Tuesday, November 08, 2011

U.S. Mint's Top Gold Supplier Started as Mom and Pop Coin Shop

In 1973, Louis Oliari opened Coins ’N Things, a small storefront between a Dairy Queen and a hair salon in Brockton, Mass.

His teenage son Mark had become obsessed with coin trading, and Louis, an engineer and a coin enthusiast himself, figured if he indulged the kid he’d eventually outgrow the hobby and go to college. “The whole idea was that I’d get bored and get this out of my system,” Mark, now 54, remembers.

Today, Coins ’N Things is the largest seller of raw gold to the . . .

Read more at: Business Week

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