Georgia was the last to join the original 13 colonies and was founded in 1732. The state is known for its fruit orchards, which has resulted in the state's nickname of The Peach State. Gold was found in the northern Georgia mountains in 1829. This resulted in a gold rush and led to the federal government establishing a mint located in Dahlonega, which remained in operation throughout the rush until it was over, closing its doors in 1861. Today, many people in Georgia still invest in gold bullion. Georgia has tax policies that are friendly to investors, making the state a popular destination for people buying precious metal, and you can find many well-known coin shops there.