DGSE Companies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: DGSE) announced today a significant expansion in its bullion products sourced from Elemetal, LLC that will allow DGSE's 34 national locations to offer greater quantities of gold and silver bullion to its retail and wholesale customers at market leading prices.
"Traditionally, gold and silver bullion buyers have had two poor options: paying significant premiums at their local coin shops or ordering through an online vendor and hoping that the transaction is delivered in a timely manner," stated Jim Vierling, DGSE's CEO, President and Chairman of the Board. "DGSE's expansion of its bullion offerings will allow our customers to take advantage of the best of both worlds; immediate physical delivery of bullion at one of our convenient national locations, at the very best price."
Significant quantities of gold, silver, platinum and palladium investment grade bullion will now be available at all 34 DGSE locations, including bullion from Elemetal subsidiaries OPM Metals and NTR Metals, as well as government mints from around the world.
Bill LeRoy, President of Elemetal, LLC said, "We expect DGSE to be a significant piece of our bullion supply chain. Their national retail footprint is valuable to our current and future plans to fully integrate the collection, refining, minting and distribution of recycled precious metals."
Elemetal, LLC is a global precious metals conglomerate based in Dallas, Texas. Its principal holdings include OPM Metals™, NTR Metals®, Echo Environmental™, and DGSE Companies, Inc.
NTR Metals operates a worldwide network of over 70 precious metals processing locations in 12 countries. It serves more than 25,000 companies, ranging from small, independent businesses to large corporations.
OPM Metals is the largest American refiner of "good delivery" gold and silver, and has earned SCS Global Services certifications for Certified Responsible Source Gold and Silver, and 100% Recycled Gold and Silver Content.
Echo Environmental is a large-scale processor of hazardous and non-hazardous precious metal-bearing industrial byproducts. In 2012, Echo Environmental processed over 30 million pounds of these byproducts.
DGSE Companies, Inc. wholesales and retails jewelry, diamonds, fine watches, and precious metal bullion and rare coin products through its Bullion Express, Charleston Gold & Diamond Exchange, Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange, and Southern Bullion Coin & Jewelry operations. DGSE also owns Fairchild International, Inc., one of the largest vintage watch wholesalers in the country. In addition to its retail facilities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, the Company operates internet websites which can be accessed at www.bullionexpress.com, www.dgse.com, www.cgdeinc.com, and www.sbcoin.com. Real-time price quotations and real-time order execution in precious metals are provided on another DGSE website at www.USBullionExchange.com. Wholesale customers can access the full vintage watch inventory through the restricted site at www.FairchildWatches.com.
The Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and its common stock trades on NYSE MKT Exchange under the symbol "DGSE."
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