About Us

We invite you to come to our store and visit. We’re proud that it’s a comfortable place to come to, browse and chat. We’re told we have the right staff, pricing, and merchandise to meet a wide variety of needs and wants. Come see us. Or give us a call with any questions you might have.

(760) 745-1697

Tonya, Ray, Kay and Jim. You can tell we’re pretty dangerous. Especially together.

Our Story

We have been in business since 1959 and are the oldest continually operating coin shop between San Diego and Riverside.

Our store is under the direction of Ray Ellis, president and Jim Ellis, vice president. Mac McKelvey is our numismatist. Kay Ellis helps with all the paperwork involved in running our store.  Tonya Beckham is manager.

The city of Escondido is located on the I-15 Corridor, 35 miles north of San Diego and 18 miles inland (east) from Oceanside via Route 78. Escondido is a medium-sized city, and for over 100 years it has been the business hub and market place for inland northern San Diego County.

Our store is located in the historic dowtown section of Escondido. Our town is home to the San Diego Wild Animal Park and to Lawrence Welk Resort. Many other attractions – Palomar Mountain, the Pacific Ocean, Disneyland, Tijuana Mexico, the Anza-Borrego Desert, and the old gold mining town of Julian are all close by. When visiting in southern California, we invite you to come by and see us.

Escondido Visitor Center Web Site