Putnam Coins and Jewelry

Located in:
The Antiques Marketplace
109 Main Street, Putnam, CT 06260

open 10-5 daily


Jerry CohenGen CohenJohn Person



Coins: We buy all coins from the 18th or 19th centuries. In addition, we buy all U.S. silver coins from the 20th century (dimes, quarters, halves, and dollars up to 1964), Buffalo Nickels, Wartime Nickels, and wheat cents. We also buy proof sets and commemorative coins. We buy foreign coins, especially from Canada, but that is not our specialty.

Paper Money: We buy all US paper money pre-1935, and modern error bills.

Jewelry: We buy all gold and silver jewelry, whether whole or broken, plain or with diamonds and other stones. Unlike other jewelers, we only melt those items which are broken or have little or no demand. Vintage pieces have a history, and we make every effort to find new homes and a new life for these pieces. Because we deal in volume, maintain a low overhead, and resell rather than melt your jewelry whenever possible, we are almost always able to offer more than our competition for your gold and silver items.

Silver Flatware and Holloware: We buy all sterling silver items, whether flatware, bowls, tea sets, trays, or otherwise.

Bullion: We buy all gold and silver bullion bars and coins.


Eight large showcases are devoted to coins and bullion, and another ten large showcases house gold and silver jewelry, including a large selection of diamond jewelry and engagement rings. We only sell Estate Jewelry, which means we can charge 40 to 80% less than comparable jewelry store sale prices.

Jewelry: Diamond Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands, Multi-Diamond Rings, Plain Gold Rings and Gold Rings with precious and semi-precious stones, Diamond Tennis Bracelets, Gold Chains with Pendants, Silver Rings, Bracelets, and Necklaces, Native American and Mexican Silver Jewelry.

Coins: Silver and Gold Eagles, Silver and Gold Commemoratives, Proof Sets, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 19th and 20th century silver and copper coins from Half-Cents thru Dollars, Gold $2 1/2, $5, $10, and $20 Liberty, Indian, and St. Gaudens designs. Limited selection of non-US coins.

Bullion: Silver Rounds and Bars and other .999 Silver, bulk 90% US Silver Coins, Sterling silver flatware and holloware.

Currency: Limited selection of US currency, from fractional currency to large bills to silver certificates.

About Us

Putnam Coins and Jewelry operates as part of the Antiques Marketplace, the largest business in downtown Putnam, CT. We have been a fixture in Putnam for the past 22 years. With over 20,000 square feet of exhibition space and 130 exhibiting dealers, you will find much more than a place to buy and sell jewelry and coins. Our antiques and collectibles dealers exhibit everything from furniture, lighting, glassware, pottery, art, books, and rugs to sports and military memorabilia, toys, and most other areas of collecting. Owner Jerry Cohen has been in the antiques business full time since 1976. With patience and a win-win attitude, Jerry is always glad to give you the time you need to get your questions answered, and there is never a charge to look at your items and evaluate them. Jerry’s direct cell number is 860-933-2961 and the front desk of the store is 860-928-0442.

About Putnam

Putnam is located along I-395 in the Northeast Corner of Connecticut, also known as the Quiet Corner. Surrounded by New England farming communities settled in the 1700’s, Putnam became the commercial center of Northeastern Connecticut in the late 1800’s and boasts a lovely Victorian era downtown. Less than an hour from Boston, Providence, Hartford, Worcester, and New London, Putnam has fortunately been able to maintain its rural character. All our downtown businesses are one of a kind, owner operated establishments. Art galleries, antique shops, and restaurants fill our downtown, where parking is always free and everything is just a short walk away. From the oyster bar at 85 Main, to the Judge’s menu at the Courthouse Restaurant, to fresh coffee and pastries at Victoria Station Cafe, to gourmet pizza at Someplace Special and all the toppings you can imagine at Nikki’s Dog House, to four floors of antiques and collectibles at The Antiques Marketplace, visitors find friendly service and reasonable prices. There’s always something happening here seven days a week, so stop by or check out our area Facebook pages:

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Contact Us

We are always happy to provide free, no obligation, written buying appraisals or to send you photos of
items we have for sale that you may be looking for.

Email: jerrycohen@mac.com

Jerry’s cell phone for appointments to sell: 860-933-2961
We strongly recommend that you call before bringing your items in, to make sure Jerry is available to
provide you the help you need.

Store phone for questions about hours or inventory: 860-928-0442

Store address: The Antiques Marketplace, 109 Main Street, Putnam, CT 06260 (we are located at the
corner of Main Street and Route 44 in downtown Putnam, in what was originally the Bugbee’s Department
Store opened in 1880)

Store Hours: 10 am to 5 pm, 6 days a week. We are closed on Tuesdays. We are also closed for the Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter holidays. We are open until 8pm during First Friday activities, the first Friday of each month from May thru December.

We maintain an email list through Constant Contact. You can text PUTNAM to 22828 to be placed on our
email list. A maximum of 12 emails per year will be sent to you and we do not share our email list with