(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a purchaser shall hold all
valuable articles within the jurisdiction of purchase for a period of thirty days
from the date of purchase, during which time the valuable articles shall be held separate
and apart from any other transaction and shall not be changed in form or altered in
any way. The purchaser shall permit any requesting law enforcement officer to inspect the
valuable articles during the thirty-day period.
(2) Stamped and assayed gold and silver bullion and gold coins shall not be subject
to the holding requirement imposed by subsection (1) of this section. In lieu of such requirement, the purchaser shall be required to record the identity
of any person to whom he transfers any such bullion or coins and the date, time, and
place of such transfer.
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