As well as collector coins I also buy all types of gold and silver coins and bars. I sometimes buy scrap gold jewelry but only if time permits as assessing the items and file the required police reports is time consuming and generally the store is too busy to allow for that. I purchase larger silver items such as flatware sets, but not silver jewelry. I only buy and sell silver or gold bullion in the store, not through the mail.
I keep only limited cash on hand so for transactions over a few hundred dollars I will have to pay by my company cheque. I am licensed in the City of Calgary and follow the city bylaws requiring me take you idea and file a police report on all purchases. You will need to provide two pieces of identification, one of which must be a non-expired government issued photo ID (driver's license, Alberta ID, passport, etc), with the other something official but need not have a photo (heath care, credit card, etc). You must provide proof of your address which may be on you ID but could be a piece of mail such as a bill addressed to you. You will be required to sign the report and if you cannot provide the required ID, or are unwilling to sign the report, I cannot buy your items.
Shipping within Canada and the USA is back to normal. Shipping to most other countries is not and I rarely ship to countries other than Canada and the USA. This is mostly due to sales tax rules many countries implemented requiring the shipper to collect the taxes from the buying, register with the tax department in that country, and keep track of how to send that money to each individual country shipped to. The extra work is more than I am willing to take on so I generally I no longer ship to any countries other than Canada and the USA.