As the state capital and the largest city in Ohio, as well as the heart of Ohio’s second-largest metropolitan area and Franklin County’s county seat, Columbus boasts a large population of almost 880,000 (as of 2017) and a population growth that is one of the fastest in the U.S.
Its size also places it right after Phoenix, AZ, and Austin, TX for most populous state capital, while it ranks just below Chicago, IL, for population in a Midwest city. In 2016, Columbus was named one of the “6 Best Big Cities” by Money Magazine, following accolades in 2012 and 2013 for its business atmosphere from Business Week and Forbes.
One of the city’s main attractions is the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, which was ranked first in the nation in 2009 by USA Travel Guide. Columbus is a thriving and diverse area with economic interests in everything from education to retail. The city also serves as the headquarters of five major corporations (including Fortune 500 business Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company).
Sales Tax on Gold and Silver in Columbus
Thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 172 in 2016, Ohio does not charge sales tax on certain gold and silver bullion and investment coins made of gold, silver, platinum, or palladium.
Even individuals who do not take physical possession of their bullion are exempt from sales taxes on those purchases. As a result, any eligible bullion or investment metals delivered to an address in Ohio are exempt from sales taxes.
Local Gold and Silver Dealers in Columbus
Allen’s Coin Shop
Opened in 1960, Allen’s Coin Shop is one of the oldest coin shops in the Columbus area. Since 1997, their election has included United States coins and paper money. Today, shoppers can choose online or in-store from a wide selection of products, including coins, currency, collectible stamps, proof and mint sets, coin collecting supplies, and 1 oz. silver rounds and bars, especially in thematic designs.
399 S. State St.
Westerville, OH 43081
American Coin & Collectibles
Founded in 1978, American Coin & Collectibles has a long history of providing the Columbus area with high quality bullion coins, as well as gold and silver. In particular, they specialize in pre-1933 gold and pre-1965 silver. American’s inventory changes regularly, in order to provide on ongoing supply of unique and appealing options for investors and collectors.
3501 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43227
Arlington Coin & Watchworks
While Arlington Coin & Watchworks (as its name implies) sells and services watches, it also, as a member of the American Numismatic Association, buys and sells coins of all kinds. In particular, they specialize in historic coins, rare gold and silver coins, and foreign coins.
2094 Tremont Ctr.
Columbus, OH 43221
Federal Gold Traders
Federal Gold Traders specializes in buying and selling gold and silver, especially in bulk. Its spot prices are available online. When purchasing these metals, they will buy any form of the metal, from coins to jewelry and scrap metal and even paper currency.
When selling, they focus on investment-grade gold. Notable items for sale include .9999 fine gold bars, the Gold American Eagle, the Canadian Maple Leaf, the Austrian Philharmonic, and the South African Krugerrand.
4583 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43214
An expert in domestic coins, PCGS authorized Gemco Coins has been providing high quality products (such as coins, jewelry, and coin collecting supplies) to consumers for 30 years. They also purchase gold and silver coins and jewelry and serve as a broader pawn shop in addition to their coins.
5311 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43228
Grove City Coins and Currency
Grove City Coins & Currency has been buying and selling gold and silver products of all kinds for more than 70 years. As a result, the shop has earned a reputation for honesty and experience. Their diverse inventory makes them a popular stop for collectors and investors. Their wide and affordable inventory includes paper currency, precious metals, domestic coins, and bullion.
Grove City, OH 43123
Old Hilliard Coin
Old Hilliard Coin is a prime location for investors, with a wide selection of coins and bullion. They also offer a monthly Coin Club for regular customers. In store, online, and on eBay, Old Hilliard’s coins include numismatic collectibles such as pre-1933 coins.
5275 Norwich Street
Hilliard, OH 43026
Repasky Gold and SilverRepasky Gold and Silver is a family-owned business that buys and sells precious metals at three locations within the state, online, and on eBay. Their inventory includes precious metal bullion. The bullion includes platinum, certified coins, paper currency, Silver American Eagles, Austrian Gold Philharmonics, silver coins, and pre-1933 U.S. gold coins.
190 Graceland Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43214
Thanks for reading our guide to buying gold and silver bullion and coins in Columbus, OH. If you know of any other coin or bullion shops in the city of Columbus, please contact us at Metals.com so we can update our directory.