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Located in the Southeastern United States, North Carolina has deep roots in Southern tradition. Sometimes called the Tar Heel State, North Carolina is the country’s largest producer of furniture, brick, tobacco, and textiles. The very first Gold strike in the United States happened in North Carolina in 1799, and indeed it was the only Gold-producing state in the U.S. from 1803 until 1828.

Today, the North Carolina cities of Raleigh and Charlotte are among the top ten fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation.

Bullion Sales Tax in North Carolina

In North Carolina, sales tax is collected on all sales of coins, paper currency, and Precious Metal bullion, without exception. The current state sales tax rate is 4.75% ( It is important to pay attention to the local tax rate when making large purchases in North Carolina, as applicable local taxes commonly raise the rate to 7.5%

Local Mints of North Carolina

There is a history of minting in North Carolina. Specifically, there was once a branch of the United States Mint there.

Established in 1835 at the height of the brief-but-furious Carolina Gold Rush, the Charlotte branch of the United States Mint was purpose-built to produce Gold coins. In fact, over five million dollars in Gold coins were minted here between 1838 and the onset of the Civil War, at which point the mint closed. All of the coins minted in Charlotte bear a “C” mint mark; they are now coveted collectibles, especially by residents of North Carolina.

Precious Metal and Coin Dealers Near Me

Looking for a reputable local wholesaler near you where you might make purchases in person? Please allow APMEX to be of service. Here we provide a list of wholesale dealers who may be able to assist you:

Thank you for joining APMEX in supporting local wholesalers. We know that personal relationships are important in the Precious Metals industry, and though we are eager to be your most-trusted retailer, we hope you will reach out to local companies, too. Local experts in the Precious Metals business may be a valuable source of information or mentorship as you continue on your journey of investing and collecting.

Local City Information

    • Charlotte, North Carolina Local Directory

Did you know that the very first discover of Gold in the United States happened in North Carolina? In fact, North Carolina was only U.S. state with any Gold output at all between 1803 and 1828? To this day, Gold and other Precious Metals are a popular investment choice in this region of the United States. There are many reputable Precious Metal dealers in North Carolina, which harkens back to its rich history in the Gold trade of the United States.

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