The Virginia Precious Metal Dealer Bond is required for those who would like to obtain a permit as a dealer of precious gems and metals in the state. A dealer, as defined in the Virginia Administrative Code, is any person engaged in the purchasing of secondhand precious metals or gems, removing in any manner precious metals or gems from manufactured articles not then owned by such person or buying, acquiring or selling precious metals or gems removed from such manufactured articles.
Unlike insurance, the bond is in place to protect the public from you. If there is a claim placed on your bond and you are found at fault the surety company will issue a payout, however, you will have to pay them back. The amount of the surety bond must be in the penal sum of $25,000 and must be issued by a surety company licensed to do business in the state of Virginia.
Complete our easy to navigate online application. Within one business day, one of our licensed agents will contact you with a no-obligation quote for your bond (the “premium”). Once any necessary paperwork is signed and the premium payment is processed, your surety bond will be shipped to you via USPS Priority Mail (overnight shipping options also available).
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