I have been buying items from HB Coin Exchange since 1999. I love this place! I have brought friends here and have recommended it to others, but I admit I hate sharing my secret source for all the great gifts I get here for friends and family. Owner Manny offers newly minted coins and medallions, which make beautiful gifts. The bid board has all kinds of unique items, which also make terrific one-of-a-kind gifts. The prices are incredibly reasonable. Go to any other coin shop, look at the Littleton coin catalog, or go to any coin show and you will see that Manny offers great value at his store.
I do not even understand what David Skier is complaining about. There is a board in the shop that posts the price of gold for the day and the buy and sell prices of various gold & platinum coins. There should be no surprises! Plus, if you don't like the deal offered, then who is forcing you to take it?
I think that Manny is a little shy. Perhaps that is why awalsh8174 thinks he is snooty. As I mentioned, I have been going to this store for years, Manny knows my face. He always greets me and acknowledges me as a repeat customer, but he is very reserved. That is just his personality. If you get him talking, he is very personable. But he is generally a quiet person. I can tell you that when my daughter was a little girl, she has made her own purchases at the store. She was always treated like a princess!
I moved to Hawaii a year ago, so I haven't been able to visit HB Coin Exchange in a while. But I do know that everytime I visit Orange County, I will be making a special effort to shop at HB Coin Exchange.