About us

Terry Karp and Garry McLin the founders of Baker Gold and Silver met over 30 years ago while waiting for the local coin shop, which kept irregular hours, to open.  Both being avid coin collectors, they developed a friendship and decided that Baker City needed a dependable shop that would keep regular hours and serve the needs of Baker County’s  collectors and investors.
They opened the doors to Baker Gold and Silver in 1981 and have been continuously and dependably serving the people of Baker City and surrounding areas since that time. 
Although the locations of Baker Gold and Silver have changed as they continued to grow and expand, the basic tenets of the shop have never been compromised, that is to offer high quality merchandise at competitive prices in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

For several years Terry  operated a minting business inside the store.  Terry crafted and minted the coins for the Baker Bucks program in 2009.  He also minted coins for the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, the Baker City Miner’s Jubilee and several out of town gift shops including Multnomah Falls, the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center at The Dalles Oregon and the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville Oregon home of Howard Hughes’ famous “Spruce Goose.”  

When Keiko the famous killer whale was in the Oregon Coast Aquarium Karp minted 30,000 coins featuring the whale.
Through the years they have dabbled in Beanie Babies, Baseball Cards, and Black Hills Gold Jewelry, without compromising their basic tenet to provide dependable, reliable service to collectors and investors in rare coins and precious metals.






Current Prices



We also offer professional grading of rare coins.

We will send them to professional grading associations for a small  fee

Rare Coins, Old Coins, US Mint Sets, And US Proof Sets, We Have The Best Prices Around

We also offer estate auctions through  the largest auction company in the United States.

Come see us at 1812 main st
Baker Oregon 97814

Our hours are mon - fri 10-5
Saturday and sunday by apt. only









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