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These are the questions you need to ask your bullion dealer to make an informed purchase and make sure that precious metals are working for you.
If you’re still learning about investing in gold and silver, this guide to Canadian bullion will help you decide between gold coins vs gold bars, silver coins vs silver bars, and more.
Yes, and it's tax free. You can buy gold bullion from Global Bullion Suppliers. We are one of Canada’s top gold bullion suppliers and offer FREE INSURED shipping on orders over $500.
We carry a variety of gold bullion products from mints such as the Royal Canadian Mint and PAMP.
Our Royal Canadian Mint Gold Products include:
1 oz Gold Bullion Bar
1 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin
½ oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin
¼ oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin
1/10 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coin
25g Gold Maplegram Sheet (25 x 1g Gold Coin)
We also carry additional gold bullion products including:
1 oz credit Suisse gold bullion bar
1 oz Lady Fortuna PAMP Suisse gold bullion bar
25g Lady Fortuna PAMP Suisse gold bullion sheet (25 x 1g gold bullion bar)
5g Lady Fortuna PAMP Suisse gold bullion bar and more!
If you have any other questions related to gold bullion, please give us a call at 1(800)427-4045 or chat with us live!
You can buy gold bars here, on our website! Gold bars are also referred to as wafers, or ingots. We offer a variety including Royal Canadian Mint, PAMP, Credit Suisse & more!
We recommend that in general, you only buy gold bullion and silver bullion products from reputable dealers. We also do not recommend buying from the bank, as the premiums and prices are generally much higher.
While price is a big factor, you should always make sure you are buying your gold bullion from a reputable source.This guarantees the purity and ensures that your gold bullion will be genuine. For example, Global Bullion Suppliers is a DNA dealer registered with the Royal Canadian Mint.
If your goal is to buy cheaper gold, we recommend lower premium products, such as an “our choice product”, a bar or a round. Or to purchase in bulk - as we offer tiered pricing / savings based on quantity.
Always do your due diligence when it comes to buying gold bullion and silver bullion.
Whether you buy 1 oz of gold bullion in the form of a coin, bar, or round – you essentially hold 1 oz of gold bullion.
There are a few main differences that separates a coin from a bar and a round.
Coins are minted by the non-private mints and have a legal tender attribute dto them. For example, the 1 oz gold maple leaf coin has a $50 face value.
Overall purity can also play a factor. Most coins have a purity of 99.99%, whereas some bars and rounds will have a purity of 99.90% However, the overall value of gold bullion will still be 1 oz, no matter which piece you own.
Coins are also world known and recognizeable, since they are associated to the countries that produce them.
Examples of these coins include:
The Gold Maple Leaf and Silver Maple Leaf from Royal Canadian Mint
The Gold Eagle and Silver Eagle from the US Mint
The Gold Britannia and Silver Britannia from Royal Mint
The Gold Krugerrand and Silver Krugerrand from the South African Mint
The Gold Philharmonic and Silver Philharmonic from the Austrian Mint
The Gold Kangaroo and Silver Kangaroo from the Australian Mint
Some people believe that it will be easier to get better price when reselling a gold bullion coin vs a gold bullion bar vs a gold bullion round – but this is all dependent on the dealer you sell to.
This refers to the purity of the gold bullion coin itself. A gold bullion coin with 9999 fineness is considered a 99.99% pure gold bullion coin, whereas a gold bullion coin with a 999 fineness is considered a 99.90% pure gold bullion coin.
Whether you hold 1 oz of gold that is 9999 or 999, it is still 1 oz of gold.
24 Karat Gold refers to the purity of the gold. All gold is measured on the 24k scale. This is used primarily in the jewellery industry.
For example, 18k gold is 75% pure gold, as it is simply 18/24 on the karat scale.
All gold bullion pieces sold by Global Bullion Suppliers has a minimum fineness of 99.9% gold.
In Canada, gold bullion is considered an investment vehicle and is exempt of tax. For a gold bullion piece to be considered bullion grade, it must have a minimum of 99.5% pure gold must be achieved. For a piece of silver bullion, a purity of 99.9% pure silver or more must be achieved.
Most Canadians believe that the 1 Oz Gold Maple Leaf coin from Royal Canadian Mint is the best product to buy. This is due to the security features, purity of 9999 (99.99%), and the fact that this piece of gold bullion is essentially known world-wide.
At Global Bullion, we believe any gold coin (which means it was minted by a government entity and has a legal tender attributed to it) is a good piece to buy and add to your collection. Some other popular gold coins include the 1 oz gold Eagle from the US mint, the 1 oz gold Britannia from the Royal Mint, the 1 oz gold Philharmonic coin from the Austrian Mint, etc.
The price of gold is constantly changing, as it is linked to the live price of gold. We recommend using a website like https://www.kitco.com/market/ to help you determine the current live prices of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium. This website also shows gold bullion price in oz, gram, kilogram, etc.
Your goal should always be to pay as little above spot as possible for gold. Keep in mind, when buying a coin or a more unique item, the premiums and the amount over spot will always be higher than a round, bar, or a discounted product (less known mint, for example). There really is no fixed number of what you should pay over spot for gold bullion. The closer you can purchase your gold to the spot price at the time of purchase, the better.
You can buy physical gold bars and gold bullion from the Global Bullion Suppliers website or from our storefront location. You can either pick them up in person or have the items shipped to your address via Canada Post tracked and insured shipping. Any orders with a value over $500 get shipped for free and have a signature requirement on the package.
Yes! You can buy silver bullion from Global Bullion Suppliers. We are one of Canada’s top silver bullion suppliers. We offer FREE INSURED shipping on orders over $500 and carry a variety of silver bullion products from a variety of mints. Our Royal Canadian Mint silver product includes: 1 Oz silver bullion maple leaf, 10 Oz silver bullion magnificent maple leaf coin, 10 Oz silver bullion bar and the 100 Oz silver bullion bar.. We carry a wide variety of silver coins, including the 1 Oz Silver Bullion Maple Leaf from Royal Canadian Mint, the 1 Oz Silver Bullion Eagle from the US mint, the 1 Oz Silver Bullion Britannia from Royal Mint, the 1 Oz Silver Bullion Philharmonic from Austrian Mint, the 1 Oz Silver Bullion Krugerrand from the South African Mint, 1 Oz Silver Bullion Kangaroo from the Australian Mint, 1 Oz Silver Bullion Libertad from the Mexican mint as well as an assortment of 2 Oz Silver Bullion, 5 Oz Silver Bullion, 10 Oz Silver Bullion, 1kg Silver Bullion and 100 Oz Silver Bullion.
In Canada, silver bullion is considered an investment vehicle and is exempt of tax. For a gold bullion piece to be considered bullion grade, it must have a minimum of 99.5% pure gold must be achieved. For a piece of silver bullion, a purity of 99.9% pure silver or more must be achieved.
Whether you buy 1 oz of silver bullion in the form of a coin, bar, or round – you essentially hold 1 oz of silver bullion. The difference comes in the design (coins are minted from a government entity and usually have a queen or kings head on the obverse), the legal tender attribution (coins are the only pieces that will have legal tender) and the overall purity (99.99% for most coins vs 99.90% for bars and rounds). However, the overall value of silver bullion will still be 1 oz, no matter which piece you own. Some people believe that it will be easier to get a higher premium when reselling a silver bullion coin vs a silver bullion bar vs a silver bullion round – but this is all dependent on the dealer you sell to.
This refers to the purity of the silver bullion coin itself. A silver bullion coin with 9999 fineness is considered a 99.99% pure silver bullion coin, whereas a silver bullion coin with a 999 fineness is considered a 99.90% pure silver bullion coin.
Yes! Canadian Silver Maple Leafs Global Bullions most popular silver coin item. They are minted by the Royal Canadian Mint, so they are government issued and each coin carries a legal tender of $5. We believe all silver bullion is a good investment – whether silver coins, silver bars or silver rounds. We carry a wide variety of silver coins, including the 1 Oz Silver Bullion Maple Leaf from Royal Canadian Mint, the 1 Oz Silver Bullion Eagle from the US mint, the 1 Oz Silver Bullion Britannia from Royal Mint, the 1 Oz Silver Bullion Philharmonic from Austrian Mint, the 1 Oz Silver Bullion Krugerrand from the South African Mint, 1 Oz Silver Bullion Kangaroo from the Australian Mint, 1 Oz Silver Bullion Libertad from the Mexican mint as well as an assortment of 2 Oz Silver Bullion, 5 Oz Silver Bullion, 10 Oz Silver Bullion, 1kg Silver Bullion and 100 Oz Silver Bullion.
All silver bullion coins have a minimum purity level of 99.9% pure (commonly seen in the industry as .999). The Royal Canadian Mint Silver Bullion Maple Leaf is considered to be the purest silver coin, as it is actually .9999 (99.99% pure, versus other rounds which may be 99.90% pure). Any coin, round, or bar that is considered genuine bullion will generally have a stamping or indication of what the purity level is. A minimum acceptable level is .999 in Canada.
Most silver bullion coins are a minimum of 99.90% silver. Some silver bullion coins are even more pure, at 99.99% silver. Most Canadian circulated silver will be: 92.5% silver, 80% silver or 50% silver. Most American circulated silver will be 90% or 40% silver.
You do not pay tax on silver bullion. Any silver bullion piece that has a purity of 99.9% pure silver or more, is tax exempt in Canada. However – there are products known as “junk silver” (Canadian circulated coins and American circulated coins) that would be taxed as they do not meet the minimum requirements for the silver bullion grade tax exemption
Banks do not buy silver coins, silver bullion, gold coins or gold bullion from clients. Global Bullion Suppliers buys all gold bullion and buys all silver bullion as well. We also share a space with a company called Muzeum – who are experts in the space of gold and silver coins – so we recommend them for any gold and silver items that are not considered bullion grade.
Yes! We are one of the top Canadian bullion dealers found on eBay under the username GlobalBullion. You can see our ebay page here: https://www.ebay.ca/usr/globalbullion
Click "items for sale"in the top right corner to view our live listings on eBay.
Yes! Absolutely. We buy all gold bullion and we buy all silver bullion. Our starting offer for 1 oz is generally around 95%-96% of the spot price – but this percentage of spot offer can and does increase as quantity of the gold bullion or silver bullion being sold increases.
Global Bullion Suppliers is a proudly Canadian Owned and Operated corporation, with our head office location based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Come visit our storefront location in historic Yorkville Toronto, located at B01A - 14 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto ON M5R 1A9
We have been a trusted name and brand of bullion dealer in the Canadian marketplace for over 10 years. We have a storefront location in downtown Toronto and encourage any new customers to come meet us face to face and have a discussion. We are a Royal Canadian Mint authorized DNA bullion dealer, as well as have a flawless 100% positive feedback on our eBay store. We are also one of two Canadian eBay bullion dealers who have the authority to sell bullion on eBay. We also share a storefront location with Muzeum and The Great Canadian Roadshow – another well-known and established gold expert in the Canadian space.
The large majority of Global Bullion Suppliers gold bullion and silver bullion products come directly from a supplier that deals with each respective mint. This includes products from Royal Canadian Mint, US Mint, PAMP Suisse, Credit Suisse, Royal Mint, Austrian Mint, Australian Mint, South African Mint, Mexican Mint and more. The “our choice” products that you find on our website are generally purchased from the general public, or from a supplier that is having a sale on more generic products. All of our products have gone through our x-ray analysis and internal verification to ensure that the products meet a bullion standard.
The majority of our online transactions can simply be done with first name, last name, phone number, billing address and shipping address. In order to comply with the FINTRAC requirements of the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act, Global Bullion Suppliers goes above and beyond standard requirements to ensure and demonstrate that our clients are never under suspicion of criminal activity, as well as to complete transactions without delay and to the satisfaction of our clients. Additionally, if an order exceeds $10,000 – we may request additional information (by way of government issued ID), proof and confirmation prior to the purchase being completed.
Due to the nature of the precious metals industry, supply-side issues may occasionally arise. Should the situation occur, where we have more orders placed than inventory available, we reserve the right to delay delivery up to 30 days (from your expected shipping date) to fill your order. You don’t need to worry about prices rising, as you’ve already locked a price in. Should the value of your items decrease or increase in that time period, you will not be entitled to any market gain or loss.
We recommend that you never clean or polish your bullion. Tarnish, scratches, dents and blemishes are often the result of the minting process, handling or other factors. Generally, the value of bullion is based on the weight and the purity of the item. The only time the above could affect the value is if the item is drastically damaged, scratched or flawed.
Unfortunately, at this time we do not offer any vaulting services.
Global Bullion Suppliers began in the industry as a refiner and a wholesale bullion dealer. Due to the high volume of transactions, our industry connections and the ability to skip most middle men – we have decided to transfer those wholesale prices directly to the retail customer – allowing us to have the cheapest bullion prices in Canada for gold bullion and silver bullion.
No taxes apply in Canada. Any bullion sold meeting the requirement of 99.5% fine gold, or 99.9% fine silver are considered financial instruments under Canadian law and exempt of HST.
Global Bullion offers a wide variety of payment options. Our most popular method of payment is e-transfer, due to the low fees and so you can pay in installments if your order exceeds your daily limit. We also accept wire payment, bank drafts and cheques, credit card and paypal (through our ebay store). Looking for a more personal experience? Visit our storefront location in downtown Toronto. We share a space with a company named Muzeum Gold and Silver – and they allow for payment of cash and debit as well.
Depending on your payment method, you will have information displayed after the checkout providing you generic information on how to provide payment. You can also go to your account page and the details will be displayed underneath your historic orders. If you ever have any questions or concerns related to making a payment, please feel free to reach out to our customer service team at 1-800-427-4045 or contact us online.
As a company, Global Bullion Suppliers is committed to client satisfaction. Although rare in the precious metals industry, we accept returns on manufacturer-defective products. Depending on the nature of the issue, we reserve the right to exchange, return, or refund your funds as we see fit. Please remember that our Market Loss policy always applies. You can find our Cancellation and Refund Policies towards the bottom of our Terms of Service page.
We offer a discount for any transaction that is completed using a preferred payment method. Our preferred payment methods include e-transfer, cheque, bank draft, wire or debit.
Due to a high level of fraud in our industry – we exercise the right to have an extended period of time for e-commerce transactions, where the payment method is bank draft, cheque or credit card. The amount of time required for a clear is based on both the payment method and the overall amount of the order.
Our website is open 24/7, which allows the easiest way to lock in a price. If you would like to place an order over the phone, customers can call us anytime for assistance in making an online order. Reach out at 1(800)427-4045 anytime between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday to speak to a trader.
No! We recommend hitting certain minimums to ensure the efficiency of your investments and your purchases, but there is essentially no minimum and no maximum. If you ever have any questions related to this, please feel free to call us at 1-800-427-4045 and speak to a live trader for some guidance.
Generally, you will receive your order within 3-5 business days of placing your order (assuming there is no product backorder or delay).
Please note, your payment method will also determine how quickly we can expedite and process your order.
Credit card requires 1 day anti-fraud analysis.
Cheques and bank drafts can take between 3-10 business days to clear, depending on the amount.
All orders will have a tracking number attributed to it which will automatically be e-mailed to you upon shipment.
Global Bullion Suppliers insurance policy covers all packages that are in transit. You accept full liability if you have left instructions with any carriers or delivery service to leave parcels un-attended for you without the need for a signature. You are also made responsible if you have given instructions to leave your package with someone else, such as a building manager, neighbor, drop off location, mailbox etc. Once the package is marked as delivered, Global Bullion Suppliers assumes no responsibility or liability. etc.
Yes! All orders over $250 come with FREE insured and tracked shipping
Generally, we ship everything with Canada Post Expedited Parcel. We have shipped tens of thousands of packages through this service and find it to be the most reliable and quickest for the customer. If you would like FedEx or UPS shipping, it would be possible upon special request. Please give our customer service team a call at 1-800-427-4045.
At the present time, due to COVID-19, all of our packages are shipped with the "CARD FOR PICKUP" option.
This means a Canada Post representative will leave a notice on your door to pick up the package at your local Canada Post.
We find this is the best way to ensure safe delivery of your items - as signatures are not taken during COVID-19.
Please note, Global Bullion does not accept liability for any packages that are marked delivered. We can only cover packages while they are in transit.
All orders over $500 qualify for FREE insured and tracked shipping!
If you fall below the $500 minimum It is dependent entirely on 3 main factors.
The address of the receiving party (major city vs urban vs rural)
The weight of the package (the heavier the package, the more expensive the shipping)
The package dimensions and size (we have automated and maximized our shipping process for this to be the cheapest possible for our customers)
Generally speaking, most of our packages will cost between $10-$15 You can also use the shipping estimator on the checkout page to help you determine approximate shipping costs.
You can also use the shipping estimator on the checkout page to help you determine approximate shipping costs.
At this time, we only ship within Canada. We plan on adding USA shipments in 2021.
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