The retail and commercial hub for Montana and several surrounding states, Billings is home to a metro population of nearly 165,000 people. Billings has experienced rapid, consistent growth from its founding in 1882, earning it the moniker “The Magic City.” In fact, Billings remains the fastest-growing city in Montana today. Tourism is a huge boost to the city’s economy; Billings has more hotel accommodations than any region in a five-state radius.
The city’s major attractions include Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Yellowstone National Park, and Pompey’s Pillar. The city also hosts several annual events, such as the Magic City Blues Festival and the Wine & Food Festival at Montana State University-Billings.
With so much commerce and activity in Billings, it’s little wonder that the city is also home to several respected gold and silver dealers.
1944 Grand Ave
Billings, MT 59102
Founded by Ardie Halvorson in 1993, Ardie’s Coins is one of the largest gold and silver dealers in Montana. Ardie’s offers a wide selection of gold, silver, coins, and jewelry, but the shop’s specialty is Peace and Morgan silver dollars.
Ardie’s buys and sells bullion of all kinds, including gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. The store maintains a well-trained staff of about 10 to 20 people and has estimated annual revenues between 2.5 to 5 million dollars.
The store’s stock typically includes American Eagle, South African Krugerrand, and Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coins, among others. Inventory and availability of specific coins can vary. Ardie’s also does appraisal and grading. The store is located about two miles east of the Yegen Golf Club, near Rose Park.
Grizzly Gold & Silver
2450 King Ave W #C
Billings, MT 59102
Known as Montana’s “premier precious metal exchange,” Grizzly Gold & Silver started as a single store in Missoula. Recently, Grizzly opened a second location in Billings next to Best Buy and FedEx on the West End. Buyers will appreciate that Grizzly offers fair prices on precious metals and coins in the area.
Grizzly buys and sells gold and silver bullion, numismatic coins, jewelry, scrap gold and silver, dental gold, sterling silverware, and placer gold and nuggets. Their latest inventory of coins and precious metals is on their Facebook page.
312 8th St W
Billings, MT 59101
Started in 1932, Greenleaf Jewelry is a family-run business that buys and sells gold and silver jewelry. The store does not offer bullion or coins, but its staff can provide expert appraisals on precious metal jewelry.