Ohio Gold & Coins explains why the time to cash in is now

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Ohio Gold & Coins not only buys gold, silver, coins and small collectibles, they also have a variety of jewelry and coins in the shop. (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Mary Malik

The price of gold is hitting an all-time high. Now might be the perfect time to cash in, say Clint and Cara Reider, owners of Ohio Gold & Coins in Painesville. “We can take your old, broken, or never-worn jewelry off your hands and put some, or maybe a lot, of cash into them,” says Clint.

“We know it can be difficult to part with jewelry that has sentimental value,” he adds.

“But often these pieces are not being enjoyed or even worn at all. Why not bring it to us and get the money to do something truly meaningful to honor those memories? Ohio Gold & Coins has been in business 10 years. You need only to Google Ohio Gold & Coins to see for yourself how happy our customers are from their reviews and to confirm that you are making the right decision when making a purchase here.”

A big part of Clint and Cara’s business, and maybe the part they enjoy the most, is hearing the stories behind the items that people bring in to sell.

Bring your old, broken or unworn jewelry into Ohio Gold & Coins and they will pay you cash for it—on the spot.

“The truth is, it’s not always positive memories attached to things we hold onto,” says Clint. “People often come in ready to finally get rid of a wedding ring after a divorce, or something that has a negative memory attached to it. It’s time to start fresh, take that money and do something positive for yourself.”

Ohio Gold & Coins not only buys gold, silver, coins and small collectibles, they also have a variety of jewelry and coins in the shop.

“We encourage anyone to call us or drop in,” says Clint. “We’ll try and give you an estimate over the phone if it’s a specific description, or you can simply bring something in. We’ll make you an offer and you leave with your cash. It’s as simple as that.”

(L-R) Clint Reider, owner of Ohio Gold & Coins and Nicole, store manager holding “real” silver bullets.

People often have jewelry or coins and don’t know their worth, so they stick them in a drawer to collect dust.

“We love it when someone comes in and says, ‘I got this from my grandfather and forgot all about it, is it worth anything?’” says Clint. “When we tell them it’s worth much more than they ever expected, they’re thrilled.”

Clint and Cara pride themselves on paying the highest percentages in Ohio. Don’t know if your coins are silver or not? Any coin that is 10 cents and higher and is dated 1964 and earlier is 90% silver. This includes, dimes, quarters and half dollars. Half dollars are 40% silver from 1965-1969. Nickels were only silver from 1942-1945 and must have a P, D, S mintmark on the back.

Gold is hitting an all-time high and Ohio Gold & Coins pays the highest percentages in Ohio.

“Gold and silver prices fluctuate daily,” says Clint. “We weigh your items and make you an offer based on a percentage of that worth. You are under no obligation to accept. What have you got to lose?”

And you may gain more than extra cash this holiday season. You might also check a few people off that holiday gift list.

“We have some beautiful, unique items,” says Clint. “Customers love the vintage pieces and you can find them right here at a great price. And coins make great gifts for both kids and adults.”

Ohio Gold & Coins also does jewelry repair and redesign if you’d like to keep what you have but want to update the look.

“We work with a retired jeweler who is remarkably talented and loves nothing more than working with our customers to redesign or simply fix an old broken piece to give it new life,” says Clint. “It makes people so happy to move on either by selling old items for cash to do something special, or to repair something broken. And it makes us happy to be a part of that.”

Ohio Gold & Coins is located at 259 Richmond Street in Painesville. Store hours are Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For information, call 440-579-5858. Chagrin Falls Gold and Coins is at 8535 East Washington St., in Bainbridge, on the corner of East Washington and Rt. 306, just across from Dunkin’ Donuts. Monday thru Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. For information, call 440-468-0099.