Cara Reider of Chagrin Falls Gold & Coins explains how you can turn your unwanted gold and silver into cash on the spot

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Are you ready to cash in? Bring your unwanted gold and silver to Chagrin Falls Gold & Coins. Owner Cara Reider (left) and store manager Misty Pacheco (right) pay top dollar.

By Mary Malik

Sterling silver flatware and serving pieces, gold and sterling broken or never worn jewelry, coins, awards, pins, and class rings. Any of these things collecting dust in your house? Are they even your things to begin with or do they represent someone else’s memories? “Cleaning out” and “starting fresh” are words we’ve been hearing a lot this year. Call it a post-pandemic mindset or simply reassessing our priorities, but the truth is that sometimes it just feels good to let go. Cara Reider, owner of Chagrin Falls Gold & Coins, sees every day how good it feels to unload unwanted possessions and how lucrative it can be for her customers.

“Isn’t it time to leave the past behind and get the cash to do something for yourself or a loved one?” asks Cara. “I will turn those gold and silver items into cash on the spot. And you might be surprised by what you can get.”

Cara encourages you to not overthink it. Just bring it in. The process is simple and there’s no pressure to sell. A local, female-owned business, Chagrin Falls Gold & Coins has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Cara offers her expertise as a licensed precious metals dealer in a non-intimidating environment.

It’s a good time to buy gold and silver as an investment and coins are a fun way to do that. Chagrin Falls Gold & Coins’ Cara Reider’s coin collection is one of the most impressive in the area.

“I develop relationships with my customers,” says Cara. “People often come in a little nervous about the process and what they’ll find here. Once they see that it couldn’t be easier and it’s actually fun, they come back again and again.”

Chagrin Gold & Coins also sells coins, gold, and silver bullion in large and small denominations along with one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces at low prices. Tax on bullion has gone away. Now is the time to buy.

“People often come in to sell something and after seeing what we have here they come back to buy,” says Cara. “You can feel comfortable knowing that you’re getting the best prices in Ohio, whether you’re buying or selling, and be confident that I am a licensed expert in this trade.”

Another area of expertise for Cara is coins. And it also happens to be her passion. It’s a good time to buy gold and silver as an investment and coins are a fun way to do that. Her coin collection is one of the most impressive in the area.

“I love talking to people about their collections and starting kids on a new hobby,” says Cara. “If you’re a collector and I don’t have what you’re looking for, chances are I can find it for you.”

Cara wants you to know that often people think small business equals higher prices. In her industry the opposite is true.

“This is important. There are people out there who set up shop at hotels, malls and other temporary situations where they claim to know the business,” warns Cara. “We all use the same gold and silver market prices that everyone can see. The difference is in my knowledge. As a licensed dealer, I am an expert at assessing what you have. From there, I guarantee the highest price in the state for gold and silver and I keep my prices low. I’m not going anywhere. I am proud to run a small local and licensed dealership and offer my services to the community. Come in and let’s have some fun.”

Chagrin Falls Gold and Coins is located at 8535 East Washington St. in Bainbridge, on the corner of East Washington and Rt. 306, just across from Dunkin’ Donuts. Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. For information, call 440-468-0099 or email