Sell Your Gold Bars

We Buy all Gold Bars
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With Guardian Gold, you’ll enjoy a bright, secure office, fast transactions, and cash in hand on the spot. Plus, you can rest assured knowing you’re getting a transparent and fair price.

Gold Bars – A Short Guide

Gold bars are a traditional way to hold and store wealth. They are often used as a way to invest in gold, as they are a convenient and easily-traded form of the precious metal. Their rectangular shape also makes it easy to stack and store them.

Common sizes of gold bars are one ounce, five ounce, 10 ounce, and one kilogram bars. Gold bars are commonly made in both gram and ounce sizes. Gram gold bars range in size from 1 gram to 1000 grams, which provide opportunities to buy gold in smaller amounts. Fractional ounce gold bars are also common with 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/10 ounce, and even 1/20 ounce bars being available.

Gold bars typically contain either 99.9% or 99.99% pure gold, both are considered to be pure gold. This is also expressed as .999 or .9999. There are some bars, usually privately made, that can have lower or unusual amounts of gold in them.

Gold bars can either be stamped or cast. Stamped bars are pressed and have fine details and each one from a maker is a perfect match for the next, except for the serial number. Cast bars are poured and typically have rounded corners. They may have a concave or convex top to them, and can have bumps, holes, or other imperfections.

Cast Gold Bar
Stamped Gold Bar

Gold bars are made by commercial (private) Mints and precious metals refineries, as well as some government owned Mints, like the Royal Canadian Mint. Refineries refine raw precious metals into pure gold and gold alloys and then create gold bars and rounds to sell. Private mints produce and sell gold bars, and other precious metals, under their own name.

Makers marks are usually stamped or pressed into the gold bar to tell you the origin of it. Some makers are more highly valued or sought after. This reflects both the maker’s reputation and the ease of reselling the bars to other buyers who also value those makers. Gold bars usually have the purity of the gold stamped onto them by the maker. Some gold bars may also be stamped with a serial number or other markings to indicate their authenticity. Some gold bars may lack identifying marks. We will buy these bars after testing them to determine their purity and value.

Some bars, usually one ounce or smaller will come inside a packaging. This packaging helps protect the gold bars and often will contain additional information about the authenticity of the gold bar. This can include the serial number of the bar, the name of the assayer, and in some cases, like the Pamp Suisse 2.5 gram gold bar below, have a scanning feature – to quickly check the authenticity of the bar. Click on the images to see the full details of the packaging.


Leave your gold bars in their packaging.

Selling Your Gold Bars

We Make it Fast and Easy

Before You Come to our Office

Sort and Identify

Prior to coming to our office we recommend that you try to identify and sort what gold bars you have.

Estimate Value

Use our price tables below to get an estimate of what your payout will be.

Write it Down

Make a list of the bar sizes and quantities that you have and bring this with you to our office. It will help you keep track of what you are selling.

At Our Office

Visual Inspection

We will visually inspect your gold bars and we may use some tests to determine what you have brought to us.

Fine Gold Bars

We will typically make you an offer with prices quoted per bar, that is we will pay you a specific dollar amount for each one.

Damaged or Unknown Bars

Are bought on a melt basis (reduced value). After determining the purity, it will be multiplied by the weight and our current gold melt price to make you an offer.

The Payout

After accepting our offer we will pay you on the spot in your choice of cash, cheque, or bank transfer. We can pay you out in either Canadian Dollars or US Dollars. You can also choose to be paid out in other precious metals that you may be interested in.


Make a list of the bars you are bringing to sell and tell us the total ounces so we can verify.

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Our Prices

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Please feel free to call us during working hours to check prices or ask us any questions you have.

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