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Key Tips on Gold and Silver Coins and Bars

Tips on Gold and Silver Coins and BarsFrom nearly the beginning of human history, precious metals like gold and silver have been treasured for their beauty and desirability. Stories about King Midas, golden geese, and silver linings have been passed down to us over the centuries. And, even during the past two centuries, thousands died in California, the Yukon, and elsewhere as they unsuccessfully pursued dreams of striking it rich by locating the “motherlode.” In this article, we wanted to share with you some key tips on gold and silver coins and bars.

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What Factors Influence Gold and Silver Prices?

What Factors Influence Gold and Silver PricesIf there’s one thing that’s true about gold and silver prices, it’s that they’re always changing. As we write this, silver is up and gold is down, yet by the time this post is published on our blog about buying and selling gold, the reverse may be true. That said, what factors influence gold and silver prices? Let’s take a closer look.

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Selling Silver Coins – What You Should Know

We Buy Coin CollectionsYou recently inherited a coin collection or have been collecting silver coins for some time. You have decided to liquidate all or part of the collection, but you are not sure where to go to get the best return. There are several options to consider when selling silver coins: how much you receive in return can vary significantly.

Before you sell your silver coin collection, you should try to get a clear understanding of its present value.
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Should I Invest in Gold or Silver?

Gold and silver have been relatively solid investments for centuries. But like any investment, it pays to go in with a clear picture of what you’re getting into before you buy and sell gold or silver.

We’ve been buying and selling gold for more than two decades now and get all sorts of questions about precious metal investment. Among the most common: Is gold a better investment than silver?

Finding an answer to that question depends on weighing a few different factors:

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Is My Silverware Really Made from Silver?

You’re hosting a dinner party, so you decide to break out “the good” silver flatware.

But how good is it really?

We often get queries about silver plated flatware value and how much silverware is worth. It can be tough to tell whether your silverware is the genuine article. You might be dealing with:

  • Genuine sterling silver
  • Silver-plated flatware (metal coated with a thin layer of silver)
  • Stainless steel made to look like silver.

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How Can I Tell If My Jewelry is Valuable?

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The aphorism “All that glitters is not gold” has been with us for centuries.

The exact phrase comes from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, but people have been using some form of the saying since at least the 12th century.

However you say it, it basically means “Some things in life are too good to be true.”

While we are not the Merchant of Venice but as Bucks County jewelers – we take the saying literally. A lot of what seems like valuable gold jewelry is really an imitation, just as seemingly simple pieces are sometimes quite valuable.

Maybe you’ve come across a piece of jewelry that you’re not sure about, something you inherited from a distant relative or picked up at a garage sale. There are a few things you can do to determine whether what you’ve found has any value.

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Lab Grown Diamonds are now here in Doylestown

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The Doylestown Gold Exchange is excited to introduce the world of Lab Grown Diamonds to Doylestown and the surrounding areas.  It is a very exciting time in the jewelry industry as Lab Grown diamonds are now having a major impact across the jewelry industry. It is truly hard to imagine or wrap your head around the idea of Lab Grown diamonds entering the market.   it is mind-boggling to think a diamond can be created above ground in 10-12 weeks instead of the millions of years it takes to a diamond to form beneath the earths surface.

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7 Tips for Selling Your Coins

a stack of valuable coins

Sometimes a quarter is worth more than 25 cents.

Every so often, a rare coin might find its way into the change you get at the gas station or grocery store. And with the right strategy, you might be able to sell those coins for a fairly hefty sum.

In this blog post, we’ll share tips you can use to preserve and sell your coin collection.

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Case Study: The Importance of Insuring Your Jewelry

A cracked gold ring

When you lead a busy life, time tends to pass quickly without you realizing. We see it all the time at Doylestown Gold Exchange, repairing rings that people have worn for more than 20 years.

It’s easy to forget to have these rings and other jewelry checked a few times a year to make sure it’s in good shape.

And while many jewelry issues can be repaired, what about the things that can’t be fixed? Let us tell you a story that illustrates the importance of having your jewelry insured.

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