We invite you to visit our retail store
6848 U Skyway, Paradise, California 95969
Retail Store Local Area Phone: 530-872-3363
Toll Free Ordering Line: 1-877-397-3363
We Will Open Our New Store
in Late July as
Paradise Coin & Gift,
215 South Main Street,
Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981
We plan to have the same Toll Free Phone: 877-397-3363
We will be unable to accept orders from June 16th through the End of July.
We recently lowered our prices for the rare coins we sell.
U.S. half cents, cents, two cents, three cents, half dimes, nickels, dimes, twenty cents, quarters, halves, silver dollars, commemorative coins, and U.S. currency are now on sale at the current wholesale Greysheet Bid or Ask listed price. Since we have thousands of coins in inventory, this process has taken some time to complete. Now, almost all U.S. coins we sell, excluding rare dates, with a wholesale value of $10 or more will be priced at wholesale Greysheet Bid or Ask.
U.S. Two Cents & Three Cents on Sale!
U.S. Half Dimes, Shield Nickels, Liberty Nickels, & Buffalo Nickels on Sale!
U.S. Capped Bust Dimes, Seated Dimes, Barber Dimes, & Mercury Dimes on Sale!
U.S. Seated Quarters, Barber Quarters, Standing Liberty & Washington Quarters on Sale!
U.S. Capped Bust Halves, Seated Liberty Halves, Barber Halves, & Walking Liberty Halves on Sale!
U.S. Commemorative Half Dollars on Sale!
Trade Dollars, Morgan Dollars, & Peace Dollars on Sale!
U.S. Liberty, St. Gaudens, & Indian Gold Coins on Sale!
U.S. Proof & Mint Sets on Sale!
We do not accept credit card orders over $1,000. All purchases over $1,000 must be paid by cashier's or personal check. Please allow ten days for your check to clear.
A Short History of
Paradise Coin & Gift
We moved to Paradise, California in the spring of 1980 and were immediately attracted to the natural beauty of the local canyons and rivers. Like early immigrants to California, Bill came down wih gold fever and had to experience gold mining for himself. We bought gold pans, shovels, and rock picks - then a sluice box - and finally - a 4" gold dredge.
Encouraged by small successes in finding some small gold flakes, we found ourselves packing the heavy equipment in and out of the canyon of the West Branch of the Feather River every weekend, and in the end, we expended far more time and effort than it was worth. The dredge and mining equipment ended up taking space in our garage and Penny finally sold it all at one of her yard sales.
Just like early gold rush merchants, we learned from the experience that other gold miners were in need of someone to buy their gold and sell them mining supplies and we started doing just that. Having been an avid coin collector since he was a young boy, Bill began attending the local Paradise Flea Market buying and selling rare coins, placer gold, mining equipment and just about anything else of value.
After meeting an elderly gentleman who agreed to consign his large rare coin collection, we rented a small building in 1981 for our first part-time coin shop with gold mining supplies. In addition to running the coin shop during the day, Bill worked nights in a local grocery store stocking shelves.
After a few years we were able to rent a bigger building with an expanded coin shop and living quarters. We started carrying mining books and California history books that dealt with the California Gold Rush and soon people were asking for more California history.
We moved our retail store, Paradise Coin & Gift, to our current location in the Holiday Shopping Center in 1985 and once again expanded our inventory by carrying a much larger selection of California history books, jewelry, gold mining supplies and other gifts.
Beginning in 1990, we started publishing the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly (later known as The California Territorial Quarterly for issues #51-#113), a non-revisionist California history magazine. Due to the November 2018 Paradise Camp Fire, we ceased publication due to a lack of advertisers and subscribers that were burned out by the fire.
Thirty five years later, we are still at the same location, buying and selling collectible rare coins, gold, silver, jewelry, gold mining supplies, new and used California history books, and selling back issues of The California Territorial Quarterly - California history at its very best!
We hope you'll be able to visit our store on the Skyway in Paradise sometime soonbut for nowyou can visit this internet website where you'll find almost everything we sell in our store and publish in our magazineat the same low prices and with the same friendly service.
Please note: We have designed this website with a minimum of photos & graphics to ensure that our web pages load quickly to give you quick access!
Bill & Penny Anderson, owners, Paradise Coin & Gift, editors & publishers, The California Territorial Quarterly.
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California residents add 7.75% state sales tax.
Add $7 (orders up to $50)
Add $8 (orders $51-$99)
Add $9 (orders $100-$149)
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for priority shipping and handling
(Additional postage for insurance over $200 order, rolls & bags)
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Call Toll-Free 1-877-397-3363.
All others calls 1-530-872-3363.
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