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Earn Merit Badges at Coops Coins

Collecting

Earn Merit Badges! Calling all Scouts! Now that summer is here, it may be the perfect time to work on some merit badges. Specifically, we were thinking of the Coin Collecting, Stamp Collecting and Collections merit badges. Each…

Local history now on rotating exhibit at Coops Coins in Redlands

News

At Coops Coins, Redlanders and tourists are now able to view an exhibit of collectibles significant to our town's history. The owners have a vast personal collection of historic Redlands memorabilia, and will rotate out what’s featured regularly.…

Five Reasons the TV Coin Guy Can’t Compare to Brick-and-Mortar

News

Online and TV ads are saying exactly what you want to hear: The coin you thought might be valuable is worth a fortune. Maybe it is. But the best way to find out is by walking it into…

Ancient Greek Coins

Coin History

This is an example of the most famous ancient coin of the Greek Empire. Available at Coops Coins. This ancient coin from Athens was made in 400 B.C. For some perspective, that’s more than 8.7 million days ago.…

Jenny Lind – The Swedish Nightingale

Coin History

If you haven’t seen the movie “The Greatest Showman,” make sure you don’t miss out! This beautiful movie captures aspects of P.T. Barnum’s fascinating life, including his partnership with Jenny Lind – The Swedish Nightingale. Barnum met Jenny…

The Greatest Showman & Coins

Coins Meet Cinema

Film meets real life Many of you may have already seen this popular film, “The Greatest Showman,” which tells of the life of P.T. Barnum, the 19th-century promoter who invented the “business of the show!”  The songs are…

2017 Proof Sets

Gifts

Christmas is just around the corner! And you may find yourself in a similar spot each year; what to get for the friend or family member that has everything? We recognize this struggle and have a few ideas…

 Unique and  meaningful gift ideas for Redlands shoppers

Gifts

They’re going to grow out of that sweater, but you can find gifts that will never get thrown out.   We’re talking about the unique inventory at Coops Coins and Collectibles available for shoppers to find a present that will…

Here’s How We Tell If Your Nickel Is Worth A Lot More Than Five Cents

Coin History

By Coops Coins   What makes American coins valuable? Supply and demand. That’s the end of my article.   OK, there are factors that affect it, but it all comes down to how many there are and how…

Gobrecht Dollar

Coin History

Recently, you may have seen our post on Facebook about our newly acquired Gobrecht Dollar. If not, here is a bit of information about it: To understand its story you need to step back to 1803 when the government…