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General Questions

  1. Do you have a location or agent in my area? Can I come to your store or office, or can you come to me?
  2. There are many ways to sell my gold and silver; why should I use the Silver and Gold Exchange?
  3. I am hesitant about sending off my gold or silver. I've heard horror stories about the "As Seen On TV" guys. How do I know you can be trusted?
  4. I have a __ piece set of ______ sterling silver. How much is it worth?
  5. What about gemstones? Do you buy them? Do I need to remove them first? Are they worth anything?
  6. Do you buy silver plated or gold plated items?
  7. How can I tell if my silver is sterling silver or silver plated?
  8. Do you buy ________ ?
  9. Do you buy Coins or Bullion?
  10. Do you buy flutes that are stamped SOLID SILVER on all three pieces?
  11. Does sterling silver have to be polished or can I just wash it?
  12. Do you buy Watches?
  13. What about pieces that have diamonds and stones in it?
  14. Do I need to remove stones such as cubic zirconias or other small stones from the gold?
  15. I have a bracelet that says 14k on it but when I went to a local place to sell it they said it wasn't real... He wouldn't tell me how he tested it but is there a way I can test it myself.....
  16. If I mistakenly send an item that isn't sterling or gold what happens to the item? Is it returned or is it discarded? Thanks
  17. I have a few silver items at are stamped sterling re-enforced .550. Do you take that?
  18. I have Eisenhower Dollars 1971 thur 1978 and 1776-1976 bicentennial Eisenhower dollars and Kennedy Half Dollars 1967 thur 1998. 1776-1976 quarters. My question is do you buy any of these?
  19. I have some 1 troy ounce sterling silver bars that I purchased awhile back. I am trying to decide if it is time to sell them, but before I can make that decision, I need to know if there are any tax implications. For example, if I bought 100 ounces of silver bars at a total cost of $2,000.00, and I sold them for $2,500.00 today, would I have to report the $500 profit to the IRS? What tax records do you send the IRS when you buy my silver?
  20. Do you buy 40% silver half dollars?
  21. Hello, I have a necklace that is labeled .925, and on it there are three round metal beads that look like the same material. Also, matching earrings with .925 on the fastener, but not on the metal bead itself? Are these beads sterling as well?? Thank You, Corley
  22. How much or what percentage do you charge. In other words, how do you make money? Is it a percentage of the value of the items?
  23. I have a silver necklace pendant made in italy is worth anything
  24. Do you purchase Silver Eagle Dollars that have the walking liberty painted, and if you do is the value less? I have acquired a lot of one ounce .999 fine silver coins, rounds, and bars over the years. Financial obligations are forcing me to sell. However some of the silver has been colored to highlight the embossed image. It can be scratched off but I would prefer to know if that is necessary before I would do it. Most of my silver coins haven't been circulated, and I believe that is worth mentioning. Thank You. Larry B Balmer
  25. I have a belt that has sterling silver conchos, but some of the pieces are attached to leather. Do I need to detach them or can I just send the belt as is?
  26. If an item is marked "weighted", how is the value determined? Can it be disassembled to remove the weighting material?
  27. I have a 14k WHITE gold high school ring. Do you also buy this type of gold? I read somewhere that the karat weight system used in white gold is the same as that used in yellow gold.
  28. i have some 10 dollar coins from casinos that are marked .999 fine silver do you buy and how much thanks ron
  29. How many grams does a 1k gold 18 inch box link chain weigh approx like 2-4 grams or 15-16 grams just looking for a ball park figure
  30. i have some old 1970 to 1976 silver dollars there only half silver do you buy them? and for how much?
  31. I have a 1980 Artly flute. All three pices are marked with the word "silver". I checked with local music store and confirmed marking means solid silver. Do you buy silver flutes for scrap value?
  32. I like to sell 1 bar platinum 99,99% of 36 ounces, where can i sell?
  33. How much will my seven day silvee bambo bracelets be worth if i sell them?
  34. I have some 1964 D kennedy half dollars. I am thinking of selling them, what price would I get?
  35. Can I bring silver coins to your store & will I be paid while I'm there? Probably have about $6500 worth at today's prices. Thanks.
  36. I have a full gold crown that came off my tooth. How much are you able to give me in cash for it?
  37. Towle sterling flatware - 12 piece set, forks, salad forks, spoons, knives, and some serving pieces. What would it be worth to sell? Pattern is called "Spanish Provencial".
  38. If im unhappy with the offer, will you send back my silver?
  39. what is the minimum amount of silver eagles and bars do you buy?
  40. When someone sells precious metals, either to you or a bank, do they need an identification number for tax purposes? Whom do you contact to get the forms in order to get this number? Does this number need to be stamped on the precious metal(s) - i.e. a brick or bar of gold?
  41. I have (2) 1 troy oz. 999 fine silver trade units, Eagle and Shield on one side, Liberty Head on the other. Which value should I expect? 999 fine silver scrap value or silver bullion value? Thank you....
  42. Do you buy from the U.K. Are your prices shown in your charts in $US or in GB Pounds sterling? Do you buy .999 gold bullion 250 grams?
  43. Do you buy dental gold?
  44. I have a set of silver cup holders. They say Sterling and have numbets like 16 17 etc. is this sterling
  45. I had some old coins stolen but cannot remember much information about one of them. It was very rough. dull ,block style letter .999 silver and bank name cant remember the bank name but i think it was out of london. Its was given to me 35 years ago other then that i dont know how old it is. Can you give me a place to start ?
  46. i have aprox. 4lb of silver speaker wire, in plastic jacket, which i can remove, do you buy this type of silver
  47. Do you guys buy diamonds? What happens to the diamonds on a gold ring?
  48. Do you use the price on the day you receive it or the day its sent?
  49. I have a "bucket" of silver that I bought in 1982. It contains silver coins that say 999 fine silver one ounce troy. It has never been open but we were all given a sample coin and that is all I really know about it. I realize this is a very vague question but is there any way to approximate it's value and is it something you would be interested in?
  50. what years of mintage of mexican pesos do you purchase?

Shipping Questions

  1. Do I need to pay for shipping?
  2. Is it safe to ship my gold or silver?
  3. How long will it take?
  4. Do you provide shipping boxes or packaging? Can I use any kind of box?
  5. I can't get to my post office. Can I arrange for a pickup?
  6. I am located outside the US. Can I ship to you?
  7. I have 8 1964 silver quarters in which 2 do not have a mark on the tails side and are in ultrafine condition, possibly in circulated, the remaining have a D stamp and are also in ultrafine condition. will you please send me a value so I know what to expect, and hope to be in possession of.
  8. So, if I have a a coin worth over $1,000 on your Live Price Chart, and I send it, what will the insurance cost?
  9. I have a large quantity of silver coins. I am looking to sell approx $6,00 worth of them. I have approx 2,000 silver 1/2 dollars, approx 200 silver dollars, and way to many silver dimes (including mercury ones). these weigh a ton. Is there any special mailing vessel that i should use?
Payment Questions
  1. How much do you pay?
  2. How do I get paid?
  3. I have a luxury cruise rum runner .999 pure silver. Do you buy that and approximately how much could I get. I also have a CCCP 1991 Balleina coin. It is 10 rubles and it is 15.5 gr of palladium. Do you buy that and how much could I get. Thank You, Maria
  4. My mother has a sterling silver dinner ware set. I know the price of sterling silver is priced today at $24.23 per ounce. How much do you pay per ounce and would that cover all fees, mailng, insurance , etc. ? I am thinking she has about 5 lbs total . John
  5. Hello, I have a silver teapot that was altered and a light fixture put in to use as a lamp. Is this an item that I may send to you? Thank you for your time, Regina Silva
  6. If i have 1.13oz silver 9.25 how much money would i get
  7. what is the average price for silver flatware?
  8. Do I have to polish silver before I can sell it. Platters, bowls as well as flatware?
  9. If some of my 14K and 10K jewelry has stones in the pieces and I don't remove them, how do you figure the weight of the item?
  10. Have a hand nme down set of tableware with the name of holmes and ross inlaid. anyl value4? Thank you
  11. I have a Small liberty $10.00 1/4 oz fine gold with roman numerals that I can't identify can you help?
  12. Do you buy wallking Liberty half dollars...1941-1947
  13. My Sterling flatware knives have stainless blades. How do you handle it? Can it still be sent or will it be rejected/
  14. I have ten Lord Saybrook International sterling water goblets. What would you estimate the value for me to sell them.

Answers

  1. Rating: +12

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    Do you have a location or agent in my area? Can I come to your store or office, or can you come to me?

    In order to pay the prices we do, we have streamlined our operations and handle everything via our website. Retail storefronts, and all the expenses involved have to be paid by someone, and that is inevitably the customer.

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    There are many ways to sell my gold and silver; why should I use the Silver and Gold Exchange?

    There are many reasons!

    First, we post the prices we pay on a live price chart so you always know what we you'll receive.

    Second, we are the only company we know of that utilizes an independent, impartial, third party testing laboratory to accurately analyze, test, weigh and evaluate your items for a truly unbiased appraisal. We feel this is the best way to ensure that you receive the most money and fairest assessment of your gold and silver.

    Third, we NEVER do anything with your items without your OK. We contact you with our offer and if you are not thrilled with the offer, you can arrange to have the testing facility return your items to you. We DO NOT automatically send a check and then start a timer, leaving it up to you to return the check in time or risk losing your items! We advise that you never do business with a company that operates in such a manner. There are many more reasons to do business with us. Continue reading

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    I am hesitant about sending off my gold or silver. I've heard horror stories about the "As Seen On TV" guys. How do I know you can be trusted?

    Silver and Gold Exchange was founded BECAUSE we witnessed how the public was being taken advantage of by disreputable Jewelers, Pawn Shops, Gold Party Operators, Hotel "Buying Event" sideshows, and worst of all, many "mail in" "as seen on tv" scammers. This is why we started publishing the live price chart and allow everyone access to see what they would be paid.

    Also, we are an A+ Rated, Better Business Bureau Accredited Business. We have a flawless rating and have NEVER had a complaint of any kind. Compare that to some competitors of ours who have up to HUNDREDS of complaints documented!

    Finally... We will send you an email with an offer as soon as your items are evaluated. We DO NOT mail a check and start a timer, putting the burden on you to return the check within a number of days or have your gold or silver melted and lost forever. We do not do anything without your approval. If you are not thrilled with our offer, you can make arrangements to have your items returned, so there is NEVER any risk.

  4. Rating: +1

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    I have a __ piece set of ______ sterling silver. How much is it worth?

    The value is based on the silver content and weight. Since there is such a wide range of weights for forks, spoons, etc there is no way we can estimate a price without knowing the weight.

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    What about gemstones? Do you buy them? Do I need to remove them first? Are they worth anything?

    Sadly, the secret jewelers don't want you to know is that most stones have ZERO resale value. Larger diamonds (over one carat and high quality) have some value, but our buyers do not buy them. The price anyone will offer for them will be sure to disappoint you.

    That said... our buyers do not pay for stones. We estimate the weight of large stones and deduct that from the total weight of the piece to determine the price you will receive. You are welcome to remove stones before you send them to us, but its not necessary.

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    Do you buy silver plated or gold plated items?

    Unfortunately, plated items have no value and cannot be accepted.

  7. Rating: +0

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    How can I tell if my silver is sterling silver or silver plated?

    You can read our tutorial on determining the silver content of your items: Is it Sterling?.

  8. Rating: +0

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    Do you buy ________ ?

    Please read the What We Buy Page to learn about what we can accept.

  9. Rating: +1

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    Do you buy Coins or Bullion?

    YES! And we pay MUCH more than our competitors and list various coins and bullion right on our price chart!

  10. Rating: +0

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    Do you buy flutes that are stamped SOLID SILVER on all three pieces?

    Yes, we do. The flute will need to be tested for purity, and may be as low as 50% or less pure silver as it is not marked "Sterling", which would denote 92 1/2% purity.

  11. Rating: +0

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    Does sterling silver have to be polished or can I just wash it?

    No need to polish it or wash it. As long as it is sterling, we are happy to purchase it in any condition.

  12. Rating: -1

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    Do you buy Watches?

    Yes, if they contain gold, silver, or platinum.

  13. Rating: +1

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    What about pieces that have diamonds and stones in it?

    We cannot purchase diamonds or other stones since the resale market for most gems is very low. You are welcome to remove any gems them before sending since we consider them to have no value.

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    Do I need to remove stones such as cubic zirconias or other small stones from the gold?

    No. It is not necessary to remove the stones unless you wish to keep them.

  15. Rating: +0

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    I have a bracelet that says 14k on it but when I went to a local place to sell it they said it wasn't real... He wouldn't tell me how he tested it but is there a way I can test it myself.....

    You could purchase an "acid test kit" on ebay or Amazon and test your bracelet; however, caution is advised since handling acid isn't the easiest or safest activity. You may want to try another buyer.

    It's advised to avoid a buyer who refuses to tell you how they tested your item.

  16. Rating: +1

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    If I mistakenly send an item that isn't sterling or gold what happens to the item? Is it returned or is it discarded? Thanks

    If there are a small amount of non silver or gold items among a package containing a significant amount of gold or silver, we will return your non gold/silver items for what the USPS charges us upon request. If the entire package, or overwhelming majority of items in the package are not gold or silver, we will return them upon request, but you would be responsible for the shipping expense as well as a packing fee.

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    I have a few silver items at are stamped sterling re-enforced .550. Do you take that?

    Yes, but please be aware that the majority of the weight in such items is not silver, but "reinforcing" material such as steel rods, plaster and/or resin.

  18. Rating: -1

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    I have Eisenhower Dollars 1971 thur 1978 and 1776-1976 bicentennial Eisenhower dollars and Kennedy Half Dollars 1967 thur 1998. 1776-1976 quarters. My question is do you buy any of these?

    No, unfortunately we do not purchase them as they do not contain silver.

  19. Rating: +0

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    I have some 1 troy ounce sterling silver bars that I purchased awhile back. I am trying to decide if it is time to sell them, but before I can make that decision, I need to know if there are any tax implications. For example, if I bought 100 ounces of silver bars at a total cost of $2,000.00, and I sold them for $2,500.00 today, would I have to report the $500 profit to the IRS? What tax records do you send the IRS when you buy my silver?

    I would suggest discussing that with your accountant. We do not dare provide any tax advice!

  20. Rating: +0

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    Do you buy 40% silver half dollars?

    Yes, we do. You can check the current price we pay on our live price chart.

  21. Rating: +1

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    Hello, I have a necklace that is labeled .925, and on it there are three round metal beads that look like the same material. Also, matching earrings with .925 on the fastener, but not on the metal bead itself? Are these beads sterling as well?? Thank You, Corley

    They could very well be sterling, but the testing facility would need to test them to be sure.

  22. Rating: +1

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    How much or what percentage do you charge. In other words, how do you make money? Is it a percentage of the value of the items?

    We make money by reselling the items we purchase at a higher price than what we pay. Our prices are posted on our price chart.

  23. Rating: -1

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    I have a silver necklace pendant made in italy is worth anything

    That depends on the purity and weight. If it is marked ".925" it is most likely Sterling Silver. The price we pay for Sterling Silver is listed on our live price chart.

  24. Rating: +2

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    Do you purchase Silver Eagle Dollars that have the walking liberty painted, and if you do is the value less? I have acquired a lot of one ounce .999 fine silver coins, rounds, and bars over the years. Financial obligations are forcing me to sell. However some of the silver has been colored to highlight the embossed image. It can be scratched off but I would prefer to know if that is necessary before I would do it. Most of my silver coins haven't been circulated, and I believe that is worth mentioning. Thank You. Larry B Balmer

    We do not recommending scratching anything off of coins. Depending on what was applied and how it was applied, we will be able to either buy it for the "per coin" value on our price chart or as "scrap".

  25. Rating: +0

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    I have a belt that has sterling silver conchos, but some of the pieces are attached to leather. Do I need to detach them or can I just send the belt as is?

    You mayy send the belt as-is. The testing facility may need to dismantle the item to provide an accurate evaluation. If so, we will ask your permission.

  26. Rating: +0

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    If an item is marked "weighted", how is the value determined? Can it be disassembled to remove the weighting material?

    The testing facility has years of experience in handling these items. They can provide an estimated weight (which is usually in the customers favor) or, with your permission, they can dismantle the items, remove the weighted material, and provide an exact weight.

  27. Rating: +1

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    I have a 14k WHITE gold high school ring. Do you also buy this type of gold? I read somewhere that the karat weight system used in white gold is the same as that used in yellow gold.

    Yes, the price would be the same as yellow gold.

  28. Rating: +1

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    i have some 10 dollar coins from casinos that are marked .999 fine silver do you buy and how much thanks ron

    Yes, we buy them. If they are 1 ounce silver coins, they would be priced as 1 ounce "generic" bullion on our price chart. If they are an odd weight, or if they are the type that has a round silver center with a gold-tone non silver outer ring, the weight of the silver would be determined and they would be priced as .999 fine silver scrap.

  29. Rating: -1

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    How many grams does a 1k gold 18 inch box link chain weigh approx like 2-4 grams or 15-16 grams just looking for a ball park figure

    We are sorry, but we have no way of knowing the weight. Please try to locate a kitchen or postage scale to get an approximate weight.

  30. Rating: +0

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    i have some old 1970 to 1976 silver dollars there only half silver do you buy them? and for how much?

    We are sorry, but they do not contain any silver and are not something we could purchase.

  31. Rating: +0

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    I have a 1980 Artly flute. All three pices are marked with the word "silver". I checked with local music store and confirmed marking means solid silver. Do you buy silver flutes for scrap value?

    If they are marked "silver" and not "Sterling", chances are they are silver plated and not something we could purchase.

  32. Rating: +0

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    I like to sell 1 bar platinum 99,99% of 36 ounces, where can i sell?

    Please contact us at 800-266-9395 and we can assist you with that transaction.

  33. Rating: +1

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    How much will my seven day silvee bambo bracelets be worth if i sell them?

    This would depend on the weight and the silver content.

  34. Rating: +0

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    I have some 1964 D kennedy half dollars. I am thinking of selling them, what price would I get?

    The prices change daily and are listed on our live price chart.

  35. Rating: -1

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    Can I bring silver coins to your store & will I be paid while I'm there? Probably have about $6500 worth at today's prices. Thanks.

    We do not have "walk in" locations, which is why we are able to pay the higher prices (less overhead).

  36. Rating: +0

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    I have a full gold crown that came off my tooth. How much are you able to give me in cash for it?

    This would depend on the purity (karat) and weight.

  37. Rating: +0

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    Towle sterling flatware - 12 piece set, forks, salad forks, spoons, knives, and some serving pieces. What would it be worth to sell? Pattern is called "Spanish Provencial".

    Yes, absolutely, as long as the pieces are marked "Sterling".

  38. Rating: +1

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    If im unhappy with the offer, will you send back my silver?

    Yes, absolutely, you can make arrangements with the testing facility to have your items returned. There is no fee for this, just the exact amount of shipping and insurance that the USPS will charge them.

  39. Rating: +0

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    what is the minimum amount of silver eagles and bars do you buy?

    Hi,
    We do not have a minimum amount requirement of Silver Eagles or bars.

  40. Rating: +0

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    When someone sells precious metals, either to you or a bank, do they need an identification number for tax purposes? Whom do you contact to get the forms in order to get this number? Does this number need to be stamped on the precious metal(s) - i.e. a brick or bar of gold?

    Hi,
    We do not require any tax information, nor do we report any transactions to the IRS. That would be solely between you, the IRS and your accountant.

  41. Rating: +0

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    I have (2) 1 troy oz. 999 fine silver trade units, Eagle and Shield on one side, Liberty Head on the other. Which value should I expect? 999 fine silver scrap value or silver bullion value? Thank you....

    They would be paid at the "generic bullion" rate as shown on our live price chart.

  42. Rating: +0

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    Do you buy from the U.K. Are your prices shown in your charts in $US or in GB Pounds sterling? Do you buy .999 gold bullion 250 grams?

    Hello,

    We would be happy to buy from the UK. The prices shown are in USD.

  43. Rating: -1

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    Do you buy dental gold?

    Yes, we do. All the time.

  44. Rating: +0

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    I have a set of silver cup holders. They say Sterling and have numbets like 16 17 etc. is this sterling

    Yes, if they are stamped with the word "Sterling", they should be made of sterling silver.

  45. Rating: +0

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    I had some old coins stolen but cannot remember much information about one of them. It was very rough. dull ,block style letter .999 silver and bank name cant remember the bank name but i think it was out of london. Its was given to me 35 years ago other then that i dont know how old it is. Can you give me a place to start ?

    Since it is marked .999 it is most likely pure silver bullion. The value would depend on the weight... most likely it is one troy ounce.

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    i have aprox. 4lb of silver speaker wire, in plastic jacket, which i can remove, do you buy this type of silver

    I am sorry, but we are not purchasing "industrial" silver at this time.

  47. Rating: +0

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    Do you guys buy diamonds? What happens to the diamonds on a gold ring?

    We do not purchase diamonds as most of the smaller diamonds have little or no resale value. You are welcome to remove any stones prior to sending the ring.

  48. Rating: -1

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    Do you use the price on the day you receive it or the day its sent?

    The price is based on the day and time the testing facility receives your package at their location.

  49. Rating: +0

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    I have a "bucket" of silver that I bought in 1982. It contains silver coins that say 999 fine silver one ounce troy. It has never been open but we were all given a sample coin and that is all I really know about it. I realize this is a very vague question but is there any way to approximate it's value and is it something you would be interested in?

    Opening the bucket would not affect the value at all, so I suggest you do so and count the number of "coins" (bullion rounds). You can then either contact us or refer to our live price chart.

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    what years of mintage of mexican pesos do you purchase?

    We purchase any year pesos as long as they are actual gold pesos.

  1. Rating: +1

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    Do I need to pay for shipping?

    In the past, we paid for shipping and insurance, but then decided that we would focus on paying a higher price and also let the customer use whatever shipping speed and insurance amount they desired. In exchange for paying the shipping cost, you will now receive more money... in some cases hundreds of dollars more.

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    Is it safe to ship my gold or silver?

    We recommend sending your items by either Priority Mail Insured or Registered Mail. When you choose the correct insurance amount, you will be 100% covered.

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    How long will it take?

    You will receive your offer within 24 hours of your items arrival at the testing facility.

  4. Rating: +0

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    Do you provide shipping boxes or packaging? Can I use any kind of box?

    We recommend using Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes, which are available for FREE at your local post office.

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    I can't get to my post office. Can I arrange for a pickup?

    Yes! You can arrange for a pickup at USPS.com

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    I am located outside the US. Can I ship to you?

    If you are outside the USA, we would be happy to buy your items, you should have no problem shipping to us.

  7. Rating: -1

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    I have 8 1964 silver quarters in which 2 do not have a mark on the tails side and are in ultrafine condition, possibly in circulated, the remaining have a D stamp and are also in ultrafine condition. will you please send me a value so I know what to expect, and hope to be in possession of.

    Hi,
    Our live price chart shows what we pay for various types of gold, silver, and platinum, including pre-1964 quarters. The prices change as the prices for metals change. We pay the same price for quarters regardless of condition.

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    So, if I have a a coin worth over $1,000 on your Live Price Chart, and I send it, what will the insurance cost?

    You can get a free quote on the postage and insurance on USPS.com

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    I have a large quantity of silver coins. I am looking to sell approx $6,00 worth of them. I have approx 2,000 silver 1/2 dollars, approx 200 silver dollars, and way to many silver dimes (including mercury ones). these weigh a ton. Is there any special mailing vessel that i should use?

    We recommend dividing up the coins into parcels worth $5000 or less (for insurance coverage purposes). Then, pack the coins into a USPS Medium Flat Rate Box and pack that box inside a USPS Large Flat Rate Box. Use PLENTY of tape and packing materials. The post office will provide you with these boxes for free.

    Please call us at 800-266-9395 with any other questions.

  1. Rating: -1

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    How much do you pay?

    Our buyers pay by weight. The prices are on the price chart and more detail can be found on our "What We Pay" page.

    The prices fluctuate daily as the price of silver and gold fluctuates. There are no hidden fees or deductions of any kind.

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    How do I get paid?

    When you approve your offer, we will instruct our bank to send you a check by mail, or, if you prefer, we can pay via Paypal

  3. Rating: +0

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    I have a luxury cruise rum runner .999 pure silver. Do you buy that and approximately how much could I get. I also have a CCCP 1991 Balleina coin. It is 10 rubles and it is 15.5 gr of palladium. Do you buy that and how much could I get. Thank You, Maria

    We would be happy to buy your .999 silver item. The price would be based on the weight. As far as the Palladium, we are not buying Palladium at this time, but if the demand increases in the future, we will consider it.

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    My mother has a sterling silver dinner ware set. I know the price of sterling silver is priced today at $24.23 per ounce. How much do you pay per ounce and would that cover all fees, mailng, insurance , etc. ? I am thinking she has about 5 lbs total . John

    The prices we pay for Sterling Silver change daily, but you can refer to our live price chart to see what we are currently paying. You would be responsible for the shipping of the items.

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    Hello, I have a silver teapot that was altered and a light fixture put in to use as a lamp. Is this an item that I may send to you? Thank you for your time, Regina Silva

    Yes, as long at it is marked "Sterling".

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    If i have 1.13oz silver 9.25 how much money would i get

    The price changes daily, but we are one of the few buyers that feature a live price chart on our website so you can see exactly what we pay at any given time.

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    what is the average price for silver flatware?

    Hi,
    Unfortunately, there are so many variables as far as weight, that there is no average price. If your items are marked "sterling", you can weigh them and look up the current price on our live price chart.

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    Do I have to polish silver before I can sell it. Platters, bowls as well as flatware?

    No, it is not necessary to polish the silver. However, please be sure that each piece is marked "STERLING" prior to sending us the item.

    If you have any questions, please give us a call at 800-266-9395

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    If some of my 14K and 10K jewelry has stones in the pieces and I don't remove them, how do you figure the weight of the item?

    Our testing facility has many years of experience and can accurately estimate the weight of the stones without removing them. You are also welcome to remove the stones yourself or request that the testing facility remove them before weighing.

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    Have a hand nme down set of tableware with the name of holmes and ross inlaid. anyl value4? Thank you

    We would need a bit more information. Are there any other markings?

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    I have a Small liberty $10.00 1/4 oz fine gold with roman numerals that I can't identify can you help?

    The roman numerals stand for the date. It is a modern coin and is listed on our live price chart as a 1/4 oz Gold Eagle.

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    Do you buy wallking Liberty half dollars...1941-1947

    Absolutely!

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    My Sterling flatware knives have stainless blades. How do you handle it? Can it still be sent or will it be rejected/

    Yes, they certainly can be sent and we will be happy to purchase them based on the amount of silver in the handles. Our testing facility can determine the amount of silver without destroying the knives.

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    I have ten Lord Saybrook International sterling water goblets. What would you estimate the value for me to sell them.

    The value would be based on the weight. If you can weigh the items, we will be happy to give you an idea of the value. You can also refer to our live price chart.

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