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    Feb 2008
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    is there a way to recover silver plate?

    I've been coming across a LOT of silver plated stuff lately. Is there a way to refine it back to solid?

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    Feb 2009
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    Re: is there a way to recover silver plate?

    I am sure there is but the question is....is it worth the effort? you would need a whole lot of silver plated stuff to get any silver to sell. Silver is cheep these days and just buying pure silver bars is the way to go!. I think you could get more money just selling the plated items as is.
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    Re: is there a way to recover silver plate?

    I don't think the coin stores around here will touch the stuff. I imagine the amount of silver weight in plated stuff is very low compared to the total weight of the item.

    Maybe if silver was 500 dollars an ounce or more there would be some demand

    Jim
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    Dec 2006
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    Re: is there a way to recover silver plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by markmopar
    I've been coming across a LOT of silver plated stuff lately. Is there a way to refine it back to solid?
    Yes, very little silver is on each piece. You can recover the silver with a reverse plating operation. Just like you can recover silver from old film developing chemicals and old film. I am sure a google search will tell all. But the cost of the plated junk will be higher than the silver recovered. The only way for it to work is get the plated junk for free and do a lot of un-plating.

    Follow this link: http://www.goldplatinumtutor.com/origppress/bkrvu.htm
    I own a small book called Thrift Store Prospecting. It gets technical in places but is filled with good ideas on precious metals collecting. Here is a review. I reccommend reading the book, there is a lot more out there than plated forks and spoons.

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    Nov 2007
    somewhere between here and there, south of over there but north of that place
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    Re: is there a way to recover silver plate?

    I see this has died for a while. I have a bunch of franklin mint silver plated pieces, what would be the way to recover the silver. I'm not worried about the value of the coinlooking things.
    when you tug on a single thing in nature, you'll find it's connected to the rest of the world. John muir

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    Dec 2006
    Left Coast
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    Re: is there a way to recover silver plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by davest
    I have a bunch of franklin mint silver plated pieces, what would be the way to recover the silver.
    See my post right above yours. You might be lucky to get 2 worth of silver from each "coin" You would get more just by selling the coin on ebay for $1 a set. To show you how little silver is worth a kids sterling ring might have $1 worth of silver in it. But it all adds up, this weekend I paid around $8 for about 90 grams of silver jewelry.

    One was a 29 gram sterling bracelet that was "free". The lady wanted $50 for two pieces of gold jewelry ($35 + $15) I weighed both and made an offer of $30 for both. She wanted more ($35) I didn't want to go higher, so I said OK on $35 if she had any junk silver she would throw in. She was happy with that and I got about $65 worth of gold & silver for $35
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