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We purchase ALL forms of gold jewellery (broken, unworn, single from a pair), dental gold, medical gold, gold from electronics, bullion, coins, foreign currency coins and gold nuggets.

We purchase sterling silver jewellery, flatware, tea sets and bullion. We also purchase sterling silver coins and coins with collector value. Minty specializes in testing and purchasing of all precious metals.

If you are not sure of a piece that you own, give us a call at (416) 788-4334.

Our process is simple, transparent and educational. Book a free appointment using our online booking system or by giving us a call. We evaluate the items and educate you on the value using an XRF (X-ray fluorescence) device, which is a non-destructive analytical device used to determine the elemental properties of each piece.

Example: The XRF will scan each item and pull up a percentage of each metal and element that it is made of. Once all of the pieces have been processed an evaluation will be presented to you based on market prices for that day. You choose whether or not you’d like to sell. If you choose to sell, a Minty team member will purchase on the spot with e-transfer or cheque.

By law, you must be at least 18 years of age and present a proper form of identification. At Minty we respect your privacy and will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization. Your privacy is extremely important to us and we do all we can to earn and protect that trust.

Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. Silver plated is a silver coating on top of either brass, copper or lead.

We purchase sterling silver, however we do not purchase silver plated items. If you are unsure, give us a call before making your appointment and we can guide you over the phone or email a photo of your items. Silver plated items can be recycled at AIM.

Gold, silver and platinum are non-magnetic. Many gold-plated items have a core of nickel or iron, which is magnetic. Therefore a magnet can be used to determine if your item is nickel or iron, with a thin plating of gold.

Please note: Some gold-plated items contain a brass core, which is not magnetic.

Minty determines and purchases the gold and silver value only. Gemstones are returned to each client if they wish to keep them or we offer a few other options to suit the clients best wishes.

For repurposing gemstones we work with and can refer clients to local Burlington jeweler David Jockheck and for appraisals on higher end items clients are welcome to our complimentary appraisal clinic led by S. Taylor Appraisal on the last Saturday of each month.

Clients are paid on the spot (if they choose to sell) through e-transfer or by cheque – the choice is always the client’s.

Yes, we purchase all broken, unworn and orphaned (missing it’s pair) gold and silver jewellery.

90% of the product we purchase is melted down and re-sold back to the Royal Canadian Mint. We always ensure that our clients are ready to let go of their pieces before this process occurs.

We begin with an interactive presentation on how we test your precious metals. We will then meet with each attendee, evaluate their gold and silver jewellery.

Each attendee will be provided with a detailed written evaluation of their items. If they wish to sell, we will purchase on the spot.

A percentage (chosen by each attendee) of their final sale will go to the fundraiser. Learn more HERE.

We bring the lab to you while you host a party with 8 or more of your friends that are interested in selling their unworn gold and silver jewelry.

Location is your choice and as the host you will receive $250. Learn more HERE.

Yes we do! Minty is located in downtown Burlington at 496 Brant St. (on the corner of Caroline St. & Brant St.). We have free parking located in the back of our building for clients which can be accessed through Caroline St.

Minty’s storefront is to the right of Subway in the Remax building across the street from Starbucks. 

If you would like assistance with your items give us a call and we will be happy to make alternate arrangements.

If you have a number of items you would like to be evaluated, it is recommended that you book an appointment. You can book your complimentary evaluation HERE

If you only have an item or two, feel free to drop in any time, using our walk-up window! We are open Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 3pm. 

The Minty Life is our community where clients can connect with each other and with our team members. By helping our community grow, we give back by helping other businesses and organizations with fundraising for their cause as well as hosting special events for The Minty Life community to enjoy. 

Join The Minty Life Facebook page for updates on upcoming gatherings and events.

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