Archangel Coins was founded in 2013 by long time Numismatist Christopher Shands. Our retail store features over 2000 coins on display alongside a selection of currency and antiques. Archangel Coins’ staff have a combined 100+ years of experience in the purchase, sale, authentication and grading of coins, currency and related fields. The store is equipped with some of the most reliable and up-to-date counterfeit detection and analytical devices available. We are members of the American Numismatic Association, the Certified Coin Exchange, the Las Vegas Numismatic Society, and are PCGS & NGC authorized dealers. Collectors of all levels are welcome, from the beginner just starting out to the serious investor seeking out numismatic rarities.
Christopher Shands (owner) began collecting coins at 11 years old. By the time he was 14, he could be found working at local coin shows handling sales and purchases. At 16 he became the youngest board member and officer of the Las Vegas Numismatic Society (LVNS), serving for more than 10 years and is now a current member of the coin clubs trust committee. The summer after high school, he began working in a local Las Vegas coin shop, where he would return to each summer between college semesters. In 2008, he received the LVNS’ Outstanding Service Award. He personally collects Flowing Hair, Draped Bust, and Capped Bust Coinage.