Michael A. Joyce
14181 S. Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers, FL 33912
In the early 1970ís Mike Joyce and his partner, college students at the time, began buying and selling coins in Tampa, Florida. From humble beginnings in a single wide trailer, Gulfcoast Coin Brokers was born. In 1975, Gulfcoast Coin Brokers opened its doors in Fort Myers, Florida dealing in rare coins, paper money, silver dollars, and gold coins. Gulfcoast also became dealers in all U.S. Mint products including proof sets, mint sets, stamps and paper money.
As the precious metals boomed, Gulfcoast Coin Brokers became, and still continues to be, a major bullion dealer in South African Krugerrands, Canadian Maple Leaves, Austrian 100 Coronas, Mexican 50 Pesos, Chinese Pandas, Platinum Nobles, as well as gold and platinum bars.
There was monumental growth and a name change to Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry in the 1980ís as Denise Joyce expanded the fine jewelry department dramatically, and made Gulfcoast one of the major jewelry stores in Southwest Florida. She also became a master appraiser of diamonds and is frequently called upon by attorneys, insurance companies, banks and, of course, families for her appraisal services.
Due to our long standing reputation as serious dealers in gems, and the practice of constantly buying from estates, banks, auctions and the public, they are known for offering diamonds and gemstones at very favorably discounted prices along with a large inventory of formerly owned Rolex watches.
In the early 1990ís, Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry opened its first auction gallery. This was implemented in order to bring intelligent buyers and sellers of rare coins, diamonds, estate jewelry, fine art, stamps and all quality collectibles together. They now have two state-of- the-art galleries, one in Fort Myers and one in Bonita Springs. Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry is one of the few auction houses with the ability to hold both an in-house auction and simultaneously broadcast live on the internet with audio and video. This gives the consignors access to an enormous international market of buyers, and because of the extensive marketing efforts of Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry, the consignors have the opportunity to receive the highest possible prices for their valuables. Gulfcoast is always seeking and buying estate jewelry, especially pieces from Tiffany, Van Clef & Arpels, Cartier, David Webb, and George Jensen. They also deal in watches from Rolex, Vacheron Constantine, Piaget, Patek Philippe, vintage pocket watches, Victorian jewelry, cameos, art deco and art nouveau jewelry, etc.
With over three decades of experience in the business of buying, selling, appraising, and auctioning, Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry, LLC is where the educated consumer conducts business and offers an exciting marketplace to the Southwest Florida population.