In 1985, Jimmie, Peggy and 9 year old Tammie DeRamus opened Silver Dollar Pawn & Bargain Center, a 900 square foot building which employed 2 loan/sales employees.
Over the years this business has evolved into a 20,000 square foot retail/loan outlet, 3 huge warehouses, a restoration facility. And 3 acres of support property to house the equipment and vehicles pawned. These also housing thousands of unique, one of a kind items, thousands of pieces of fine jewelry, a showroom full of precious collectibles, a full line of musical instruments dating back to the 1800, an outstanding display starting from the 1790’s, 2000 year old coins from the Bible, 2 in store jewelers, and a very diverse Loan facility which pawns or buys everything from Jewelry, Silver coins, Gold Coins, Scrap gold and silver, guns, electronics, vehicles, all-terrains vehicles, Military vehicles, War memorabilia, metals, guns and clothing and covering approximately 30 Wars. Traditional Native American Items and Jewelry, Movie and Television Memorabelia. Sports Memorabelia, Fair and carnival items and equipment. Firetrucks, yes and even Airplanes, Historical items. Museum collections. Autographs, Art, oils, prints, Proofs. Vintage pool cues and accessories. Cartoon strips and Lithographs. Badges, Medals, Championship Rings, Collegiate and Pro Athletic Trophies.
The DeRamus families years of servicing their community with excellent customer service and outstanding quality products has given them the opportunity to expand their business, employ more loan and sales associates, provide opportunity to individuals searching for careers involving internet sales and the ability to better serve the needs of our online clients around the world, as well as meet the needs of our local customers.
SDPJC offers many services available from Jewelry Repair to pawnbroker consulting. We have been featured in both Today's Pawnbroker & National Pawn Broker, History Channel’s “Cajun Pawn Stars”. And hundreds of newspapers and magazines across the world.
Silver dollar offers a truly new image of pawn-broking today. The DeRamus Family strives to set values and morals for the Pawnbroker industry. They have worked closely with law enforcement to educate the public on pawn law and the internal workings of the pawn industry. He served as President and Vice President of the LA Pawn brokers association for 12 years years. He was one of he five members that re-wrote Louisiana pawn and secondhand dealers laws in 1993. The DeRamus Family is well versed in the industries needs and they and their staff can assist you in being a pawnbroker, resolving issues within your store or, educating you on pawn law.
Let our years of experience work for you. From computers, to internet, to the law we have you covered.
Jimmie, and his family, opened Silver Dollar over 25 years ago.
Peggy is the glue that holds it all together.
Tammie runs the day-to-day operations at Silver Dollar.
Johnnie has worked at Silver Dollar for just over 3 years.