Platinum and Palladium Offer Extra Value

Nothing can quite beat the shine of gold or silver for understandable reasons, but with only so much of both metals to go around, it’s easy to see why it’s worth looking into the other precious metals. Platinum and palladium have shown increased interest from both buyers and sellers, so it pays to see what you might have in this regard, and see what items might be worth. 

Alternatives to gold and silver 

Platinum and palladium might not be so familiar to most, but they are still highly regarded precious metals, certainly on the precious metals market. Both metals have their uses in technology, as part of catalytic converters, electrode components as well as forms of jewellery. 

Wedding bands are some of the most popular uses for palladium and platinum when used for jewellery. Otherwise, their use in catalytic converters uses up much of the world’s supplies, and this industrial usage goes some of the way towards explaining how the prices for these respective metals are impressively high. At Cash for Your Gold, we can offer up free, almost-instant valuations. 

Using our platinum and palladium scrap calculators, you can get an estimate for the price you could get for a respective item. For example, one gram of 950-carat platinum could yield a value of £17.71, while palladium items weighing a single gram with a purity of .999 could garner a price of £45.42 at current rates. 

Devil in the detail 

To the naked eye, platinum and palladium scrap items might look identical, but we know better. For example, palladium wedding bands exude a silver-white shine but are actually subtly darker than platinum ones, and slightly more durable as well. Believe it or not, but while gold is rare in itself, palladium is even rarer, by 30 times. 

Platinum is 15 times rarer than gold by comparison, suggesting that both these metals can be useful alternatives for scrapping if you’re looking for ways to sell jewellery for the right price. It might be easy to find an old ring and assume it’s white gold, but it could actually be either palladium or platinum, meaning it could be worth a whole lot more if you sell to Cash for Your Gold today. 

We’re experts in facilitating sales of such precious metals, as it’s something we’ve been helping with for years. If you wish to make a sale today, make sure to fill in this easy-to-use Seller’s Form. Prices for palladium are especially attractive for selling in the current climate, as they remain twice as high as they were as recently as 2018. 

If you are keen to make a sale at some future point, but need some more information about selling platinum or palladium, get in touch with Cash for Your Gold by calling 01902 623 253 today. 

Recycling Makes the Yellow Metal Greener

How green is your gold? As with many metals, gold comes at a price beyond the one you pay to vendors. That price is also environmental, but the yellow metal can actually be produced in a greener way, so long as we keep recycling it more often.  

Coming around again 

According to the World Gold Council, 28 per cent of the world’s gold supply was sourced from recycling, equivalent to almost 1,300 tonnes in 2020. As overall production of gold fell by four per cent but recycled gold supplies grew by one per cent, the latter managed to increase its share of the overall gold supply last year, boosting the prominence of recycled gold overall. 

The increase in recycled gold supplies came amidst gold prices being at all-time highs in 2020, meaning more gold changing hands which wasn’t straight out of the mines. Gold benefits from being an easily-recyclable precious metal and generations have perfected ways of melting it down and finding a better use for gold in the moment. 

With only so much gold going around and mining having a detrimental impact on our environment, it only makes sense to make do with what we already have. One paper suggested that buying gold from a recycling facility operating to a high standard with reliable material origins would be considered 300 times better for the planet than sourcing gold through primary production alone. 

Going for gold 

The Tokyo Olympics this summer highlight just how gold can be recycled from right under our noses, with medals made from gold sourced from discarded smartphones. No matter what shape or size your scrap gold might come in, there’s always potential for it to be sold and recycled into something new and exciting for a future buyer down the road. 

Gold is like a chameleon of the precious metals world, changing to match the requirements of any given environment. With early uses for coinage and jewellery, gold is also often found in the form of bars or coins. What new form could your scrap gold take when it’s sold and melted down this time? 

If you sell with Cash for Your Gold, you could make £15.20 from just one gram of 9-carat gold, reflecting how gold is highly treasured at present, despite prices having peaked last summer. We’re specialists in facilitating gold sales, and as we operate digitally, our prices allow you to make the most of what gold you may possess. 

Selling is easy: just fill in this simple form, and to save queuing at the Post Office to send it, why not request a collection from your doorstep? Search ‘Parcel Collect’ to access the Royal Mail home collection service. Tracking allows you to send your item to us discreetly and safely. If you wish to enquire further about selling gold today, call us on 01902 623 253. 

Operational Update

Our offices will be closed from 3pm on Friday 30th July until 9am on Monday 9th August, to give our hard-working team a break after another very hectic period.  

We operate with a very small team and rather than rotating individuals onto annual leave and putting more pressure on the remaining staff members as a result, we have decided to close our offices for a full week so that everyone can get some much-needed rest and the opportunity to re-connect with family and friends as lockdown measures are now starting to ease. 

We have timed the closure to minimize disruption as much as possible. Whilst we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the holiday closure, the wellbeing of our staff members and our ability to continue to provide outstanding service to our customers in the months ahead are of great importance to us.  

As our offices will be unoccupied, please do not send items to us for delivery during the closure. Mail will not be delivered to us during this period and will be held in Royal Mail or courier depots until our return. 

Wishing all of our customers a peaceful and healthy summer. 

The Team at Cash For Your Gold

11th December 2020

As the latest Covid Lock-Down in England adds to the restrictions that are already in force, to varying degrees, in all parts of the United Kingdom, we wish to re-assure our customers that we are still open for business.
We have very strict protocols in place to keep our members of staff safe in the workplace and business continues, albeit not as usual.

We are still receiving packages sent to us by insured Royal Mail Special Delivery and for higher value sales we are able to make Covid-secure arrangements to receive personally delivered consignments, strictly by appointment only and subject to compliance with our protocols. Please call for details if you wish to visit us to sell items.

For clients that are self-isolating or unwilling to visit a Post Office, the new Royal Mail Collect service may be of interest. It is now possible to have insured Special Delivery parcels collected from your home or workplace by Royal Mail for a small additional fee. Visit Royal Mail Parcel Collect Service for details. (Select large letter or small parcel, depending on the weight of your items and select Special Delivery service with an insurance level that covers the contents.) We strongly recommend that a tamper-proof Royal Mail Special Delivery pouch is used when sending precious metals through the post. These pouches are available free of charge from a Post Office. If you are unable to access a Post Office to collect a pouch we will be happy to post a selling kit out to you, just give us a call.

The recent news that a Covid vaccine could be available in the near future seems to have given the Nation a glimmer of hope that 2021 could see the lifting of many of the restrictions that we are currently enduring. We all hope to see improvements in the situation which will allow as social a Christmas period as possible.

In the meantime, please follow the rules that apply to your particular area and Stay Safe.

The Team at Cash For Your Gold

Secondary Gold Coin Market is Thriving in 2021

Cash for Your Gold has noticed a particularly impressive rise in demand for gold coins of late. In a world of lockdown restrictions, economic turbulence and sheer uncertainty pervading, it’s understandable that demand for one of the most precious safe havens has risen in the last year. Now, we believe it could be an opportune time to sell. 

Mints struggle to keep up 

Gold mints can only satisfy demand so long as supply can keep up. Gold coins come in all different forms: Sovereigns and Britannias if you’re more UK-oriented, whereas Krugerrands and American Eagles are more common overseas varieties. Whichever gold coin found its way into your possession, they are all incredibly valuable, especially after last year’s pandemic bounce. 

Gold prices hit all-time highs in 2020. Supply has been constrained through restrictions imposed by the lockdowns, and suppliers such as the US Mint reported earlier this year that demand for gold coins spiked by 258 per cent in 2020. For prospective buyers, the main gold coin market simply no longer cuts it. However, if you have a gold coin you wish to sell, you’ll be pleased to know the secondary gold coin market is thriving, and buyers are eager to help facilitate a sale. 

Cash for Your Gold has been helping do just that for many years, and our prices are attractive to sellers, as we are a largely digital-based business, meaning overheads are lower than would be the case with other gold buyers. 

The price is right with us 

Not only are prices attractive for selling right now, but we are, depending on the condition of the coin, in a position to offer 100 per cent of its spot price, if you wish to sell with us. That’s because demand for these coins is just so high, and your ability to help satiate demand for these much-sought-after coins will be greatly rewarded. 

We offer a free-to-use Gold Scrap Calculator, if you wish to get a more quick-fire valuation in the safety of your own home. All you need to know is the coin’s purity and weight, and a valuation should be computed easily. For a more in-depth valuation, we can always arrange a video call if you wish, to allow us to see the item and make assessments as to its potential value. 

Gold coins hold tremendous historical value, and are some of the most-prized items by collectors willing to offer substantial sums to acquire them. We can be in a position to facilitate sales, to help you realise the tremendous value of your coins at long last, unlocking a much-needed cash boost just in time for the summer. If you have a gold coin and wish to cash in on the great gold rush of gold coins, don’t hesitate to call us on 01902 623 253. 

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Post-Lockdown Era Looks Bright for Selling Gold

Understandably, money has been tight for many in the last year or so. Markets took a hit, and many of us have that bit less disposable income than we expected as a result of the pandemic and the lockdown that ensued. 

However, gold could be a great tonic to boost your cashflow, if you time a sale for this summer. That’s because prices remain elevated, after a price boom over lockdown. 

Selling at near-all-time highs 

When it comes to selling gold, Cash for Your Gold can see a compelling argument to be made for doing so in the current climate. Having doubled in price between 2015 and 2020, gold prices remain steady but elevated this year, meaning you can expect to make more from selling any gold items in your home than at virtually any time in history. 

According to our very own Gold Scrap Calculator, a single gram of nine-carat gold could yield as much as £15.24 if you sell with Cash for Your Gold Today. We accept items ranging from old chains, jewellery, rings coins and plenty of other gold items that many of us have hidden away in our cupboards. It’s no secret that you could be sitting on a literal fortune, depending on how much you find and if you choose to sell your gold today. 

Subject to condition, we also have a special offer, paying up to 100 per cent of the gold rate on an array of gold bullion coins at present. Gold and silver coins are often passed down through the family from generation to generation, and can be some of the most valuable items suitable for selling in the current climate. 

Secure sales today 

Cash for Your Gold offers a secure and easy way to sell scrap gold at times like these. To get started, just fill in this Seller’s Form with all the necessary information. When it comes to sending the item by post, we strongly advise using the fully insured Special Delivery via Royal Mail’s collection service straight from your front door. This saves you having to spend precious time in the queue at the Post Office. 

Not only that, but the Royal Mail allows you to track your package until its safe arrival at our headquarters, where we can analyse your item and present you with an offer. If you accept the offer, payment can be processed with minimal fuss, giving you that much-needed cash injection, allowing you to spend as you wish, as lockdown restrictions ease. 

The lockdowns during the pandemic have been hard on all of us, but there are finally glimmers of light. Having that bit of extra cash could go a long way to helping you celebrate as venues re-open near you in the coming weeks, assuming the government’s lockdown timeline remains on track. 

For more information about selling gold with Cash for Your Gold today, call us on 01902 623 253. 

Getting the Right Cash for Your Gold and Silver

Rising demand for precious metals from both buyers and sellers in the past 20 years means that there is growing interest in the authenticity of items being exchanged.

Cash for Your Gold has seen many things over the years.

One phenomenon we have observed is the prevalence of items which are purported to be gold, only for further scrutiny to reveal that they are far less dense than they ought to be or that they are electroplated. It’s easy to pass items off as gold in a superficial way, but we know how gold and silver should behave, so here are some things to keep an eye on, when you decide to sell.

Find your certification

Gold and silver coins are popular candidates for being made counterfeit or being passed off as false gold and silver. Electroplating allows manufacturers to reduce production costs, coating less valuable metals in a superficial layer of gold. It might fool someone at first glance, but density is impossible to fake. Gold atoms are densely packed together, meaning false gold items are often far less heavy than they should be.

To make sure your gold coin is authentic, a certificate of authenticity is helpful, as this helps identify its origins and guarantees the dealer was reputable. Gold prices are close to all-time highs, and you don’t want a nasty last-minute surprise as you prepare to sell. Cutting corners might mean you didn’t pay terribly much to acquire your item at first, but it could mean trying to sell it will hit a brick wall eventually.

Other warning signs about your item could be if it shows unusual signs of fading, or the seller offered the item as being ‘enhanced’ by gold. The point is simple: true gold doesn’t need enhancing, and such a term suggests the item wasn’t pure gold to begin with, detracting from the item’s value from the offing.

Check your item out

Cash for Your Gold is in a position to help you assess whether your item is true gold or silver. We know the signs to look out for – hallmarks, density and other classic characteristics associated with proper gold and silver items.

If you would like a professional opinion, we can arrange a Zoom consultation to assess your item over video call. In addition, you can send the item to us so we can examine it ourselves using the necessary metrics and equipment.

Questions over the purity of gold and silver items might persist, and you shouldn’t ignore valid concerns about your items being what you hope they are. Give us a call on 01902 623 253 to hear from professional experts in the world of precious metals today.

All That Glitters Might Not Be Gold

If there’s one thing we know at Cash for Your Gold, it’s certainly a seller’s market. The price of gold is near an all-time high set last summer, and silver has enjoyed a recent spike of its own, thanks to unexpected interest through a Reddit forum.

But an increasing number of sellers are keen to know whether they have the genuine article. How can you prove your item is actual gold or silver? Fortunately, we know just what to look out for, so you don’t get short-changed in the future.

Electroplating tricks the seller

An electrochemical process called electroplating has deceived many of you, who bought what you believed to be genuine gold or silver, when in actual fact, it’s simply copper encased in a thin shell of gold or silver. Cheaper to manufacture, electroplated items short-change many looking to realise the value of their supposed gold or silver collections.

One of the tell-tale signs that your item may be electroplated is as simple as checking for wear and tear. True gold and silver are some of the most durable metals on the planet. There’s a reason gold is valued so highly, especially. If your item looks like it’s tarnished in any way, exposing some other base metal, it’s a sign that the electroplated gold or silver has worn away, having been broken down by the base metal below.

True gold or silver items can get the odd scratch, and some items, like old chains can break, but the surface should maintain a uniform shiny quality. The old saying “all that glitters is not gold” is especially important to have at the forefront of your mind.

Check for the hallmark

If studying for signs of wear and tear prove tricky, it might be easier to check for a hallmark on your gold or silver item. These markings are able to serve as a unique seal of approval, showing you information about an item’s purity, as well as the Assay Office and Sponsor’s Mark.

It’s hard to fake these hallmarks, as they include compulsory stamps and are a legal requirement for items of gold weighing more than a gram, or items of silver weighing over 7.78g. If purity is the go-to metric by which you plan to assess your item, look out particularly for numbers such as 375.

This three-digit number implies that the item has been officially assessed for fineness, and found to have a purity of 9 carat, or 37.5 per cent purity. Numbers counting any higher than that, and your item could have a purity of 14 carat or more.

If you’ve correctly identified your item’s fineness, and have an idea for its weight, why not head over to Cash for Your Gold and see how much your item could be worth using our Gold Scrap Calculator? The result is near-instantaneous and you don’t need to send a single piece of gold or silver to use it.

When you’re ready to make a sale with an item of authentic gold or silver, fill in this Seller’s Form, to see what we can offer you today. Why not call us on 01902 623 253 to get the ball rolling, and see how we can help you with your enquiries?

Reddit Silver Spike Makes Selling Popular for 2021

Gold may be the prize you expect to receive for first place, but very often, its high value can make it tricky to come by. As a result, many of us pour our money into silver. It can be easy to find old family silver, whether it’s in the form of cutlery, jewellery or other items of interest.

In early 2021, an army of Reddit users managed to squeeze hedge funds by pouring into the silver markets, pushing the price up by almost 20 per cent in just three trading days. Few saw the rally coming, but it demonstrates how silver can become ripe for selling opportunities in the blink of an eye this year.

Spot the silver spike

After pouring resources into causing a spike in an ailing game company called GameStop, Reddit users were able to do what few individual buyers of precious metals could ever do on their own. Using the power of free-to-download smartphone trading apps, users of a forum called r/wallstreetbets managed to push prices up significantly in a short space of time.

Anyone who timed a sale during this volatile week for silver prices could have enjoyed something of a Reddit dividend, and the success of this short-lived rally could easily spawn further campaigns to push prices higher.

Cash for Your Gold provides a live silver price tracker, for anyone wishing to monitor silver prices on a regular basis. As we can help facilitate a sale of scrap silver digitally, we have lower overhead costs to our operations than some buyers of scrap precious metals. To give sales with Cash for Your Gold greater transparency, you can value your item of silver for free via our website’s silver scrap calculator.

If you have a silver chain weighing just 40 grams, with a purity of .925, for example, you could sell it for £20.00, based on market silver prices as of 26th February 2021.

Safe, discreet sales of silver

The potential for future spikes in the price of silver make 2021 an ideal time to consider making a sale with Cash for Your Gold. We have many years of experience in working with sellers to ensure a fair price, in line with market valuations. The silver scrap calculator offers you an easy and free way to value your silver, without having to send a single gram of it, while you consider making a sale.

If you are ready to make a sale, please fill out this Seller Form – it simply requires some basic information to facilitate safe dispatch, with SSL encryption protecting your personal information in the process. We recommend making a sale, using Insured and tracked Special Delivery via the Royal Mail’s online collection service

While the UK remains under lockdown restrictions due to COVID-19, it is sensible to avoid risking infection by leaving your home to wait at the Post Office, to send a single package. Online dispatch is easy to track, and limits your risk of exposure, during the ongoing pandemic.

If you have any queries about selling silver or wish to make an immediate sale, don’t hesitate to call us on 01902 623 253 and a member of our team will be available to help you.

No Lean January for 2021 with Scrap Gold

As we enter into the new year, it’s understandable for all of us to be tightening belts and watching how we spend all of our precious pennies, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic and the downturn that followed in its wake.

But Cash for Your Gold has a different idea – if you have some scrap knocking around your home, it’s an ideal time to sell. Prices are high, and if you sell today, you could have an unexpectedly bumper month ahead.

January 2021 could be golden

Gold prices enjoyed a significant run-up in 2020, as they often rise during times of economic uncertainty. Just last summer, prices rose as high as £1,500 per troy ounce, as markets crumbled on news of rising COVID-19 cases and businesses struggled to grapple with lockdown restrictions. Keep an eye on the latest gold prices here, to time your sale in the best way.

Selling gold with Cash for Your Gold is easy, as we’ve helped pay out as much as £60 million to sellers over the past few years, making us one of the most trusted and high-profile buyers of scrap gold in the UK. We can offer as much as £15.67 for just one gram of 9-carat gold, higher than what many other buyers can offer.

That’s because we’re a largely digital, online-based service, which helps reduce overhead costs and gives our clients a fairer shot at selling scrap gold on the markets. We’re also transparent in what we can offer customers, so check out our Gold Scrap Calculator to see what your item could be worth today. All you need at your fingertips is the purity and weight of your item, to get started.

Make a safe sale despite lockdown

COVID-19 cases remain high, and for health and safety reasons, it isn’t advised to leave your home unless absolutely necessary. It simply isn’t practical for many of our customers to be waiting in long lines at the Post Office, queuing to physically mail their items to us as part of their sale.

That’s why we strongly encourage customers to make use of the Royal Mail’s online collection service. It’s quick, efficient, and helps limit the spread of COVID-19, allowing you to stay indoors and avoid unnecessary contact with others, while the pandemic restrictions remain in place. The Royal Mail also allows users to track parcels and packages while out on delivery, so you can have peace of mind, knowing your item has arrived at our headquarters safely.

If you wish to make a sale today, fill in this Seller Form. If you have any queries about selling or some other matter to discuss about selling gold, don’t hesitate to call us on 01902 623 253, and one of our team members will be with your shortly, to help with your enquiry.

Christmas 2020 Operating Hours

Our website will remain available throughout the festive period but our offices will close from 3.30pm on Tuesday 22nd December 2020 until 10am on Monday 4th January 2021.

Due to ongoing disruption to the postal service in some areas, your last day for despatching Royal Mail insured Special Delivery parcels for delivery to us before 22nd December should be Thursday 17th December.

Parcels that we do not receive by 22nd December will be processed after our return to work on 4th January and may be held in Royal Mail storage until that date.

We will resume normal service on 4th January 2021.