How To Sell Your Silver

Selling silver or scrap silver  is easier than you think! If you live near Birmingham just call in and we will check your silver and make you an offer based on its purity and weight. If you live outside Birmingham, then just put it in a small box and post it to us special delivery. we will work out the value of your silver and pay you via bank transfer or cheque  within 2 working days. We will of course phone you first to tell you how much our offer is  and in the unlikely event that you refuse our offer we will post your items back to you at our cost... Its an easy process just read on!

We buy  all types of silver from scrap silver through to silver jewellery, items, coins, cutlery etc  We buy  all grades from .500, .800, .925 and .999. and we purchase all silver items from silver bars to silver jewellery including : Silver Bangles Silver Bracelets Silver Chains Silver necklaces Silver Rings Silver cups Silver Plates Silver Cutlery Silver tea Sets Silver Ingots/bars and sell Silver Coins, Industrial Silver Antique Silver Broken and Damaged Silver

The first thing you need to do to sell your silver  is to get a price. Weigh your item on scales  then use our SILVER PRICE CALCULATOR ON THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE.

Remember if you see the lion passant mark ie LionPassantMark then you select 925/sterling on the calculator.

Silver British coins before 1919 are also sterling/925 silver but between 1920 and 1946 they are 50% (500) Silver.

Foreign Silver can either be 800 or 900 silver, so to avoid confusion Please do phone us on 0121 448 0488 if you have any queries 

Once you have obtained a price  for your items then you can do one of three things

1/ Bring your gold and silver Items in to us Click here for details 

2/ Post Your Silver Items To us Click here For Details

3/ Telephone us for info on 0121 448 0488


How to Sell Silver To Us More In-depth Info - Sell Silver 4-Step Guide

When you want to sell Silver to a Silver Buyer  you need to follow the 4 steps here ie 


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

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Most UK silver  sold is mainly 

925 Silver (ie 92.5% pure silver) is Sterling Silver if you see the lion passant symbol lionpassantor 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 

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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 silver and gold calculator shows the actuall 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 

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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 

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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

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Once  you have established the price for your various silver purities you can either 

Call in to sell your silver  Visit our Gold & Silver Counter Page Here Don't forget ID eg DVLA/Passport

Post Your Silver.  To Post Gold and Silver To us Read our Postal Gold & Silver Page Here 

Telephone Us on 0121 448 0488

Call In to our Counter Service |  Post Your Items To us Via Special Delivery |  Call us on 0121 448 0488 | Use Our General Enquiry Form. NB For Industrial scrap in large volumes please ask for Lionel