Sell Your Gold To The Great Canadian Roadshow
Canada’s Most Trusted Brand for Cashing in on Gold
The Great Canadian Roadshow Buy’s ALL Gold Items
Selling your gold can be an overwhelming process! Is it real gold? What is the purity? What is its true value? How can I be sure I’m not being taken advantage of?
The Great Canadian Roadshow is now making it easier than ever to sell your gold to a trusted source, all from the comfort of your own home!
Our on-site specialists simplify the process and take out all the guesswork for you! Simply package your items with the materials provided within our FREE Evaluation Kit and our experts take care of the rest! Here’s our short informational video explaining our process!.
What Gold Items Does the Great Canadian Roadshow Buy?
Your items can be old, new, broken, mismatched, scratched and everything in between!
The most common items we see are:
- Gold Rings, gold bracelets, gold necklaces, gold charms, gold pendants and any other type of gold jewellery
- Canadian gold coins, American gold coins and other gold coins from around the world.
- Gold bullion from different mints all over the world (gold coins, gold bars, gold ingots, gold rounds)
- Gold filled and rolled gold items
Sell Your Designer Jewelry
At the Great Canadian Roadshow – we even pay top price for all your designer and luxury brands. We always do our best to match your items with one of our collectors – which ensures that you will get the maximum fair market value for your pieces. We are always looking for the following brands:
- Tiffany & Co.
- Van Cleef & Arpels
- David Yurman
- John Hardy
- Marco Bicego
- Harry Winston
- Neil Lane
- Roberto Coin
- Henri Daussi
Please keep in mind – not all pieces above are considered collectible or worth more than their precious metal content. Depending on what our collectors are looking for, overall condition, whether or not the pieces come with original paperwork and packaging and other fine details - we determine the best avenue for your sale. We treat each piece separately – so the best way to find out is to take advantage of our FREE Evaluation Kit .
What Other Gold Items Does GCR Purchase?
Gold bullion and gold coins are another area of GCR’s expertise. With trained numismatists on location – and a database of over 10,000 collectors – we are constantly trying to maximize the value of your gold coins and gold bullion.
Gold Bullion from all over the world:
- Minted Items such as bars, coins, rounds and ingots.
- Vintage, hand and cast pours
- All ages
- All conditions
- All manufacturers
Gold Coins from all over the world:
- Canadian gold coins such as centennial, olympic, and Royal Canadian Mint gold coins
- American gold coins such as gold eagles, liberty heads, and all pre-1933 gold coins
- All antique and ancient gold coins
- Mexican gold coins
- Austrian gold coins
- Australian gold coins
- And many more!
Do we buy Gold Plated, Rolled Gold and Gold Filled Jewellery?
Have you ever wondered what the markings on your gold jewellery mean? When you see a marking like 18k (or 750) – it is depicting the purity of gold within the piece. For example, 18k Jewellery is 75% pure gold, with the remainder being a different metal. When the purity of gold in an item is high, the payout will be much higher. Gold plated, gold filled and rolled gold jewellery generally have 1/10th or 1/20th marking on them – which means the gold is just the outer coating. Due to this, the payout for gold filled and plated jewellery is much lower. However, anything that is marked, the Great Canadian Roadshow will buy.
Gold Plated means that there is a thin layer of gold over another piece of metal – usually copper, nickel or silver. This is seen a lot in costume jewellery, however, there are negative effects to this – such as turning your skin green or causing skin irritation.
Gold Filled jewelry has gold bonded to a base metal, usually sterling silver or brass. Gold filled jewellery is generally much thicker.
If you are not sure what your items are – that’s why we are here! Take advantage of our FREE Evaluation Kit and send us your items, completely risk and obligation free.
Have a question? Reach out today and contact us.
Are My Items Gold?
At the Great Canadian Roadshow, we buy all types of precious metals - including gold, silver, platinum and even gold plated and gold-filled items.
As experts in the industry for over 10 years, GCR is educated in buying all types of gold– whether jewellery, coins, bullion and more from all over the world.
Inspect the Item for Hallmark
The easiest way to determine whether or not your item is truly gold, is to look for the hallmarks. Hallmarks are stamps/markings on the pieces that help indicate the purity of the metal within the piece. Standard gold markings are: 9k (37.5% pure), 10k (41.6% pure), 14k (58.5% pure), 18k (75% Pure), 22k (91.6% pure).
Common locations for jewellery are in the inside of a ring or near the clasp of a necklace, for example. More often than not, you will need a magnifying glass or a “loupe” to clearly see any hallmarks.
Common markings for plated items:
- GF – Gold Filled
- GP or GEP – Gold Plated or Gold Electroplated
Use a Magnet to Test
Another simple way to determine whether or not your item is real gold, is with the magnet test. We recommend getting a strong magnet that you can find at your local hardware store, for example an earth magnet.
The process is very simple. Gold is non-magnetic. Hold the magnet near your items, if your chain, ring, or coin are instantly attracted to the magnet, your items are not made of the precious metal gold.
Another thing to keep in mind is that on most necklaces or bracelets, the clasp itself is not made of gold. So if you are only seeing a reaction from the clasp, but not the rest of the piece, your item could be gold.
However, if there is no reaction – it does not necessarily mean that your item is gold. The item could still be heavily plated or counterfeit, which is why we always recommend using our experts and x-ray technology to always ensure a fair assessment of your precious items.
Confirm the Purity
Once you have determined whether or not your item is made of a precious metal, the next step is determining the purity of it. While there are “at home” ways of determining the purity, they are not 100% accurate. With our XRF machine technology, we are able to determine the exact metal breakdown of your items.
This is why we recommend getting the Great Canadian Roadshow’s FREE Evaluation Kit today – and make sure you get paid what you deserve for your items!