Andy Schectman

President & Owner



Prior to starting Miles Franklin, Ltd. in 1989, Andrew became a Licensed Financial Planner, specializing in Swiss Franc Investments and alternative investments. At Miles Franklin Ltd., a company that has eclipsed $9 billion in sales, Andrew has developed an operation that maintains trust, collaboration, and ethical behavior, superior customer service and satisfaction to better serve their clients. He is responsible for overseeing the firm’s operations and business functions; including strategy and planning, account management, finance, and new business.


Miles Franklin is anything but an ordinary gold and silver coin company. Our approach provides a creative strategy for diversifying one’s assets with precious metals. This strategy has been yielding positive results for clients nationwide since 1989.
Miles Franklin was founded by David and Andrew Schectman. Our vision was to offer a wide variety of bullion and numismatic products, extensive broker expertise, and fair pricing.
Unlike traditional coin dealers, Miles Franklin is both a full service company and a low overhead discount broker. We believe that fair pricing plus extensive client education and support can and should exist hand-in-hand.



Miles Franklin is one of America’s oldest, most trusted bullion dealers. Formed by the same father and son team 30 years ago that still operates it today. Miles Franklin is well known for their:


A+ rated and accredited by the Better Business Bureau with zero complaints ever registered.


MN is the only state in the US with regulations for precious metals dealers. Miles Franklin is licensed and bonded per MN law, protecting all our clients.


We access the largest precious metals inventories in the US. As one of only 27 U.S. Mint authorized resellers we provide our clients with liquidity when others cannot.


We manage and monitor each order from start to finish regardless of the order size. We pride ourselves at being accessible when you need us.


Our brokers on average have 30 years of industry experience and have helped thousands of clients from all walks of life to buy, sell, and store precious metals.


We understand the industry like no other, and can help you navigate the economic and political trends of our day to maximize the power of your precious metals strategy.


We provide reports, articles, and host Q&A sessions free of charge because we believe in educating people about precious metals.


We build life long relationships with our clients and custom tailor solutions to meet individual needs and circumstances.


The Minnesota Secretary of State is the keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota and affixes the seal to government documents to make them official.


“Andy Schectman and the staff at Miles Franklin have become more to me than a source to buy precious metal – they are friends I can trust. I get competitive prices in transactions that are totally safe, which is not something you can take for granted in this industry. I get advice and counseling on a regular basis to help me learn strategies that will get me to my goals. This is a relationship I truly value and I’m looking forward to working with Miles Franklin for years to come.” -JE

“Through a mutual friend, I was referred to Andy Schectman at Miles Franklin. After my first dealings with Andy and his team, I had an immediate sense of trust and friendship. When you are wiring money, there is no better feeling than knowing you are speaking to Andy on the other end of the phone. In what has been over 20 transactions, they have not missed a deadline, an order, or following through on any commitments made. I have sent my family and friends to Miles Franklin and I would encourage you to do the same as your trust will not be misplaced.” -BI

“Trust and respect are two things I rely on when I interact on a personal level or business level. Miles Franklin provides both. My financial goals require acute decision making and Miles Franklin contributes facts, insights and good judgment. I live a continent away yet I’m only a phone call from trusted client service.” -JGM

“I bought my first bullion coin in 1974 and have dealt with many dealers from the US, Canada and Europe. My most satisfying experience has been with Miles Franklin, in terms of informative discussion, objective response to frank questions, fair and honest pricing, and delivery as promised.
I shall not be buying anywhere else.” -MLB