Sell Your Old Gold & Silver

sell gold and silver, buffalo new yorkFor over 40 years Jack Hunt Gold & Silver has been a nationally recognized buyer of old gold & silver. We assess the value of your old gold and silver based upon:

  • Purity
  • Weight
  • Real-Time Market Value*

We ensure you receive expert knowledge, honest service, and the best possible price on every transaction. Valuations are free and customers are under no obligation to sell.

Get an Honest Offer

How We Determine Value

Know What You Have

Is it Gold?

Most gold items are marked with karat stamp – a measure of an item’s purity or fineness. 24k is 100% pure gold. Items marked less than 24k are pure gold alloyed with other non-precious metals. For example, 10k, 14k, and 18k are 42%, 58% and 75% fine gold respectively. Most rings will have karat stamp inside the band while necklaces and bracelets are typically marked on the clasp. Gold plated items marked GF (gold filled), GP (gold plated), and RGP (rolled gold plate) have almost no discernible gold value.

Is it Silver?

Silver Jewelry & Flatware

Almost all mass produced silver jewelry, flatware and hollowware is sterling. silver – silver that is alloyed with other non-precious metals. Most sterling is marked with the word sterling or 925, identifying it is 92.5% pure (fine)  As with gold, sterling markings appear on the inside of ring or on the clasp of a necklace or bracelet. The 925 marking can also be found on most sterling flatware and hollowware.

Like gold, silver plated items hold no discernible silver value. Common silver plate markings include EPNS (electroplated not sterling), German Silver, and Nickel Silver.

Circulated US Silver Coins

All US circulated Dimes, Quarters and Half Dollars dated pre-1965, commonly referred to as US90, are 90% silver. Kennedy half dollars minted 1965-1970 are 40% silver. These coins are referred to as US40. We are an active buyer in both US90 and US40 silver coins.

Is Your Gold or Silver Item Unmarked?

A simple initial test is to hold magnet to the item. Non-magnetic metals might be gold or silver while magnetic metals definitely are not. If it is magnetic it is definitely not gold or silver (note that this does not imply that it is gold or silver). We can also test an item using our state-of-the-art spectrometer, a machine that uses laser light to determine the exact chemical makeup of an item without damaging it.

How We Pay

For our customers’ security and the integrity of our business, all purchases of old gold or silver are paid by check.

*Real Time Market Value refers to the current price which gold or silver is trading on the New York Commodities Exchange (COMEX)