With America’s highest per capita income and medium household income, Connecticut is widely considered to be the wealthiest state in the nation. Many of the state’s richest residents live in its capital city, Hartford. This has encouraged a range of coin dealers to establish outlets in New England’s Rising Star. Read on to learn more about the sales tax rates that buyers will face purchasing precious metals in Hartford and some of the city’s most popular local coin shops.
For sales tax information related to precious metals sales in Connecticut, please refer to our analysis located here.
Here are some of the top local shops in the Hartford area.
Good Ole Tom’s has traded collectible coins, bullion, estate jewelry, and antiques for more than 50 years. It’s the ideal place to find American Silver Eagles, American Gold Eagles, 90 percent silver, and other valuables. Good Ole Tom’s has an online store and eBay branch, but these contain just a fraction of the store’s goods. The only way to browse the full selection is to visit its brick and mortar shops. Along with its East Hartford outlet, Good Ole Tom’s has a store in Hamden, Connecticut, and three more in Tucson, Arizona.
1100 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
Olde Town Coin Company, Inc., is a coin specialist that has bought and sold rare coins and gold, silver, and platinum bullion from around the world from its Newington showroom since 1973. The store is helmed by Harold Kritzman, a life member of the American Numismatic Association and a professional numismatist for more than 40 years. His experience, particularly regarding 20th-century series, such as the Standing Liberty quarters and Walking Liberty half dollars, gives customers peace of mind. This coin dealer also sells archival quality albums to protect your coin purchases and other coin collecting supplies.
2600 Berline Turnpike
Newington, CT 06111
This pawn shop specializes in gold, silver, platinum, and other rare coins. These treasures are sold alongside electronics, jewelry, furniture, toys, and other unique items. By focusing on small items rather than larger goods such as power tools, Connecticut Valley Coin helps separate itself from other pawn shops. This local institution suffered a fire in October 2013, but refused to let this setback get it down. Since March 2014, it’s traded from its new premises in Manchester, two blocks down from its original address.
1009 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
Vernon Coin Center specializes in Morgan and Peace silver dollars and foreign coins. This friendly store also boasts an impressive collection of gold and silver bullion coins. You can shop with confidence at the Vernon Coin Center as the store carries coins certified by the prestigious Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
630 Talcottville Road #3
Vernon, CT 06066
This New Britain coin dealer offers a diverse range of coins, including ancient coins, gold and silver bullion coins, and paper money from around the world. These collectibles are complemented by stamps, sports cards and memorabilia, rare postcards, and medals. Its range of books about coins will also help collectors and investors make the wisest choices.
304 Broad Street
New Britain, CT 06053
This friendly pawn shop specializes in high-end merchandise including silver and gold coins and diamond jewelry. The store’s collection is diverse, with paper money, electronics, tools, musical instruments, and games complementing its precious metal goods. Satisfied customers rave about the seller’s honesty and fair prices, which are some of the most competitive in Hartford County.
1884 Berlin Turnpike
Wethersfield, CT 06109
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