Owner Jim D'Ambrosio is a collector and investor himself, so he knows all the ins and outs from both sides of the industry. His philosophy is to provide a quality local source for residents of Lincoln and the surrounding communities to buy or sell their gold, coins, silver, estate jewelry, and other unique collectibles at a fair price.
Many people have spent a lifetime collecting things that are very important to them, but that their children do not have much interest in, according to Jim. When parents pass on, children that do not know the value of items may sell them and receive only a fraction of their worth.
Jim founded his shop after years of investing in precious metals and collecting coins and other unique items. After 11 years of retirement, Jim decided to return to a business that not only is of interest to him but provides a quality local source for residents of Lincoln and the surrounding communities to buy and sell their gold, silver, coins, precious metals, estate jewelry, and other unique collectibles at a fair price. Jim and his family have been residents of South Placer County since 1980 and residents of Lincoln since 2006.
Before setting up shop, Jim had an extensive background in the banking and finance industry, having founded two financial institutions. For a number of years he served as Vice Chairman of the Board and Treasurer of Roseville Hospital and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He was also a Director of the California Association of Thrift and Loan Companies and served on numerous boards of directors of local charitable organizations. After serving in the U.S. Army, he began his career as a securities dealer. He also founded a mortgage banking company and an auto and equipment leasing company. His extensive financial background gives him a professional insight into the world of investing and collecting.
Lincoln Gold and Coin is licensed by the California Department of Justice as a licensed Second Hand Dealer. We are members of the Numismatic Guaranty Corportation (NGC) Collectors Society. We are also a member of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Lincoln Association.