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Bullion policy

Replica or counterfeit bullion can't be sold on eBay. Listings for all other bullion must follow our policy.

We want our members to buy with confidence, so there are rules when selling bullion items on eBay.

What is the policy?

  • Replica, counterfeit, plated or clad bullion, including items described as German silver or nickel silver, can't be sold on eBay
  • Listings must accurately describe the precious metal weight content, purity (fineness) and brand (refiner or mint) of the bullion item being sold 
  • Listings must include a photo of both sides of the actual coin, bar, or other bullion item being sold  
  • If the bullion item includes an assay card or certificate of authenticity (COA), the listing must include a picture of the COA and an accurate description of the packaging 

Activity that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or cancelling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

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Visit Seller Help to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

As well as providing buyers with accurate information, this policy also helps to ensure that important government regulations around the sale of bullion items are followed.

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