The Southeastern state of North Carolina, also known as the Tar Heel State, is the country’s largest producer of furniture, brick, tobacco, and textile production. The first discovery of gold in the United States happened here in 1799, and North Carolina was the only gold-producing U.S. State from 1803 until 1828.
Today, its two largest metropolitan areas – Raleigh and Charlotte – are among the top ten fastest-growing in the nation.
Within the state of North Carolina, sales tax is collected on all sales of coins, paper currency, and precious metal bullion, as there are no exemptions for such products. The current state sales tax rate is 4.75% (http://www.dornc.com/taxes/sales/salesrates_4-13.html). This does not include any applicable local taxes; rates as high as 7.5% are common in North Carolina. For this reason, it is important to pay attention to the local tax rate when computing the total investment amount.
If you are looking for coin shops in specific cities located in the state of North Carolina be sure to check out our other local directory pages:
Below is a list of local precious metals dealers in North Carolina, including directions to each local shop.
Independence Coin specializes in foreign coins and currency, and also carries U.S. coins and currency, commemorative coins, mint sets, tokens and medals, and bullion. From Morgan silver dollars to American Gold Eagles, Independence Coin stocks a wide array of collectible and investment-grade coins.
They offer appraisals and want-list fulfillment services. Founded in 1978, Independence Coin buys, sells, and trades with individuals as well as other local dealers and collectors.
8700 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 580
Charlotte, NC 28226
Piedmont Rare Coins specializes in high-grade rare and historic coins. Their selection includes U.S. and foreign coins, paper currency, gold coins, and bullion. For security reasons, Piedmont Rare Coins offers viewing of their rarest coins by appointment only, though these coins can be viewed online.
Lower-priced coins can be seen in their showroom. Piedmont Rare Coins also offers want-list fulfillment services, and buys coins, currency, and bullion from individual investors.
8040 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
Golden Isles Coin in Raleigh offers a wide range of coins including U.S. and foreign coins, paper currency, modern commemoratives, gold and silver bullion, collecting supplies, and safes. A PCGS and NGC authorized dealer, Golden Isles buys precious metals and coins from individuals; the website offers a complete list of products they purchase.
200 West Peace Street, Suite 130
Raleigh, NC 27603
Carolina Silver & Gold, also known as J & F Rubenstein, specializes in rare world coins, including treasure coins and Central and Latin American coins. They offer appraisals and actively buy gold and silver bullion, as well as U.S. and world coins and currency.
All of their transactions are insured by Lloyds of London. Within North Carolina, J & F Rubenstein is known for handling some of the rarest, highest-grade coins.
1700 Stanley Road
Greensboro, NC 27407
Stevenson Rare Coins is an Asheville coin dealer specializing in rare U.S. and foreign coins, currency, gold, silver, and collecting supplies. They offer appraisal services and are an NGC and PCGS authorized dealer.
Though Stevenson is one of North Carolina’s newest coin dealers, already they have become known for offering top quality coins at reasonable prices.
1 Page Avenue, Suite 120
Asheville, NC 28801
Jim Dimmick is a Fayetteville-based coin dealer with more than three decades of professional experience. He is a PCGS and NGC authorized dealer, and a member of the American Numismatic Association.
Jim Dimmick Coins handles a wide range of coins, specializing in rare certified coins, and offers appraisal and grading submission services. Transactions are handled by appointment only; their coins can also be found on eBay and at regional coin shows.
5843 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311
Founded in 1959, Hyatt Coin is the oldest and largest coin dealer in Charlotte. They offer private appraisal rooms and 18 showcases full of high-grade coins, especially U.S. coins. They welcome new and seasoned coin collectors, as well as those who simply wish to browse their impressive inventory.
Hyatt Coin Shop also buys and sells gold, silver, and platinum bullion and scrap. They are NGC and PCGS authorized dealers, and many of their coins and coin collecting supplies can be purchased through the Hyatt Coins website.
332 Wilkinson Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28208
Also browse the gold and silver mints local to North Carolina. Some of these mints offer retail products, while others are wholesale only.
The Charlotte Mint, a branch of the U.S. Mint, was founded in 1835 at the height of the short-lived Carolina Gold Rush. It was established specifically to mint gold coins; over $5 million in gold coins were minted here from 1838 to the beginning of the Civil War, at which point the mint closed. All of the gold coins minted here carry a “C” mint mark; they are now highly collectible, especially within North Carolina.
Thank you for reading our guide to gold and silver buying in North Carolina. If you know of any other coin or bullion shops in NC, please contact us so we can update our directory.