Buying Gold and Silver in Brazil

Flag of BrazilRepública Federativa do Brasil, which officially translates to the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country by size in South America and is located on its eastern coast. Commonly referred as Brazil, the country is worldwide famous for its high-quality coffee and rubber. During the early 18th century, gold mining became the main economic activity in Brazil due to the discovery of gold during its colonial rule. Brazil gained its independence from the European rulers in 1822, becoming the Empire of Brazil and, later, the First Brazilian Republic in 1889. Except for the democratic regime which prevailed from 1945 to 1964, Brazil went through several dictatorships and military regimes until it returned to the civilian rule in 1985.

Brazil today is one of the largest economies in Latin America and the ninth largest in the world. It is ranked eighth based on the world market exchange rates and seventh in terms of purchasing power parity. Brazil has abundant natural resources and its economy is mixed. However, when speaking about precious metals, Brazil is among the twenty largest gold producers and exporters on the globe, having also one of the largest reserves of gold. 

Commodity & Futures Markets in Brazil:

BM&F Bovespa
BM&F Bovespa was formed in 2008 when São Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa) merged with the Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange (BM&F). The stock exchange is located in São Paulo. In 2011, it was the 13th largest stock exchange in the world as it had a market capitalization of R$2.37 Trillion. A slump in the economic growth, influenced by political instabilities in Brazil along with the strengthening of the US Dollar against the Brazilian Real, led to the capitalization shrinking from R$2.37 Trillion to R$2.21 Trillion by the end of 2015. The Indice Bovespa is the benchmark indicator of BM&F Bovespa.

Government and Private Mints in Brazil:

Casa Da Moeda Do Brasil | Official Brazilian Mint Rua René Bittencourt 371, Dist.Ind. Sta. Cruz, CEP 23565-200, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil +55 021 2414-2222

This is a government owned mint administratively subordinated to the Ministry of Finances from Brasil. The mint was founded in 1694 and is currently headquartered in Rio De Janeiro in a sprawling 110,000 square meters plant. Casa Da Moeda Do Brasil produces all the circulating coins and banknotes for the Government of Brazil. It also mints medals and security prints like passports, subway tokens, postage stamps, which are issued and used by government-run service providers. The Brazilian Mint has the most superior technology and production capacity among all the South American mints. The mint also produced legal tender coins, currencies, and passports for other South American countries, as well as African countries, until 1980.

Tax on Precious Metals in Brazil:

The Sistema Financeiro Nacional, (National Financial System), under the approval of the Central Bank of Brazil, charges the IOF (Imposto Sobre Operacoes Financeiras), which is a tax levied on financial operations, also applied to precious metals sales and purchases. 

The IOF rate is 1% of the purchase price. In the case of precious metals coming from abroad, the equivalent of the purchase price in the national currency is determined based on the domestic market value on the day of customs clearance. 

Since we are not tax experts, Bullion Exchanges strongly advises you to cross check with a tax professional before making any precious metals investments in Brazil.

Local Gold and Silver Dealers in Brazil:

1. Angelini Coins Address: Ave Moema, 170, Conj 51, Moema, Sao Paulo, SP, 04077-020 Brazil Phone number +55 11 5056 0568, +55 11 5052 1288 Hours of Operation: Mon to Fri 10 am to 4 pm Services: Wholesale and Retail. Specialties: US Coins, Dollars, Gold Coins, 19th Century Silver Coins, Early Type, 20th Century Coins, World Coins, Tokens/Medals, Currency, and Ancient Coins.
Authorized Dealer: PCGS ANA
2. Arista Antiquarius LTDA - ME Address: AV. Nestor Durarte S/N Sao Caetano, Salvador Bahia, 40150-070 Brazil Phone number +55 71 9165 4388, +55 11 8166 2852 Hours of Operation: Mon to Fri 2 pm to 7 pm Services: Wholesale and Retail. Specialties: Gold Coins, US Coins, Dollars, World Coins, Bullion Coins, and Currency.
Authorized Dealer: PCGS
3. Brasil Moedas Address: R. 24 de Maio, 247, sala 31, Centro - Sao Paulo SP, 01041-001 Brazil Phone number +55-11-3361-7557 Hours of Operation: Mon to Fri 9 am to 5 pm Services: Wholesale, Retail, and Auctions. Specialties: Gold Coins, World Coins, Colonial Coins, and Currency.
Authorized Dealer: PCGS
4. Claudio Amato Itda Address: Rua 24 de Maio, 247 Cj.44, Sao Paulo, SP, 01041-001 Brazil Phone number +55 11 3333 0669 Hours of Operation: Mon to Fri 1 pm to 5 pm Services: Wholesale, Retail, Auctions, and Appraisals. Specialties: US Coins, Dollars, Gold Coins, 19th Century Silver Coins, Early Type, Modern Coins, World Coins, Tokens/Medals, Ancient Coins, and Currency.
Authorized Dealer: PCGS
5. Numismatica Ness Address: Rua Goncalves Chaves, 1014, Centro, Pelotas, RS, 96015-560 Brazil Phone number +55 53 3227 3004 Hours of Operation: Mon to Fri 10 am to 4 pm Services: Wholesale, Retail, Auctions, and Newsletter. Specialties: US Coins, Dollars, Gold Coins, 19th Century Silver Coins, Early Type, 20th Century Coins, World Coins, Tokens/Medals, Currency, and Ancient Coins.
Authorized Dealer: PCGS
6. Numismatica Rupenthal Address: 1 Rua Andrade Neves 159/122, Porto Allegre, RS 90010-210 Brazil Phone number +55 51 3228 3324, +55 51 9986 8006 Hours of Operation: Mon to Fri 10 am to 5 pm Services: Wholesale, Retail, and Auctions. Specialties: Gold Coins, US Coins, Dollars, 19th Century Silver Coins, Early Type, 20th Century Coins, World Coins, Tokens/Medals, Ancient Coins, and Currency.
Authorized Dealer: PCGS

Smelters & Refineries in Brazil:

Smelters extract various metals from the ore and create refined precious metals products. Silver and gold smelting is typically conducted by a professional precious metals refinery, such as Bullion Exchanges. Brazil also has numerous plants where refining silver and gold are performed. Pick a gold or silver refinery listed below or allow us to help you in melting gold or silver for you:

AGA Mineração Rua Enfermeiro Jose Caldeira 7, Casa Grande, Centro-Nova Lima, 34000, Brazil +55 31 589 2400
Casa da Moeda do Brasil Rua René Bittencourt, 371 - Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 23565-200, Brazil +55 21 2184-2270
Umicore Brasil R. Barão do Rio Branco, 368 - Vila Itapegica, Guarulhos - SP, 07042-010, Brazil +55 11 2421-1000
Mineração Iamgold Brasil R. Fernandes Tourinho, 147 - Savassi, Belo Horizonte - MG, 30112-000, Brazil +55 31 3282-6685
São Bento Mineração Faz S Bento - s/n px, Barão de Cocais - MG, 35970-000, Brazil +55 31 3837-1744

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