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Want to give your Father something precious this Father’s Day? Enter for your chance to win your Dad a 2019 American Silver Eagle 1 ounce brilliant uncirculated bullion coin.
The Gold Center is giving away one brand new 2019 American Silver Eagle 1 ounce brilliant uncirculated bullion coin to a lucky, randomly selected Winner in Naples, Florida and another in Springfield, Illinois to give to their Fathers’ this Sunday. Simply enter your email on our Giveaway Entry Form located on our website for a chance to win. Increase the odds of winning by a factor of 1 by Liking our Facebook page for the location nearest you.
Every member of your household may enter but only one entry per person. So tell the whole family. Heck, even Dad can enter for a chance to win but that will ruin the potential surprise.
We are accepting entries until 12:00pm (noon, eastern standard time) on Friday, June 14th. One lucky Winner in Naples, Florida and another in Springfield, Illinois will be randomly selected and announced at 1:00pm (eastern standard time) that same day! We will reach out to these Winners via the email address they provided on the entry form. Should you be the lucky Winner you must pick up your item between normal business hours on Friday (10:00am – 5:30pm) or Saturday (10:00am – 2:00pm). Note that we will be closed on Sunday (Father’s Day).
As you can see, literally burying your American Silver Eagle Monster Boxes is a real option for storing them. These boxes were buried for about 5 years and just needed a good dusting… a really good dusting!
The Gold Center will happily buy your buried and non-buried gold and silver coins or bars. We acquired these two boxes from a client who is still searching for his third box. Be sure to remember where you buried them!!!
Keep in mind that we also offer secured and insured vault storage. Whether you want to store your precious metals for a short period of time or long, we at the Gold Center in Naples, Florida or Springfield, Illinois will assist you.
A dental crown’s value is based on how much it contains with respect to precious metals. This value is a function of its weight and the type of precious metal alloy used to make it. Determining the weight is straightforward. However, the type of alloy used adds variability to the outcome of its final value.
The reason for this is because some dental alloys contain gold and other precious metals (such as platinum, palladium and/or silver). But some may be formulated with no precious metal content.
Types of Dental Categories
Dental alloys can be divided into 3 categories based on their level of precious metal content. They are: Precious (high noble), Semi-precious (noble) and Non-precious (non-noble).
Dentistry commonly uses Gold in its dental alloys with a karat value ranging anywhere from around 10 to 22. On average, the typical yellow-colored gold dental crown is around 16 karat (67% gold). Besides gold, this type of alloy may also contain amounts of palladium, platinum and silver.
Dentists sometimes use silver-colored alloys, “White gold” dental alloys, to make restorations. So even silver-colored alloys may contain gold and other precious metals. By definition, the term “precious” means that the alloy is composed of over 60% high-noble metal (gold, platinum, and/or palladium) of which at least 40% is gold. This type of alloy is frequently used to make dental crowns and dental bridges, or the metal substructure underneath the porcelain surfaced ones.
Which alloy was used in your dental crown or bridge?
It’s rare for a dental patient to know the precise precious metal composition of the alloy used to create their dental work. One way to look this information up would be to check your associated paperwork (such as dental work receipt or insurance form). Even those are unlikely to reveal the exact composition of the precious metal alloy used. The only way to know, precisely, how much gold and other precious metals there are in your crown or bridge is through a metallurgical assay.
How much can a dental crown be worth?
To give you an idea about the value of scrap dental restorations, let’s take the case of a dental crown. An average full “gold” crown might weigh between two to three grams. For our calculation we will assume a spot gold price of $1000 per ounce. If the crown’s alloy is 10 karat (40% gold), its value might be as much as $40. If the crown’s gold alloy is 22 karat (92%), its value could be as much as $92.
Keep in mind, you’re selling scrap metal. The metal they contain is not in a pure or usable state and it will have to be refined. This means the Gold Center will have to adjust the payout price to cover refining costs. But consider the fact that you are cutting out a middle man (the local pawn shop) thus increasing the amount you receive in monetary compensation for your dental work.
What types of Dental work do you buy?
The Gold Center is interested in the following types of dental work which may contain precious metals:
- Dental crowns
- Dental caps
- Dental bridges
- Dental onlays
- Dental inlays
- Dental partial dentures
- Dental implants
Sell your dental work “as is.”
You should keep the extracted teeth that have any of the above items still attached, or gold foil dental fillings. Don’t worry about removing any cement, porcelain or tooth parts from the dental work. Doing so may be hazardous, unpleasant and difficult. The Gold Center is prepared to handle materials in this condition.
Keep in mind that extracted dental work is probably contaminated with potentially hazardous biological materials. It is your obligation to handle and transport your materials with this in mind. We recommend keeping and transporting them in a sealed container (pill bottle) or bag.
We will not be open for business today. Rather, we will be remembering and honoring those brave individuals who gave their lives for our freedoms. Our sympathies to the families who have lost.
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) designated the week of May 6 – May 11 as Economic Development Week 2019.
This week celebrates the achievements of economic development efforts locally and globally and raises awareness of economic development programs that support job creation, businesses retention and expansion, and an overall prosperous economy and quality of life.
The Gold Center was proud to be a part of the diverse businesses in Collier County that we visited during Economic Development Week!
We had a great time this past Thursday. But don’t take our word for it, check out the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony video below:
- Visit the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce website to view the original blog article