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James H. Cohen and Sons

French Quarter
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Address: 437 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2189
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+1 504-522-3305
09:30 - 17:00
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History meets commerce

Every time I come to New Orleans, I stop by this place. They have a plethora of antique weapons to look at dating back as far as man has used gunpowder to send a projectile down... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
McKinney, Texas
via mobile
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McKinney, Texas
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Every time I come to New Orleans, I stop by this place. They have a plethora of antique weapons to look at dating back as far as man has used gunpowder to send a projectile down range toward a target. They also offer a wide variety of paper currency and coins. I have purchased from them before ad they are... More 

Thank DDay1959
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Such a great store for gold and silver coins and related collectibles. Barry Cohen visited with me for several minutes on the attributes of different gold coins that they have available. I was able to make an informed decision.

Thank jlmcafee
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61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I've never seen artifacts so old not in a museum. I am not into history but went to appease my husband who is and I was glad I did. I enjoyed it even though I didn't understand the significance I can appreciate the fact that things from 300BC are pretty incredible. A lot of civil war weapons and coins. Kids... More 

Thank Artsynurse1
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Royal Street has to be one of the nation's most interesting streets for art, antiques, and jewelry. Cohen and Sons is unique on a street famous for its unique antique stores. Cohen and Sons offers documents, maps, antique firearms, coins, and currency from bygone eras but especially from the Civil War. During our last visit we purchased a map from... More 

Thank J-H-Carp
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This store is fine if all you want to do is look at some old weapons and coins, but don't try buying anything here or you will get ripped off. I spent a lot of time negotiating the sale of 2 gold coins with Jerry but wanted to think about it overnight. When I came back the next day he... More 

Thank BeardogExpeditions
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

While I couldn't afford anything in here, I sure enjoyed visiting looking and drooling. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Jonathan K
Elkhart, Indiana
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Disclaimer: I am absolutely nuts over historical artifacts. I am also passionate about antique firearms. That being said; this store is HEAVEN! The staff is knowledgable and friendly without the overbearing "sell, sell, sell" mantra I've experienced elsewhere. The store is unpretentious as well, putting the emphasis on the stock, which is both extensive and meticulously curated. I saw no... More 

Thank John D
Coldwater, Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We have been dealing with the brothers at Cohens for at least 20 years. We never fail to stop in their store when we are in the area. Most of our sales have been over the telephone and we have never sent anything back. What they say is what you get.

Thank Kubotaking
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Just walking down royal window shopping, we decided to see what was in this shoppe. Very interesting, however, the staff did not pay attention to anyone that did not intend to buy. Disappointing considering word of mouth is the best advertisement. Teenagers even enjoyed looking at the history of the products.

Thank Chrislack04
Covington, Louisiana
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

If you are into firearms or rare coins or other things similiar this is the place to stop by and check out. Incredible collection

Thank wfarrell1

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