Ohio Valley Gold and Silver Refinery hosting precious metals reclamation drive in Scottsburg this week PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Thursday, 17 December 2009 00:00
    The Ohio Valley Gold and Silver Refinery is hosting a five day precious metals reclamation drive in Scottsburg.
Local area business and the general public will have a rare opportunity to turn in their precious metals direct to the refinery where they will be paid on the spot. Ohio Valley Gold and Silver Refinery expects to purchase over $300,000 worth of antiques, collectibles, gold, silver, platinum and palladium during this five-day event.
    The show began Tuesday, December 15 and will continue through Saturday, December 19. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Scottsburg.
    Refineries typically do not do business with the public. Rather, they deal with precious metal accumulators like jewelry stores, pawn shops, dentist offices or industrial facilities that trade with some form of precious metal. Gold, silver, platinum and palladium will be accepted each day of the event.
    All forms are welcome including scrap jewelry, dental gold, gold leaf, jewelry’s raw gold, gold coins, gold bars, silver coins, sterling flatware, silver coins and silver bars, industrial scrap. All local area businesses that deal with precious metals are encouraged to call ahead and make an appointment with one of the representatives. There are no appointments needed for the general public to sell their items.
    Tables are arranged in multiple stations where refinery representatives are sitting. Sellers are asked to come to a table where a representative will examine their items. The itmes are laid out on the refinery representatives tables for viewing. The items are valued and then an offer to purchase is given. It’s that simple. Guest can turn into  sellers. Once all the items have been reviewed, they the refinery will make an offer to purchase on what the collectors are willing to pay.
    Guests have the option to sell their items on the spot and receive money right there. Many guests have left with hundreds and even thousands of dollars for items they considered junk that was collecting dust.
Special instructions to help guest experience top dollar offer for their items.
    Do not clean the antique or collectible. You coul do serious damge to any finishes or the item itself.
    Expect to wait up to 45 minutes, depending on the crowd. Bring a bookd and enjoy watching other refinery items brought in to the event.
    Bring along all broken gold jewelry. Gold prices are higher than ever right now. Free testing will be available.
When coming to a show and you decide to come back with more items, you will get an express card, which bring you right to the front of the line when you return.
    Bring as many items as you want, there is no limit.
    Any gold, silver and platinum coins are extremely sought after by collectors.
    All silver dollars, halves, quarters and dimes made before 1965 are surprisingly valuable today.
    Items of interest include coins, paper money U.S. or foreign made before 1934, gold coins, investment gold, scrap gold, jewelry, patinum, silver, all toys made before 1965 - must be in good condition, dolls, trains, musical instruments, watches, Tiffany items, advertising memorabilia, war items and anything old or unusual.
    The community is encouraged to come out and participate.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2009 14:03