I have been using bullion coins and ingots for making fine silver
jewelry for some time now. I have bought the silver through bullion
dealers online and directly from the mine through miners that work
there. I have a rolling mill and have found that this is a much
cheaper way to purchase materials for my projects.
Gold and silver are extremely low priced now (Krugerrands can be
bought for spot right now at one of the online dealers) and I would
like to start making gold jewelry as well. I would like to know if
anyone has tried rolling Krugerrands to make 22kt sheet. I would
imagine that they would work harden. Do they need to be just heated
to red heat and then let cool to anneal? When I roll the fine silver
it will work harden after about 3 rollings, but will anneal after
heating to red heat and letting cool. Will 24kt bullion gold ingots
work harden also or will they stay malleable no matter how much they
Thanks for any help.
Rex in Montana