Ohio, the “Buckeye State,” is in the Midwestern United States. The traffic light, pop-top can, cash register, and hot dog were all invented here.
Ohio became the 17th state in 1803. The state’s largest city and capital is Columbus. It is estimated that 50% of the U.S. population lives within 500 miles of Columbus.
Within Ohio, sales tax is collected on all purchases of coins, paper currency, and precious metals. Previously, the state had a sales tax exemption for investment coins and precious metal bullion, but it was repealed several years ago. Recently, bills have been proposed that would reintroduce the exemption, but none have passed. Currently, the state sales tax rate is 5.75%. Local taxes bring the total tax up to a maximum of 8% in some areas.
If you are looking for coin shops in specific cities located in the state of Ohio be sure to check out our other local directory pages:
Below is a list of local precious metals dealers in Ohio, including directions to each local shop.
Located in Cleveland, The Coin Shop was founded in 1979, and is a member of the American Numismatic Association. A PCGS and NGC authorized dealer, they buy and sell all forms of U.S. and foreign coinage and precious metal bullion.
The Coin Shop is especially interested in purchasing silver dollars and 40% or 90% silver U.S. coinage. Buy prices for many of their items are listed on their website. The Coin Shop also carries jewelry, coin collecting supplies, and gold testing equipment.
17012 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
American Eagle buys and sells all forms of precious metals, including coins, bullion, jewelry, and sterling silver. They also carry U.S. coins and paper currency, mint and proof sets, and foreign coins. They offer free appraisals, and buy jewelry and coin collections.
Since 1980, American Eagle has consistently been ranked the top coin shop in the area by the Daily Post. Their website shows a selection of their rare and graded coins, including cents, two and three cent pieces, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
3527 W. 117th St.
Cleveland, OH 44111
While Crown & Eagle focuses on stamp collecting, they do carry an array of coins, paper currency, and gold and silver bullion. This Columbus coin dealer offers appraisals and runs periodic auctions of stamps and coins. Crown & Eagle is a small shop noted for personal attention and knowledgeable service.
5303 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43214
American Coin & Collectibles, founded in Columbus more than three decades ago, specializes in U.S. coins and currency. They buy, sell, trade, and appraise certified coins, silver bullion, and more.
American Coin also carries foreign coins and currency, jewelry, scrap gold and bullion, and coin collecting supplies, and is known for offering a good mix of collectible coins and precious metals.
3501 East Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43227
Franklin Street Coins, founded in 1998, specializes in rare coins and currency. Their inventory is focused on U.S. coins and paper money. They also have ancient coins from Greece, as well as historic coins from around the world.
Franklin Street Coins is a member of the American Numismatic Association, and was founded to help collectors seeking elusive coins to complete a set. They also buy all types of rare coins from individuals.
10855 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Founded in 1977, Dixie Coins and Stamps is a family-run coin shop that buys and sells all U.S. and foreign coins, including gold coins, proof sets, silver dollars, and paper currency. They also deal in gold and silver bullion, stamps, and jewelry.
Dixie Coins offers a wide range of collectors supplies, and offers appraisals. The shop features a bid board for silent auctions running every two weeks, and a small selection of their coins can be found on eBay.
4722 South Dixie Drive
Dayton, OH 45439
Also browse the gold and silver mints local to Ohio. Some of these mints offer retail products, while others are wholesale only.
Ohio Precious Metals LLC is a precious metal refinery and mint dealing in gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Founded more than 35 years ago, the company calls itself one of the world’s most environmentally conscious refineries. OPM makes use of recycled silver and gold from their refinery division to produce bullion bars. Their products include gold and silver bars of .999 or higher fineness, beginning at 1 troy ounce. They produce an eye-catching 400 ounce gold bar, with a retail price of more than $600,000.
Thank you for reading our guide to gold and silver buying in Ohio. If you know of any other coin or bullion shops in OH, please contact us so we can update our directory.