We specialize in San Francisco Mint gold and silver coins, and
also buy and sell all types of gold, silver and rare coins and paper money from the U.S. and around the world.
We're Fairfield's only coin dealer!
Visit our downtown Fairfield location, conveniently located near Starbucks.
We will travel in most cases and offer fair prices for all of your collection. We won't just
pick out the gems and leave you with the rest; we will make a fair offer on all your coins
in order to make the process more convenient for you.
Shipping to us is easy. Send to PO Box 1876, Suisun City, Ca 94585. You may not need to purchase postal insurance. We have coverage with Lloyds of London written through our agent, Hugh Wood Inc. Please call us for details about acceptable methods, values and procedures. This might save you quite a bit of money as postal insurance can take a considerable bite out of the end profit you receive for your coins!
Meet us in our downtown San Francisco office or our new Fairfield office!
We strive to offer quality coins at fair prices. Our value proposition dictates that you will
find the best coins at fair prices and receive excellent customer service from our company.
That is our guarantee.
Auction: Through my attendance at major coin auctions, I can examine, evaulate, and
purchase coins on your behalf and within your budget.
Want Lists: I have access to thousands of coins through major dealers in the U.S. and
can achieve excellent pricing to help you achieve all the coins on your want list.
Consignment: I accept coins for sale on a consignment basis, and can get you top dollar
for your rarities given my contacts in the coin marketplace.
Highlighted coins for sale:
1799 $1 Draped Bust, NGC VF details, improp cleaned: $2,280
1870-S $20 gold, NGC AU53: $2,800
1875-S $20 gold, NGC AU53: $1,850
Most recent development:
This website allows collectors to send a message about the coin for which they've been looking. Given our reach to hundreds of coin dealers, we will be able to fill these online "want list" requests quickly. Check out the site!
Our recent name change:
Our show organization activities are housed under the business name "Portsmouth Square Coin & Bourse Company, LLC". Our everyday coin activities are still done under the entity called "Griffin Coins". There are several reasons for this change. I won't bore you with the details!
Meet the People
Owner - Scott Griffin
Scott Griffin has been a numismatic professional in the greater SF Bay Area for over ten
years, and he has collected coins his entire life. He received his undergraduate degree from
UC Davis and a MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Scott is an avid golfer
and enjoys spending time with his family when he is not studying coins.
Bourse Coordinator: James Busch
James Busch has been the bourse coordinator at the Old San Francisco Mint Coin Show since it's inception in 2009. He manages all facets of the show including electrical, program, dealer relations and staff. James' grandfather was a famous collector in the San Francisco area. James enjoys the history and artistry of coins and still maintains a modest collection himself. He enjoys spending time with his nephews and is a RC car enthusiast. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Associate - Robert Dalziel
Robert has been a coin collector for many years. Bob can be found on the golf course when he is not at a coin show.
Associate - Stephan Schneck
Stephan has been involved in coins since his grandfather introduced him to the hobby many
years ago. He has become a serious collector over the past few years and has been working
with Griffin Coins since January 2007. Stephan attends the University of Oregon and is currently
investigating running the Griffin Coins - Northwest Office. In his spare time he plays sports and
relaxes with his friends and family.
"Scott makes things convenient for me; where and when we meet is always flexible. He always
calls to confirm before our appointments. His pricing is fair". - Don H.
Show Schedule 2014
January 24-26, 2014: San Jose Coin Show (Double Tree Hotel)
January 30-February 1, 2014: Long Beach Coin Show
February 14-15, 2014: Redwood Empire Coin Show (County Fairgrounds)
February 16, 2014: Cupertino Coin Club Show (Napredak Hall)
February 22-23, 2014: Old SF Mint Coin Show
March 14-15, 2014: Sunnyvale Coin Show (Domain Hotel)
March 21-22, 2014: Sacramento Coin Show (Clarion Hotel-Sac)
April 25-27, 2014: Santa Clara Coin Show (Convention Center)
May 2-3, 2014: Sacramento Valley Coin Show
May 4, 2014: Vallejo Numismatic Society Coin Show
May 30-31, 2014: Pyramid Coin Show (San Jose, Doubletree Hotel)
June 1, 2014: Sacramento Coin show (Clarion Hotel)
June 5-7, 2014: Long Beach Coin Show
June 27-28, 2014: East Bay Coin Show (Concord)
July 12-14, 2014: CSNA Convention (Vallejo, CA)
July 26-27, 2014: Fremont Coin Club Show (Elks Club, Fremont)
August 10, 2014: Fairfield Coin Show (Community Center)
Coin and Paper Money Promotions
Coins and Paper Money make great give-aways to promote your business or cause. Messages can be impressed or applied to achieve your goals. Call or email us for suggestions on how you can powerfully communicate your message!
A note on privacy
We respect our customers' private information. We don't share your contact information, or anything else about you with any third parties. After a reasonable amount of time (usually three years) we securely destroy any information related to your transactions. We guarantee our diligence as it relates to our customers' sensitive information.