We buy all forms of sterling silver.
Silver Serving Pieces – carving knife or fork, salad servers, serving fork, ladles, serving spoons, cake knife
Silver Tea Sets, hot water pots, chocolate servers, pitchers
Sterling Silver Goblets
Sterling Napkin Rings
Sterling Letter Openers
Sterling Silver Card Holders and Desk Clips
Sterling Cigarette Cases
Sterling Dresser Trays
Sterling Bottles – pill bottles, perfume bottles, powder boxes
Sterling Manicure Sets
Sterling Hair Accessories
Sterling Shoe Horns
Sterling Infant Cups, Rattles and Christening Items
Sterling Musical Instruments
Sterling silver often bears the mark 925. The number 925 signifies the item is made of an alloy including at least 92.5% silver. The remaining 7.5% is often copper.
European silver can be marked sterling even if it is not made of 92.5% silver. Russian items can be marked sterling when made of 90% silver. German sterling only needs to contain 80% silver.
If you have questions about your silver, stop by for a professional evaluation. We are always glad to look at your items and tell you if they are actually sterling silver.
The name sterling may be linked to the old Germanic word “ster” which translated roughly to “strong” or “pure”.
Sterling silver pennies have been around since they were used by Anglo Saxons in about 775 A.D.
The value of sterling is tied to the silver spot price. Antique sterling pieces, decorative items or jewelry may have additional value, of course.
American Rare Coin and Gold is your local sterling silver buyer.
Bring your items by the store for a professional evaluation and offer. Or call and we will visit your location to do a private assessment of your pieces. Estate appraisals too.
We have been buying and selling sterling silver nearly 25 years. And we offer the best prices on sterling – always.
Call for an appointment or just stop by – we are always glad to see you!