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Cashing in small quantities of scrap silver and gold?


#1

I have some really small quantities of scrap silver and gold that
I’d like to get rid of, preferably not in the trash. I wrote to
Hoover and Strong and (as of yet) got no reply (but I may be
impatient). I used my kitchen scale to get a rough idea and may have
approximately 12 oz silver and a much, much smaller quantity of gold.
Where else might I try?

Thanks,
Christine, used to be a metalsmith wannabe, now a nursing student
in Littleton, Massachusetts


#2

Christine,

I think you may not have enough to bother using a refiner. By the
time you pay for shipping and refining charges there probably won’t
be much coming back. It might be better to just take it to someone
local who buys jewelry and see what they would offer you for it.

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
1780 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-234-4392
www.spirerjewelers.com


#3

they were probably closed for labor day and mail is delayed due to
holiday…check your spam box too…they are reputable and one of the
most honest companyies i’ve ever dealt with and they have a great
first time refining offer if you separate all yor metals by type
(not karat) and remove solder from your sterling and fine silver -
thus avoiding assay charges.I have used them for many years, and
found them particularly fast…check what you submitted or give them a
call…very nice people.