Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Like any other retail store, Southgate Coins goes through different seasons in which it caters to a more diversified array of customers. The Christmas holiday season is acknowledged as a time when larger volumes of these curious coin-shoppers swarm our store. People come from all over to find the perfect gift for the numismatist in their lives.
Although in early November we haven't yet put up the traditional Christmas tree, the giant Santa, and the strings of garland, everyone at Southgate Coins is already making preparations for the upcoming holiday rush.
Now, although you might be a little intimidated by some of the ultra-rarities (with matching price tags) that fill our store's rotating display cases, fear not: we make sure that the items we have on display are tailored to every budget.
We will provide gift ideas for you in all price ranges, whether you want a 75¢ stocking-stuffer for your 8-year-old numismatist-in-training, or a $75,000 key date to top off your grandfather's prized collection.
If you're looking for holiday season-related items, we also have 1-ounce silver Christmas-themed rounds. They are available with holiday-colored gift boxes, or even with ornament holders, which allow them to be hung on a Christmas tree.
If you're looking for more collector-oriented gifts, don't forget that Southgate Coins specializes in all things related to the Carson City Mint. Following are just a few ideas:
- Books (like James Crawford – Master of the Mint at Carson City)
- Coins (like 1876-CC dimes and 1875-CC twenty-cent pieces)
- A club, with a subscription to its informative journal (like the Carson City Coin Collectors of America club and its award-winning quarterly journal, Curry's Chronicle)
- "CC" Morgan dollars from the famous GSA hoard
- Framed GSA wall displays
- 10-piece Carson City coin type set holders
- Nevada-shaped individual silver dollar holders
- ...and so much more!
In addition to our Carson City Mint-related items, we offer thousands of other gift ideas, from birth-year and Proof sets to Silver Eagles, and from coin supplies to high-end, rare-date type coins. Whether it's the newest-issue statehood or territorial quarter, or the earliest-dated Barber half dollars, we are sure to have something for that special person on your shopping list.
Or, if you're looking for a little extra cash to spend this season, bring in your coin collection or your gold or silver bullion to sell to us. We make fair offers on all rare United States coins and on all the traditional forms of gold and silver bullion. Please note: some coins are only purchased in minimum quantities.
All of us at Southgate Coins look forward to helping you browse our vast showroom, and we're eager to help you find that perfect gift to suit that special someone this holiday season.
Season's greeting from Southgate Coins!
Southgate Coins is located at 5032 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89502. For questions, call us at (775) 322-4455.