Sell To Us FAQs
MY JEWELRY IS OLD AND OUT-OF-STYLE, WILL YOU STILL BUY IT?
Absolutely! While we re-sell many pieces for their designer or fashion demand, with gold prices as high as they are, most of what we buy is melted for gold value. That means it doesn’t matter what shape or style your jewelry is.
SHOULD I CLEAN MY JEWELRY OR COINS BEFORE BRINGING THEM IN?
No. There’s no need to do that. We don’t care if they're clean or dirty and we don’t pay more for clean jewelry/coins. In fact, some abrasive cleaners could actually damage your valuables, so it’s best to bring them to Southern Bullion as-is.
HOW DO YOU DETERMINE HOW MUCH MONEY I WILL RECEIVE?
When you sell to Southern Bullion, you’ll see our process in person. It’s simple: we pay you based on the weight and purity of your precious metals. Once we know those two factors, we use the live market value to calculate your proceeds. If you like our offer –and we think you will – we’ll pay you immediately.
HOW DO YOU COMPARE TO OTHER GOLD BUYERS?
Southern Bullion Coin & Jewelry has grown to 23 stores in the past several years and the main reason for that growth is that we pay more for gold than just about anybody else. There are two reasons we pay more:
1) We’re here long-term. Some gold buyers work from make-shift stores with little reason to satisfy customers. We want your business for years to come, so we know we have to achieve complete customer satisfaction.
2) We are the refiner! Other gold buyers turn around and sell your gold to a refinery, putting another party in the middle of your transaction. That means less money is available for you. Since we are the refiner, you get more. It's that simple.
I HAVE SOME OLD SILVERWARE THAT LOOKS SILVER BUT HOW CAN I TELL FOR SURE IF IT IS?
Sterling silver flatware will almost always be marked somewhere on the piece. The marking is generally found on the back side of the spoon or fork. The marking should say one of two things. It will either say "Sterling" or 925. Either one of these markings will indicate if it is sterling. There are a few cases where there are other obscure markings that will indicate silverware is actually solid silver. Again, those are far and few between, and we would need to see them to verify it.
WE HAVE SOME OLD HALF DOLLARS, QUARTERS, AND DIMES. HOW CAN WE TELL IF THE COINS WE HAVE ARE SILVER?
1970 was the last year US silver coinage was made for circulation. From 1965-1970 the government made half dollars that contained 40% silver. Only halves, not quarters or dimes. 1964 and before, all half dollars, quarters, and dimes were made of 90% silver. Both the 40% half dollars between 1965-1970 and the halves, quarters and dimes 1964 and before have a silver value. It's worth bringing them in to be evaluated and appraised.
DO YOU HOST “GOLD PARTIES?”
In general, no, we only purchase gold and other valuables in our stores. Check with your specific location though to see if we can assist you.
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