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Buyer's Guide
Do I need to pay tax?
  • All pure metal products are tax free. Sterling Silver, 22K Gold and lower purities are taxable within Canada.
  • Customers located in Canada will need to pay tax on all shipped orders (tax applies to the shipping fee). If your order has all pure metal products, such as silver or gold coins, you will only be charged tax on the shipping. If your order has non-pure metal coins, you will be charged tax according to the tax guidelines of your province.
  • Customers located in the United States will not need to pay sales tax.
Do you buy Canadian Coins and Notes?
  • YES, We are always buying and looking for new inventory. We offer Free onsite appraisals for your Coins, Paper Money, RCM items and more!
  • Not local? No problem! Colonial Acres will help arrange your items to be shipped in to have one of our Professional Appraisers look at your collection and make you an offer. We have both incoming and outgoing mail insurance for peace of mind. Please contact us to make arrangements and we will gladly walk you through the simple steps to get your valuable on their way to us.
    1-888-255-4565 Option #4, or email us at [email protected]
Do you buy World Currency, such as a British Pound or German Mark?
  • Yes, we do buy world currencies and banknotes, however we do not offer foreign exchange for modern current currencies for foreign countries. If you have old coins and banknotes from various we do offer to buy these coins in many cases these coins or notes may be demonetized or not current currencies accepted within these countries.
What Currencies can I use to make a purchase?
  Currently, it is only possible to purchase from our website using Canadian Funds
What is grading?
  • Grading is evaluating the amount of wear on a coin or banknote and associating that to a "standard" grade point that has been set by the coin community and professional grading companies. There is a number system from 4-70 that is typically used in association with corresponding letters. (Example: G4, VG10, F12, VF20, EF40, AU50, MS60, MS63, MS65...) there many split grades between these standard grade points.
  • It is always good to know that grading is subjective and is only an opinion of one person's observations. Using a trusted dealer and or third party grading service is always recommended when purchasing rare or high valued coins  banknotes.
  • Grading also involves looking for imperfections or problems beyond the natural wear, these are typically added on as a foot note. Example: Cleaned, Polished, Scratch, Whizzed, Mark, Dent, Corrosion, Tear, Graffiti, Stain, Holes, Pressed. All of these imperfections will reduce an items value by a degree depending on the severity of the problem. *Note, Toned coins occurs naturally in many cases and can be seen as a positive if choice toning is present*
  • For more information visit our Collectors Corner
How do I buy/redeem a gift certificate?
  To purchase a gift certificate for someone, click here. If you are the recipient of a gift certificate and would like to redeem your gift certificate, click here.
How do I find my product?
  To find the product(s) you're looking for, you may
  1. Use the navigation menus on the top of our website.
  2. Type a keyword into the SEARCH box
How do I navigate the site?
  To navigate this website, simply click on a category you might be interested in. Categories are located on the top of our website. QUICK TIP: Place your mouse cursor over anything you think could be a clickable link. You'll notice that anytime you scroll over something that is a link, your mouse cursor will become a "hand". Whereas scrolling over anything that is NOT a link will leave your cursor as an "arrow". You may also type a keyword into the SEARCH box to quickly find a specific product. If you have any trouble locating a product, feel free to contact customer service for assistance.
How do I use a coupon?
  After adding items to your cart, click the "View Cart" link at the top of this site to view your cart. At the bottom of the shopping cart you'll see a box where you may enter your coupon code.