Article: Bullion.Directory, the leading online directory and resource for gold and silver buyers, has unveiled the winners of the highly anticipated 2023 Bullion Dealer of the Year public vote.
After an initial shortlisting vote in April and May, 72 nominated companies were narrowed down to 36 finalists across six categories, resulting in a fiercely competitive race for top honors.
Following a record-breaking 36,285 verified votes, Augusta Precious Metals emerged as the clear winner, earning the title of the 2023 Bullion Dealer of the Year. Goldco secured the silver medal, while Money Metals Exchange claimed the bronze position, making it a closely contested competition.
In addition to winning the top award, Augusta Precious Metals also achieved victories in the High Net Worth Specialist and Gold Retirement Specialist categories, solidifying their position as a leader in the industry.
Isaac Nuriani, CEO of Augusta Precious Metals, expressed his gratitude for the recognition, stating, “This award underscores Augusta’s commitment to educating Americans about the economy and guiding them through the process of opening gold IRAs. It is a testament to the integrity of our team. We owe our success to our clients’ satisfaction and extend our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who took the time to vote for us. Thank you for this tremendous honor.”
Augusta Precious Metals secured 26.7% of the main vote, closely followed by Goldco with 22.3% and Money Metals Exchange with 21.5%. Birch Gold Group claimed fourth place with 14.8%, while American Hartford Gold took fifth place with 14.6%.
To ensure fairness and minimise voting fraud, the vote was overseen by polling software suppliers Opinion Stage, and all voting data was assessed by third-party moderators.
In a first for the awards since their inception in 2014, the vote focused exclusively on the US market, achieving record numbers of votes and participants.
Unfortunately, the 2023 vote was not without its share of drama. The disqualification of a finalist during the vote resulted in the extension of the closing date by two weeks, with the next-highest polling shortlisted company, Noble Gold, being added as a replacement. Noble Gold went on to secure fourth place in the Gold Retirement category.
For complete results and details of all voting categories, visit Bullion.Directory’s Official Results Page.