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L&C Coins - Frequently Asked Questions

Trust is essential when buying or selling collectible coins. At L&C Coins, we pride ourselves on an excellent customer experience. Have questions you don’t see answered here?

Contact us today to let us know how we can help.

Hours and Location Contact L&C Coins

+Where are you located?

We are open by appointment only at 11061 Winners Circle, Los Alamitos, CA 90720. Email us for more information, or give us a call at 1-800-669-0953.

+What are your hours of operation?

We’re available to answer calls, and take in-person appointments, Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm PST. We are closed on all major holidays.


You can browse and purchase coins from our website 24/7. 


If you contact us outside our regular business hours with our contact form we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Coin Value and Authenticity

+Is it safe to buy collectible coins from L&C Coins?

Yes! We pride ourselves on the credibility we've earned over 40 years in the coin business. Every order placed with us has tracking and insurance. We also offer a 15-day return privilege.

+Are your coins authentic?

We guarantee every coin to be 100% authentic unless otherwise noted.

+How can I find out the value of a coin from my collection?

We can only determine the value of a coin by examining it in person. If you are local to us, we recommend contacting us online, emailing us, or giving us a call to set up a time.

+Do you recommend buying gold or silver coins as an investment?

L&C Coins does not make any investment recommendations or give investment advice of any kind. We consider coin collecting an exciting hobby and recommend buying what appeals to your specific interests.

+What does VAM mean?

“VAM Numbers” are from the reference numbering system in The Comprehensive Catalog of Morgan and Peace Dollars by Leroy C. Van Allen and A. George Mallis. 


If a coin is listed with a VAM number, it can be referenced there to learn more. 

+What does FS-101 mean?

“FS Numbers” are from the reference numbering system in The Cherrypicker's Guide to Rare Die Varieties by Bill Fvias and J.T. Stanton.


If a coin is listed with an FS number, then the coin can be referenced there to learn more.

+What are classic coins?

“Classic Coins” are American coins issued before World War II. Morgan and Peace dollars, Walking Liberty halves, Barber coins, Standing Liberty quarters, and earlier coins the Bust and Seated Liberty series are all classic coins.

+What are newly minted coins?

Newly minted coins are coins that have been recently minted by the U.S. Mint. 

General Questions

+Does L&C Coins set up at coin shows?

We only set up at the Long Beach Expo in California.

+Do you have a coin catalog?

We release a new catalog every month, alternating between certified and uncertified coins. You can view our latest Certified Catalog and Uncertified Catalog on our website. If you want a print catalog shipped to you for free, you can request one here.

+How do I stop receiving print catalogs from L&C Coins?

Please contact L&C Customer Support  with the recipient’s name, contact number, and address to remove you from the print catalog mailing list.

+Do you take want lists?

Due to the volume of our inventory, we do not currently take want lists. We suggest shopping our new arrivals section as often as possible.

+Do you use stock photos?

We have an in-house photographer who takes photos of our coins regularly. At times, we use stock photos due to inventory turnover and having multiples of the same item in stock. We welcome inquiries to see if the exact coin pictured is in stock.

For a better understanding of our products, if a product title has a # (for example, 1882-CC Morgan Silver F Uncertified #223), then the photos are of the actual coin available. If there is no # (for example, 1882 Morgan Silver Dollar MS60 Uncertified), then the photos are considered stock photos. 

Shipping and Returns 

+How will my order be shipped?

All coin orders are shipped through USPS. Most orders are shipped First Class but can be upgraded to Priority or Express for an additional fee. You will receive a tracking number via email for your package when it ships.

+When will my order ship?

Most orders ship within 2 business days of receiving payment, unless it is a pre-order.

+What are the shipping & handling charges?

All domestic orders are post-paid for USPS First Class/Priority Mail. We can also ship via USPS Express (delivery in 1-2 days), for a $25 fee.

+Can I get signature confirmation?

We add Signature Confirmation to every order over $250.

+What is your return policy?

We accept returns within 15 days for a full refund for any reason as long as the coin has not been removed from its holder.

+Will you hold my order shipment at a later date?

We will try to accommodate any request for later ship dates, please contact us ASAP to request a later date.

+Will my package be insured?

All of our packages are privately insured. Since it is private insurance, it will not be noted on the label.

Orders

+What payment options can I use on LCCoins.com?

You can use your VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit card on our website. We also accept Paypal, checks, and money orders which need to be cleared with our bank before shipment. We do not accept cash.

+Do you offer layaways or payment plans?

We offer layaway plans for any order over $100 (up to 5 months no interest). 

+Can you hold an item for me?

We do not hold products without payment or layaway down payment.

+Can I get a discount on collectible coins?

Discounts are only available through advertised sales. If no sales are advertised on our homepage, no discounts on collectible coins are currently available.

+Can I make an offer on a coin?

We sometimes consider offers on high-end coins. Please contact us to discuss your offer.

+Can I sell you my coin?

We may have dealers interested in buying your coins

+I don't live in CA. Why am I being charged sales tax?

We are required by law to collect state and local sales tax from certain states. Applicable taxes are applied at checkout accordingly.

About Us & Our History

+When did L&C Coins open?

CEO, Lee Crane, started L&C Coins in 1974 in Long Beach, California. We moved to Orange County in the summer of 1992, and have been at our current location, in Los Alamitos, CA, since October 2017. 

+What are you most proud of about your business and industry?

We are proud to be a family-owned and operated business since 1974. We offer fair pricing and excellent service to make coin collecting more accessible for everyone. 

+Where do you advertise?

In print: Coin World and Numismatic News

Online: Coin Week


We also post our latest certified catalog and uncertified catalog online and update it monthly. 


You can opt-in to a mail-order catalog subscription here.

+When did you start selling coins nationwide?

We’ve sold coins nationwide since opening in 1974 through posting ads in Coin World. We’ve been building our coin listings and network of customers ever since. 

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