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We Exchange Crown Gold

You may have heard the term “crown gold” before. But what is crown gold, and how is it different from other types of gold? If you aren’t already investing in crown gold, now is a great time to get started in investing in precious metals. At CA Gold and Silver, we exchange crown gold. Always talk to your CPA or Financial Advisor before making investments.

What is Crown Gold?

Despite its name, crown gold does not refer to the gold used in creating crowns for your teeth. Crown gold is the purest form of gold that you can buy on the market today. The term crown gold refers to a 22-karat gold alloy. The name was introduced in 1526 in England under Henry VIII’s reign, referring to the gold that was used in the crown coin. It has a proportion of 22 parts out of 24 pure gold, and it is less prone to wear than 23-karat gold which tends to be softer.

What is the Best Type of Gold to Exchange?

Generally, gold bars are the most recommended route to take if you want to make the largest return on your investment. Gold bars tend to hold the most value, and they are the most versatile in weight. Because of this versatility, you have the most flexibility when it comes to how much you are willing to initially spend on your trade. It’s also a good idea to look for the highest purity of gold you can find since higher purities often are worth more.

What Kind of Crown Gold Do You Exchange?

We exchange crown gold in nearly every form. Commonly, we buy and sell gold coins, bullion, and bars. We can evaluate and buy gold jewelry even if it’s broken, and we also accept dental gold.

Common Gold Coins We Buy:

  • American Gold Eagle
  • American Gold Buffalo
  • South American Krugerrand
  • Canadian Maple Leaf
  • Mexican Gold Peso
  • Chinese Gold Panda
  • Austria Philharmonic
  • $20 Coins, Liberty Head and St. Gaudens Type
  • British Gold Sovereigns
  • Austria Hungary Gold Corona
  • Austrian Gold Ducat
  • Swiss Gold Franc
  • French Gold Franc

Learn More About Gold Items We Buy

What Gold Items We Sell

We sell many different types of gold coins, bars, and bullion. Our stock is frequently updated, and can be found here.

Ready to Start Investing?

Contact us to start buying and selling gold.

Test the Worth of Your Silver and Gold

Is that old silver dish your grandmother gave to you actually a hidden treasure? Did you stumble across a gold coin that you think might be worth something? It’s all a possibility! You can test the worth of those metals at home to see if they are actually a goldmine or not (pun intended). You can perform these tests before deciding to bring them to us to have them appraised.

How to Test the Worth of Silver at Home

Look for Authentication Hallmarks

Authentication hallmarks are a stamp on the metal from the manufacturer. These stamps give you information like the purity of the silver, the manufacturer, and the date the silver was manufactured. Common hallmarks are 925 (sterling silver), 900, or 800.

Magnet Test

Real gold and silver are not magnetic. You can use a magnet to see if it is drawn to your items. If your items stick to the magnet, they are not real silver or gold.

The Ice Worth Test

Real sterling silver will melt ice exceptionally fast. Even when silver is at room temperature, it has high thermal conductivity. Place the supposed silver on the ice (or vice versa), and set another piece of ice by itself as a control. If the piece with the silver melts much faster, it is probably real silver.


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How to Test the Worth of Gold at Home

Acid Tests

You can buy home acid tests that consist of rubbing your gold on a test stone, and then dropping different acids on it. The acids come in correspondence with different gold karats. To test your gold, you drop the acid of the karat you think it is onto the gold. If it stays the same color, it is that karat. However, if it turns brown, it is a lower karat. If it disappears, it is not real gold.

Skey Tests

If you’d like a test that’s safer and still relatively cheap, you can also get a skey test from different online retailers. To perform this test, you place the gold on the testing plate, and touch the probing pen to the gold. Then, the device will instantly give you a reading of what karat your gold is! You can get a testing device on Amazon for $325.

Ready to Bring in Your Gold and Silver?

If you’ve already performed a test to see if your gold and silver are worth anything, or if you want to leave it to the experts, we are here and ready to help! Contact us today to have your precious metals appraised.

(Always talk to your CPA or Financial Advisor before making investments.)