Sterling Silver

Sell Sterling Silver

Do you want to sell sterling silver in St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN?  Midwest Coin buys all sterling silver items including tableware, flatware, candelabra, tea sets and more.

What Is Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver is a silver alloy that is 92.5% silver.  Sterling silver has intrinsic value because of the high silver content and high silver value.  European pieces my be sterling, or a different content of silver.  For example, silver purity in Europe may be 80%, 85%, 90%, or even 95% pure.

Identifying Sterling Silver

Determining if a piece or tableware set is sterling silver can be intimidating and confusing.  Generally, one of the following hallmarks needs to be present: Sterling, Sterl, 92.5, 925.  European pieces may be hallmarked: 800, 850, 800, 850.  Older pieces may have “stamps” indicating the silver purity.  The best thing to do is bring all the pieces to our shop and we will examine each one and tell you if it is sterling silver.

What Is Silver Plate?

Silver plate pieces are made with a  base metal such as copper then plated with a very thin layer of silver.  Therefore, silver plate is typically low value.  Plate will tarnish similar and looks similar to sterling silver.  Many patterns (designs) are made in sterling and silver plate.

Not sure if it is Sterling Silver or Silver Plate?  Bring it all in and we will sort it out and test possible pieces.

Sell Gold & Silver to a BBB A+ rated St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN Gold Buyer.

If you want to sell any Sterling Silver, get in touch with us via our online quote form or call us at 612-429-6777.

Partial List Of Sterling Silver Pieces We Buy

  • Items Stamped: Sterling, Strl, Sterl, 92.5, 925
  • Items Stamped:800, 850, 900, 950
  • Silverware Sets
  • Tea Sets
  • Platters
  • Silverware and place settings
  • Silver coins
  • Coin silver
  • Coin silver flatware
  • Silver Watches
  • Silver Bowls