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Where are you located?
Northwood Plaza, 30131 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070.
What are your store hours?
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30-4:30pm
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Saturday - By Appointment Only
  • Sunday - Closed
What's my coin worth?
The value of your coin depends upon what it is, the date, mintmark, condition and rarity of your coin. These factors are all equally important. Please stop buy and show our coin buyer your item for evaluation. It's difficult to quote a price over the phone without seeing it. Please don't clean your coins. Ugly to you doesn't mean ugly to us. You can devalue your coin(s) considerably by cleaning them.
Do I need an appointment & how does this work?
No appointment is needed unless you have a large collection to be evaluated. If you need a written appraisal done, we do ask you to make an appointment. Written appraisals are available for an hourly fee. We will look at your collection and make you a "no cost or obligation" offer on your items. At that time it's up to you to accept or reject our offer. If you accept offer, we pay you right away.
What are the laws to sell coins or jewelry to you?
State and local laws will require you to be 18 years and older and have a valid driver's license, a government issued photo ID or a valid passport.
Do you buy Flatware?
We only buy sterling flatware. Sterling flatware will be marked as .925, Sterling, Ster, or with a picture of lion and one paw is raised up. We DO NOT buy silver plated flatware.
What are the new Sales Tax Laws on Coins?
As of January 1, 2017, part of the Ohio Sales Tax has been repealed. What that means is that 50% or higher bullion content which includes gold, silver, platinum & palladium, will no longer be taxed! ALL BULLION COINS ARE NO LONGER TAXED! However, on some collector coins including, cents, some type, nickels & coins dating after 1965 except for silver coins, will remain being taxed. All currency & jewelry are still taxed. Sales tax rate in North Olmsted is 8%.
Do you take credit cards for bullion transactions?
We do not take credit card payments for bullion related transactions. We do accept credit cards(Visa, MC or Discover) for all other transactions.
What does Carat-Coin-Collectibles Do?
We buy and sell coins, jewelry and a wide variety of unique and unusual items. We also carry a full range of supplies for collecting, jewelry repair and investment advice. With coins being the predominant part of our business, we appraise and purchase collections from 1 coin to thousands of coins. We have coins that fit all budgets. Our mail order customers span all over the United States.
Do you stock other items besides what's on your website?
We stock a huge assortment of items that due to space constraints on our website, are not listed. If someone doesn't see the specific item they are searching for on our website, we welcome them to contact us via email or telephone. We probably have the item in stock --- if not, we'll do our best to locate it for them. Many customers leave shopping lists with us since we utilize a vast network of resources in order to fulfill their needs.
Do you offer layaway?
We offer a flexible layaway service individualized to fit any budget. No amount is too small or too big. We'll work with you to set up a payment plan that's suits you.
Do you sell merchandise for the non-collector?
We carry merchandise for both the serious collector, the non-collector and everything in between. We cater to individuals who desire very valuable coins, as well as, people who just want conversation pieces. We also offer silver, gold & platinum bullion coins for those who are looking to invest in precious metals. Carat-Coin also offers advice and tips to a would-be collector, along with providing books and any other necessary items to get you started. Gifts are another reason we see non-collectors frequent our shop. We offer beautiful pieces such as the Silver American Eagle that look's extravagant but is reasonably priced. What a better gift --- coins not only last forever -- they even have the potential to dramatically increase in value!! Coins provide reliable, affordable alternatives to commemorate any special occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and even coins for the Christmas Tree.