- A local family business you can trust. By Jillian
Honesty. Experience. Passion.
“When customers come into our shop, we are not here to just buy and sell,” says David Anderson. “We enjoy educating the public about fossils, gemstones, minerals, coins and jewelry. We absolutely love the history of all of it and spreading the knowledge that we have.”
David and his father Jim are the owners of Goldmine Coins and Relics. With a lifelong passion for coins, jewelry and collectibles, they are proud to be able to serve the community and help others with their vast knowledge and friendly service. From coins, fine and estate jewelry, silver and gold to fossils, artwork, knives, trading cards and more, the team at Goldmine Coins and Relics is ready to help.
The beginning of this family business was inspired many years ago, when, as a young child, Jim would rummage through his grandmother’s large steamer trunk filled with coins as often as he could. This began a lifelong passion in which he passed onto his two sons, David and James.
Inspired by his father, David’s interest of coins began at age 5. He turned this love into a business when he was 12 years old, buying and selling coins, jewelry and fossils from local shops. A decade later, David and his father opened their first shop, expanding to their current new location after six years in business. David uses every available resource to educate himself and find current values of customers’ tangible assets, and he prides himself in getting the most money for his customers. David is part of the fossil collecting community and knowledgeable of the area’s geologic formations.
James also joins the family business as a jeweler. His passion for jewelry making began while in high school with a goal to become a master jeweler. Over the past two years, he has dedicated his time to improving and mastering his skills while working as an apprentice jeweler under Master Jeweler Tom Schubart. James specializes in gemstone identification and custom design. He works with cutting-edge CAD (computer aided design) to create anything a customer desires, and he is willing to devote the necessary time with a customer to design their special piece of jewelry.
Goldmine Coins and Relics’ master jeweler, Tom, brings decades of experience to the business. He does all custom jewelry work and fabrication in all metals, wax and CAD. Specializing in antique jewelry repair and stone setting, he has been a lifelong career jeweler for 45 years.
“It is a completely family run business and we pride ourselves in being accurate and honest with every customer,” says David. “We research every item to provide up-to-date values of customers’ tangible assets. With a master jeweler on-site, we never send our repair work out. We never pressure customers into buying or selling their possessions.”
In addition, they find it rewarding to be able to educate the public about the history of coins, fossils and jewelry, as well as simplifying estate liquidation for families and making it as stress free as possible.
At Goldmine Coins and Relics, they offer same-day repairs and wholesale prices.
David recognizes the Gig Harbor community and being an honest business for their continued success. “We have met absolutely wonderful people in this community and have made many lifelong friends. We would not have been successful without you.”
To show their appreciation for the community that has embraced them and their business over the years, they give back by donating to the local Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels airshow, Gig Harbor Cancer Society Relay for Life and Gig Harbor and Peninsula high schools’ auction nights.
Open daily 10am to 6pm, David, Jim, Tom and James look forward to serving you with your buying, selling, appraisal and jewelry design needs.
Goldmine Coins and Relics
5160 Point Fosdick Drive NW Suite C-100
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335