I buy all types of gold and silver coins and bars but reserve the right to limit quantities of bullion I will purchase at any one time. For large quantities please call ahead. I sometimes buy scrap gold jewelry if time permits but the time consuming process of assessing the jewelry and filing the required police reports means I can only do so if the store is not busy. I purchase larger silver items such as flatware sets, but not silver jewelry. I do not buy or sell any type of silver or gold bullion through the mail.
I keep only limited cash on hand so for transactions over a few hundred dollars I will have to pay by cheque. I am licensed in the City of Calgary and follow the city bylaws requiring me to file a police report on all purchases, which require the seller to provide two pieces of identification, one of which must be a government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc), with the other something official but need not have a photo (heath care, credit card, etc). You must also provide proof of your address which may be on one of the ID's, but could be a piece of mail addressed to you, and you will be required to sign the report prior to payment being made. If you cannot provide the required ID, or are unwilling to sign the report, I cannot buy your items.
These Kitco gold and silver charts are in Canadian dollars showing the New York spot metals converted at official exchange rates, updated throughout the day when the New York markets are open.