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Turning Silver into Cash: Tips for Preparing Your Silverware for Sale

November 29, 2023

For some people, a set of Sterling silver utensils can be a prized possession — and collecting, preserving, and actually using silverware can be a genuinely rewarding experience..
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An orange-red neon sign, spelling the words ‘buyers of coins, scrap gold and silver’ hangs in a shop window; upright books on baseball, The Beatles and other topics are arranged below it.

Best Practices for Avoiding Scams When Selling Silver

October 16, 2023

At Muzeum, we cater to a host of different customers, each with varying levels of experience with silver. Of course, while we’re always happy to help long-term clients and other veteran collectors, buyers and sellers, we’re also here to provide a professional, welcoming experience for the first-time seller — to someone just dipping their toe into a world of hallmarks, maker’s marks, bullion and beyond..

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A collection of silver holloware including a silver vase.

Finding the Right Buyer: How to Sell Silver Heirlooms Responsibly

September 11, 2023

There’s a growing generation gap out there when it comes to family heirlooms. Increasingly, Millennials and Gen Xers are showing that they’re not that enthusiastic about taking their parents’ stuff..
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A collection of Austrian, South African, American, Canadian, and Australian silver coins

How to Identify and Value International Silver Coins

August 15, 2023

There’s a wide world of silver bullion out there. Millions of silver coins are sold around the world every year..
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An assortment of paper money from around the world including American and Canadian bills

A Beginner's Guide to Collecting Antique Paper Money

July 14, 2023

Collectors know that there’s more to the world of collecting money than coins. Antique paper money can be just as, if not more fascinating, to collect for the engaged individual than coins, and paper money comes with a certain fragility that makes it all the more difficult to find in excellent condition.

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Identifying Silver: Your Guide to Decoding Silver Hallmarks

Identifying Silver: Your Guide to Decoding Silver Hallmarks

June 16, 2023

Silver can be a very valuable material to have in your home. While prices for silver are only a fraction of its more expensive cousin, gold, selling silver belongings can be a great way to generate extra cash to pay down debt, cover a surprise expense, or kickstart your personal savings.

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Three jars of silver coins of different heights rising like a price trend line

Predicting The Future of Silver and More: What's in Store for Precious Metal Prices?

May 17, 2023

The future of silver and precious metal prices in general is much like any investment asset. If investors could reliably predict where prices would be next year, five years, or fifty years from now, everyone would be rich.
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A Rolex Oyster Perpetual luxury watch

How to Get the Most Value For a Used Luxury Watch

April 18, 2023

A luxury watch is a timeless gift. They’re given at retirement celebrations, they’re passed down as family heirlooms, and they can be a great “gift for yourself” when you want to elevate your style with something durable and fashionable..
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A row of tarnished silver flatware

Your Guide to Silver Tarnish: Why Tarnish Happens and What That Means for Your Silver

March 13, 2023

Whether you’ve recently inherited family heirlooms made of silver, you’ve been given some beautiful silver jewellery, or you’ve finally bought that vintage set of silver flatware or the silver tea set you’ve always dreamed of having in your dining room, now is the time to learn how to take care of it.

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Guide to Selling Antique Silver Toys

Guide to Selling Antique Silver Toys

February 09, 2023

At Muzeum, we don’t just buy silver and gold jewellery, bullion, and flatware; we also purchase hard-to-find valuables like antique silver toys and other collectibles..

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How to Test Your Silver With a Magnet

January 19, 2023

If you’re attempting to distinguish true silver items from silver plated items, find out how a strong magnet might be able to help you to find the fake.
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Your Guide to Silver Holloware: What is it and How Much is it Worth?

December 12, 2022

If you don’t regularly entertain guests for dinner, you’re not an expert on service ware, or you rarely host formal affairs, it’s understandable that you might not initially know what silver holloware is...

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