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Local Gold and Silver Dealers in Athens-Clarke County, GA

Officially designated as Athens-Clarke County, Athens is a combined city-county and college town in the state of Georgia approximately 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. The area features the University of Georgia, which is the state’s premier public university as well as a Tier I research institution.

Athens is the sixth largest city in Georgia and its metropolitan area has a population of 210,000. In addition, it is a component of the Atlanta-Athens-Clarke County-Sandy Springs Combined Statistical Area. Athens is primarily known for its college life and atmosphere but also features a vibrant music scene, with notable musical acts such as R.E.M. and the B52’s originating from the area.

Officially becoming a town in 1806, Athens continued to grow during the 1800s primarily led by cotton mills. One of the first railroads in the state was built in 1833 and helped the area and the university to grow, eventually becoming one of the more significant supply centers for the confederation during the American Civil War.

Today, Athens is home to an ever-increasing number of technology companies, including Docebo, Roundsphere, Cogent Education and Partner Software. Pharmaceutical, publishing and manufacturing companies also make up a number of employers in the area. Other points of interest in Athens include the Georgia Museum of Art, a rare double-barreled cannon produced during the American Civil War and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

Sales Tax on Gold and Silver in Athens-Clark County

Legislation HB 1210 by the Georgia House of Representatives defines the terms regarding state taxes regarding the sale of precious metals, coins, and paper money. These items are currently exempt from sales tax. In order to qualify for an exemption, coins must be recognized as legal tender, earning their value due to intrinsic rarity.

For precious metals bullion, the metal content and weight, then the form, determine the worth of the piece and whether or not an item is eligible for tax-exemption.

Local Gold and Silver Dealers in Athens-Clark County

Athens Pawn Shop

(706) 546-6872
613 Hawthorne Ave
Athens, GA 30606

Classic Galleries Jewelry & Rare Coins

Opened in 1974, Classic Galleries Jewelry offers a more upscale shopping experience and store visits are by appointment only. Classic Galleries specializes in high quality new and estate jewelry in addition to purchasing entire estates of jewelry and precious metals.

(706) 769-6464
1160 Capital Avenue Suite 103
Watksinville, GA 30677

Gateway Jewelry & Pawn

Family-owned Gateway Jewelry & Pawn was founded in 1985 and has a total of two locations, one of them being in the Athens area. Gateway Jewelry sells a variety of merchandise in addition to precious metals and features a staff that is fluent in Spanish and English.

(706) 354-4653
401-7 North Avenue
Athens, GA 30601

Gateway Jewelry & Pawn West

(706) 548-7770
3190 Atlanta Hwy
Athens, GA 30606

Gold Galore

Not only does Gold Galore buy and sell gold and silver, but they also allow customers to host Gold Party Events. For customers who take advantage of this option, they are entitled to a discount of 10% of all revenue up to $500. The Bogart location is one of three locations Gold Galore has in the state of Georgia.

(706) 534-0414
3701 Atlanta Highway #20
Bogart, GA 30622

Greg Reeves Fine Jewelry

Greg Reeves Fine Jewelry is a family-owned and operated shop that has been in business since 1968. They deal in precious metals and also purchase jewelry in various states of condition, which is a rarity in the industry.

(706) 369-0000
613 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA 30601

Pawn Pro

Pawn Pro aggressively buys gold and jewelry at competitive pricing.

(706) 355-9922
1039 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606

Southeast Gold Buyers

(706) 549-0988
2235 W Broad St
Athens, GA 30606

Thornton’s Fine Jewelry, Collectibles, and Sports Memorabilia

With one of the largest rare currency collections in the area, Thornton’s Fine Jewelry offers over 30 years of service and is one of the oldest shops in the Athens area. The shop also features a large collection of Georgia University game worn merchandise available for purchase.

(706) 548-1632
2830 Lexington Road
Athens, GA 30605

World Numismatics Inc

(770) 978-9004
2821 Main St W # 1
Snellville, GA 30078


Thanks for reading our guide to buying gold and silver bullion and coins in Athens-Clarke County, GA. If you know of any other coin or bullion shops in the city of Athens-Clarke County, please contact us at Metals.com so we can update our directory.