We buy all silver items including sterling silver .925 , fine silver .999 pure or higher; coin silver, .800 fine, and various other purities. We do not buy silver plated items. Items will be priced based on a few factors: purity, resale ability, and spot silver price. Some items we commonly buy are silver flatware sets, silver serving pieces, candlesticks, coffee sets, platters and trays as well as trophies. We are always prepared to make you an offer you can expect to be paid on the spot!
Looking for Silver: When determining if items in your home have value, the best method is to examine the piece for stamps and markings from the manufacturer. Oftentimes, markings are used by manufacturers to indicate what type of metal they used. Look out for the word "Sterling" or numbers like "925" or "800"; they are indicative that the piece is made of sterling silver or .925 or a fineness of .800. Not all markings indicate solid silver; in fact many indicate an item is silver plated which is not something we buy. These markings that are tell-tale of silverplate include: "EPNS" "EP" "Quadruple Plate" "Triple Plate" "90". Some silver purity marks from other countries may be harder to determine so you can bring them in and we will make the determination for you.
As always, if you are unsure if your items are something we buy, you can give us a call or bring them into our store and we will make the determination for you!
"Ridgewood Coin is the best in New Jersey. Craig is a pleasure to deal with; he is very kind and makes the whole experience of purchasing gold/coins enjoyable. I’ve been to other coin shops in New Jersey to compare them, and no one has been as professional and helpful as Craig. I’ve only ever purchased from him, and if you are buying precious metals and/or coins from anywhere else, I highly recommend you make the switch to Ridgewood Coin. His prices are unbeatable, and it is clear he enjoys what he does as well. It is evident with other shops that their owners are only in it for the money, but that is not the case with Craig. I look forward to returning."
-Luca A. Customer (Google Review)
"This place is absolutely awesome! Before I came here, I went to the mall to rid of my old jewelry and the guys offered me such a small amount that I decided not to sell. Then someone recommended Ridgewood Coin, the gentleman offered me 3x the amount the other places had offer me. Will definitely be using this place again!"
-Vanessa A., Customer (Google Review)
"I've been buying and selling gold and silver coins here for years. I drive 45 minutes to get here because Craig pays the most. I've sold $20 coins and $5,000+ coins here. He knows the market and he's completely honest and totally transparent."
-Brian D., Customer (Google Review)
"I have been a satisfied customer for more than 20 years. This family run business is a pleasure to work with. Both as a buyer of gold coins and as a seller of multiple other collectibles, I have always been impressed with the easy and friendly way transactions are done. Honest and fair treatment has always been my experience. When dealing with all sorts of valuable items, the "trust" factor is most important. The folks at Ridgewood Coin are very knowledgeable and genuine. Every visit to the shop is an adventure and you never know what you'll find. The family is multi-generations of kind people who understand this specialized trade. I have recommended Ridgewood Coin to my family and friends for their important valuables. It's a pleasure to work with Ridgewood Coin." -Ron R., Customer (Yelp Review)