I can hardly believe another year has gone by. During 2011, Rusty and I kept our staff at Southgate Coins at just two girls, which has surprisingly been as productive as times in the past when we have staffed as many as five girls. So much of that is due to the quality of the two girls we now have, and the strong bond and work ethic they share, which makes them an extraordinary duo. Now it's time to celebrate Nicole, the blonde-haired member of our two-girl team, who reached another milestone with us by wrapping up her third year at Southgate Coins.Read More
After a month that reminded us all that there are many more meaningful things in life to be thankful for—after a devastating wildfire unexpectedly ravaged through Reno a week before Thanksgiving—December slowly rekindled a jolly spirit amongst the community. With a busy month of shoppers looking for that very special gift, Southgate Coins goes out of our way to make sure everyone leaves in high spirits, with a perfect and one-of-a-kind gift for their loved one. Maya and I (Nicole) were treated this December with an incredible company dinner on the 17th at Charlie Palmer Steakhouse, and also four Free Lunch Fridays.Read More
Maya and I (Nicole) have no doubt that Rusty and Marie always go over-the-top when it comes to treating their staff at Christmastime. In lieu of the traditional big company gift-exchange and dinner, this year we all agreed that a dinner would be more than sufficient. With Maya on her fifth year at Southgate Coins, and I coming up on my third-year anniversary, we all felt we knew each other well enough that time spent together would be a gift in itself.
Read on to hear about the fantastic meal and exemplary service we received at Charlie Palmer Steakhouse in Reno.Read More
November 2011 in Reno proved to make many people count their blessings. If you hadn’t heard, in the early hours of Friday, November 18, 2011, extreme winds caused downed power lines in southwest Reno, sparking a wildfire that ultimately destroyed 32 homes, less than a week before Thanksgiving.Read More
Maya and I (Nicole) are seasoned veterans when it comes to Southgate traditions, including birthday celebrations, dress-up days, and decorating for the holidays. Before we knew it, the Christmas holiday season had already arrived, and it was time for my favorite time of the year to decorate. What’s not to love about bold red, green, and gold colors, joyful snowmen and Santas, and the sweet smell of peppermint and gingerbread in the air? Well, I love it ALL!Read More
It’s only once a century that the calendar displays six 1s, all in a row: 11-11-11. Since this special day also happens to be Veterans Day, Southgate Coins wants to officially thank all veterans, past and present, for their great services to the country.
All of the Southgate girls through the years and many customers are surprised to find out how significant military actions have been in influencing United States coinage. From War nickels, to Peace dollars, to Steel cents to numerous commemorative issues—the efforts of the U.S. armed services are seen on many kinds of coins and currency.
Once again, thanks so much from your friends at Southgate Coins.
Halloween is a holiday that most would recognize as spooky and frightening. Whether it’s ghosts, goblins, vampires, or witches, these are the things we immediately associate with Halloween. In the past and normally with a larger staff, we’ve always had at least one of these “darker” costumes; however, this year at Southgate Coins, the staff only consisted of welcoming magical characters, life savers, and even took us back in time to the “groovy” 1960s. Read on to see what Rusty, Marie, Maya, and Nicole surprised the customers with this year.Read More
October 2011 brought some dramatically dropping temperatures here in wonderful Northern Nevada. But without fail, each Friday the Southgate Coins staff has a special treat to look forward to, whether it's sunny or snowing. Read more to take part in this special coin shop tradition.Read More
Without fail, October always brings three special occasions to Southgate Coins: Boss’s Day, Halloween Dress-Up day, and our favorite, Marie’s birthday! This year, we celebrated her birthday in style, with accidentally-matching, fall-colored chrysanthemums, balloons, presents, and of course—cake! Read on to see how the festivities unfolded.Read More
Once again, it is time to honor our two favorite bosses—Rusty and Marie Goe—on their special holiday, Boss’s Day.Read More
After surviving a busy and exciting month of August, we quickly realized September would have us hitting the ground running as well. Southgate Coins diligently prepared for our 10th anniversary open house, which was an incredible success. With the ongoing work of publishing the fall-winter Curry’s Chronicle and tumbling bullion prices, September ended just as fast-paced as it began.Read More
We prepared for months, and the day of our 10-year anniversary open house finally arrived! With nearly 50 people in attendance, the anniversary celebration was a great success.
If you weren't able to attend this momentous and memorable occasion for Southgate Coins, you can view KOLO-8 TV's coverage of this exciting milestone. Click the link below:
You can also read Maya and Nicole's weblog about the event by clicking below: Southgate Coins Hosts 10-Year Anniversary Open House Celebration - September 14, 2011.
It was ten years in the making, and took four months of preparation, but we did it! Southgate Coins pulled off what was to be one of its grandest celebrations ever. Complete with three mini-lectures on numismatics, a giveaway for children, and a raffle for a Carson City GSA Morgan silver dollar, our open house hosted over 45 attendees (including the local news), all anxious to get a taste of why Southgate Coins has been so successful. Read more to find out about this exciting milestone, and view KOLO-8's coverage of this event by seeing our latest video:Read More
Ever since Southgate Coins opened for business on September 11, 2001, the local and national media have found at least one thing interesting to write about the company in each of the last 10 years. This 10th anniversary year is no exception. Reno Newspapers and TV stations saw a number of angles to cover about Southgate Coins during the past few months, including the connection between Southgate's opening 10 years ago and the horrifying terrroist attacks on 9-11, and the skyrocketing price of precious metals in recent years. One local newspaper, Northern Nevada Business Weekly, saw an interesting story in Southgate's co-owner, Rusty Goe, and conducted an interview with our boss, which appeared in the publication's “In His Own Words” column on September 12, 2011.
This interview-type article gets behind-the-scenes with Southgate Coins owner, covering such topics as how Rusty got into the rare coin business, the volatile precious metals market, and Rusty’s experience of operating a successful small business over the past 10 years.
Click the link below to view a PDF version of the article, courtesy of Northern Nevada Business Weekly.
The following article appeared in the Reno Gazette Journal on Saturday, September 10, 2011. It describes what it was like for Rusty and Marie Goe, owners of Southgate Coins, to open a coin shop in a Reno on September 11, 2001.Read More
Southgate Coins 10-Year Anniversary
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Location: Southgate Coins
5032 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
RSVP: (775) 322-4455
Join us for an Open House and Giveaway to honor our 10 years in Reno!
Read more to find out what we'll have in store!
Mini-Lectures on Numismatics (The Science of Coin Collecting)
• Carson City Coins
• Placing Values on Coins
• Building a 20th Century Type Coin Set
• Tour of the store’s inventory and museum-quality displays
• One lucky attendee will win an 1884 Carson City GSA Morgan dollar, valued at $250 (winner must be present). Limit 1 drawing per person.
• We will give away 20th Century Type Coin Set Whitman folders to the first 50 children in attendance. Each kid will get to pick 1-3 coins out of a bucket to start their collection. (1 folder per child: children must be 14 and younger, limit 2 folders per household.)
Refreshments will be provided.
August is always a busy month at Southgate Coins. First, we always fly Rusty out to where ever the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money Convention is (this year it was Chicago), then, we know at the end of the month we’ll be preparing for not only a local coin show, but for part of the staff to go back to school.Read More
If you look at Southgate’s pictures albums over the years, there are always things that remain constant among the changing faces: You’ll see Kentucky Derby Days, Rodeo and Halloween Dress-Up Days, Free Lunch Fridays, milestone celebrations. Added to this list is one other thing that makes a coin shop a coin shop—coin show attendance! Read more to see how this year's Carson City Coin Show went!Read More
I’m not sure when we ever thought summer would get here, since over the last few months it has felt like we have experienced every season in almost every week! Finally, I feel that we can now announce summer is officially here, and there’s nothing better to accompany a hot summer day than some delicious food!Read More
In a case closely watched by coin collectors around the world, a court decision has ruled that the Langbord family does not have the right to own 10 examples of the rare 1933 St. Gaudens double eagle ($20 gold piece).
Click the Read More link below to view the full story.Read More