Completing your collection


A customer recently emailed NwPlaza Coins wanting to complete his Lincoln Cent collection.  He provided us with a list of the coins he was having trouble finding by date, mint mark, condition and strike.  The challenge he faced was he only wanted Proof, Satin and Brilliant Uncirculated coins to fill his folders.  No problem for us getting these coins from our list of collectors.  We replied to his email with a price quote and payment link for him to pre-pay for his order and within a few business days he was able to pick up his coins in-store.

No doubt, the fun part of collecting can be the hunt.  However, when you get to a point where you just want the folder completed or have hit a dead end finding the coins you’re wanting, NwPlaza makes it convenient for you to complete that collection.  Visit our webpage and contact us with your list of hard-to-find coins.

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Posted by on October 26, 2015 in Coin Selling 101


We can handle your special orders


Our trusted coin suppliers offer NwPlaza Coins deep discounts because of our volume of orders over the years.  We pass those savings on to our collectors who come in wanting to pre-order coins.  Whether you’re looking for that one key coin to complete your collection or add gold or silver bullion to your portfolio, we will quote you our lowest price for you to lock-in on and we pre-order your coins, usually available for you to pick up within 7-10 business days after payment clears.  Pre-ordering is one of NwPlaza’s most popular services.  If we don’t have it available in-store, we’ll try to find it for you.  Visit us this weekend in downtown Vancouver USA for a complete list of services we offer to collectors like you.

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Posted by on September 22, 2015 in Coin Selling 101


“Trust, but verify.” ~Ronald Reagan


At NwPlaza Coins, we want to build the trust of our customers.  We’re open to the public each weekend and you’re always invited to come in and just talk coins and get a feel if our shop is where you want to buy or sell your coins.  A quick online search using keyword ‘nwplaza’ will give you additional references to find out more about our coin shop.  If you’re selling coins, we always encourage you to be an educated seller and check out the Fair Market Coin Value guide on our website at NwPlaza.Com.  Want to chat with us about your coins?  Check out our Live Chat application also available on our website.  We are active on social media, so you can find out more about NwPlaza on Facebook or Twitter and read real customer comments on Google+.

You see we’re very excited you found our little coin shop and want you to have a positive coin collecting experience with us.  Come in this weekend as we promote the hobby of coin collecting in Vancouver, Washington and earn your trust one coin at a time.

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Posted by on August 16, 2015 in Coin Selling 101


Empty slot syndrome


It’s a common coin collector problem.   That Lincoln Cent folder put away long ago and forgotten because it was missing one or more hard-to-find coins.  Well, there’s good news!  We may have a remedy with over 1000 Wheat Cents in-store sorted by date.  Bring in your folder and sort through our bins of Wheat Cents this weekend and put an end to your ESS (Empty Slot Syndrome).  Side Effects: Visiting NwPlaza may result in a positive coin collecting experience.  Collectors have reported having received courteous service and quality coins at fair market prices.  You should come in and see for yourself if NwPlaza Coins is right for you.  NwPlaza is located at 1413 C Street in downtown Vancouver WA.

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Posted by on July 9, 2015 in Coin Selling 101


What’s this in the church offering plate?


Local churches are reporting a variety of foreign coins and currency showing up in their offering plate from far reaches of the world.  Everything from Mexican pesos and Canadian cents to Philippine centavos and British pennies.  These coins can leave church officials with a collection of foreign coins and a bit of confusion on what to do with them.  One resource is to sell these coins to our collectors at NwPlaza.  We have over 100 pounds of World coins that collectors sort through for various reasons.  Whether they have a wistful longing of their home country or just want to add a coin with a specific date to their collection, we buy and sell these World coins every weekend.  If you are a church treasurer or know of someone with a collection of coins to sell, spread the word about NwPlaza Coins.

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Posted by on April 4, 2015 in Coin Selling 101


How can your local Coin Shop help with your trip to a foreign country?


NwPlaza Coins has 1000’s of coins from all over the World including Euros, Loons and more that are still accepted in their respective countries.  The frugal traveler can sort through our bins of foreign coins before their trip and buy at prices below face value.  Likewise, sellers can bring in coins they’ve acquired in their travels and sell to us by the pound.  A recent seller brought in a large assortment of coins that he wasn’t able to cash in at Travelex® or other currency exchange services. NwPlaza buys many of these coins for the nostalgia and collector interest.  When bringing in your coins to sell, we sort through the lot for any higher value coins and make a separate offer for those.  A recent example, we did come across 10% silver Mexican pesos and a silver 1907 Ottoman Empire Qirsh in 4 pounds of coins a family brought in.  NwPlaza Coins is available by appointment daily and open to the public this weekend 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Posted by on April 2, 2015 in Coin Selling 101


Counterfeit coins on the rise in Clark County, WA

NwPlaza Antique Coin Buyers                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/16/2014
1413 C Street Vancouver WA 98663


Counterfeit coins on the rise
An influx of bogus coins showing up in Clark County, WA.

Vancouver, WA: Josh, a regular customer at NwPlaza Coins in downtown Vancouver recently came in to the coin shop with a mahogany box of 30 Chinese painted “silver” Panda bullion coins to sell. Each coin was labeled .999 silver 1 ounce. These coins were presented nicely in the box but that’s where the appeal stopped and NwPlaza’s owner had to break the news to his customer that these coins were counterfeit. Although, the coins passed an initial non-invasive metal test performed in-store, none of the coins weighed correctly. According to NwPlaza’s owner, counterfeiters have difficulty matching the exact weight of silver using inferior metals in the coins. The story has a happy ending for Josh. He was able to track down the seller of the coins and get a full refund.

NwPlaza has seen an increase in counterfeit coins this year. “The counterfeiters are getting better and as coin buyers, we have to
stay on top of the latest detecting methods to ensure the integrity of the coins we sell to our customers and those we add to our own collections.” the owner says.  Last month out of 1500 coins purchased, NwPlaza handed back an 1878 Trade Dollar, 1921 Morgan Dollar and a 1907 $2.5 gold dollar each with questionable composition.

An important tip from NwPlaza’s owner is to buy from a reputable source. “Our shop does the legwork. We advise our customers against buying and selling coins using online classified ads. The concern isn’t just if the coins are legitimate but it may not be a safe transaction.”  He adds, “You wouldn’t buy stocks, bonds or other financial investments in a parking lot from a stranger.”

A good starting point whether an avid collector or someone who has recently acquired coins is a free valuation. Anyone who wants to check the authenticity or find out the value of their coins should take their collection to a reputable coin shop for a free review.

About NwPlaza Coins: According to the coin shop’s website at, the company is made up of a group of coin collectors who buy, sell and trade coins by appointment daily and open to the public on weekends.  They pride themselves as having a reputation of making strong offers on coins you want to sell.  With a fair market price guide and silver calculator, several resources to educate sellers are available on the website.

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Posted by on November 17, 2014 in Coin Selling 101