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Scrap Silver

Sell your scrap silver for cash.

We purchase all grades of scrap silver and pay excellent rates for unwanted silver jewellery and coins.

Some examples of the type of silver we accept are:

  • Silver cutlery
  • silver candlesticks
  • silver trays and bowls
  • silver cigarrette cases
  • silver pens
  • silver picture frames
  • pre-1920 silver coins
  • pre-1947 silver coins.

Note: We only purchase solid silver items. We do not buy silver plated / EPNS items.

EPNS Silverware

Unfortunately, we do not purchase EPNS items. EPNS stands for Electro Plated Nickel Silver and simply means the item is silver plated. Common EPNS items include cutlery, teapots, salt and pepper pots etc. If you find an EPNS mark on your item, please do not send it to us.

Pre-1947 Silver Coins

Pre-1947 British silver coins contain 50% silver. Pre-1920 coins are 92.5% silver.

Pre-1920 British Coins

British silver coins, prior to 1920 are sterling (.925) silver. Value your pre-1920 silver coins with our silver calculator.

1920 – 1947 British Coins

In 1920, the silver content of all British coins was reduced from 92.5% to 50%. If you have any british silver coins, dated between 1920 and 1946 you can value them using our scrap silver calculator, available in the right-hand column of this page.

We also provide a full breakdown of all our rates on our scrap silver prices page. For convenience we publish our silver prices per gram, penny weight, ounce and troy ounce.

20 Responses to “Scrap Silver”

  1. Carrie Grafham says:

    Hi – I have a 50g bar of silver given to me by an Indian – it is decorative and says ‘MK Silver Art’ on it.

    Is this worth anything?

    Thanks, Carrie

  2. Win Stubbs says:

    What would be the safest and best way to ship a quantity of pre-1947 coins to you, approx 4191 g?

    • Phil says:

      Thanks for your enquiry.

      You should ship your coins using Royal Mail Special Delivery. You can send packages up to 10kg in weight. The insured cost would be £22.50 to send your coins.

      I hope this information helps.

  3. Andrew Waddison says:

    I have 15 ‘austria maria theresa silver thaler 1780’ that are very heavy.

    Do you have any idea of value?

    Thanks,

    Andrew

  4. Mills says:

    Hi,
    My gold has no mark, it was bought in USA. How can i know if it is 9ct or something else?
    Thanks

    • Phil says:

      The quickest option is to take it to your local jeweller to value (either for scrap or insurance purposes). Before your item can be valued, it will need to be tested.

  5. martyn says:

    i have 6 silver nickel spoons are they worth owt?

  6. Paul says:

    I have a chinese junk boat marked silver.Does it have any value.

  7. stewart wyeth says:

    i have an antique silver 925 brush and mirror set unfortunatly the mirror is damaged so wish to scrap it but what should i do to weigh them. should i break the mirror or just send it as it is?

    • Phil says:

      Hello Stewart,

      If you want an accurate up-front valuation of your items prior to sending your items, it’s best to remove the mirror prior to sending.

      Please bear-in-mind that the mirror handle won’t be solid. It will probably be filled with shellac and there may also be a steel rod running down the centre. Similarly with the brush, when you remove the bristle section, there will be shellac or plaster based material behind it.

      It’s a messy job, but you’ll then be able to calculate the weight of the silver (which won’t be all that much I’m afraid). One final note… Take care with the mirror glass – if it breaks, it’ll shatter into very nasty shards.

  8. Eddie Bage says:

    Hey, I have just been looking at a EPNS tea set, contained three pieces and was rather heavy. I was wondering how could you value the silver if its EPNS?

  9. Henry says:

    Hi, I have a large amount of coins, which im thinking about selling pre 1920 and pre 1947 British silver coins ;
    I have heard that there are many fake one oz coins. Are there also fake pre 47 coins?
    I have bought a JSP silver test solution on the pre 1920 it remains dark red.
    But on 1920-1947 on some of the coins I tested the solution gradually turns blue. As these coins are only 50 percent silver would this be correct? Or is there another way to test these 50% silver coins.

    • Hello Henry,

      Yes, we periodically do receive batches of fake pre-decimal silver coins. We don’t use acid testing here, so can’t comment on the test solution you have (we use far more accurate X-Ray testing). If you suspect that your coins are fake, try repeatedly bending one in a vice. Fake coins tend to be layered, which will be revealed as you bend it.

  10. grgmarquesx@yahoo.com says:

    Hello,
    I have acquired a silver looking plate about seven and three quarters inches wide. It has three thick short legs looking like three chicken claws on each leg.
    In the middle of the front of the plate is engraved a 7 pointed star about two inches wide top to bottom side to side with a club looking flower/design inside each of the star points.
    This is surrounded by some sort of foliage which looks like a type of fern plant with small round flowers
    On the back of the plate the hallmark at the lower area of the plate in a line it consists of a T looks like another t adjacent to it ,below that but in the same block is TM ,below that inscribed inside a shield outline is EP, below that is an owl in an oval shaped outline ,below that is a crown in another shield outline line and then the letter A1 written crossways in an oval out line. I have spent hours searching the net to try to identify the pale but I am unable to do so. I will be grateful if you could please shed some light on the matter. is it worth anything?

    Regards George

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