Lexington is the second-largest city in the state of Kentucky and the 60th largest city in the country. The heart of the Bluegrass region, Lexington is known as the “Horse Capital of the World.”
The city has a population of 321,000 and a combined statistical area population of over 856,000. Lexington was founded in 1775 while it was still part of Virginia and became incorporated in 1831. During the American Revolutionary War, Colonists defended Lexington from the British Army during the tail end of the war.
Lexington features one of the country’s most stable economies, relying on manufacturing, technology, and entrepreneurial support that benefits from a diverse base of businesses. In 2011, the city was ranked as the 4th best city for “Businesses and Careers” by Forbes magazine as all as the 5th best city for Young Professionals by Kiplinger.
Lexington also features a number of large companies that provide a high percentage of employment, such as IBM, Lockheed-Martin, Lexmark, Xerox, Amazon, Trane, UPS, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing.
The city of Lexington features a bustling arts and cultural community, including an orchestra, two ballet companies, a professional theatre, a number of museums, several choral organizations and a respected opera program at the University of Kentucky. Mayfest Arts Fair is a free outdoor festival while the annual Festival of the Bluegrass features three stages of music and a bluegrass music camp for children.
Sales Tax on Gold and Silver in Lexington
There is a 6% sales tax applicable to all coin and bullion purchases in Lexington.
Local Gold and Silver Dealers in Lexington
Collectors Coins and Jewelry
Collectors Coins and Jewelry has an inventory that includes both historical and modern U.S. coins at every price range. They also offer estate jewelry, pocket knives, rare and collectible coins, .999 silver bullion and sterling silver as well as metal detectors.
946 Commercial Drive
Southern Hills Plaza
Richmond, KY 40475
Diamond Masters USA Coins
Diamond Masters buys and sells gold and silver jewelry, flatware, coins, bullion, and other items. They also offer U.S. Mint proof and mint sets, modern commemorative coins, foreign coins, and gold and silver bullion coins, and part of their selection can be found online.
115 N Locust Hill Dr
Lexington, KY 40509
Jonathan Kern Coins
Founded by professional numismatist Jonathan Kern, Jonathan Kern Coins offers an extensive online inventory highlighted by ancient and medieval coins, foreign coins, U.S. coins from territorial to modern U.S. mint products, error coins, and gold and silver bullion. Established in 1971, the shop is known as a premier Lexington coin dealer serving collectors at all levels.
441 South Ashland Avenue
Lexington, KY 40502
Lexington Gold Rush
Lexington Gold Rush specializes in coins and bullion bars. In addition, they purchase jewelry, dental gold and are a gold refinery offering cash payments for gold coins and bars – competitive with other gold buyers in the Lexington area.
1267 Industry Road
Lexington, KY 40505
Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries
Founded by Jeff Garrett in 1984, Mid-American Rare Coin deals in gold, silver and offers more than 40 years of numismatic experience.
1707 Nicholasville Rd #1
Lexington, KY 40503
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