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Any coin shops to visit in Manhattan?

airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,908 ✭✭✭✭✭

I’ll be in Manhattan with a bit of free time soon. Last time I thought about finding a coin shop, it was last-minute and the one place I found was closed. This time, I’m planning ahead! Anywhere to visit, particularly around midtown to Central Park? I’m hoping to swing by Stack’s (if I win when I’m looking at, I save on shipping!) and I know there have been coin sellers going in and out on 47th st, but I don’t know the current status of them or if they’re visible from the street.

Any ideas are appreciated!

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    david3142david3142 Posts: 3,418 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 13, 2022 9:58PM

    Stacks is your best bet. Heritage is just a few blocks from there too and they often have coins for direct sale but usually not as many. There’s a place called Brigandi Collectibles (on 57th around the corner from Heritage) but I haven’t been in there and from what I’ve heard here they don’t have a great supply.

    I doubt you’ll find anything of interest on 47th. That’s the diamond district. Plenty of jewelers but not knowledgeable coin people.

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    airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,908 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @david3142 said:
    Stacks is your best bet. Heritage is just a few blocks from there too and they often have coins for direct sale but usually not as many. There’s a place called Brigandi Collectibles (on 57th around the corner from Heritage) but I haven’t been in there and from what I’ve heard here they don’t have a great supply.

    I doubt you’ll find anything of interest on 47th. That’s the diamond district. Plenty of jewelers but not knowledgeable coin people.

    Thanks! When I was a kid I remember one of the booths in one of the large buildings on 47th St had real coins. Not a ton, but it was a real display… maybe what you’d see from one dealer at a show. They’ve been long gone and I’ve seen some shops that at least have some bullion, but you never know what may have gone in. Coins certainly aren’t the focus of the block, but you never know what may be hiding. Plus I have a tiny piece of scrap gold to get rid of, so I’ll probably be there anyway.

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,078 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 15, 2022 6:08AM

    There was a dealer from the Diamond District, Paul's Coins who would come up to the Westchester show years ago who had numismatic gold coins occasionally, not sure if he still runs a shop down there. Also Marcel Stern, not sure if he has a shop.

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    airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,908 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @logger7 said:
    There was a dealer from the Diamond District who would come up to the Westchester show years ago who had numismatic gold coins occasionally, not sure if he still runs a shop down there. Also Marcel Stern, not sure if he has a shop.

    Thanks! Google says Marcel Stern's space is closed, but since it's on 47th, it's easy to take a look.

    And more importantly, now I have a pickup to make at Stack's!

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    tokenprotokenpro Posts: 846 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For an experience unlike any other, try Paul Bosco in the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center (1050 2nd Ave. at 56th St). A small shop with numismatic material PHD'd (piled higher and deeper), heavily world coinage, medals of all sorts and enough U.S. to keep it interesting. Call ahead to make sure they are open - the rest of the center is all quality antiques. Link: https://pauljbosco.com/

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    pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,325 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @airplanenut said:

    @logger7 said:
    There was a dealer from the Diamond District who would come up to the Westchester show years ago who had numismatic gold coins occasionally, not sure if he still runs a shop down there. Also Marcel Stern, not sure if he has a shop.

    Thanks! Google says Marcel Stern's space is closed, but since it's on 47th, it's easy to take a look.

    And more importantly, now I have a pickup to make at Stack's!

    Just remember the sales tax if you pick up in person.

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    3stars3stars Posts: 2,281 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tokenpro said:
    For an experience unlike any other, try Paul Bosco in the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center (1050 2nd Ave. at 56th St). A small shop with numismatic material PHD'd (piled higher and deeper), heavily world coinage, medals of all sorts and enough U.S. to keep it interesting. Call ahead to make sure they are open - the rest of the center is all quality antiques. Link: https://pauljbosco.com/

    MAAC is wildly overpriced for antiques (not sure about the coin dealer), but makes for an interesting browse.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Keep in mind that you are going to see New York pricing. You may be very disappointed ... and then there's the high sales tax.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    hfjacintohfjacinto Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you can come over to NJ, Stone House Coin Shop in Scotch Plains and Green Brook Coin Shop have a good selection. You can also check out Doeglers in Warren.

    Of these Stone House is the closest to NYC.

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    CoinosaurusCoinosaurus Posts: 9,614 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd skip the store and go look at cool stuff at the ANS!

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    airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,908 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pruebas said:

    @airplanenut said:

    @logger7 said:
    There was a dealer from the Diamond District who would come up to the Westchester show years ago who had numismatic gold coins occasionally, not sure if he still runs a shop down there. Also Marcel Stern, not sure if he has a shop.

    Thanks! Google says Marcel Stern's space is closed, but since it's on 47th, it's easy to take a look.

    And more importantly, now I have a pickup to make at Stack's!

    Just remember the sales tax if you pick up in person.

    NY sales tax is a savings for me ;)

    @291fifth said:
    Keep in mind that you are going to see New York pricing. You may be very disappointed ... and then there's the high sales tax.

    Depending on what I get (if anything) NY sales tax is either a discount or if it's significant and not something I'd be taxed on at home, I can always have it shipped.

    @hfjacinto said:
    If you can come over to NJ, Stone House Coin Shop in Scotch Plains and Green Brook Coin Shop have a good selection. You can also check out Doeglers in Warren.

    Of these Stone House is the closest to NYC.

    I went to Stone House a fair number of times growing up, when it was nearby. I will have a car in NJ for part of one day, but doubt I'll be making any extra stops if they aren't right along the way (and Scotch Plains, unfortunately, is a bit out of the way). If I end up running really ahead of schedule I might be able to pull it off, but that's a big if.

    @Coinosaurus said:
    I'd skip the store and go look at cool stuff at the ANS!

    If I find something I like can I buy it? :)

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    Clackamas1Clackamas1 Posts: 761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Stacks

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