Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana in terms of population, with 192,000 people residing in the city.
Founded in 1836 by the Shreve Town Company and incorporated in 1839, an entity created to develop a town at the cross-section of the Red River and the Texas Trail, Shreveport became a central location for the oil industry, with Standard Oil of Louisiana, United Gas Company and others initially headquartered there. Where Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana meet, referred to the Ark-La-Tex region, Shreveport is considered the educational, commercial and cultural center.
Shreveport features a number of universities in the city, including local campuses of Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, and Louisiana Baptist University. The city was also the temporary capital of Louisiana during the American Civil War and was a Confederate stronghold during the conflict.
In the early part of the 20th century, several local African-American musicians became nationally recognized, including Huddie William Ledbetter, known as “Lead Belly,” Jesse Thomas, Dave Alexander, and Wayne Shepherd.
Shreveport also features a major convention center in downtown, a major medical center – the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, and an extensive film industry presence.
Sales Tax on Gold and Silver in Shreveport
Shreveport features sales tax exemptions on most numismatic coins and precious metal bullion. Visit the Louisiana Department of Revenue website for current law requirements.
Local Gold and Silver Dealers in Shreveport
American Coin & Collectibles
A lifetime member of the American Numismatic Association, Richie Self founded American Coin & Collectibles in 1993. They feature a large inventory and specialize in gold, silver, platinum, palladium, bullion coins, bars, rounds, currency and more.
855 Pierremont Rd #123
Shreveport, LA 71106
Louisiana Coin & Jewelry
Louisiana Coin & Jewelry is a third-generation, family owned business founded in 1958. The shop offers a wide variety of bullion and precious metals, collectible coins, diamonds, and jewelry.
5852 Line Ave
Shreveport, LA 71106
Silver Trading CoSilver Trading Company offers a large selection of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. They also purchase precious metals.
445 Montgomery St
Shreveport, LA 71107
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