James Arnold started on the path to his current vocation at the age of 7 when a relative gave him some coin books. That started him collecting Lincoln pennies, Buffalo Nickels and Liberty Dimes. He became a junior member of the Capital City Coin Club at the age of 13, and over 40 years later he is still a member.
“Back when I was a teenager, I won a drawing for a $20 St. Gaudens gold coin. I sold it for $200 and used the money to buy more coins,” says Arnold. Arnold estimates that he has participated in perhaps 400 coin shows.
James moved into his previous shop on Slaughter Lane when fellow numismatist Bob Kirkwood decided to retire. Now located in a brand new office location in Round Rock, James caters to both the collector and the investor. “Some people will buy $25 to $100 worth of coins every week. Others bring their kids in and get them started on collecting,” says James.
James urges people to stop by for free appraisals on their collections. He deals in both American and foreign coins, old paper money, old certificates, tokens, and in scrap gold and silver. American coins that are likely to have some value include any silver coins minted in 1964 and earlier, Wheat back pennies and Buffalo Nickels. The shop is located at 309 West Main Street in Round Rock and James can be reached at 512-585-7067.
With over 37 years of experience and knowledge in coin collecting, James is known as the "Indiana Jones" of his industry, traveling throughout the entire United States to gain more knowledge about his trade.
Questions? Call or swing by today!
309 W. Main St., Suite 116
Round Rock, TX 78664