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Buying Gold and Silver in South Carolina

Buy gold and silver in South CarolinaSouth Carolina is a southeastern state in the United States of America. In 1729, South Carolina was officially separated from North Carolina. Initially, agriculture was the main contributor to South Carolina’s economy, but today there are many flourishing mills and textiles in the state. Besides, South Carolina is only second after California in producing peaches. The name 'Carolina' comes from King Charles I, which is a derived from the Latin word “Carolus” for Charles. There are many interesting places to see in South Carolina like the Fort Sumter National Monument, Fort Johnson, Cypress Gardens, the Riverbanks Zoo, Charleston Museum, Myrtle Beach Museum, Caesar’s Head State Park, Devil’s Fort State Park, and many more.

One can enjoy various outdoor activities in this state including hiking, surfing, fishing, swimming, river rafting, picnicking, birdwatching, etc. There are also many shopping centers and malls in South Carolina that are a shopper’s heaven, like Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach, Haywood Mall in Greenville, Market Square in Charleston, The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, Riverfront Antique Mall in North Augusta etc. Apart from these, there are many destinations to shop for some superb coins, collectible, paper currency, and other numismatic items in South Carolina, too, which you can find listed below. Also, numismatic enthusiasts may visit many coin shows that are conducted throughout the year in South Carolina.

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

Most Popular Coin Shows:

Low Country Coin Club Coin Show – Charleston, SC Exchange Park Fairgrounds 9850 Hwy 78 Ladson, South Carolina 29456. Phone: 843 797-1245

The show is sponsored by Low Country Coin Club. This numismatic event will be attended by several dealers from the region. It is a good opportunity for coin enthusiasts to shop for some rare coins or those coins that will help complete their collection. There will be hourly door prizes, Raffle, and plenty of refreshments. Youth area is arranged for young numismatists and children. They can have fun while getting educated on coins. The admission is free, but Photo ID is required. Parking is also free. Timings are Fri 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sun 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Upstate SC Coin Show – Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium 385 N Church St Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303. Phone: (864) 293-8416

The show is sponsored by the Greenville Coin Club which has been holding this event for more than 45 years. The show has a setup of around 100 tables and will display a vast inventory of several dealers. Numismatists can enjoy browsing this impressive collection and finding some great coins, medals, tokens, paper currency, or other collectibles. ICG will be available for coin grading options. There will also be a Young Numismatist Program for children and youngsters. Admission and parking are free. Fri 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sun 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Camden Coin Club Coin Show – Camden Recreation Department 1042 West Dekalb St. Camden, South Carolina 29020. Phone: 803-438-2866

Camden Coin Club is the sponsorer of this show. Attended by several dealers from the area, this event will have a variety of US coins, foreign coins, paper currency, and other collectibles. There will be an hourly door prize only for the registered visitors who are present at the time of the drawing. Timings are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Myrtle Beach Spring Coin Show – Springmaid Beach Resort 3200 Ocean Blvd Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577. Phone: (843) 293-9000

The show is sponsored by Myrtle Beach Coin Club. This is the second largest coin show in South Carolina and has a setup of 70-80 tables. Coin enthusiasts can find a medley of old and new coins, US and foreign coins, collectible, paper money, and other numismatic items. There will also be an arrangement for young numismatists. Hourly door prizes, free appraisals, silent auction, and raffle are among the other attractions of this show. Admission and parking are free. Show hours are Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Midlands Coin Club Show – American Legion Hall #6 220 Pickens Street Columbia, South Carolina 29205. Phone: 803-781-0065

The sponsor of the show is Midlands Coin Club. Many dealers from around the area will attend this event. One can buy, sell, or trade coins, collectible, tokens, medals, paper currency, and other numismatic items. The show will have hourly door prizes. Admission and parking are free. Show hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Annual South Carolina Numismatic Association Convention – TD Convention Center Exposition Drive Greenville, South Carolina 29607. Phone: 803-364-2726

An annual show sponsored by South Carolina Numismatic Association. There will be at least 100 tables that will be filled with a wide variety of coins, paper currency, stamps, cards, medals, token, and other collectibles. Dealers will buy, sell, and trade all these items. There will be a 1-hour Young Numismatists Program on Saturday. Free appraisals, free admission, free parking. Show hours are Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Breaking Down Bullion Sales Tax in South Carolina

There is a sales tax exemption on purchases of precious metals like gold and silver. There is also an exemption of tax on gold, silver, and platinum bullion, or any combination thereof. Coins that have been or are legal tender in the USA or other jurisdiction, as well as paper currency, are also qualified for tax exemption. There is no minimum purchase criteria applicable for this exemption. Since the exemption is for a wide-range of items, it means that most of the numismatic items and collectibles bought in South Carolina are free of tax. However, those items that do not meet the criteria like, coins and bullion with weak purity and bullion that consist of metals other than gold, silver, or platinum, as well as tokens and medals, are subject to a 6% sales tax along with an additional 1% local use tax.

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

  • PQ Dollars/Gilbert Coin Exchange – They specialize in bullion coins, early US type, Morgan and Peace Dollars, US coins.
  • Sullivan Numismatics – They specialize in major mint errors, and buy and sell error coins of all values.
  • Steve Hayden Tokens & Medals – They have been dealing with tokens and medals for over 25 years. They specialize in Civil War tokens.
  • John Kraljevich Americana – They deal with colonial coins, tokens, and medals, US coins, world coins.
  • Carolina Collector Coins – Serious buyers of rare U.S. coins and currency.

Local precious metals companies

PQ Dollars/Gilbert Coin Exchange 4079 Augusta Highway STE H Gilbert, SC, 29054 Phone: (803) 920-4125

They buy and sell all types of coins. They are wholesale-to-trade and offer a vast inventory from which clients can select various items. They also help collectors find a particular coin that is needed to complete a set. They offer fair prices on buying any coin or collection. They are also an authorized submission center for leading grading services such as PCGS, NGC, CAC, PMG, and PCGS. They specialize in bullion coins, early US type, Morgan, and Peace dollars, US Coins. This is one of the best places to find the coin you are looking for.

John Kraljevich Americana & Numismatics P.O. Box 1939 Fort Mill, SC 29716 Phone: 443-454-7588

They specialize in early type, early copper, colonial coins, territorial issues, tokens/medals, world coins, and currency. They buy and sell a wide range of items from early America, Europe, and Latin America due to which they have a very vast inventory. Apart from these, they also provide services like auction representation, cataloging, appraisal, authentication, and want list services. They are whole-sale-to-trade and are a PCGS authorized dealer.

Treasure Hut 3620 Ashley Phosphate Rd North Charleston, SC 29418 Phone: (843) 767-2800

They are located in the center of Pepperidge Plaza. They specialize in bullion coins, early US type, gold coins, tokens and medals, US coins, world coins. The services that they offer are appraisals, auctions, collector sales, storefront, and are wholesale-to-the-trade. They both buy and sell a variety of coins. They are authorized by NGC, PMG, ANA, GIA, and AWI to name a few.

Charleston Coin Exchange Savannah Hwy. Charleston, SC, 29407 Phone: (843) 637-3304

They are one of the leading dealers in the country and have over 37 years of experience in the business. They buy and sell all types of coins and collectibles. Their fair and honest pricing have fetched them some loyal clients from around the country. The services offered by them are appraisals, collector sales, help in building NGC registry sets, storefront. They are wholesale-to-the-trade specialized in bullion coins, gold coins, Morgan and Peace Dollars, and other US Coins. They are a PCGS and NGC authorized dealer and a member of ANA.

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 South Carolina.

Mt. Holly U.S. Highway 52, Goose Creek, SC 29445 (843) 582-3700
Fortress Precious Metals Group 16 Spring Tree Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 757-1703
Precious Metals and Gold 673 Silver Bluff Road, Aiken, SC 29803 (803) 649-2255
All-Chemie, Ltd. 501-D La Mesa Rd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 843-884-4400
Trebol USA LLC 641 S Rosemary Ave., Andrews, SC 29510 843-264-5231