, 2013
Cartier S & P Shakers

These are our Vintage Octagonal Silver & Gold Gilded Cartier Salt & Pepper shakers! How do you know which are for pepper and which are for salt you ask? Here’s a quick tip: Pepper shakers have larger holes than do salt shakers. Therefore, the 4 with the gold-gilded tops are for pepper and the 4 silver […]

You Can Take That To The Blank

Category: Uncategorized, Currency, Facts Published on 31 Oct, 2013

Behold. A dollar. But, wait- there’s more!   Or less, actually. There are a number of currency errors, including mismatching denominations ($5 front, $10 back), faulty alignments, insufficient inking, obstructed printing, and what we have here, a blank reverse. The cause of a blank reverse is usually due to 2 sheets being fed into the […]

Ancient Indian Jewellery

Category: Uncategorized Published on 10 Oct, 2013
India's Mughal Jewelry

Today I sat down with a delicious cup of green tea and read Rapaport’s article “Mughal Magnificence.” Magnificent it was.  The author, Amber Michelle, explains that the elaborate and fascinating jewelry made during the Mughal period in India, which spanned from 1526 to 1857, left behind a legacy of art that is unique and iconic […]

Jewelry’s Secret Powers

Category: Uncategorized, Jewelry, Gold, Silver, Designer, Diamonds, Other Rare Stones Published on 01 Oct, 2013

Today, jewelry is created and worn all over the world containing almost every type of stone, gem, or crystal possibly imagined.  What becomes interesting, however, is the covert meaning and significance behind rare stones and crystals. Ancient doctors, as well as present day practitioners, believe certain stones and crystals to have healing qualities inherent in […]

Champagne & Shopping… Hmmm

Category: Uncategorized, Gold, Silver, Designer, Vintage, Tiffany & Co., Flatware Published on 17 Sep, 2013

Last Night, Tiffany & Co. hosted her 30 year Anniversary Celebration for the Atlas Collection!  I could not help from drooling over all the immaculate jewelry inside this Beverly Hills, Tiffany & Co. location.  Here are some pictures of how the night went: Champagne & Hors D’oeuvres Glorious Titanium Tiffany   Famous Blogger, Song of […]

We The People… #Murica Monday

Category: Uncategorized Published on 09 Sep, 2013
Gold Coin

1987. It was a different time. A time of acid washed jeans, big hair, heavy metal, professional wrestling, and IROC-Z’s. 1787. It was a very different time. A time of stockings for men, powdered wigs, chamber music, musket hunting, and horse drawn carriages. It was also the year that our founding fathers draft the Constitution […]

Meow That’s What I Call #WCWednesday

Category: Uncategorized, Gold, Coins, Numismatics, Coins, Facts, For Sale Published on 02 Sep, 2013

Happy World Coin Wednesday, everyone! Every Wednesday, we will be featuring a strange and interesting coin from a country outside of our native US of A. Today’s World Coin comes from the Isle of Man, which is a tiny independent island between the UK and Ireland. In 1989, the mint issued the Isle of Man […]

Barber Shop #Murica Mondays

Category: Uncategorized, Gold, Coins, Numismatics, Coins, Facts, For Sale Published on 02 Sep, 2013
Murica Mondays10

Hello, ‘Murica. Today is Monday, which means you get to check out cool ‘Murican Money.  The striking coin above is an 1899 Barber Silver Half Dollar.  The front (in the coin world, we call it the ‘obverse’) depicts Lady Liberty, with a laurel wreath around her head, and her hair in a Phrygian cap. The designer […]

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