We buy silver jewelry in all conditions whether it’s new, old, broken, damaged, vintage or antique. As long as it’s silver, we can buy it.
Most silver jewelry is sterling silver and should be stamped with a hallmark of either “.925” or “sterling.” Sterling is 92.5% silver. The other 7.5% metal generally is copper.
We can purchase your sterling silver jewelry with all the stones as well. Your jewelry may have turquoise or other semi-precious stones which we will factor in when determining your payout.
We can also consider paying more for popular silver items from Tiffany & Co, David Yurman, Judith Ripka, Lilly Barrack, Effy, and more if we can verify the items authenticity. Other popular items we purchase include Native American jewelry from designers such as Mark Chee and Louise Yazzie from the Navajo tribe. We purchase quite a bit of pieces designed by the Zuni Indian tribe as well.
If your jewelry is stamped “German Silver”, “E.P.N.S.(Electro Plated Nickel Silver), “Alpaca”, or “Nickel Silver” you don’t have sterling silver but rather you have an alloy of Nickel and copper with no silver. Unfortunately we don’t buy these items. If you can’t find the hallmarks on your jewelry, don’t worry. Bring it in and we will gladly test it for you at no cost.
Do you have a silver item that was given to you from someone close to you that no longer holds the same sentimental value that it once did? Or perhaps you have inherited a silver item that you no longer need. Or maybe you are experiencing a cash shortfall, and you need to sell a silver item to make ends meet. Maybe it’s time to cash-in on your Silver coin collection. Whatever the reason, if you have a piece of silver to sell, bring it to Crown Gold Exchange. We always pay top dollar!
Crown Gold Exchange has been in business all across the Southland for over ten years. In that time, we have grown our reputation as the best place to sell precious metals of all kinds. We have a long list of customers who continue to bring us their silver, knowing that we will do them the service of getting them the value they are seeking for it. No harassing or haggling – just a simple cash offer. If it works for you, we buy it on the spot.
Over the past ten years, the professional buyers at Crown Gold Exchange have perfected a system that makes our customers feel at ease about bringing us their silver. When you walk in, one of our buyers will greet you with a smile and sit with you at a desk. Right in front of you, he or she will examine your item and weigh it to determine exactly how much silver you have, and its purity. Our scales are calibrated by the Department of Weights and Measures of the state of California. And if we need to use special instruments to make other assessments, we have those tools on-hand.
Once we determine the amount of silver you have, we look up the spot price of silver at that very moment. We offer you the value of your item according to that price. We make payment available to you through a variety of different payment methods, so you won’t be waiting around to get paid. At that point, the ball is in your court. We never haggle or pressure our customers into a sale. Of course, we are happy to purchase your item. However, if you need a little time to think it over, we understand.
At Crown Gold Exchange, we have customers bring in silver items of all kinds. The good news is, most silver products are made of a high grade of silver. So if you bring us any silver item, there is an excellent chance we will make you an offer! Here are some different kinds of silver products we purchase, sorted by grade:
Pure Silver, also known as fine silver, is 99.99% pure. It is also known by its purity grade .999 or .9999. (These grades have the nicknames “3 nines” or “4 nines”.) Whenever silver is purchased as an investment (e.g. silver bars, rounds, or coins), this is the form that it takes. Usually, the purity rating is stamped on the item.
Sterling silver has a purity rating of .925 and is 92.5% pure. It often carries a stamp or a hallmark that reads “925”. Silverware sets typically carry such a stamp, as do all accompanying products (knives, forks, spoons, serving trays, serving sets, samovars, tea sets, etc.). Some private mints (the Franklin Mint, for example) also offer many sterling silver products for sale. Certain high-end designers craft silverware patterns which fetch a higher price on the secondary market. Reed & Barton (Francis I), Buccellati (anything), Tiffany, and Georg Jensen are a few examples of such designers.
Coin silver is rated .900 and is 90% pure. Several US coins minted in 1964 or earlier were made of 90% silver. These include barber dimes, mercury dimes, roosevelt dimes, barber quarters, walking liberty quarters and washington quarters, barber half-dollars, walking liberty half dollars, commemorative half-dollars, franklin half-dollars and kennedy half-dollars. Also silver dollars like the Peace dollar, morgan dollar, and trade dollars are made of 90% coin silver.
As stated earlier, we buy any type of silver graded .800 (80%) or higher. Canadian silver dimes and quarters minted in 1967 and earlier are 80% pure silver. However, the same coins minted in 1968 are only 50% pure. Several American coins and foreign coins from that era are only 40% pure. For example, Half-dollars minted between 1965 and 1969 are 40% pure. So are Ike One Dollar coins minted between 1971 and 1976 at the San Francisco mint. Silver foreign coins in general can be a perplexing market for a novice. If you are unsure of what you have, give us a call or stop by. We are always happy to help you figure out what kind of coin you have, and its value.
A coin is a currency item minted by a sovereign nation. Some examples of silver coins include the United States Silver Eagle, the Canadian Maple Leaf, or the Chinese Panda. However, rounds and bars are minted by a private mint such as the Sunshine Mint, Johnson Matthey, or Engelhard. Coins do not always carry a mark of purity. Bars and rounds however, are investment-grade items, and will have a mark or stamp displaying the purity, metal type, and weight on each item. For example, a silver bar might have a stamp reading: “999, fine silver, 1 troy ounce”.
At Crown Gold Exchange, we will buy any piece of silver jewelry of purity .800 or higher. However, we pay more for silver jewelry made by top designers such as David Yurman or Bulgari. Other silver products that command a high price include Mexican jewelry from the Taxco region, or items made by Native American designers, such as squash blossom necklaces from the Navajo or Zuni tribes.
As the saying goes, it only takes one unsatisfied customer to ruin a reputation. That’s why Crown Gold Exchange is meticulous in maintaining its high standards for customer service. We know that you have several options available when selling your silver items. That’s why we make every effort to offer you an experience that is friendly, empowering, and fair. Many of our customers learn things about silver they never knew before talking with our buyers. And many are pleasantly surprised at how much their silver items are worth!
Give us a call today and we’ll set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.
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