We Buy All Gold, Silver and Precious Metal Coins From Around The World!
At the Great Canadian Roadshow, we are always interested in purchasing a variety of coins. Most commonly we see Canadian and American gold and silver coins, but thanks to our extensive database of collectors, we are always interested in coins from around the world! We are constantly looking to help our collectors add numismatic coins, commemorative coins, bullion coins and much more to add to their portfolio. We also buy full collections of coins whether they were inherited or gifted!
Our FREE Evaluation Kit offers a simple & safe process to make sure that you get paid the highest value you for your rare coins.
Types of Coins We Buy
We accept all precious metal coins from all over the world, including bullion, numismatic, commemorative coins and more.
- We Buy Gold Coins
- Olympic Gold Coins
- Centennial Gold Coins
- Royal Canadian Mint Gold Coins
- American Gold Coins like Gold Eagle, Liberty Head, Indian Head and other gold coins
- All Gold coins from all over the world, including Austrian, Mexican, British and Chinese
- All Gold bullion coins, counds, bars and ingots from government mints and private mints
- We Buy Silver Coins
- Canadian Coins dated 1968 and Earlier
- American Coins dated 1964 and Earlier (1969 and earlier for JFK Half Dollars)
- British Coins dated 1946 and Earlier
- All other Silver Coinage from around the world
- All Silver Bullion coins, rounds, bars and ingots from government mints and private mints
- We Buy All Coins
- Royal Canadian Mint Coins and Sets
- Franklin Mint Coins and Sets
- Numismatic Coins
- Commemorative Coins
- Mint Sets and Proof Coins
- Uncirculated Coins
- Coin Sets / Collections of any kind
These coins have a value above its precious metal content or face value. Whether it’s due to a limited mintage, an error during the minting process, a specific variation or otherwise – there is always a collectors market for numismatic coins.
These are coins that were issued to commemorate some particular event or issue. While these coins are generally minted in very large quantities, and thus are not considered numismatic, there are still many versions with precious metal content within them.
The original versions of proof coins were created as samples to check dies and archival purposes. Now a days, proof coins refer to any coin that was minted with the specific intention of being sold to coin collectors and numismatists. Nearly all countries have issued proof coinage.
- This type of coin generally follows one of these 3 classifications:
- A coin that was released to the public but not intended for general circulation – but is available from mints or local coin dealers. This means they have not been handled by human hands.
- A coin that has been officially graded by a reputable company with a grade of Mint State (MS) 60+
- The process of which a coin is made. For example, the U.S. Mint makes specific adjustments to their minting process when creating uncirculated coins, which result in a more satin-like finish.
At the Great Canadian Roadshow, we have numismatists on location and coin experts with over 40 years of industry experience. Take advantage of our experts and get your FREE Evaluation Kit today.
How Do You Know If Your Coin Is Authentic?
It’s an unfortunate truth that the more rare and collectible a coin is, the higher the chance of counterfeits and fakes being put into the market to trick unsuspecting collectors. The easiest way to determine a fake is by the weight, size and metal that the coin is made with.
When coins are minted (by the Royal Canadian Mint or the US Mint for example) – the weight, size and metal used are exact, precise and consistent. Counterfeits will generally have one, two, or all three of these factors incorrect.
The magnet test is a great way to determine if a precious metal coin is fake. Gold and silver are non-magnetic metals – so if a coin which is supposed to be made of a precious metal reacts to the magnet, it’s a fake.
Counterfeits have become very impressive though. Certain fakes will actually be made of the correct precious metal, for example, silver. That is when weight and size of the coin comes into play. If the metal is correct, the weight will likely be off. If the metal and weight is correct, the size will likely be off.
Counterfeiters do not have the sophisticated and precise mintage qualities that coins coming from government issued mints have.
These are all skills that our experts and on site numismatists have acquired and gained knowledge through over 40 years of industry experience.
Leave the testing and verification to us and send your coins in through our FREE Evaluation Kit today.
Grading and Authenticating Coins
- This type of coin generally follows one of these two classifications:
- To authenticate that a rare coin is real
- To help attribute a fair market value for the coin
There are books that show pricing for specific numismatic coins. Differences in the grading may impact the value of the coin by hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Third-party grading companies provide these services for a fee but are independent from the buyer and seller within a transaction. An important factor to always remember is that these grading companies operate through the discretion of their professional graders and the opinion of those graders.
|Poor||PO-1||The coin is barely recognizable. The date is missing and the design has no raised edges.|
|Fair||FR-2||Design outline and date may be visible enough to make out the type of coin, but the lettering and rim is worn and may be completely gone.|
|Almost Good||AG-3||You should be able to make out more of the letter and the design. Rims of the coin will still be generally worn.|
|Good||G – 4 & G – 6||You can make out the general design of the coin, but the details will be weak. The rim of the coin will be more prominent.|
|Very Good||VG – 8 & VG – 10||Medium to heavy wear, but more details will be visible. Example - 3 or more letters of the word Liberty will be visible on the Liberty coin.|
|Fine||F -12 & F -15||Medium wear. More details will be visible. Example - All 7 letters of the word Liberty will be visible on the Liberty coin.|
|Very Fine||VF – 20, 25, 30, 35||Medium to light wear. Details will be more visible. Example - All 7 letters of the word Liberty will be visible and strong on the Liberty coin.|
|Extremely Fine||XF – 40 & XF – 45||Light wear will be found on high parts of the coin. Could also show signs of the Mint luster.|
|About/Almost Uncirculated||AU – 50, 53, 55, 58||Extremely light wear or light traces of friction only at the highest points. Can be mistaken as an Uncirculated coin. A AU – 58 coin could be considered a MS – 63 with a slight trace of wear.|