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In 1803 Ohio, or the “Buckeye State,” became the first state west of the Appalachian mountains. The traffic light, pop-top can, cash register and hot dog were all invented in Ohio, which is rich in Midwestern friendliness but flavored with an Eastern can-do attitude. It’s home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Ohio State University and eight Presidents. The state’s largest city and capital is Columbus. Approximately 50% of the U.S. population lives within 500 miles of Columbus, giving rise to the state slogan, “The Heart of it All.”

Bullion Sales Tax in Ohio

Within Ohio, sales tax is applied to all purchases of coins, paper currency, and Precious Metals without exception. Ohio previously offered a sales tax exemption for investment coins and bullion, but it was repealed some time ago. Bills have been proposed recently to reinstate the exemption, but none have gained the favor of lawmakers. The state sales tax rate is 5.75% at this time, but local taxes may also apply.

Ohio Gold and Silver Mints

Ohio Precious Metals LLC is a Precious Metal refinery and mint producing Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium items. Established nearly 40 years ago, the company prides itself on being among the world’s most environmentally conscious refineries. OPM uses recycled Precious Metals from their refinery division to produce bullion bars. Their products include Gold and Silver bars of .999 fineness or greater, in sizes starting at one troy ounce. They famously produce a dazzling 400-ounce Gold bar which retails for more than $600,000.

Precious Metal and Coin Dealers Near Me

If you seek a reputable local wholesaler near you where you might make purchases in person, allow APMEX to be of service. Browse our list of wholesale dealers who may be able to assist you:

Thank you for joining APMEX in supporting local wholesalers. We believe that personal relationships are an important part of the Precious Metals industry, and while we are eager to be your valued retailer, we hope you will reach out to local companies, too. Local experts in the Precious Metals industry may be a valuable source of information and camaraderie as you continue down your path of investing and collecting.

Local City Information

    • Columbus, Ohio Local Directory

Columbus is both the largest city and the capital of Ohio. The location of Columbus Ohio makes it a truly central city; experts estimate that over half the population of the United States lives within 500 miles of this city. This central location means that many, many potential customers can easily reach Columbus to do business there. There are a number of well-respected coin shops in Columbus ready to serve you, whether you seek rare coins or simply wish to buy Precious Metal bullion.

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