Based in Gold Country in the heart of the legendary Mother Lode historic mining town of Angels Camp, California. Calaveras Coin & Pawn is in the actual hotel made famous by Mark Twain's stay and where he first heard and shortly thereafter wrote the classic short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." We are purveyors of fine numismatic coins, bullion and other historic American treasures.

Originally started by Howard Wesely over 20 years ago Calaveras Coin & Collectibles located at 1263 S Main St continued after his passing in January of 2012 and has kept his legacy and way of doing business. Family owned and operated, the Wesely Family has only made some updates to the already amazing business Howard started and continue to run for two decades. In 2014 changes included adding pawn, moving 4 doors down to a larger location at 1283 S Main St. in Historic Downtown Angels Camp and adopting the name Calaveras Coin & Pawn. This new location allows for adequate display and storage of all the amazing coins, antiques, collectibles and one of a kind items.

With over 40 years experience in the numismatic marketplace, combined with a deep passion for history and unbridled enthusiasm for rare coins, tokens and currency, our goal at Calaveras Coin and Pawn is to provide serious collectors of all levels from beginner to the most advanced with quality, accurately graded, eye appealing specimens of exceptional value.

We also provide collateral loan services (pawn) as pawnbrokers of items of value in exchange for temporary loans of cash. We believe in providing the community a ver valuable service. If its about financial assistance, think Calaveras Coin & Pawn Shop because we do not want lack of funds to keep you from fulfilling your dreams.?CCalaveras Coin & Pawn is where all your monetary requirements get realized. We at Calaveras Coin & Pawn allow you hassle-free loan procurement at competitive rates of interest and reasonable grace periods.

Providing pawnbrokings service with experienced staff with over 20 years of knowledge coupled with integrity, confidential and friendly service. Thus, whether you are looking to buy or sell, dare to compare with Calaveras Coin and Pawn.

Procuring a pawn shop loan just got easy
High rate of interest has become a thing of the past
Money transactions have turned flexible and easy
You get value for money for your collateral items
Calaveras Coin & Pawn assists you with the best staff, whom adhere to industry standards, whose sole aim is to meet customer demands.

To strike the best possible deal when in need of pawn shop loan
To get maximum benefits and value added services
To get best forfeited collateral items including jewelry and electronics
To achieve 100% monetary satisfaction
To sell things of the Mother Lode at best prices
Apart from being the premium coin and jewelry buyer in the Gold Country, Calaveras Coin & Pawn actively participates in our local community and fully cooperates with & supports federal, regional and local law enforcement agencies.

Best pawn shop in the Sierra Foothills: Voted "Best in The West!"
Best diamond, gold and silver buyers in the Mother Lode
Best buyer/seller/trader of coins and jewelry in the Gold Country

Calaveras Coin & Pawn equip you with a team of professionals to help you get the best price for your property whether selling or pawning.

Most wanted Items:

These are the items we are most interested in buying.

Please contact us if you have any of the following items.

  • Gold Rush Era Items
  • Coins
  • Mining Memorabilia
  • Mother Lode Tokens

Societies and Memberships:

Proud sponsers of the following organizations.
  • California Pawnbrokers Association
  • Angels Camp Business Association
  • Destination Angels Camp Advisory Board
  • National Pawnbrokers Association
  • Industry Council For Tangible Assets

Merchandise Reviewed By:



  • Licensed Pawnbroker 05010999
  • Jewelry Store
  • Licensed Coin Dealer
  • Collectibles, Antiques, Mining Memorabilia, Gold Rush Era Items
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