Reputable established dealers have a standard process for buying gold. Auction houses such as eBay and Sotheby's or larger online dealers make it possible to sell gold online. The prices may vary and have to be closely tracked. Some popular coins like Canadian Maple Leaf Gold coins, American Eagle coins, and sovereigns are always easy to sell. A gold bullion sell can result in a fortune because of the unique, stylized looks of such coins.
The dealer is first chosen and then the gold is put in a special envelope with proper description of the merchandise. It is registered, signed and then shipped to the dealer. The contents on opening by the dealer are videotaped for security and trust. The scrap is electronically weighed and tested for purity by electronic, scratch testing and X-ray fluorescence methods. After calibrating the purity of the scrap, an offer is sent to the seller either on a website or -by email. If the seller accepts the offer, then the payment is immediately made. If the offer is declined, the scrap is shipped back to the client. https://www.a1mint.com/shop/