FAQ

What We Buy

WE ACCEPT ALL GOLD PRODUCTS

Items can be old, new, mismatched, scratched, designer name or anything in between!

Scrap Jewelry
Do you have broken, mismatched or unused gold jewelry sitting around and collecting dust? Well now is the time to get paid out and send yourself on an early vacation! Our experts are on site ready to evaluate all types of gold, including: gold rings, gold earrings, gold bracelets, gold necklaces, gold anklets, gold pendants and much more! Whether broken, intact, old, or new, we are always buying gold – and our best price guarantee ensures you will always get the most for your pieces!

Designer Jewelry
We are always looking for the following brands:

Bvlgari

Buccellati

Cartier

Chopard

David Yurman

Garrard

Graff

Harry Winston

Henri Daussi

John Hardy

Lagos

Marco Bicego

Neil Lane

Piaget

Roberto Coin

Tacori

Tiffany & Co.

Van Cleef & Arpels

Gold Bullion

Muzeum buys all gold bullion.

Minted items such as bars, coins, rounds

Vintage, hand and cast pours

All conditions

All manufacturers

Gold Coins

Muzeum buys all gold coins

Canadian Gold Coins such as Centennial, Olympic, & Royal Canadian Mint

American Gold Coins such as Eagles, Liberty Heads, & Pre-1933 Gold Coins

All ancient gold coins

Mexican Gold Coins

Austrian Gold Coins

British Gold Coins

And many more!
 

Gold plated and gold filled items

Gold plated items contain a thin layer of gold over a different piece of metal – usually copper, nickel or silver.

Gold filled items consist of gold fused with a base metal, usually silver or brass. Gold filled items are generally thicker and heavier than gold plated items.

We will buy any item with a marking, however, the value of plated and filled items will be lower than gold items containing a higher karat purity.
 

Unsure whether your items contain precious metals and what these items may be worth? Muzeum encourages our customers to take advantage of our FREE service! Our experts provide the most accurate and fair market value, completely free of charge.

 

We use various methods when examining precious metal items, which include: 

 

Inspect the item for any hallmarks

A resourceful method when determining gold purity is to look for hallmarks.

Most precious metal items include hallmarks, which are markings engraved into the item, to help indicate the purity of the metal.

Standard gold markings are 10k Gold Jewellery - 10K/417 (41.6%)

14k Gold Jewellery - 14K/585 (58.3%)

18k Gold Jewellery - 18K/750 (75%)

22k Gold Jewellery - 22K/917 (91.6%)

Common locations for jewelry for example can be found on the inside of a ring or near the clasp of a necklace

In order to clearly see the hallmarks on these items, we recommend using a magnifying glass or a loupe.

Plated/Filled items also have common markings such as GF (Gold Filled), GP (Gold Plated) 

Use a strong magnet

Another simple method to help in determining whether or not your item is gold is by using a magnet.

We recommend using a strong magnet, such as an earth magnet.

Precious metals such as gold and silver should NOT get picked up by the magnet.

When you hold the magnet near your items, if the item is attracted to the magnet then that part is not made of any precious metal.

If the item does not react to the magnet this does not mean that it is gold.

The item can be heavily plated, which is why our experts use x-ray technology to ensure you receive a fair assessment on your items 

Confirm the purity

Once the item is confirmed to be made of precious metals, our next step is determining the purity of the item.

With our X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) machine technology, we are able to determine the exact metal breakdown of your items allowing us to give you a fair market value for your gold items.

The XRF machine is an x-ray that recognizes various metal compositions found within a precious metal item, informing us of the exact purity of the metal.

Following these simple steps allows Muzeum to make sure you get paid what you deserve for your items!

Get your free evaluation today!

WE ACCEPT ALL SILVER PRODUCTS

Items can be coins, sterling tea settings and cutlery, bullion, jewellery, old, new, mismatched, scratched, designer name or anything in between!

Scrap Jewellery
Do you have broken, mismatched or unused silver jewellery sitting around and collecting dust? Well now is the time to get paid out and send yourself on an early vacation! Our experts are on site ready to evaluate all types of silver, including: rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, pendants and much more! Whether broken, intact, old, or new, we are always buying silver– and our best price guarantee ensures you will always get the most for your pieces!

Silver Bullion

Muzeum buys all silver bullion.

Minted items such as bars, coins, rounds.

Vintage, hand and cast pours

All conditions

All manufacturers

Silver Coins

Muzeum buys all silver coins

Canadian Silver Coins such as silver dollars, centennial coins, Olympic, & Royal Canadian Mint and any coins dated 1967 and earlier.

American Silver Coins such as morgan and peace silver dollars, any american coinage dated 1964 and earlier, Eagle coins and more.

All ancient Silver coins

Mexican Silver Coins

Austrian Silver Coins

British Silver Coins

And many more!

Silver plated and Silver Filled Items

Unfortunately, we do not purchase silver plated and filled items.

Unsure whether your items contain precious metals and what these items may be worth? Muzeum and The Great Canadian Roadshow encourages our customers to take advantage of our FREE service! Our experts provide the most accurate and fair market value, completely free of charge.

 

We use various methods when examining precious metal items, which include: 

Inspect the item for any hallmarks

A resourceful method when determining silver purity is to look for hallmarks.

Most precious metal items include hallmarks, which are markings engraved into the item, to help indicate the purity of the metal.

Standard silver markings are Sterling (also can be marked as 925, STER, STG, or 92.5%) 800 (80%) or 500 (50%

Common locations for jewellery for example can be found on the inside of a ring or near the clasp of a necklace

In order to clearly see the hallmarks on these items, we recommend using a magnifying glass or a loupe.

 

Use a strong magnet

Another simple method to help in determining whether or not your item is silver is by using a magnet

We recommend using a strong magnet, such as an earth magnet

Precious metals such as gold and silver should NOT get picked up by the magnet.

When you hold the magnet near your items, if the item is attracted to the magnet then that part is not made of any precious metal.

If the item does not react to the magnet this does not mean that it is silver.

The item can be heavily plated, which is why our experts use x-ray technology to ensure you receive a fair assessment on your items.

Confirm the purity

Once the item is confirmed to be made of precious metals, our next step is determining the purity of the item.

With our X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) machine technology, we are able to determine the exact metal breakdown of your items allowing us to give you a fair market value for your gold items.

The XRF machine is an x-ray that recognizes various metal compositions found within a precious metal item, informing us of the exact purity of the metal.

Following these simple steps allows Muzeum to make sure you get paid what you deserve for your items!

Get your free evaluation today!

We Purchase Gold Coins, Silver Coins, Collectible Coins and More!

Canadian, American and World gold coins and silver coins are among the most popular items we evaluate and purchase on a daily basis.

With over a decade of experience in the industry, Muzeum and Great Canadian Roadshow built an extensive database filled with collectors from around the world! They are always looking to add coins to their collection, both gold and silver, varying from proof and commemorative to numismatic and bullion coins.

Gold Coins we look for:

Royal Canadian Mint Gold coins

American Eagle Gold coins

American Buffalo Gold coins

Pre-1933 U.S. Gold coins

Krugerrand Gold coins

Royal Mint Gold coins

Olympic Gold coins

Centennial Gold coins

All Bullion Gold coins

Foreign Silver coins:

Canadian silver coins dated 1968 and earlier

American silver coins dated 1964 and earlier

American silver coins dated 1968 and earlier (ONLY JFK half dollars)

British silver coins dated 1946 and earlier

All other silver coinage from around the world

All silver bullion from around the world

Other Silver coins:

Numismatic coins

Commemorative coins

Mint Sets and Proof coins

Uncirculated coins 

Numismatic Coins:

Numismatic coins tend to carry a value higher than its precious metal content and face value. Many factors are involved when determining whether a coin is numismatic, however, numismatic coins commonly have a limited mintage, a specific variation or there may have been an error during the minting process. Our experts have been identifying and grading numismatic coins for over a decade – so feel free to take advantage of our free service!

Commemorative Coins:

Commemorative coins are issued to honor and celebrate historical events or issues throughout our past. These coins are mass produced with the intention of regular circulation and are not classified as numismatic. There are many commemorative coins that contain precious metal content within them, increasing their value.

Proof Coins:

Proof coins were fashioned as distinct early samples of issued coins throughout history in order to assist with checking dies and for extensive archival use. Today, proof coins consist coins minted in large numbers with the intention of being sold to collectors or numismatists. Nearly all countries have issued proof coinage. Majority of these precious metal coins are worth their value in gold or silver – however there are some cases in which they can be worth more.

Uncirculated Coins:

These coins generally follow one of these classifications:

Coins released to the public but not intended for circulation. These coins have not been handled by human hands.     

Coins that are graded by a reputable company with a grade of Mint State (MS) 60+    

Uncirculated coins are struck with specific adjustments during the minting process, which results in a more satin-like finish

All uncirculated coins are available for purchase from mints or coins dealers. Again, these coins have never been handled by human hands.

Is your coin authentic?

There are many methods that can be used when determining whether or not your coin is authentic. The simplest approach is to verify the weight, diameter and metal content of the coin. Generally, when coins are manufactured by Mints such as Royal Canadian Mint, US Mint, or Royal Mint the weight, diameter and metal used are precise and consistent.

Counterfeit coins will usually not be consistent with one of the three factors regarding the coins weight, diameter and/or metal content. It is difficult to match the exact quality of the coin based on the sophisticated and precise mintage qualities that originate from government issued mints.

Our trained experts at Muzeum and the Great Canadian Roadshow have acquired the skills needed when determining whether a coin is authentic or counterfeit. Leave the verifying and testing to us!

Are you wondering what your gold, silver or platinum coinage is worth? Leave it to the experts and get your Free Evaluation today!

Bullion is defined as investment grade precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum. Bullion is weighed by Troy Ounces or Grams and comes in various forms – including coins, rounds, bars. In Canada, investment grade gold must have of a purity of 99.5% or more and silver must have a purity of 99.9% or more to be considered bullion. Bullion is purchased for investment purposes and are therefore tax exempt.

Bullion Coins

Bullion coins are minted by government entities, which also features a legal tender value added to it. While the value of the precious metal should always be higher than the face value of the coin, these pieces individual value have premium costs as the designs are much more detailed.

Great Canadian Roadshow always applies premium payouts to coins. Popular coins that we buy include, but are not limited to:

Canadian Maple Leaf from the Royal Canadian Mint

Eagle from the United States Mint

Libertad from the Mexican Mint

Krugerrand from the South African Mint

Kangaroo from the Australian Mint

Philharmonic from the Austrian Mint

Britannia from the Royal Mint

Bullion Bars/Rounds

Our rates for bullion bars/ingots and rounds are primarily based on the market value for gold, silver or platinum – and their respective weight and manufacturer.

Bars and rounds do not have a legal tender attributed to them and are generally sold at a lower premium than a coin and in turn are bought back at a lower premium as well.

Muzeum guarantees the highest payout for your bullion products – and our best price guarantee means we will always beat any competitors quote!

We are always looking to buy the following brands:

Australian Mint

Asahi Mint

Credit Suisse

Engelhard

Istanbul Gold

Johnson Matthey

Pamp Suisse

Perth Mint

Republic Metals

Royal Canadian Mint

Sunshine Mint

Valcambi Mint

And All Private Mints! 

Following these simple steps allows Muzeum and the Great Canadian Roadshow to make sure you get paid what you deserve for your items!Get your free evaluation today!

Muzeum is always looking to buy paper money, bank notes, and other types of paper currency on behalf of our collectors.

We look for the following banknotes:

Bank of Canada
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia
Bank of Toronto
Canadian Bank of Commerce
Dominion of Canada
Imperial Bank of Canada
Molson Bank of Canada
The Royal Bank
Union Bank of Canada
United States Silver Certificates
United States Federal Reserve Notes
United States Demand Notes
World notes dated from 1950 and earlier 

What is my paper money worth?

The value of paper money is dependent on 3 main factors:

The overall amount of bills printed (The less printed, the higher its potential value)

The prefix and serial number (e.g. sequential, radar, or low serial numbers)

The variation of bills depending on portrait, errors and signatures.

Are you wondering what your paper money is worth? Leave it to the experts and get your Free Evaluation today!

WHAT WE PAY

The amount we pay for gold, silver and platinum are determined by 4 main factors, including:
Current Market Prices
Weight
Purity
Rare or Collectible Pieces

Current Market Prices

Muzeum determines the market value of gold, silver and platinum using Kitco’s (https://www.kitco.com/)current live market prices.

To ensure we offer competitive and accurate rates, our internal program continuously monitors market value and updates prices by the minute so that we can offer the best price guaranteed.

Weight & Purity

When determining market value for gold, silver, and platinum we take into consideration variables such as weight and purity. Higher levels of purity, as well as, larger weights within any lot can increase its potential value.

Purity: Gold, silver and platinum items that contain a higher level of purity, based on karat, will receive higher payments than those of a lower purity.

For example, gold is often mixed with other metal alloys such a copper, zinc, and even silver. This lowers the purity of the gold and simultaneously lowers the value of the item.

Common Gold Purities Are:
24k gold jewellery: 99,9+% Pure
22k gold jewellery: 91,6%
20k gold jewellery: 83.3%

18k gold jewellery: 75.0%
14k gold jewellery: 58.0%
12k gold jewellery: 50.0%

10k gold jewellery: 41.6%
9k gold jewellery: 37.5%

8k gold jewellery: 33.3%

Common Silver Purities Are:
Pure Silver: 99.0+% Pure
Sterling: 92.5%
American Coin: 90%
Canadian Coin: 80%
Mexican Silver: 80%

0,500 or 50% Silver

Common Platinum Purities Are:
999: 99.9% Pure
950: 95.0%
900: 90.0%

750: 75.0%

Rare or Collectible Pieces

Great Canadian Roadshow employs a team of trained experts who provide evaluations at no additional cost in order to assist you with determining a fair market value. Manufacturers around the world use markings, engravings and specific stamps to identify the piece they crafted. These markings can wear off over time, or in some cases, even be replicated, which makes it difficult for some buyers to determine the level of purity and a fair value. Here at the Great Canadian Roadshow our staff are fully trained with industry standard tools, such as the X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzer and other various spectrometers, which help determine the purity of our lots.

Item-specific characteristics may potentially increase the value of your gold, silver or platinum piece. These specific characteristics such as diamonds and brand name companies are taken into consideration when determining if your piece has a greater value rather than its raw metal value.

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