PMR was founded in 2011 as a full-service specialty precious metal refiner. We refine a wide range of materials containing gold, silver, and platinum group metals for jewelers, gold buyers, dental labs, pawnbrokers, and other industries. PMR is not open to the public and buys on a wholesale basis only. PMR is committed to meeting and surpassing all environmental requirements. We offer high-end experience at both sides of refining transactions. We understand your need for accuracy, integrity, high-quality customer service, speedy settlements, and value. We understand that our success depends on your satisfaction.
As Managing Partner of PMR Mike Robinson has spent over 30 years in the precious metals business. With his vast background in various segments of the precious metal, jewelry, and coin business, he brings an incredible amount of knowledge to PMR. Starting out at his fathers coin business at age 16, then becoming a licensed commodities broker, and finally 25 years in the pawn business, Mike is uniquely positioned to help customers of PMR with their refining, bullion, diamond needs, and more.
As a pawnbroker for 25 years, Mike developed a keen interest for the refining business and started refining gold as a hobby. Now he has turned that hobby into a business by offering professional refining services to the industry. Having been on the other side of the counter many times, he has dedicated himself to providing accurate, honest assays to his customers. Also as a pawnbroker, Mike was an executive member of the California Pawnbrokers Association for many years.
Mike’s vision for PMR was for more than just a refinery. With his expertise in diamonds, watches, bullion, and jewelry, PMR has become the go to place for pawnbrokers, jewelers, and gold buyers to buy and sell gold, silver, diamonds, watches, jewelry and bullion.
Mark Bogani embodies the entrepreneurial spirit. He has over 30 years of experience in the securities industry and 35 years of experience as a coin collector. Plus, he’s also founded four successful startups. His startups include Intaglio Mint, Colorado Coin, Precious Metal Refiners (PMR), and Transhare Corporation.
Mr. Bogani is also passionate about coin making and collecting. Besides being a long-time collector, Mr. Bogani has experience with both the wholesale coin business (eight years) and the retail coin business (six years). He’s a member of the American Numismatic Association (life membership) and the American Numismatic Society, and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets.
Besides his numismatic pursuits, Mr. Bogani understands financial services from both the corporate and investment side. He has served as an officer and a board member of multiple companies, both private and public. Mr. Bogani is also an active investor. He has participated in dozens of private placements, bridge loans, convertible debentures, and various other debt and equity investments with both public and private companies.
Four of the five companies Mr. Bogani founded combine his entrepreneurial savvy and numismatic knowledge. Intaglio Mint is a private mint that manufacturers coins, tokens and medallions to commemorate events, places and historic remembrances. Colorado Coin (which he sold in 2007) is a retail coin store. Precious Metal Refiners (PMR) is a metals refiner.
Mr. Bogani’s fifth startup, Transhare Corporation, is a full-service stock transfer agency and registrar specializing in publicly traded micro-cap, small-cap and mid-cap companies. Mr. Bogani sold Transhare in July of 2017 to focus on his other businesses.
Mr. Bogani identifies his ability to pick the right team as a major factor in his success at starting new business ventures. That’s why he has surrounded himself with talented and knowledgeable people.