1760 Highway 49 A140
Auburn, CA 95603
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Gold Country's Premier
National Bullion Broker
If you are looking to buy or sell investment grade precious metals in Gold Country, JH MINT is the top gold and silver bullion broker in the region.
Visit us in person, or call us at (530) 889-1086, or continue to our homepage at auburnsilverandgold.com
We trade regularly in the following items:
- Gold Eagles
- Gold Bars
- Foreign Gold Coins
- Silver Eagles
- Silver Bars: 1 ounce, 10 ounce, 100 ounce, 1000 ounce
- Old United States 90% "Junk Silver" Coins
- .999 Fine Silver "Collector" rounds
We appraise and buy large estates by appointment.
For up-to-the-minute precious metals prices, visit our website at auburnsilverandgold.com
Placer County is a county located in both the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada regions of the U.S. state of California, in what is known as the Gold Country. It stretches from the suburbs of Sacramento to Lake Tahoe and the Nevada border. Because of the expansion of the Greater Sacramento, Placer County is one of the fastest growing counties in California. Between 2000 and 2010, the population grew from 248,399 to 348,432. The county seat is Auburn.
Placer County was home to the Maidu and Miwok Native Americans for hundreds of years. The discovery of gold in 1848 brought tens of thousands of miners from around the world, in addition to many more thousands intending to provide goods and services to the miners. Only three years after the discovery of gold, the fast-growing county was formed from portions of Sutter and Yuba counties on April 25, 1851 with Auburn as the county seat. Placer County took its name from the Spanish word for sand or gravel deposits containing gold. Miners washed away the gravel, leaving the heavier gold, in a process known as "placer mining."
Gold mining was a major industry through the 1880s, but gradually the new residents turned to farming the fertile foothill soil, harvesting timber and working for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Auburn was settled when Claude Chana discovered gold in Auburn Ravine in May 1848 and later became a shipping and supply center for the surrounding gold camps. The cornerstone of Placer's beautiful and historic courthouse, which is clearly visible from Interstate 80 through Auburn, was laid on July 4, 1894. The building itself was renovated during the late 1980s and continues to serve the public today with courtrooms, a historic sheriff's office and the Placer County Museum. Roseville, once a small agricultural center, became a major railroad center and grew to the county's most populous city after Southern Pacific Railroad moved its railroad switching yards there in 1908.