COA (certificates of authenticity)
What is a COA?
- A COA is the seller's guarantee to the authenticity of their product.
- NO. COA's (certificates of authenticity) these days can be meaningless. Anyone with a printer can print off their own certificate and sell it with any item they buy at their local market. Be sure the certificate offers a guarantee and ask questions about the guarantees. Here at West Coast Authentic we have spent a lot of time and money on our certificates. We have matching numbered hologram stickers that go on the product and certificate itself. This insures that the item accompanying the certificate is the actual item inspected by West Coast Authentic and therefore covered by our guarantee. It is difficult for buyers to be sure that the certificate that accompany their purchases are those originally inspected by the certificate issuer without matching stickers especially if those items and certificates have exchanged many hands. Here at West Coast Authentic you can enter your certificate # at the top of this page, and you can verify that the item is in our database.