The municipality lies on the Cache La Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range, 56 mi (90 km) north of Denver, the state capital of Colorado. Fort Collins is also home to Colorado State University.
Fort Collins started out as an army outpost in 1864. It replaced a previous fort, Camp Collins, which was destroyed by a flood. Camp Collins was established on the Cache La Poudre River, near modern-day Laporte. Camp Collins had been assembled in the mid-1860s.
The encampment guarded the Overland mail route that wound through the region. It also served as a way station for migrants and other travelers. Fort Collins attracted settlers, who continued to arrive even after the fort was decommissioned in 1867.
Sales Tax on Gold and Silver in Fort Collins
Sales tax applies on certain numismatic items, such as paper money, tokens, checks, and wampum at the current state rate of 2.9%. Where applicable, county, city and special taxes may add up to 8.3%. These rates also apply to transactions of jewelry and commemoratives.
Retail sales of coins and precious metal bullion are, however, exempt from sales tax. So too are precious metal bullion and coins that are or were at one time used as currency or medium of exchange in the United States or a foreign country (such as quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies) are exempt.
Local Gold and Silver Dealers in Fort Collins
Chamberlain Coins & Collectibles
Chamberlain Coins & Collectibles is located in Longmont and has been serving collectors in Fort Collins and nearby towns for over two decades.
385 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501
Noble House Precious Investments
Noble House Precious Investments is a PCGS and NGC authorized dealer that has been serving investors and collectors in Loveland and throughout Colorado for close to 40 years.
206 E 29th St
Loveland, CO 80538
Prospectors Gold & Gems
Prospectors Gold & Gems is a unique dealer. Founded in 1999, Prospectors Gold & Gems operates a refinery that produces gold and silver bullion and coin of the highest purity.
PO Box 272306
Fort Collins, CO 80527
The Corner Coins & Jewelry
The Corner Coins & Jewelry has been serving investors and collectors in Fort Collins for over 40 years. Operated by lifelong coin collector John Andersen and his wife Carole, this dealer is a member of the American Numismatic Association.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Top Dollar GoldTop Dollar Gold is a family owned and operated gold business, with a business model influenced by the Biblical King Solomon. This dealer’s motto is the Happiness Secret: "a joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones."
115 E Harmony Rd #140
Fort Collins, CO 80525
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