Steve Forbes: Sales of gold and silver coins should not be taxed

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By Steve Forbes
Forbes.com, New York
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

When you exchange a 20-dollar bill for two 10-dollar bills, you don't pay sales tax on the transaction, even though, theoretically, you are "buying" the tens. The notion is preposterous.

Yet if you purchase a gold coin that was created by the U.S. Mint and is legally usable for commercial transactions, in some states you have to pay sales tax on that coin.

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Uncle Sam also says people who buy and sell such coins are liable for capital gains taxes.

Of course, you would never buy a silver dollar from the mint for, say, $35 and then use it to pay for a $1 candy bar, but the point is that such coins are legal tender. ..

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