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Washington, or the Evergreen State, in the Pacific Northwest is a leading producer of timber, apples, hops, raspberries, and pears. Fishing is also a major industry there. However, Washington’s contribution to American culture, from grunge music to coffee, cannot be oversold. Around 60% of the state’s residents reside in the Seattle metropolitan area along the Puget Sound, which is itself an inlet of the Pacific Ocean.

Bullion Sales Tax in Washington

In Washington, coins and bullion sales are exempt from the collection of sales tax, regardless of the purchase amount. Under WAC 458-20-248 (, “Sales of precious metal bullion and monetized bullion,” there is no sales tax on bullion, legally defined as any Precious Metal product with a value dependent on the metal content, not its numismatic or artistic merit.

“Monetized bullion,” refers to coins or other forms of money made from Gold, Silver, or other metal used as currency in the state of Washington, the United States, or any foreign country.

Washington State’s sales tax is currently 6.5% at this time. Additionally, some local areas have collect their own sales taxes. Seattle, for example, collects a local sales tax of 3%, for a combined total of 9.5%. Washington state’s sales taxes are among the highest in the nation. This means that making large investment purchases in Washington requires careful attention to avoiding taxable items.

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

    • Seattle, Washington Local Directory

Famous for the Pike Place Fish Market, Seattle grunge, coffee culture and skyrocketing housing costs, the contributions of Seattle to our national identity cannot be understated. Seattle itself is not just the largest city in Washington State, it is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, too. Throughout the Seattle area, there are many reputable coin dealers.

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