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How To Find Gold And Silver At Thrift Shops

Updated on November 26, 2012

Here's What I Found!

Wow! I can't believe how often I find these deals! Am I just really lucky? Watch the video below for all of the details on my scrap gold haul. I got everything shown in the video for only $4! Sometimes you just get lucky when you are out picking and sometimes you just get really lucky. Since everything is 10k gold, the purity is only around 42%. 10k gold is the most common and cheapest gold for jewelry. It is rare to find 18k gold but I have found some. I rarely find gold as it is, but I do find a fair amount of silver at a reasonable price.

Keep an eye out and don't give up! This is a real video about my haul, and I know that you can find stuff like this too! The key is to just make sure you check every single item thoroughly. Sometimes markings can be awkwardly placed. I have seen markings on a ridge of a hairpin before! The gold in the video was very easy to identify, so I was very fortunate this time!

Sometimes there will be unmarked gold and silver and unfortunately I generally don't even bother trying to figure out if it is real or not because I don't buy it unless it is marked. You can find treasure like this but you have to be looking frequently! Have you had any nice gold or silver hauls at thrift shops or tag sales lately?

I hope you enjoyed this hub! If you liked it would you subscribe for more? Do you love treasure hunting, selling on Ebay, or just learning about cool vintage stuff? Check out my youtube channel for tons of videos about my adventures and hauls as well as tips, tricks, and countless bits of information!

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    • TripleAMom profile image

      TripleAMom 5 years ago from Florida

      Another fun hub. Keep 'em coming.

    • PickingProfits profile image

      PickingProfits 5 years ago

      Thanks, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed it! I love finding gold and silver really cheap. It's a rare, but consistent bonus.

    • molometer profile image

      molometer 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Really useful hub voted up. I really must say that that it is amazing just what we can find out there.

      I will keep my eyes open.

      Sharing this with my followers as I know many of them like this kind of fun and useful hub. Tweeting too.