Bullion.Directory, the foremost online directory and comprehensive resource for gold and silver buyers, has announced the highly anticipated outcomes of the 2023 Bullion Dealer of the Year public vote.

After an initial shortlisting vote held in April and May, a total of 72 nominated companies were whittled down to 36 finalists, spanning across six distinct categories, fueling an intense and spirited competition for the ultimate accolades.

Following an extraordinary 36,285 verified votes, Augusta Precious Metals emerged as the undisputed victors, claiming the coveted title of 2023 Bullion Dealer of the Year. Securing the second position was Goldco, earning the silver medal, while Money Metals Exchange claimed the bronze with their impressive performance.

In addition to their overall triumph, Augusta Precious Metals triumphed in two other categories: High Net Worth Specialist and Gold Retirement Specialist, solidifying their prominent position within the industry.

Isaac Nuriani, the CEO of Augusta Precious Metals, expressed sincere gratitude for the recognition, stating, “This award reinforces Augusta’s commitment to educate Americans about the economy and guide them through the process of establishing gold IRAs. It serves as a testament to the integrity of our team. We owe our success to the satisfaction of our clients and extend heartfelt appreciation to all those who dedicated their time to vote for us. Thank you for bestowing this remarkable honor upon us.”

The vote distribution exhibited Augusta Precious Metals as the clear leader with 26.7% of the main vote. Close on their heels were Goldco with 22.3% and Money Metals Exchange with 21.5%. The fourth and fifth positions were secured by Birch Gold Group (14.8%) and American Hartford Gold (14.6%) respectively.

To ensure impartiality and minimise the risk of voting fraud, the vote was meticulously overseen by Opinion Stage, a trusted polling software supplier, with all voting data thoroughly scrutinised by third-party moderators.

For the first time since the inception of these awards in 2014, the focus of the vote was exclusively on the US market, achieving remarkable levels of participation and setting new records for votes received.

Regrettably, the 2023 vote was not without its share of drama, as the disqualification of a finalist necessitated an extension of the closing date by two weeks. As a replacement, the next-highest polling shortlisted company, Noble Gold, was included, ultimately securing the fourth place in the Gold Retirement category.

Comprehensive details and a complete rundown of the voting categories can be found on Bullion.Directory’s Official Results Page.