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Are you Selling Gold?

It is a great time to sell gold. Although gold is not at its all-time high, it is still high.  And that means a little bit of gold can be a lot of money.

When selling gold jewelry, the gold buyer will separate your items by karat, which tends to be 10k, 14k, 18k and 21k. Once the jewelry has been checked for purity, the gold buyer will weigh up the different karats and then give a price for each type. It is usually weighed in grams (g) or pennyweights (dwt).

When you see the price of gold on tv – that is quoting 24k (pure gold) for an ounce. You will not get paid this amount unless you have pure gold in coin or bullion form. Jewelry is not pure and must be refined. You will be paid on the purity and less smelting fees. Shop around to get the best quote as each gold buyer has their own pay-out formula.

If you live in Palm Beach County and plan to sell gold jewelry, be sure to put the Lake Worth Gold Mine on your shopping list for the most competitive bid.

Lake Worth Gold Mine

8100 Lake Worth Road

Lake Worth, FL  33467

Selling Gold Coins? What is your Gold Coin worth?

sell gold coinsWhether you are a gold investor or the recipient of a grandparents gift, when it comes to selling gold coins, there are several different factors, including grading, that  determine market value. Coin Dealers and Gold Buyers will buy all US gold coins, and some may buy foreign gold coins.

Coins vary in gold content from 1/20th ozt gold Chinese Panda to a 1.2 ozt $50 Mexican Peso. A coin may weigh more than the actual gold content as most gold coins are 900 purity (22k). Only the Chinese Panda, Australian Kangaroo, Canadian Maple Leaf and the  US Buffalo are pure gold (24k).

Each gold coin will have a date, and possibly a mint-mark. Just because a gold coin may be old does not mean it has more value than the gold content.  In the coin world it is all about how many were minted. For coins that are rare, they are also graded and valued based on condition.

Coins that have already been authenticated and graded by a professional grading company such as NGC and PCGS potentially have more value than coins that have not been authenticated. Be careful of coins that are NOT graded by NGC or PCGS. Other companies grading do not hold the same authority.

If you are selling gold coins, bring them into the Lake Worth Gold Mine for a free evaluation.

Lake Worth Gold MIne

8100 Lake Worth Road

Lake Worth, FL 33467

http://www.lakeworthgoldmine.com