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BUY - SELL - TRADE 

We've answered some commonly asked questions for you.

If you have any other questions, come on by the store or give us a call!

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Coins - Buy or Sell

 

We are your trusted buyer of rare coins, coin collections, bullion, certified coins, graded coins, mint error coins, proof coins and more.

 

Friendly, informative staff, great inventory and selections.

 

AU Coin and Jewelry is the reliable local store to buy or sell your collectible coins.

Locally Owned

 

Locally owned and operated this is where you can find out what you need to know! 

 

Nick loves old coins and has been collecting for 30+ years.

 

We are proud to have long-standing customers who know we are always ready to help.

 

Half the fun is in the search for those old and rare coins.

 

Bullion

 

We both buy and sell silver and gold bullion. Selling silver bullion as low as $.85 over spot.

Over-the-counter:
1 - 199 ounces spot + $1.50 ea

Orders:
200-499 ounces spot + $1.25 ea
500-999 ounces spot + $1.00 ea
1000 or more spot + 95 cents or less ea

 

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Selling Jewelry?

 

AU Coin & Jewelry has consistently been 1 of Salem's highest payers for your jewelry no matter if it's gold silver or platinum.

We are always looking for unusual jewelry or unique jewelry items.

 

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Coin Collections 

 

Looking for coins to add to your collections? We may have it!

 

Inventory is constantly changing. We are always looking for better condition or unique items, whether it is coins, currency, US or foreign. We try to pay top dollar.

 

Come take a look to see what we have.

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Fine Jewelry

 

From vintage jewelry to fine jewelry, we have it all.

 

Renee is a certified jewelry professional with more than 30 years experience and loves to help you find the perfect piece of jewelry to fit your needs and desires.

 

We are proud to have long-standing customers who know we are always ready to help.

Sterling Silver

 

Whether your'e buying or selling sterling silver, or flatware we generally pay more and sell for less.

 

 

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We Buy & Sell!

 

It could be that you  have inherited jewelry or have a collection of jewelry pieces that you wish to sell or just need to be evaluated.

 

AU Coin & Jewelry buys and sells gold, silver and platinum jewelry. Don't hesitate to call or stop by with your jewelry to receive a fair valuation and appraisal of worth.

 

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Service

 

AU Coin & Jewelry takes pride in fantastic customer relationships and service.

 

 

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Foreign Money

 

While most foreign coins and currency post WWII have no real value, there definitely is a market for it.

We are always interested in Canadian and European coins and currency.

 

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Buy Board

 

Where people can put  coins, or coin related items as well as jewelry related items up for sale (for up to 1 month), for a very small fee.

Items on the board are constantly changing. As people purchase items off the board they are replaced with different items.

 

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Oddities & Tokens

 

We welcome shoppers who are looking for interesting and unique items! 

 

Give us a call or stop by to find out what we might have that you are looking for. 

 

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 Jewelry Repair


While we do not have a repair person, we do have some very competent jewelers who are surpringly reasonable in their pricing for repairs.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I know what my coins are worth?
  2. Do you have experience in both U.S. and foreign coins?
  3. Do I need to come to your shop to sell my collection of coins or unneeded jewelry?
  4. Are you experienced in grading coins?
  5. Is this a good time to consider selling my coins or jewelry?
  6. Should I clean my coins before bringing them in for you to look at?
  7. Can you provide prices without seeing the item?
  8. Should I let dealers pick and choose what they want to buy out of my collection?
  9. Why should I sell my coins or jewelry to you instead of putting them on eBay?
  10. When did the U.S. Mint stop putting silver in their coinage?
  11. Is there an ounce of silver in an old silver dollar?
  12. What is the difference between a troy ounce and an avoirdupois ounce (which I call a Western ounce)?
  13. Why do you not accept PayPal for bullion sales?

How do I know what my coins are worth?

  • A coin’s value depends on a number of factors. Its condition, age, type of coin, US or foreign, number that were minted, etc. We will gladly give you a verbal valuation of your coins free of charge. We only charge when a written appraisal is needed.
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Do you have experience in both U.S. and foreign coins?

  • Yes, we buy and sell both coins and currency. While most foreign coins and currency post WWII have no real value, there definitely is a market for it. We are always interested in Canadian and European coins and currency.
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Do I need to come to your shop to sell my collection of coins or unneeded jewelry?

  • No, we will be happy to meet you at a neutral location, i.e. a bank, restaurant, or wherever you feel comfortable. You just need to call us and make an appointment.
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Are you experienced in grading coins?

  • Yes, I have 30 years experience of grading coins. . If I ever have questions about a coin I do not hesitate to ask another person in that particular field. This is similar to your doctor consulting or sending you to a specialist.
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Is this a good time to consider selling my coins or jewelry?

  • This is a situation where only you can make a judgment on that, but the market for coins is currently very good.
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Should I clean my coins before bringing them in for you to look at?

  • No! In years past it was common practice to clean coins to make them shiny but today’s collector much prefers to have the toning and crusty look of an original coin finish.
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Can you provide prices without seeing the item?

  • Not really. Just as with buying any used item you need to see it to be able to accurately assess it’s value.
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Should I let dealers pick and choose what they want to buy out of my collection?

  • Generally speaking that is not a good idea. Dealers will pull out the best marketable items, leaving you with hard to sell, lesser-valued material. Ask the dealer for a price on your entire collection, not piecemeal.
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Why should I sell my coins or jewelry to you instead of putting them on eBay?

  • Well, eBay can be a good place to buy things because of their excellent buyer protection programs, however, they offer very little in the way of seller protection. There are a number of buyer scams on eBay. Their fees also run about 15% of the total price. I personally use eBay as a last resort.
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When did the U.S. Mint stop putting silver in their coinage?

  • The last year the Mint put 90% silver in their circulating halves, quarters and dimes was in 1964. They continued to put silver in at 40% in their half dollars from 1965 through 1970.
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Is there an ounce of silver in an old silver dollar?

  • No, there is just .77344 ounce of silver in a Morgan or Peace dollar.
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What's the difference between a troy ounce and an avoirdupois ounce (which I call a Western ounce)?

  • There are 12 troy ounces to a pound, and 16 avoirdupois ounces to a pound.
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Why do you not accept PayPal for bullion sales?

  • PayPal charges 2-3% for the buyer. My markup is usually in the 2-5% range. If I used PayPal I would not be able to keep my markup as low as it is.
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Coins We Buy and Sell

SILVER DOLLARS, MORGAN DOLLARS, BUST DOLLARS, SEATED DOLLARS, HALF DOLLAR, BUST HALF DOLLAR, SEATED HALF DOLLAR, BARBER HALF DOLLAR, WALKING LIBERTY HALF DOLLAR, FRANKLIN HALF DOLLAR, BUST QUARTER, SEATED QUARTER, BARBER QUARTER, STANDING LIBERTY QUARTER, HALF DIME, BARBER DIME, MERCURY DIME, V NICKEL, LIBERTY NICKEL, BUFFALO NICKEL, WAR NICKEL, LARGE CENT , HALF CENT, EARLY COPPER, INDIAN HEAD CENT, WHEAT CENT, GOLD COIN, SILVER COIN

Metals We Buy and Sell

  • 999 SILVER AND STERLING SILVER
  • PURE GOLD; 18K GOLD; 14K GOLD; 10K GOLD
  • NECKLACES, BRACELETS, RINGS, EARRINGS