Buying Gold and Silver in Hawaii
Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state that has joined the US as it received its statehood only in 1959. This is the only state of USA to be a complete island and the only one located in Oceania. It is also the only US state that is not located in the Americas. The state is made up of the entire Hawaiian archipelago which encircles hundreds of islands spread over 1500 miles. There are eight main islands that lie at the south-eastern end of the Hawaii archipelago and the biggest of them is the Island of Hawaii also known as the 'Big Island'. Hawaii is also known by the nicknames “The Aloha State” and “Paradise of the Pacific.” In 1893, the Hawaiian sovereignty was overthrown and a year later the Republic of Hawaii was established.
Hawaii is popular worldwide for its scenic beauty, warm tropical climate, the umpteen number of public beaches, active volcanoes, and the oceanic surroundings. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The capital of Hawaii is Honolulu and tourism is its largest source of income. The top places to visit in Hawaii are Waikiki, Volcanoes National Park, Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial, Waipio Valley, Haleakala National Park, Maui Ocean Center, Mauna Kea, Hana Road, Polynesian Cultural Center, Diamond Head, Sea Life Park Hawaii, Bishop Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Akaka Falls State Park, and many more. There are only a limited number of precious metal dealers in Hawaii but they are very popular and well-known for their great services and a wide selection.
Gold and Silver Dealers in Hawaii, by City:
Please check these directory pages to find local precious metals dealers in your city.
- Kaneohe Coin and Gold Dealers
- Honolulu Coin and Gold Dealers
- Kahului Coin and Gold Dealers
- Hilo Coin and Gold Dealers
Local coin shows
Coin collecting is a highly popular hobby prevalent around the world. You can witness the passion for it as more and more coin enthusiasts are traveling to different states and countries to attend famous national and international coin shows. USA sees many coin shows throughout the year, and Hawaii is among the states which host a few of the most famous coin shows of the nation. If you are planning to visit Hawaii soon, take a look at the most popular coins shows in this state which are listed below.
Most Popular Coin Shows:
The show is sponsored by the Hawaii State Numismatic Association and is an annual event. Around 65 or more dealers from Hawaii and the Mainland will attend this show and display their inventory consisting of US and foreign coins, ancient and rare coins, stamps, postcards, paper currency, gold and silver coins, and other collectibles. Coin enthusiasts can buy, sell, or trade with the dealers. There will be door prizes and exhibits. Admission is free. The show timings are Friday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Breaking Down Bullion Sales Tax in Hawaii
Although there is no sales tax in Hawaii, there is a tax called as General Excise Tax (GET) which is not owed by the buyer but by the seller. The GET is 4% in Hawaii on sales of coins or bullion and there is an additional tax in some cities of Hawaii which does not exceed more than 0.5%. However, please keep in mind that the GET is passed onto the customer when the seller adds this to the purchase price of gold and silver coins, and bullion products that the buyer buys.
When buying from Bullion Exchanges, the residents of Hawaii do not have to pay any sales taxes, as Bullion Exchanges is not based in Hawaii. Please take your time to browse through our tax-free gold and silver products. However, please note that there may be a local use tax that an individual might have to pay so it is advisable to check with a tax professional before making a purchase.
Local Precious Metals CompaniesAli'i Coins & Currency LLC 45-480 Kaneohe Bay Drive Suite B-12 Kaneohe, HI, 96744 Phone: (808) 236-2646
This is a full-service coin store highly popular in Hawaii. They have a great choice of numismatic and bullion items. Here you can find a numismatic item that you might not find in any other place in the entire state. Their collection caters to both amateurs as well as serious numismatists. They are also one of the top buyers in Hawaii and pay very strong prices for the items they buy. They buy all varieties of coins, currency, bullion, as well as jewelry. They are an NGC and PCGS authorized dealer.Hawaiian Island Stamp and Coin 1111 Bishop Street #105 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Phone: 808-531-6251
They are in the precious metal business since 1973 and, since then, have been serving local collectors as well as visitors from around the world. They also offer expert appraisals since 1973. They have highly experienced staff who do authentication work for banks, estate, attorneys, trust companies, law enforcement agencies, and collectors.Captain Cook Coin Company of Honolulu P.O. Box 29933 Honolulu, HI 96820-2333 Phone: 808-531-2702
The business is named after the 1928 Captain Cook commemorative half dollar issued by the US Mint. The owner of this company, Craig Watanabe, has over 54 years of experience in the numismatic field. They are one of Hawaii’s most respected precious metal dealers. They buy and sell all types of coins, paper currency, and collectibles. Prospective buyers can get personalized portfolio services with them. They are a PCGS, NGC, and ANA authorized dealers.
Bullion DepositoriesSafe Deposit Center 2051 Young St Honolulu, HI 96826 Phone: 808-949-2882
The vault was built in 1978. One can keep storing their valuables in anonymity here. The vault can be accessed all 7 days a week. The rental prices are reasonable and didn't change the last 36 years.
Smelters & Refineries
If you have some gold coins, small bars or jewelry items which you want to convert to other precious metals pieces, Bullion Exchanges offers you high-class gold and silver smelting. Below you will also find renowned precious metal smelters and refiners in Hawaii.NTR Metals 94-1388 Moaniani St Ste 314 Waipahu, HI 96797 Phone: (808) 671-4466