Selling unwanted gold items is an easy, fast way to clean out your jewelry box, pad your wallet or get money to cover unexpected expenses. At Cash For Gold USA, we pay the most competitive prices for your items, from old rings and broken necklaces to vintage coins and scrap gold. Even if your gold isn’t in good condition, we’ll buy it for its material value. 

The amount of money you can get for your gold depends on things like what you’re selling, who you’re selling it to, and what the current market prices are. Getting a professional appraisal is the best way to know how much your gold is actually worth. At Cash For Gold USA, all appraisals are free of charge.

Gold Buyers Near Me in Los Angeles

pile of gold jewelry

When selling gold and jewelry in Los Angeles, it’s important to choose the right buyer for your items. Typical gold dealers like pawn shops and jewelry stores are interested in purchasing gold items they can resell for a profit. If they decide to buy your gold, they’ll offer you only a portion of its value. If your items aren’t in good condition for resale, they may not buy them at all.

Alternatively, you can sell your items to an online gold buying company like Cash For Gold USA. We aren’t interested in resale, but in the materials themselves. Because we don’t have to worry about retail and don’t have to run a storefront, we’re able to pay you the full material value of your gold.

Sell Gold Coins

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If you have recent or vintage gold coins in your possession, these can also be sold for their material value. Numerous gold coins have been minted for various purposes. Some are meant for use as currency, while others are simply collectible or investment-grade items.

We buy a variety of types of gold coins, including:

  • Vintage gold coins
    • Pre-1933 US gold
    • German Gold Marks
    • British Sovereigns
  • Current bullion coins
    • American Gold Eagle
    • American Gold Buffalo
    • Canadian Maple Leaf
    • Australian Gold Kangaroo
  • Collectible and specialty coins
    • Commemorative event coins
    • Presidential or celebrity memorial coins
    • Limited-run seasonal coins (Lunar New Year, etc.)

Some rare or unique coins may have additional collectible or historical value. You might visit a Los Angeles antiques dealer or coin expert to determine whether any of your gold coins have such value. If they don’t, you can sell your coins to Cash For Gold USA for their full material price.

Sell Gold Bars

One of the most basic forms of investment-grade gold is the classic gold bar. The simple, easily stored format makes it ideal for investment and trade. Gold bars are manufactured using strict standards. For example, to be considered bullion, all gold bars must be at least 99.5% pure (24K).

Gold bars come in varying sizes, the largest of which is the 400-troy-ounce ingot commonly used by banks. Although L.A. has plenty of wealthy residents, larger bars aren’t as common among individual investors. The average person looking to sell gold bullion will likely have bars ranging from 1-10 grams in weight.

The amount you can get from selling a gold bar depends largely on its weight and the market price for gold. Each bar is imprinted with purity and weight information, making it easier to estimate how much you might be offered.

Sell Scrap Gold

scrap gold

When an item is sold as “scrap,” it means that its materials will be recycled and reused. If you have damaged or unwanted items that can’t be resold as is, you can still make money by selling them as scrap gold. 

Common examples of things you can sell as scrap gold include:

  • Gold dental crowns, bridges or fillings
  • Damaged or broken gold jewelry and accessories
  • Gold-plated items
  • Various gold decorations and embellishments
  • Gold hardware from furniture, cabinets, etc.
  • Empty gold jewelry settings (rings without stones, etc.)

Not only does selling scrap gold items free up storage space and yield a profit for you, it also recycles valuable raw materials for future use. 

Sell Silver

Although it’s worth less than gold, silver is another very valuable material you can sell for cash. Just like gold, we pay competitively for a wide variety of unwanted silver items, regardless of their purity or quality.

Some examples of valuable silver items you might have in your home include:

  • Old, out-of-style silver accessories
  • Broken or damaged silver jewelry (broken wristlets, scuffed rings, etc.)
  • Vintage silver coins
  • Silver or silver-plated trinkets or collectibles
  • Silver or silver-embellished dinnerware
  • Decorative silver hardware (drawer pulls, door handles, etc.)

At Cash For Gold USA, we buy all kinds of precious metals. While a typical jewelry buyer might only consider the fashion value of a ring, we’ll pay you the full amount for all the materials used in its band and settings. To find out how much you can get for your gold, silver, and platinum items, fill out our free appraisal request form today.