APMD Dealer Profiles – Ronald J. Gillio
President & Founder – Gillio Rare Coins – PNG Past President
Talk to Ronald – (818) 985-3900
Ron Gillio is a well-known, respected rare coin and precious metals dealer who has been in business for more than 45 years. In addition to his work with Stack’s Bowers Galleries and the Long Beach Expo coin show, he has his own retail store, Gillio Rare Coins & Fine Jewelry in Santa Barbara, California.
Among his many accomplishments, Ron has received the Abe Kossoff Founders Award from the PNG and has been appointed Appraiser by the State of California.
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Why Gillio Rare Coins & Jewelry?
When it comes to precious metals and both bullion and rare coins, very few dealerships can touch Gillio Rare Coins & Jewelry for integrity, selection and service.
Gillio’s has served Santa Barbara and Ventura counties since 1971. As major buyers and sellers with long-standing wholesaler relationships, Gillio’s offers highly competitive prices and pays top dollar for all forms of precious metals.
If rare coins are your primary interest, Gillio’s has been one of the largest buyers, sellers and importers of rare coins in the United States for 40 years, so we have constant access to the finest material at the lowest cost. Our customers are the beneficiaries of our selection and prices.
About Ronald J. Gillio, Inc.
Established in 1961, Ronald J. Gillio, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of gold and rare coins in the United States. During the past 40 years, Ron Gillio has imported and repatriated literally millions of U.S. gold coins from Europe, and supplies approximately $20 million worth of coins to dealers, investment firms and banks each year.
As a renowned rare coin and precious metals dealer, auctioneer and author, Ron has played a significant role in numismatics for decades. In addition to maintaining his own retail store and company interests, he has been with Stack’s Bowers Galleries as Numismatic Acquisition Coordinator since 2007, and continues as general chairman of the Long Beach Expo coin show he helped popularize.
Ron’s numismatic influence is global. He has conducted more than 80 multi-million dollar auction sales in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and has worked with such companies as Pacific Coast Auction Galleries, Butterfield Auction Galleries, Robert R. Johnson, Inc., Baldwin’s Auctions of London, Spink, Taisei Stamps & Coins, and Butterfield-Johnson-Gillio.
Long active in the advancement of numismatics, Ron is a long-time member of the most influential organizations in the field. He is a past president of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), a life member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), and a long-standing member of the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN). He has been a contributor to the Guide Book of United States Coins (Red Book) since 1984.
Why You Should Buy Gold and Other Precious Metals
For thousands of years, gold, silver and other precious metals have held their value. They have out-performed all other investments over a long period of time. The value of gold may fluctuate, but it will always be a safe haven against inflation or just about anything else.
To illustrate, during World War II, survival kits for pilots included a gold wedding band and a British Sovereign. If the pilot got shot down, he had something to barter with, possibly even increasing his chances of going free. Throughout history, if you had gold, you had something of value.
I recommend 20-25% of your net worth to be comprised of some form of precious metal, especially gold. That means gold in your hand or in the bank, not in futures. Gold is the most durable investment in the world, and has proven this out since ancient times.
Integrity, Selection and Service
At Gillio Rare Coins & Jewelry, customer satisfaction is our primary goal, and taking care of our customers is why our business has thrived since 1971.
We will buy your gold and other precious metals in any form, and we offer free consultation and no-obligation quotes while you wait. We always pay top dollar, and we’ll pay you on the spot.
To ensure appraisal accuracy, we use state-of-the-art technology to determine the exact percentage of gold, silver or platinum each item contains. And for collectors, buyers and sellers of rare coins, we are one of the few authorized PCGS and NGC dealers on the Central Coast.
We’ve been in business since an ounce of gold was less than $300, so we’ve seen it all. Whether you’re buying or selling, we hope your first move will be to contact Gillio’s at 805-963-1345.