Buying Gold and Silver in Nevada

NevadaNevada means “Snowy” in Spanish and it comes from 'Sierra Nevada' (snow-covered mountain range). Nevada was obtained by the USA in 1848 after the Mexican War. The Mormon trading post was the first permanent settlement in Nevada. This is one of the driest states in the country. A major part of Nevada is an uninhabited desert area covered with Sagebrush for which the state is also known by the nickname “Sagebrush State.” The discovery of Comstock Lode in 1859 made Nevada a famous place. Comstock Lode was one of the major US silver deposits which led to the formation of the Nevada Territory, thus earning Nevada another nickname - the “Silver State.” Carson City is the capital of Nevada. Nevada is also the fourth-largest gold producer in the world.

Legal gambling, and its easy marriage and divorce laws made Nevada a great tourist destination. The gambling capital is also a leader in entertainment hence tourism is the state's largest employer. There are some extremely popular tourists spots like the Las Vegas and The Strip, Hoover Dam, Lake Tahoe, Lake Mead, The Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Pyramid Lake, Lamoille Canyon, Austin: The Living Ghost Town, Great Basin National Park, National Automobile Museum, Las Vegas Bellagio Fountains, Fremont Street Experience, Heli-Skiing in the Desert, Ruby Mountains, Burning Man, Gerlach, The Extraterrestrial Highway and Area 51, Rachel, and many more. Nevada is also popular for precious metal products, antiques, and collectibles. Many tourists visit these places to buy something valuable to remember Nevada by.

Gold and Silver Dealers in Nevada, by City:

Please check these directory pages to find local precious metals dealers in your city.

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 Nevada is among the states which host a few of the most famous coin shows of the nation. If you are planning to visit Nevada soon, take a look at the most popular coins shows in this state which are listed below.

Most Popular Coin Shows:

Las Vegas Coin Currency Jewelry Postcard and Stamp Show – Gold Coast Hotel 4000 W Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, Nevada 89103. Phone: 818 997-6496

One of the top class coin shows in Nevada that is held during 3 days. Many dealers, numismatists, as well as regular people attend this show from all over the nation. The show awards door prizes. The dealers will buy and sell domestic and foreign coins as well as currency and stamps. The dealers will also offer free appraisals. There will be sales of hobby supplies like books, coin holders, currency holders, and stamp supplies, too. The admission charges are $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, and children under 14 have free entry. The tickets are good for all three days. The show hours are Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. -6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Locals Coin Show – Westgate Resort & Casino 3000 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, Nevada 89109. Phone: 800-208-1810

Around 35 dealers from around the region and neighboring states will set up their tables at this show displaying an impressive collection of coins, currency, and other collectibles. Free appraisals will be given by the dealers. The show has free valet parking. The timings are Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Annual Las Vegas Numismatic Society Coin Show – Westgate Resort & Casino 3000 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, Nevada 89109. Phone: 800-208-1810

The show is an annual event and is hosted by Las Vegas Numismatic Society. It is attended by at least 200 dealers from around the country. This is a 3-day event and will see a large crowd which will include serious coin enthusiasts, amateur coin enthusiasts, regular people from the local area, and tourists. The dealers will offer free appraisals. There will be free Saturday seminars which will be conducted by highly experienced numismatists where one can enhance their knowledge about coins and other numismatic items. Free grading and authentication will be held at the show. Free valet parking. The show hours are Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Vegas Show – Westgate Resort & Casino 3000 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, Nevada 89109. Phone: 800-208-1810

Around 200 dealers from around the region as well as neighboring states will attend this show and offer a wide variety of US and foreign coins, rare and ancient coins, paper money, modern bullion, and other numismatic items. Free appraisals will be provided by the dealers. Grading and authentication services will also be provided. There will be free seminars on Saturday. Free valet parking. Show hours are Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Breaking Down Bullion Sales Tax in Nevada

The State of Nevada levies a minimum sales tax of 6.85% on the sales of any gold, silver, platinum, and other precious metal coins whose actual value exceeds by more than 50% of its face value. This tax varies, the lowest sales tax is 6.85% and the highest bullion sales tax is 8.1% in Clark County and Las Vegas.


When buying from Bullion Exchanges, the residents of Nevada do not have to pay any sales taxes, as Bullion Exchanges is not based in Nevada. 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.

Online coin dealers

Online purchasing is the best way to buy coins and bullion. It is comfortable, easy, it saves time and energy, and you can check through several shops in one go to compare their prices and get the best bargain. Bullion Exchanges is a trusted online precious metal dealer which offers you a vast inventory, competitive prices, and prompt service. Below you will find the most popular online coin dealers in Nevada.

  • Goldmart – They deal with all varieties of precious metal coins like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Inventory is very vast.
  • Northern Nevada Coin – Been in business for two decades and deals with both modern and ancient coins and other varieties of coins.
  • Southgate Coins – After 16 years of having a brick-and-mortar store, they are now an entirely web-based business.
  • Sahara Coins – They have a great collection of US coins, world coins, Hawaiian coins, currency, and many more under one roof.
  • American Coin Collector – Specialized in vintage American gold and silver coins especially NGC and PCGS certified coins.
  • J Robinson Rare Coins – Provide high-quality, eye appealing coins to fit any budget.

Local Precious Metals Companies:

Northern Nevada Coin Carson City Store: 601 North Carson Street Carson City, Nevada 89701. Phone: 775-884-1660 Reno Store: 1280 E. Plumb Ln Unit C Reno, Nevada 89502. Phone: 775-828-2646 Minden Store: 1329 Highway 395 STE #6 Gardnerville, Nevada, 89410. Phone: 775-222-2646

They have three branches in Carson City, Reno, and Minden. The company is one of the largest buyers of precious metal coins in the area. They travel all over the country to buy the best high-quality modern, ancient, and rare coins. The company was first set up in Reno in 1993. It also has a strong online presence. They specialize in all Carson City coins, high reliefs, territorial gold, and high-grade gold in all denominations. Wholesalers-to-trade and a PCGS, NGC, PNG, ANA, and ICTA authorized dealer.

Mike Byers Inc. PO BOX 26807 Las Vegas, NV, 89126 Phone: (714) 914-6415

Mike Byers has 40 years of experience in the numismatic field and is one of the largest dealers specialized in PCGS and NGC certified US gold coins, patterns, and rarities. Apart from dealing with coins, they also deal with fine arts which include Leroy Neiman original oils and works from various other artists. Mike Byer is also the author of the award-winning book “World’s Greatest Mint Errors.” The company is wholesale-to-the-trade and has been authorized by PCGS, NGC, ANA, ICTE, etc.

American Coin Collector PO Box 81942 Las Vegas, NV, 89180 Phone: (702) 561-9431

They specialize in Bullion Coins, Gold Coins, Morgan, and Peace Dollars, US Coins. The services provided by them are appraisals, collector sales, and they are wholesale-to-the-trade. They have ANA membership and are authorized by NGC, NCS, and PMG.

DEI Numismatics PO BOX 95517 Las Vegas, NV, 89193 Phone: (800) 208-1810

They specialize in Early US Type, Gold Coins, Morgan and Peace Dollars, and other US Coins. The services offered by them are appraisals, assisting collectors with their submissions, collector sales, and they are wholesale-to-the-trade. They are an NGC and PMG authorized dealer, too.

Silver State Coin & Bullion PO Box 19818 Reno, NV, 89511 Phone: (775) 322-4166

They specialize in a variety of US and world coins as well as foreign and ancient coins. They also deal with colonial coins, patterns, mint errors, currency, and many more. They offer services like appraisals, assists collectors with submissions, collector sales, and are wholesale-to-the-trade. They are an NGC and PCGS authorized dealer.

Las Wages Jewelry and Coin 193 E Warm Springs Rd. Suite 103 Las Vegas, NV, 89119 Phone: (702) 586-3007

They deal with a wide variety of coins and jewelry. Their pricing is fair and their quality is superior. They offer services like appraisals, assists collectors with submissions, auctions, collector sales, helps build NGC registry sets, storefront, and are wholesale-to-the-trade. They are an NGC authorized dealer.

Bullion Depositories

The American Guardian 2381 Renaissance Dr #C Las Vegas, NV 89119 Phone: 702-222-4433

This is a private firm that offers vaults and safety deposit boxes for storing valuables like documents, jewelry, coins, bullion, or other valuable items. The facility is protected with state-of-the-art security system including the latest Iris Scan Recognition Technology that is used to access the vaults. The vaults are lodged behind foot thick concrete reinforced walls of steel. The facility is also provided with 24/7 surveillance and armed security guards. Clients are promised complete anonymity and privacy.

Vegas Vaults (702) 967-5750

A private firm that specializes in securing client’s assets, offering access to them at all hours. It is always a safer option to store assets and valuables away from home in a secure place, and the Vegas Vaults offer great security. Their vault and safes come in different dimensions and the client can choose the size of the vault or safe as per his/her need. The security used at this facility are 24/7 security personnel, armed response to all incidents, state-of-the-art biometric recognition. One can access their asset round the clock and there are both anonymous and non-anonymous options available.

Nevada Mints

Northwest Territorial Mint 80 East Airpark Vista Blvd Dayton, NV 89403 Phone: 800-843-9854

The mint promises a rewarding custom minting experience. It offers high-quality products and services which involve designing and creating die struck coins, medallions, knives, and other numismatic items. The highest level of craftsmanship can be witnessed in these products. They have served private companies as well as governments, gaining expertise in this field since 1984 when the mint was established. Be it an award, gift, collectible or souvenir, each of these products are dearly liked by anyone who buys and receives it. This is one of the largest full-service private mints in the nation. Their consistent quality and unmatched customer service have brought them the highest level of recognition in the nation today.

Nevada Coin Minting P.O. Box 46110 Las Vegas, NV 89114 Phone: (702) 369-0500

This is one of the largest private mints in the United States of America and has a global clientele. The mint produces custom coins, tokens, medallions, and commemoratives for all applications. They also specialize in Kaleidoprint, a custom minted coin that sports a full-color center with an aerospace polymer coating. Other services offered by them apart from the above are antiquing, gold plating, custom sizing, and alloying, as well as token destruction.

US Mint, Carson City

The US Mint opened a branch in Carson City when a large vein of silver was discovered in Comstock Lode. The Mint struck both gold and silver coins. The branch functioned from 1870-1893 with several hiatus in between. The coins minted in Carson City have the “CC” mint mark and are considered rare in the numismatic world.

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 Nevada.

Just Refiners (USA) Inc. 620 Greg Street, Sparks, Nevada, 89431, USA Phone: +1 (775) 331 1663
Titanium Ingot 966 Greg St., Sparks, NV 89431 Phone: (775) 359-1877
Liberty Processing Precious Metal Facility 1055 S Cottonwood Ln., Amargosa Valley, NV 89020 Phone: (775) 372-1712