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If you are selling scrap gold, silver or gold bullion, our postal service is fully operational for sales of standard scrap, bullion and coins.

You can visit our precious metals trade counter here:
143 High Street (Station Road entrance), Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AB

Our counter opening hours are from 10am - 3:30pm. The transaction process is secure and contact free. If you visit whilst we are already dealing with a customer, you will be asked to wait outside until that customer has left. To cover the high cost of opening and operating the counter, our rates are 2% lower (except for Sovereigns, Krugerrands and Britannias) for items that are delivered to this address (and processed immediately).

Please ensure you bring with you photo ID (driving licence or passport) and one proof of address (recent utility bill, bank statement or council tax bill).

Purity Weight (g) Fineness Min. Gold Content (g) Price £
One Ounce Eagle 34.04 .9167 31.103 1,390.60
Half Eagle 17.025 .9167 15.552 695.32
Quarter Eagle 8.513 .9167 7.776 347.66
Tenth Eagle 3.412 .9167 3.11 139.05

American Eagle Gold CoinThe American Eagle coin is one of the most popular coins in the world for bullion investment. The American Eagle has been minted in three varieties of precious metal, gold, silver and platinum.

The Gold American Eagle

First released in 1986, the gold American Eagle takes it obverse design from the $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin. The image depicts Lady Liberty moving forward to represent the nations forward movement into the future. The design was created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, a famous sculptor, who created the design for the earlier $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin on the request of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. The purpose of the design was to evoke the feeling of awe that President Roosevelt felt when looking at the coins of the Ancient Greece, a country which inspired him as it was the birthplace of a democratic form of government. The reverse of the coin depicts an eagle flying in to nest with its family, thus giving the coin it's name and depicting American concepts of family values and protectiveness.

These coins contain one full ounce of 24 carat gold but this is alloyed with other metals to protect the coins from damage so the final result is a 22-carat gold coin that is 91.67% gold, 3% silver, and 5.33% copper. The gold American Eagle has a face value of $50.

The Silver American Eagle

Like the gold American Eagle, the silver American Eagle was first produced in 1986. The silver American Eagle takes its obverse design from the Walking Liberty silver half-dollar design created by Adolph Weinman in 1916. The reverse side of the silver American Eagle depicts a heraldic eagle with shield, olive branch, and arrows. It is also emblazoned with the words "United States of America • 1 oz. Fine Silver ~ One Dollar •" around the perimeter of the design.

The silver American Eagle is prized by bullion investors because it is crafted from a full ounce of 99.9% pure silver. The final composition of the coin is 99.93% silver and 0.07% copper.

The Platinum American Eagle

In the coin collectors world, platinum is a truly rare find and the platinum American Eagle follows this rule by being the only U.S. issued platinum coin. These coins took another eleven years to reach production after their gold and silver counterparts reached the public and they were first released in 1997. The face of the Statue of Liberty is depicted on the obverse of the platinum American Eagle coin and this is the only American Eagle coin to bear an original obverse design. This design was created be John M. Mercanti, who also created the design for the reverse side of the silver American Eagle. From 1998 through 2002, the platinum American Eagle depicted a different landscape design each year, commonly referred to as the “Vistas of Liberty”.

Platinum American Eagle coins are minted from 99.95% pure platinum, making the one-ounce Platinum American Eagle carry a face value of $100. This face value is the highest of any U.S. coin ever minted.

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