Gold Plated Italian Silver Spoons Thrift Store Find

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by SilverTracker, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. SilverTracker

    SilverTracker Active Member

    Good Day All,

    I thought this would be an interesting post from me.

    Over the last 2 to 3 months I have been visiting my local thrift stores in the area looking for silver.

    So 2 weeks ago I passed by these attached gold plated spoons hanging on the wall along with the other cutlery they get in. Of course most times its stainless or silver plated but I just passed these on by for I thought they were just gold plated stainless junk. Well I decided today to actually take a closer look at them and long and behold they are marked Italy .800 purity. So I bought the 2 lots of them (6 spoons in each) for $ 15.00 total for both.

    I get back to work and weigh them on the postage machine scale we have and they are 7.6 ounces each lot. I am not sure if that is accurate for Troy ounces but I wanted an idea how heavy each lot is. I will test one of these spoons tonight with my silver tester to verify they are silver indeed. Either way I think I have around $ 200.00 in melt value with these.

    And here is what takes the cake. The matching set of knives and forks are still there in their lots hanging up. I am going back tonight to grab the rest with more cash on me this time. I really hope they test positive for 80% silver.

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  3. TheFinn

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  4. SilverTracker

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    Thanks Finn for the article. My spoons say A.800. I am definitely testing one tonight before i head out to buy the rest of them.
  5. Kentucky

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    Just out of curiosity, try to see if they are magnetic.
  6. SilverTracker

    SilverTracker Active Member

    Ok update. They were plated. JSP testing confirms this. And they were non metallic. So much for a great find.
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