65 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena CA. 91105

 Welcome to Crown City Loan & Jewelry!



Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM



Whether you are in need of fast cash, a TV, DVD, IPOD, CAMERA, or JEWELRY, Crown City is the place to go. Established in 1953, you are guaranteed excellent service!

**We use county certified scales to buy and sell gold**

We are conveniently located in Old Town Pasadena!

Please visit us at


to view our firearms!

We are a fully licensed FFL.

Fun Fact:      Symbol of pawnbrokers.

The Pawnbroaker's symbol shows three balls suspended from a bar. The three ball symbol is attributed to the Medici family of Florence, Italy, because of its symbolic meaning of Lombard, referring to the Italian province of Lombardy, where pawn shop banking originated under the name of Lombard banking. It is now as well established as anything of the kind can be that the three golden balls, which have for so long been the trade sign of the pawnbroaker, were originally the symbol which medieval Lombard merchants hung up in front of their houses, and not, as has often been suggested, the arms of Medici family, it has, indeed, been conjectured that the golden balls were originally three flat yellow efficies of byzants, or gold coins, laid heraldically upon a sable field, but that they were presently converted into balls the better to attract attention.

Most European towns called the pawn shop the "Lombard". The house of Lombard was a banking family in medieval London, England. According to legend, a Medici employed by Charles the Great slew a giant using three bags of rocks. The three ball symbol became the family crest. Since the Medicis were so successful in the financial, banking, and money-lending industries, other families also adopted the symbol. throughout the Middle Ages, coats of arms  bore three ball, orbs, plates, discs, coins and more as symbols of monetary success.

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