Top "Sell" Silver Prices! from The UK's Leading Silver Buyer
Looking to sell Silver? Trying to find top Uk Silver prices for jewellery, objets and scrap? We are based in Birmingham and are the UK's No.1 dedicated silver buyers, paying top silver prices to the Public for all types of silver & scrap silver in the UK, including, vintage and modern silver jewellery, silver coins, both UK and Foreign, silver flatware, cutlery and objets, including silver tea-sets, bowls, dishes trays etc., Industrial Silver and low-grade silver including most types of silver brazing rods. .
We buy all types of silver & scrap for cash all over the UK ie all grades from .500, .800, .925 and .999
Quick Links Sell Antique Vintage & Modern Silver Jewellery
We also buy all silver items from scrap to bars to jewellery including : Coins, (see below) Bangles Bracelets Chains, necklaces, Rings, cups, Plates, Cutlery, Silver tea sets, Silver Ingots/bars & Coins Industrial Silver Antique Silver Broken & Damaged Silver
A word about scrap silver. Scrap silver is an unfortunate term. Some think it refers to broken and damaged silver, perhaps also industrial silver but in fact "scrap silver" is a term which is used in the trade to apply to all silver items that are worth more for their metal than they are as items. Given that the price of silver is so high, many so-called antique items and old items are actually worth more for their silver weight BUT your local antique dealer is not under any obligation to take the metal price into consideration and they often make an offer for an antique item BELOW the metal weight. if it doesn't sell they scrap it in with us. Many of our customers are pleasantly surprised how much more than antique value, they get for their items.
Sell Vintage & Modern Silver Jewellery For the Best Prices. Would you rather sell your silver jewellery based on a firm transparent price like we offer or sell it to a vintage cash for jewellery company that makes vague promises? TIP: Never sell silver jewellery to any Vintage Company that does not publish its silver prices clearly on their website, as we do! Where is the best place to sell silver and antique silver jewellery? Who pays the best price for silver jewellery? At the Birmingham Gold and Silver Companies we pay up to twice what local jewellers and dealers pay for silver jewellery.
Avoid Jewellers Vintage Cash for Silver Buyers and Auctions!
You may be tempted to send your silver jewellery to vintage cash for silver buying companies that advertise heavily online. NB We have heard that they offer well below scrap for silver jewellery even though they go to great lengths to pretend that they pay more They do not. Not only that, they do not even advertise the price they pay for items whereas our gold and precious metals price calculator is clear and transparent. We have heard many horror stories about the poor offers these vintage cash companies offer even with their fancy literature.
Check out their name at Money saving Expert for example and as for reviews, they use companies like Trustpilot, and can remove negative reviews especially those relating to the poor cash offers made for silver jewellery. So instead got to Google Places enter the company's name and check out their reviews there. Google reviews cannot be doctored
We have to ask why are people using auctions (and ebay) to sell their silver jewellery. They charge 30% fees, don't pay for weeks and often the winning bidder does not even pay?. More than that we could well have paid them a lot more!
Auction Houses do have their uses, but remember they will over-value your item of gold jewellery just to get it in and then often push you into accepting an offer. lower than you would wish.
We know of customers sellingsilver in auction and ending up with 20% less than we would have offered and they had to wait for weeks to get the money. One customer recently waited 6 weeks for a non-paying bidder at auction. Fed up, she came to us and we bought her ring straight away and for more. We paid another customer 10% more than the auction house said they could get, or 40% more if you take off their 30% fees. Auctions are best for very rare and expensive designer pieces.
You do not get any of that nonsense with the Birmingham Gold Company. We will pay more for certain items, we pay straight away, we have no fees and we do not force you to accept anything lress than you wanted.
Why not get a quote from your local auction, deduct their fees and then use our calculator to check whether we can beat their price and quicker. Give us a call today
NB AN IMPORTANT WORD ABOUT SCRAP PRICE
Scrap silver is an unfortunate term. Some customers who want to sell silver think it refers to broken and damaged silver, perhaps also industrial silver but in fact "scrap silver" is a term which is used in the trade to apply to all silver items that are worth more for their metal than they are as items. This is how we pay more for silver than your local antique dealer.. Many so-called antique items and old items are actually worth more for their silver weight BUT your local antique dealer is not under any obligation to take the metal price into consideration and they often make an offer for an antique item BELOW the metal weight, so if they can't sell it as an item they can scrap it in with companies such as ours.. Many of our customers are pleasantly surprised how much more than antique value, they get for their items. Scrap does not mean a basement price.
We buy all types of silver jewellery whether sterling ie 925 or foreign silver ie 800 835, 900 etc We also buy vintage sterling silver jewellery as well as more modern examples. We buy all types of silver jewellery including silver rings, bangles, pendants, bracelets necklaces erarrings etc. In recent times many vintage silver buyers have set up with the aim of trying to buy silver items at below scrap price, the point being that if they cannot be sold as items they can at least be sold to companies like us and a profit is still made. Any savvy customer looking to sell their silver jewellery would be wise to cut out these middlemen and sell their silver jewellery items directly to us. we all know that silver jewellery goes in and out of fashion but the old silver jewellery items you have lying around still have a high value.
What Silver jewellery Can I Sell? Vintage & Modern
Simply put we buy all types of silver jewellery. remember that silver jewellery van either be fully hallmarked with the lion stamp, makers mark etc eg
OR it may simply have 925 stamped on it. Whilst hallmarking fakes are very rare some jewellery stamped with 925 only may not be real so it is worth sending it in for testing. Chances are it is genuine especially if the 925 stamp looks clean and clear. fakes are few and far between. We will buy all types of Silver Jewellery.
Non Gold /Silver metal/stones etc
NB we do not pay gold or silver price for springs, wire, stones, and metal in your Gold or Silver . We will deduct a fair weight for all non-gold /silver metal in your items in-line with industry practice. remember there are springs in clasps, wuite wires in bangles as gold and silver is not flexible. Your gold and silver items might also have stones. we do offer good diamond prices for diamonds above 25 points. Selling silver to us is straightforward. To find out how to sell your silver to us please see below.
The standard circulating denominations of pre-decimal British coins from 1800 to 1946 , included threepences, sixpences, shillings, florins, two shillings, halfcrowns, double florins, and crowns and we buy them all .
US & Foreign Coins We also buy US coins (normally 900 silver pre 1965) and European and World coins Phone for more info.
To sell us your old silver threepences, sixpences, shillings, florins, two shillings, halfcrowns, double florins, crowns and dollars etc 0121 448 0488
BUY/SELL OLD FOREIGN & BRITISH GOLD & SILVER COINS
When you want to sell gold and silver coins we are the first choice as coin buyers of all denominations and all periods. Tel 0121 448 0488 for more info. We also buy probate coins in silver and gold. When you want to sell gold and silver coins please be aware that many coin dealers offer good prices on the phone, but as soon as they have your coins in their hands they start to reduce their offer based on condition. Many pay below scrap silver or gold price and that way if they cannot sell the coins as collectables they make their profit by scrapping them in with Gold and Silver buyers like us. Therefore our advice when you want to sell coins is to cut out the middle-men.
We pay our calculator price regardless of condition . More often than not we pay a great deal more for gold and silver coins than coin dealers who tend to offer below scrap. That way if they cannot sell them as collectables they sell them on to us. Gold coins we buy include Sovereigns, Half-Sovereigns, Krugerrands, Angels, Guineas, Maples, in fact we buy all gold coins regardless of condition.
UK Silver Coins - Sell Silver Coins British & Foreign
NB British Silver coins TO compare our coin prices with a "£1 face value" offer from a coin dealer just get our gold and precious metals price calculator price for 112 grams after selecting the purity of your coins eg 925 for pre-1920 coins and 500 for 1920-1946 coins.
Here's the logic...A crown is a 1/4 of an old pound and weighs 28 grams so there are 4 of them in an old pound. A crown weighs 28grams so there are 4 x 28 grams in a pound ie 112 grams But remember your coins wil be worn so the offer will be somewhat less in reality. If you have coins to sell including foreign silver coins and are unsure what you are doing or need more info then then click here
As at 02/07/2020 we were paying 27 times face value for 50% coins and 54 times face value for 925 or sterling coins.
We buy all British and Foreign silver coins including silver shillings, crowns, sixpences, florins, marks, guilders, francs, dollars, lire, dinar roubles and rupees.
NB URGENT ALL FOREIGN SILVER COINS WANTED
When you want to sell silver coins you'd think you'd get a better price from a Coin Dealer? That is not the case! Many of our customers are surprised at the prices they receive for their silver coins It's not rocket science. Many dealers want to pay below true scrap price for silver coins . Others try to buy them at face value, which does NOT give you the best price. The prices we pay are nine times out of ten higher than coin dealer prices. nb
Apart from antique silver items, silver scrap, silver cutlery and jewellery we also buy silver coins and we now urgently need all silver & scrap silver coins, whether full silver or half silver. All those old coins you have in your house may well be worth a small fortune! Old coins , British or Foreign are worth money!!! We buy whole collections of coins, old or ancient, Uk or Foreign..Coins deserve a special mention as they are not always easily identified.
Prior to 1920 British silver coins contained high purity, 92.5% (Sterling) silver.
From 1920 to 1946, British silver coins contained 50% silver.
From 1947 onwards, some denominations of British pre-decimal coins issued for circulation were "silver-colored," however these coins were made of copper-nickel, and contained no silver.
In addition, there have been some silver decimal coins minted in limited quantities as commemorative or bullion issues, typically in Proof condition; these coins were not intended for circulation.
The standard circulating denominations of pre-decimal British coins from 1800 to 1946 which contained 92.5% or 50% silver, included threepences, sixpences, shillings, florins, two shillings, halfcrowns, double florins, and crowns and we buy them all .
US & Foreign Coins
We also buy US coins (normally 900, 90% silver pre 1965) and European and World coins Phone for more info.
Of course we buy all types of silver and gold coins from all round the world. We buy gold dollars, sovereigns, Krugerrands, francs and marks . we also buy silver crowns, dollars, shillings, florins, francs marks schillings and so on
To sell to us , first get an idea of the value of your items by weighing your items then using our gold and precious metals price calculator Then either
Post Your Items To us Via Special Delivery Post
Call us on 0121 448 9488 OR use our General Enquiry Form
We buy all types of Silver including Silver flatware, tea-sets, bowls, vases, cups, trophies, medals and of course cutlery. We buy all grades of silver EG 999, 925, 800, 500 SILVER ETC and offer among the best market prices, regardless of condition. In this category silver items can include tea-sets, trophies, cups, trays, salvers, silver bowls, goblets, flasks, silver cigarette cases, boxes, objets, statues, animal figures, medals, masonic medals, knives, forks, spoons, serving spoons, candlesticks and candelabras and of course ornaments. if it is made from silver, we will buy it!
For instructions on how to sell your Silver, please see below..
We buy all types of silver , including waste industrial silver. Types of Industrial Silver include:-Silver Brazing rods of all purities, Silver Contacts, Silver anodes etc, Waste Silver jewellery making by-products, Silver Findings, photographic silver, Cuttings, silver bullion, silver flake, silver trimmings from manufacture, silver sheets, medical x-ray film, etc Silver Brazing rods of all purities etc. We also buy low-grade silver eg 40% silver etc.,.Silver has a wide variety of industrial uses Practically every PC, cell phone, vehicle and machine contains silver. It is the ideal substance for covering electrical contacts – like those in printed circuit sheets – as a result of its high electrical conductivity and toughness. Painting silver ink on any non-metal surface gives an electrical pathway, disposing of the requirement for wires. For instance, Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) chips are supplanting standardized identifications on numerous things in general stores and inventory network inventories. The chips' paper-thin radio wires comprise of splashed on silver.from . Silver also has wide-ranging uses in medicine, jewellery making, brazing etc ie It is also used in dental alloys, solder and brazing alloys, electrical contacts and batteries.
.We buy all types of Industrial Silver at the very best rates. Examples of industrial silver we buy include silver used in photographic processing, silver brazing rods, silver thermocuplies and in fact any industrial process that results in waste silver. The Silver Buying Process is simple Use our gold and precious metals price calculator by selecting the correct purity and weight to get a rough idea of the value of your industrial silver waste. if you cannot find the correct purity then use the nearest silver purity on the calculator to get a ballpark figure OR telephone us on 0121 448 0488 for a more accurate estimate . You can also email us All you have to do to sell your industrial silver to us is to either sell it direct to us in person or post it via Royal mail's excellent special delivery service which is both insured and trackable. You can post up to 20Kg per parcel.Send a small sample in the first instance if you wish if you wish to ensure the best service. We will then subject your items to a rigorous silver test either via xrf analysis or acid test whichever is more appropriate without any charge to you and pay you out via cheque or bank transfer within one working day. Remember, regardless of the form the silver you have is in, it has a value linked to the silver price. it is essential that you recover as much money as you can from your industrial scrap silver and we believe we pay the best prices in the Uk for such industrial silver waste.Industrial Silver we buy includes photographic silver, silver brazing rods, silver thermocouples, silver grain and sheet, silver used in x-rays, Silver paste in electronics: Printed electronics like RFID tags rely on silver paste, silver contacts silver in solar panels, silver brazing and soldering,Silver wire etc
When you want to sell Silver to a Silver Buyer you need to follow the 4 steps here ie
IDENTIFY - WEIGH - CALCULATE - SELL
1/ Identify the purity of the Silver you may have and wish to sell and put them into purity groups.,
2/ Weigh each silver purity group
3/ Calculate the price we would pay for each silver purity group and get a total and Finally
4/ Sell your silver to us. Remember the price for silver our calculator shows is the price you will get providing your weights and purities are correct. Remember also weight can be deducted for stones, springs, and non-silver metals etc Either send it to us or call in to our silver counter.
Step 1 Identify Silver Purity - Use The Hallmark Chart
Most UK silver sold is mainly 925 Silver (ie 92.5% pure silver) is Sterling Silver if you see the lion passant symbol or lion rampant symbol (Scottish ) mark you an be assured it is sterling ie 925 silver . English silver coins before 1920 (1919 and before) are sterling ie 925 silver ie old Crowns, Half-Crowns, Florins, Shillings, Sixpences and Threepences
Sterling Silver can be represented by the number 925 or just have the lion mark/makers mark/assay mark and date letter ie
999 Silver (ie 99.9% Pure Silver). This tends to be in the form of bars and pure silver coins eg Brittanias, Maples, Pandas etc . It is often represented by the number 999
800 Silver (ie 80% PureSilver) is Continental Silver represented by the number 800. There is also a 900 or 90% silver mark and many foreign coins can be 800 or 900
500 Silver (ie 50% PureSilver) is today mainly to be found in English silver coins dating from 1920-1946 ie old Crowns, Half-Crowns, Florins, Shillings, Sixpences and Threepences
Split the silver that you have into seperate piles .
Step 2 Weigh Each Pile of Silver Separately
Weigh each separate pile of silver that you want to sell (ie the silver that you have split into its various purities) and record the weights in grams. If you only have kitchen scales, your weights will be approximate. if you can only weigh in ounces then remember that cooking scales will calculate an ounce as a cooking ounce (28 grams) whereas as Jewellers scales calculate an ounce as a Troy ounce ie 31.1 Grams
Non Gold /Silver metal/stones etc
NB we do not pay gold or silver price for springs, wire, stones, and metal in your Gold or Silver . We will deduct a fair weight for all non-gold /silver metal in your items in-line with industry practice. remember there are springs in clasps, wuite wires in bangles as gold and silver is not flexible. Your gold and silver items might also have stones. we do offer good diamond prices for diamonds above 25 points.
Step 3 Calculate the Value of Your Silver
Using our online gold calculator
our gold and precious metals price calculator shows the actual price we pay you. We note that some gold and silver buyers show the spot or full market price on their websites first. This is misleading and implies that they will pay 100% of the spot price. They do not If they did they would not make a profit. Underneath, often hidden you will find the price they actually pay. These companies are to be avoided. Our gold and silver calculator show the price we actually pay ou and is accurate and up to date.
To use the calculator first click on the white space right of the carat/purity section of the calculator (roughly in the middle where it shows 9 carat first) The drop-down box will show up
Select the carat you want to get the value for. In this case we have selected 925 ie sterling silver .Then enter the weight of the eg sterling silver that you have weighed in the previous step. In this case we had 10 grams of sterling silver which is worth £3.48. if you had 100 grams the price would have been £34.80 etc. You could have considerably more (Price is at 10/10/17.) Prices could be up or down since then but remember the calculator rate changes daily. NB You don't have to press any more buttons, the price of your sterling silver shows up in red as soon as you have entered the weight .
Finally remember also weight can be deducted for stones, springs, and non-silver metals etc. Its a good idea to estimate weight loss at this stage if you can. if not we will agree with you a suitable amount via the phone call we will make to you.
Step 4 Selling to Us
Once you have established the price for your various silver purities you can either Make an appointment to sell your silver Visit our Gold & Silver Counter Page Here Don't forget ID eg DVLA/Passport OR Post Your Silver. To Post Gold and Silver To us Read our Postal Gold & Silver Page Here Telephone Us on 0121 448 0488. Selling Your Scrap Silver to us in Birmingham We are at 94 Vyse, St Hockley Birmingham B18 6JZ. right in the heart of Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter, and opposite the Jewellery Quarter Railway Station . We are on the corner of Vyse St and Hockley St. Give us a ring on 0121 448 0488 if you require further directions .If you're not sure where Hockley is in Birmingham, then the map below should be of help.