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Gold Certificate

In the past, long before the notes with the green seal, in circulation today, were produced to allow the populace to perform transactions across America, there was a time when we used cash in the form of notes that carried terms such as Silver Certificate and Gold Certificate on them. The Gold Certificate was a legal tender note that began it’s emergence into the American economic fabric in the late 19th century.

Originally these Gold Certificate notes were used to transfer large quantities of money from bank to bank by way of the promissory notes. Eventually, the point of using the Gold Certificate was so the public could feel confident that the paper money they were carrying actually represented something similar to the coins they were carrying, which contained silver and gold; precious metals used for many centuries to purchase goods and services throughout the world.

It is stated quite clearly on the Gold Certificate large 50 dollar notes from the 1913 series, to use one example, that, “THIS CERTIFIES THAT THERE HAS BEEN DEPOSITED IN THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FIFTY DOLLARS IN GOLD COIN PAYABLE TO THE BEARER ON DEMAND.” The many other types of the Gold Certificate, both large and small notes, and in all denominations, carrying the Gold Certificate label, provide some variation of this statement, thus giving the public an opportunity to redeem any of the paper notes, at any of the Treasury of the United States offices across the country, for real gold comparable to the amount of the Gold Certificate at the time of redemption.

The Gold Reserve Act of 1933 required that all citizens turn in any Gold Certificate in there possession as the “New Deal” administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt began the process of taking the United States off the gold standard. C. Douglas Dillon, the Secretary of the Treasury in 1964, finally removed any restrictions on these notes, making them legal to owned or be collected. These notes are now obsolete.

It is suggested that instead of using you old Gold Certificate to pay for gas, you bring it in to one of the numismatic and notaphilist experts at Nevada Coin & Jewelry, where we can examine it for a value more than just its face value. The average Gold Certificate will trade on the open collectible market for at least 10 percent above its face value and could be considerably more depending on condition and rarity. Currency collecting is considered the “hobby of kings” and at Nevada Coin & Jewelry, we have many experts on the subject.

So bring your Gold Certificate in to any of the Nevada Coin & Jewelry locations in the greater Las Vegas area and put our expertise to work for you today. Who knows?

Perhaps your Gold Certificate might just be a treasure!



East Flamingo

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday Closed

West Flamingo

Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed



Grateful for the Nevada Coin and Jewelry shop, I just adore it. I took some collectable figurines in and they bought them. I came out smelling like a rose. You should’ve been there to see the big smile on my face. I ran all the way home to look for some more. Can’t wait to get back! I can sure use the money!


I recently got divorced so I wanted to get rid of some of the jewelry my ex-husband got me. I found Nevada Coin and jewelry searching the web. When I called the guy that answered the phone was friendly and willing to quote me a price per gram. I went to their store on Flamingo, Avery whom I spoke to on the phone tested my items using some kind of x-ray machine. I could see that some of my jewelry was not the karat I thought (some lower some higher). He paid what he quoted on the phone no bait and switch. It took less than 15 minutes got my cash and got rid of some bad memories. I would recommend this company if you are looking to sell jewelry.

Virginia F.

Wonderful experience, Nick and Laura made it seamless and stress free. Thank you! They also sell super cool items!!

What inspired me to go to NV Coin and Jewelry was I was an ad on the TV for the shop. I was not too sure about going to NV Coin and Jewelry to sell my jewelry because I have been to many other pawn shops but haven’t found a good deal for my jewelry. After I went to Nevada Coin and Jewelry it was a big relief for me selling my jewelry for a good price.


Nevada Coin and Jewelry – has excellent customer service – providing las Vegas with top notch service and expertise – this is my primary coin dealers — others just can’t keep up – they are helpful and friendly – in my opinion they are the best in the south west area — so that’s my review a++++ rating – because I am a good customer – this is the best place to buy and sell gold and silver bullion.

Freddie I.

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to meet the owner and team at Nevada Coin and Jewelry. I didn’t know what to expect but they made me feel both comfortable and safe. I went through my collection of jewelry, both broken pieces and things I thought were of no value at all. They took the time to explain what each carat weight was worth and they helped me sort through my items. I was amazed at what they gave me for things I would never wear or use. I would recommend you stop in and speak to them, you might be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

Suzanne P.

My wife cashed in some coins and we got top dollar. We have sold to others before but no more, we found a real professional store in Nevada Coin & Jewelry. “Thank You”


Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive. Building had great security to helped me feel safe in handling my items.

Great family run store. I’m well taken care of every time I show up at this location. Thank you Nick.

A great selection of coins and other numismatic related material. Very professional.

Been living in Vegas for many years and never had to sell or hock any of my items unfortunately as luck would have it that day did eventually find me and let me tell you is it a tough racket to find a decent place out here to do business with. Pawn shops are a joke and could care less about their customers and treated me like another number. Tried and tried and place after place the numbers where all over the place. Finally decided to go to these guys and I’m glad I did. They tested each piece of my jewelry right in from of me with some kind of xray machine. They explained how they calculated the price and paid me cash on the spot. Avery was very helpful and didn’t mind answering my questions and explaining what they do. I left feeling I got the best price for my items. I would recommend them to anyone looking to sell their jewelry.

Christian M.

My friend and I came here to sell some coins and jewelry. We first saw Scott about some coins. He was very friendly and knew his stuff. Afterwards, he brought us over to Sheila who looked at our jewelry. She was also very nice and professional. We will definitely come back here again. GREAT PLACE!!!!

Susanne T.