Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center
History’s hit series Cajun Pawn Stars, a cast of quirky characters continues this age loan tradition. At the famed Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center in Alexandria, Louisiana, an eclectic array of historical merchandise is on display, with items ranging from vintage cars to firearms to livestock.
Cajun Pawn Stars is about Jimmie “Big Daddy” DeRamus, a longtime collector who’s as savvy as they come, and his wife, Peggy DeRamus, established Silver Dollar over 35 years ago. Their daughter, Tammie DeRamus-Credeur and Jimmie's brother, Johnnie DeRamus, works in their close-knit family business.
They operate a 20,000-square-foot shop filled with so many rare pieces it’s been dubbed the “museum for sale”; it’s even a frequent destination for school field trips and tour bus excursions. At Silver Dollar, the unique family dynamic and never-ending stream of colorful locals make for a fascinating shopping and viewing experience as Big Daddy and his crew appraise, pawn and trade the Cajun way.