What We Buy


We buy coins & paper money

We buy U.S. or foreign coins and paper money, high or low grade. Gold, silver, whole collections, etc…

We buy all forms of gold

Yellow, white, and rose gold, 8k, 10k, 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k, bullion, etc…

We buy all forms of Silver

Sterling silver, .999 pure silver, Mexican silver, silver jewelry, flatware, 90% US silver coins, bullion, etc…

We buy estate jewelry & diamonds

Estate jewelry, diamonds, designer jewelry, sapphires, emeralds, platinum, gold, silver, etc…


Coins & Paper Money

Oakton Coins & Collectibles is a coin shop that specializes in buying unique coins and paper bills. We buy U.S. or foreign coins and paper money, high or low grade. We also offer free verbal appraisals for individuals, inheritances and estates.


We buy all forms of gold. Historically gold was often used as money, but today most gold is used for jewelry purposes. Due to all the economic issues in the last few years gold has gained a lot of attention. The line between gold and money is not well defined because the price of gold fluctuates. Although the price moves up and down everyday, being a traded commodity, generally, the gold price is at a high point these days.

Unfortunately, these high prices have created an opportunity for unscrupulous businesses to take advantage of the public. Many fly-by-night stores have popped up all over the Chicago area offering the “highest prices” (lowest) paid, even some people without stores, just traveling around buying (stealing) gold. The absolute worst hustle is the mail-in gold services. Don’t trust your wealth to these places. It’s your gold, it’s your wealth; you should not lose it because you are converting your gold into cash.

Historically, banks are where you would take your gold, silver, etc., but for whatever reason they are no longer in that business, at least not to the general public. Therefore, the local coin shop is the business that is open to the public when it comes to these matters. We are the best place to sell gold.


We buy all forms of silver. Silver is a metal that holds value, just as gold does. But the majority of gold buyers will not buy or sell silver. A few reasons for this:

1. The testing process is more complicated.
2. The market price for silver tends to move around quicker than gold (either direction).
3. Refiners do not accept small amounts.

Estate Jewelry & Diamonds

Generally no appointment is needed during regular business hours. The only exceptions are large diamonds (over two carats) and very expensive estate jewelry for which we call in our gemologist. 

We also do consignments, estate liquidations, clean outs and referrals for unusual items.

Can I get a loan?
We are not a pawn shop, so no loans. No electronics, car radios, furniture, or catalytic converters; that’s junk yard stuff.

Must be over 18 to sell to us, and must produce valid identification.

We buy all forms of gold……We buy yellow, white, and rose gold, wedding bands, engagement rings, class rings, cocktail rings, including rings with gemstones and diamonds, or with stones removed. We buy broken gold single earrings, gold bracelets, dental gold, necklaces and any gold jewelry that is no longer fashionable. We buy 9k, 10k, 14k, or 18k gold, vintage gold watches, diamonds and gold in watches, Tiffany gold and David Yurman gold. In summary, we buy and sell all forms of gold from Chicago.

We buy all forms of Silver……We buy .925 silver or sterling silver, American Silver Eagles, 90% & 40% U.S. junk silver, silver engagement rings, silver class rings, Tiffany silver and silver David Yurman rings, including rings with gemstones, or with stones removed. We buy broken silver single earrings, broken silver bracelets, flatware, necklaces and any silver jewelry that is no longer wearable, antique silver trophies, vintage silver, silver watches, Mexican silver. 

Collectible Coins……We buy US Collectible Coins, whole collections, collectible US paper money, US proof & mint setsSt Gauden gold coins, 2 cent pieces, buffalo nickels, wheat pennies, trade dollars, capped bust quarters, Carson City Morgan dollars, silver 3 cent pieces, PCGS coins, error coins, silver and gold coins, investment coins, commemorative coins, old coins. I could go on for pages… We buy all types of collectible coins & paper money. 

Other……We also buy all forms of platinum, all forms of palladium, bullion, estate jewelry, diamonds, designer jewelry, antiques, all collectibles, watches, stamps, swords, Star Wars toys, artifacts, consignment, foreign coins, world coinsand more…