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The Alhambra Coin Center was founded in 1975 by brothers Malcolm and Jay Varner, both of whom are recognized experts in rare coins and numismatics, as well as members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), and Malcolm is a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). Based out of the Los Angeles suburb of Alhambra, the Alhambra Coin Center has grown over the course of its thirty-five plus years to become one of the largest and most frequented coin stores in California. Alhambra Coin Center not only retails to the public, but functions as a wholesaler to other coin companies and numismatists across the country.


Developing and expanding, the Alhambra Coin Center has evolved into a center not only for numismatics, coins, and bullion, but also for antiques, jewelry, diamonds, antique pocket watches, luxury items and more. Now a central hub for the public and dealers alike for the buying and selling of collectibles of all descriptions, the Alhambra Coin Center is flourishing. Our tremendous growth is a direct result of our commitment to professionalism, to ethics, and to serving each and every customer to the highest of our abilities.

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Our Experts

Mal Varner

Malcolm Varner founded Alhambra Coin Center in 1975 with his brother Jay Varner, and has been a professional numismatist since 1968. He has garnered a national reputation as a rare coin expert, with over a billion dollars in rare coin sales. Malcolm has handled many of the great rarities in his forty five plus years of rare coins sales.

Malcolm became a life-time member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) in 1976, and has served on the Industry Council of Tangible Assets (ICTA) board for over twenty years, culminating with a two-year term as national COB. His vast experience transcends rare coins, as he also has industry renowned expertise with watches, estate jewelry and antiques.

Jay Varner

Jay Varner founded Alhambra Coin Center in 1975 with his brother Malcolm Varner, his expertise with coins is such that he has been called by the United States government to testify in federal court as a federally recognized expert and authenticator.

A lifetime American Numismatic Association (ANA) member, he has received a Letter of Commendation from the Secret Service for his central role in detecting, exposing, and prosecuting a large counterfeiting operation.

Shelley Griffiths

In 1996, Shelley joined Alhambra Coin Center where her wide range of talents earned her the title of Senior Numismatist. Lending further scope to her expertise, she ventured into the world of antiques, collectibles, watches, art, and jewelry. She partnered with ACC and created the Coin and Heirloom Show, which has achieved resounding success since 1999. Driven by a desire to expand into new markets, Shelley entered the luxury goods arena and, with ACC, launched Luxury 24-7, an upscale boutique featuring designer handbags, couture, and accessories. The unparalleled diversity of her expertise makes her an invaluable asset to both Alhambra Coin Center and its clients.

Barbara Griffiths

Barbara Griffiths grew up in the coin industry. Her father started the very prosperous Beach Coin & Stamp Expo, still one of the most successful coin shows in Southern California today. For over 25 years she owned and operated four of the most successful Southern California Coin & Stamp Conventions, Griffiths Expositions, hosting events in Pasadena, Glendale, Anaheim, and Buena Park. Barbara plays a key role in the Coin & Heirloom Roadshows, coordinating everything from communications to logistics to public relations, core to the success of the Roadshow and the satisfaction of our clients.

With a life time of experience, Barbara is very knowledgeable in United States coins, bullion and jewelry. For the past 12 years her home has been with Alhambra Coin Center, and she lends her vast expertise to all the customers that she encounters.

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