Pennsylvania is the only one of the 13 original colonies not bordering the Atlantic Ocean. This Northeastern state was the second to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
A number of historically important American documents, including the Declaration of Independence, were signed here. Today, Pennsylvania is an important manufacturing center, and is home to 50 companies on the Fortune 500 list.
Pennsylvania has a sales tax exemption for coins and bullion. However, paper currency – as well as non-coin collectibles like tokens and medals – remain taxable. In recent years, there have been efforts to repeal the exemption, but no such efforts have been successful.
The state sales tax rate is currently 6%, with local and county taxes that bring the total tax rate as high as 8% in some areas. If you are a Pennsylvania investor purchasing gold or silver, be sure that you know which items are tax exempt to get the most out of your investment.
If you are looking for coin shops in specific cities located in the state of Pennsylvania be sure to check out our other local directory pages:
Below is a list of local precious metals dealers in Pennsylvania, including directions to each local shop.
For nearly five decades, International Coins has bought and sold coins and bullion in Philadelphia. They offer gold and silver coins, proof and mint sets, silver dollars, gold and silver bars, paper currency, coin collections, gold jewelry, and related numismatic collectibles. International Coins Unlimited offers appraisals, and is a lifetime member of the American Numismatic Society.
1825 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Founded in 1979, Sansom Coin Exchange specializes in bullion. They carry all popular bullion coins, such as the American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf, and South African Krugerrand, in addition to all foreign and U.S. gold and silver coins, ranging from relatively common to very rare high-grade coins.
They also redeem foreign coins and paper money, with prices published online. Sansom Coin Exchange buys coins from individuals, whether a single coin or a full collection. Located in the heart of Jeweler’s Row, Sansom Coin Exchange always has Philadelphia police officers present for security reasons.
721 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
South Street Coin is committed to helping you locate any coin you wish to purchase. They carry a wide selection of gold and silver including 1, 10, and 100 ounce silver bars, American Eagles and Canadian Maple Leafs, and foreign gold and silver.
They also purchase nearly any precious metal or rare coin from individuals, along with other precious metals, such as jewelry. South Street Coin & Jewelry offers free verbal appraisals, and promises to beat any offer when buying gold or silver.
619 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Harold B. Weitz is Pittsburgh’s premier dealer of rare coins. They are an NGC and PCGS authorized dealer and a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild.
The staff has more than 320 years of combined experience dealing in rare coins. Harold B. Weitz buys and sells U.S. and foreign coins, graded coins, gold coins, gold jewelry, bullion bars and rounds, and paper currency, with a focus on historical U.S. coinage. They promise to pay the highest prices for gold and silver, with sample rates listed on their websites.
6315 Forbes Ave, Suite 208
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Founded in 1981, Keystone Rare Coins operates at both the retail and wholesale prices. By buying in bulk, Keystone is able to pass along lower prices to individual investors. Get even better pricing by purchasing large quantities of coins or bullion from Keystone. A PCGS and NGC authorized dealer, they offer free appraisals.
Keystone Rare Coins carries a huge selection of gold, silver, and rare coins, specializing in historic and commemorative gold coins and Morgan and Peace silver dollars.
3029 College Heights Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18104
Also browse the gold and silver mints local to Pennsylvania. Some of these mints offer retail products, while others are wholesale only.
The Philadelphia Mint was the first government mint established in the United States. Created in 1792, it is still in operation today. Because of its long history, many famous early U.S. coins were minted here.
The mint has produced nearly every type of coin circulated in U.S. history, including gold, silver, and commemorative issues. Today, it is capable of minting one million coins every 30 minutes. Modern coins minted here carry a ‘P’ mint mark.
Founded in 1964, The Franklin Mint has produced legal tender coins for foreign countries. They also produce gold and silver ingots, specializing in themed sets and fine art rounds.
Today, the Franklin Mint product range also includes figurines, porcelain dolls, and other collectibles, as well as collectible medallions in other metals.
Thank you for reading our guide to gold and silver buying in Pennsylvania. If you know of any other coin or bullion shops in PA, please contact us so we can update our directory.