Will the Midterm Elections Affect Gold Prices?

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Whenever there’s a presidential election, people tend to turn their eyes to the stock market. Will a new president cause prices to rise? Will a change in leadership scare investors, or put them at ease?

That got us thinking about November’s midterms. What will this year’s closely-watched Congressional races mean for gold prices and people looking to buy and sell gold? Let’s take a closer look.

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What to Do When You Find Rare Coins

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You come home after a long day of running errands with a big handful of change in your pockets and add it to your coin jar.

Inside the jar, there’s the usual mix: some quarters, some dimes, a whole lot of pennies. But then you notice something odd: one of the pennies seems to have a misprint.

Could it be a rare coin? To be clear: this is all hypothetical. Rare coins are, well, rare. We don’t want to suggest that you’ll find one in every handful of change.

But if you do happen to come across rare coins, there are steps you can take to preserve your find.

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Vote for Doylestown Gold Exchange in the Best of Bucks

Hello everyone.

We’ll get to the news portion of this blog post in just a minute, but first, we want to offer our thanks.

Thanks to you, our loyal customers for our winning streak. Each year since 2014, we’ve been named the region’s Best Gold and Precious Metal Buyer in the Doylestown Intelligencer’s Best of Bucks-Mont contest.

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Could Iran Sanctions Affect the Price of Gold?

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Last month, the United States government announced it would impose “the strongest sanctions in history” on Iran.

And while a lot of the news coverage on this issue dealt with how the sanctions would affect oil and gas prices, it’s worth taking a minute to ask a question any Bucks County cash for gold business might ask:

What does this mean for gold prices?

It will most likely give them a boost, at least according to some analysts.

“The news should come as some welcome relief to anyone who owns the metal as its performance hasn’t been exactly stellar of late,” writes Simon Constable in Forbes. “The price of gold was recently trading around $1,293 a troy ounce, down from an average of around $1,332 in January, according to data from the London Bullion Market Association, a U.K.-based metals market trade group.”

The new sanctions make it illegal for anyone in the U.S. to do business with Iran, while also virtually prohibiting the use of any major bank for Iranian trade.

But what does that have to do with gold?

According to Forbes, the U.S. is trying to close a loophole that allows the use of precious metals to get around the sanctions. But Constable also notes that the government is unlikely to succeed.

“Part of the reasoning is that gold has a long history of use when other currencies are unusable,” he writes. “On top of that, gold has long been used in Iran, both by the government and the people, both to store value and to skirt sanctions.”

Gold is useful now for the same reason it was a few hundred or a few thousand years ago: it’s works as a form of currency when banks are off limits.

It’s especially valuable in Iran, Forbes notes: The country is dealing with substantial inflation and has a long history of selling oil for gold. All of this adds up to a situation where gold will be in greater demand.

Getting cash for your gold

Gold has always made a good investment, particularly for people who are focused on preserving their wealth. We like to refer readers to this quote about gold investment from our owner, Greg Glemser:

“It’s the idea that I want my $100 today to be worth $100 next year. You’re not really investing to make money, you’re investing to preserve the money you have.”

At the same time, you might be in a situation where you need cash and begin to shop around for Bucks County cash for gold businesses.

If that’s the case, we’d recommend taking these steps before you sell:

Know the value of what you’re selling

There are plenty of online sources that can tell you the current market price of gold and other precious metals. (We track precious metal spot prices on our home page.)

You should also know the karats of your gold jewelry before you sell. For example, something that was 14 karats would be 14 parts gold and 10 parts other metals (gold is too soft to be used in jewelry and must be combined with other materials in order to last).

When you know the karats of your gold, and the current gold prices, you’ll be in a better positioning when negotiating with a buyer.

Shop around

There’s no rule that says you need to take the first offer you get for your gold. Shop around at different Bucks County cash for gold buyers and choose someone you trust.

Doylestown Gold Exchange has spent more than two decades establishing itself as a trustworthy buyer of gold. We don’t just aim for a one-time sale but look to build long-term relationships with customers who want to buy gold, sell gold, or have jewelry appraised.

Contact us today or pay us a visit to find out how we can help you get the best value for your gold.

How Do I Clean My Gold Jewelry?

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When you first bought your gold jewelry, it was sparkly and new, the type of thing you were proud to put on and show off.

But it’s been a few years, and your jewelry has lost some of its gloss. But don’t worry: You can clean your gold jewelry using things you likely have lying around the house.

Before we start, we should note that you should use caution with any of these jewelry cleaning methods. If you’re not sure about something, pay a visit to a Bucks County, PA jewelry store that you trust to get some guidance.

With that said, let’s look at some of the ways you can give your gold jewelry the shine it deserves.

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Sell Your Diamonds at Doylestown Gold Exchange

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Looking to sell your diamond? Doylestown Gold Exchange is the most trusted diamond buyer in the tri-state and Bucks County area.

In today’s world there is a lot that happens to each of us as we go through life.  Things come up that we didn’t expect and sometimes we need to find someone we can trust to guide us through a difficult process.

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How to Clean Diamond Rings

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Your diamond engagement ring might be the thing you cherish most, given to you by the person you most cherish.

And like all beloved items, you want to make sure it looks its best.  That’s why we’ve put together this guide to cleaning diamond rings, to help everyone from people who have been married for years to first-time Bucks County diamond buyers make sure their rings are spotless.

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7 Valuable Coins That Might Be in Your Pocket | Sell Coins in Doylestown

Thanks to the advent of the debit card, you’re a lot less likely these days to be walking around with coins in your pockets.

But the next time you do pay for something using cash, take a closer look at your change. You might have lucked into something valuable.

There are a few rare coins in the vast ocean of quarters, dimes and nickels that could – pardon the pun – fetch a pretty penny.

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