COIN SHOP NEAR EVANSTON

If you live in Evanston Illinois, Oakton Coins & Collectibles is the coin dealer near you.

Common gold, silver & coin questions

Do you buy all forms gold? Even my old broken jewelry?
Yes, we buy all forms of gold, silver, and platinum. It can be ugly, old, or broken. It does not matter to us.

Should I clean my dirty coins before selling them?
No, never try to clean a coin, no matter how dirty or ugly it looks. Cleaning damages the coin.

Are old coins rare?
Some are rare, some are not. Almost everything is common. If you think about it, that’s what makes rare stuff rare: the definition of “rare” is “most things aren’t.” Just because you don’t see Buffalo nickels in your pocket change every day, that doesn’t make them rare. Every coin dealer in the country has loads of them. Most older coins usually have at least a few “key dates” that are usually worth more, while the rest of the dates are common for that type of coin.

Are all old coins worth a lot of money?
Age alone does NOT make something rare or valuable! If that were true, rocks and trees would be worth a fortune, and we’d all be rich. However, while that’s generally a true statement, there are always a few exceptions. If a coin is extremely old, even if it has a common date for the kind of coin that it is, the value can rise significantly if it’s in mint or near-mint condition.

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