Located in the southeastern region of the United States, Mississippi was the 20th state admitted to the Union in 1817. The state's name originates from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary. Settlers named it after a Native American Indian word meaning "Great River."
It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, Louisiana to the south, and Arkansas and Louisiana to the west. The state's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson, with a population of approximately 175,000 people, is the state's capital and largest city, followed by Gulfport.
In the 1990s casino gambling was legalized along the Mississippi River and coast to increase tourism and revenue for the state, making it the largest gaming area of the nation. Mississippi also has some major automotive manufacturing plants, namely Toyota and Nissan.
Culturally, Mississippi is known for its music and arts traditions. The City of Jackson established the USA International Ballet Competition, which attracts the world’s most talented young dancers.
Elvis Presley, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey are some famous figures who hail from Mississippi.
Sales Tax on Gold and Silver in Mississippi
Mississippi has a 7% sales tax applied to all sales of coins, paper currency, and precious metals.
Local Gold and Silver Dealers in MississippiInterest in coin shops located in specific cities within the state of Mississippi can be found in the following directory:
Local coin shops in Gulfport, MS
Local coin shops in Jackson, MS