Akron owes its founding to the Ohio and Erie Canal. As the canal was built, Akron was established as a strategic location near the canal in 1825. Its name, which means “summit,” is a reminder of the fact that it was intentionally founded at the top of the canal.
Over the last almost 200 years, the city has grown and thrived. The city was briefly the fastest growing city in the nation. As of 2017, it boasted a population of 197,846, and the greater Akron area boasted a population of more than 700,000. The fifth-largest city in Ohio, Akron sits near Cleveland and is the 119th largest city in the United States.
Originally specializing in rubber (so much so that the city earned the name “Rubber Capital of the World”), Akron’s economy also boasts healthcare, biomedical research, education, and manufacturing. The city was also the site of Sojourner Truth’s speech “Ain’t I a Woman” and speeches by W.E.B. Du Bois and President Bill Clinton.
Sales Tax on Gold and Silver in Akron
A Senate bill signed by Governor John Kasich in 2016 granted sales tax exemption to certain silver and gold products. Senate Bill 172 exempted gold and silver bullion and gold, silver, platinum, and palladium investment coins from the sales tax.
These items include bullion that is not in the physical possession of the owner. As a result, these products, when delivered to an Ohio address, are not charged sales tax.
Local Gold and Silver Dealers in Akron
Akron Coin & Jewelry, Inc.
Akron Coin & Jewelry’s reputation as a reliable dealer that provides strong payouts for the precious metals it buys is only part of its appeal. In addition, customers can enjoy a wide inventory that changes frequently, and they can access items such as paper currency, flatware, scrap gold, and more traditional coins and silver bullion.
3235 Manchester Road, #12
Akron, OH 44319
Executive Coin Company
An NGC authorized dealer, Executive Coin Company also has a reputation for competitive pricing. Their inventory grows weekly, and customers can purchase U.S. coins, paper currency, commemorative coins, and American Eagle bullion coins.
2073 Graham Road
Stow, OH 44224
Chuck’s Coin and Gold Exchange
Chuck’s Coin and Gold Exchange’s large inventory includes items as varied as antique Coca-Cola bottles and more traditional coins, rounds, and bars. They offer both graded and raw domestic and foreign coins, collecting supplies, and more.
120 Main St.
Wadsworth, OH 44281
The items available at Collector’s Palace include unusual inventory like vintage toys, as well as more traditional rare coins and precious metals. They buy and sell rare coins of all kinds.
9274 St. Rt. 43
Streetboro, OH 44241
Hartville Coin and Jewelry
Hartville Coin & Jewelry, also known as Hartville Coin Exchange, sells and buys coins and bullion. Their buy prices are clearly listed online for added convenience for customers. Products available on eBay and in their store include rare and certified coins, gold, silver, and platinum coins, paper currencies, and rounds and bars.
1015 Edison St. NW
Hartville, OH 44632
Richfield Coin and Jewelry ExchangeWith more than 35 years of experience, Richfield Coin and Jewelry Exchange offers a variety of coins and other collectibles (such as antiques) to investors and collectors. Their services include free appraisals of coins and the ability to trade and purchase coins. They also specialize in estate liquidation.
2409 N. Cleveland
Akron, OH 44333
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