Bullion.Directory, the premier online directory and comprehensive resource for gold and silver buyers, has announced the highly anticipated results of the 2023 Bullion Dealer of the Year public vote.
After an initial shortlisting vote conducted in April and May, 72 nominated companies were whittled down to 36 finalists, spread across six categories, setting the stage for a fierce competition to claim the top honors.
Following an impressive total of 36,285 verified votes, Augusta Precious Metals emerged as the clear victors, seizing the coveted title of the 2023 Bullion Dealer of the Year. The runners-up in this prestigious award included Goldco, who secured the silver medal, and Money Metals Exchange, who achieved the bronze position.
Augusta Precious Metals also garnered two additional victories in the High Net Worth Specialist category and the Gold Retirement Specialist category, solidifying their prominence in the industry.
Expressing his gratitude for the recognition, Isaac Nuriani, CEO of Augusta Precious Metals, stated, “This award reaffirms Augusta’s commitment to educate Americans about the economy and assist them in navigating the realm of gold IRAs. It stands as a testament to the integrity of our team. We owe our success to the satisfaction of our clients and extend our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who took the time to vote for us. Thank you for bestowing upon us this tremendous honor.”
The voting results showcased Augusta Precious Metals securing 26.7% of the overall vote. Goldco closely followed with 22.3%, while Money Metals Exchange achieved 21.5%. The fourth and fifth positions were claimed by Birch Gold Group (14.8%) and American Hartford Gold (14.6%) respectively.
To ensure fairness and minimise the potential for voting fraud, the entire voting process was overseen by Opinion Stage, a polling software provider, and all voting data was reviewed by impartial third-party moderators.
For the first time since the establishment of these awards in 2014, the voting was exclusively focused on the US market, resulting in record-breaking participation and engagement.
Regrettably, the 2023 vote encountered some turbulence, with the disqualification of a finalist during the process, leading to an extension of the closing date by two weeks. The next-highest ranked shortlisted company, Noble Gold, was included as a replacement and went on to secure fourth place in the Gold Retirement category.
Comprehensive results and further details on all voting categories can be found on Bullion.Directory’s Official Results Page.