Selling Scrap Gold To Us

Written by Lawrence Chard - Company Director and Expert Numismatist • Last updated 15 Nov 2018

Looking to sell scrap gold quickly? 

Chards offer cash for gold and BACS if you are unable to visit our showroom! Check out our live scrap gold rates today:

We Buy All Types of Scrap Gold

Scrap Gold Price Today Per Gram

Nine Carat (9ct) Hallmarked Scrap Gold £10
Nine Carat (9ct) Unhallmarked Scrap Gold £9
Fourteen Carat (14ct) Hallmarked Scrap Gold £15
Fourteen Carat (14ct) Unhallmarked Scrap Gold £14
Fifteen Carat (15ct) Hallmarked Scrap Gold £16
Fifteen Carat (15ct) Unhallmarked Scrap Gold £15
Eighteen Carat (18ct) Hallmarked Scrap Gold £20
Eighteen Carat (18ct) Unhallmarked Scrap Gold £19
Twenty Two Carat (22ct) Hallmarked Scrap Gold £24
Twenty Two Carat (22ct) Unhallmarked Scrap Gold £23
Twenty Four Carat (24ct) Hallmarked Scrap Gold £27
Twenty Four Carat (24ct) Unhallmarked Scrap Gold £25

Next Steps If You Are Ready to Sell:

Step 1 - If you want to sell you can then give our staff a call on 01253 34308 to fix your price!

Step 2 - If you are sending items, download the Sell To Chard form, fill it in and send it with your items.

Step 3 - Post your items to us but please read our postage information which can be found in our "Postage Advice" blog


Our usual buy in rates vary between 85-90% for hallmarked goods and 80-85% for un-hallmarked goods. If your looking for our buy back prices on other products please click here for our live price selling page. 


Did you know!

We buy gold - jewellery, scrap, watches

We are one of the leading UK buyers of scrap gold? We occasionally pay 90% of the intrinsic value for British hallmarked scrap gold jewellery. Many of our competitors only offer between 50-85% and some unscrupulous dealers only offer 5-10% of the true value. 

If you have gold that is old, broken or no longer wanted, we will buy it from you. Most of the gold jewellery that we buy is sent to be melted down, we receive a flat premium per kilo. Gold prices fluctuate, so check the live gold price to see if the price is what you are hoping to achieve.




Selling Scrap Gold

Other Alloys - Although we have listed the most common gold alloys, there are numerous other standards, and we are happy to buy all. 

We Buy Any Quantity - We are happy to buy any quantity of scrap, from a single piece upwards, without limit. If you have a large quantity of gold scrap to sell, we will accept your instructions on price, or offer you helpful advice on selling. We are one of the longest established and largest gold buyers in Britain.

We Pay Fair and Competitive Prices - Our buying prices for gold coins, bars and scrap are fair and competitive, but depend and change based on underlying gold prices, and other market conditions such as supply and demand.


How Much? What Percentage?

Our price per gram buying prices change constantly with fluctuating gold bullion market prices. Our percentage buying prices do change occasionally, subject to other market conditions.

Currently, our typical buying prices for hallmarked scrap gold work out at around 85-90% of intrinsic value. This means we pay a higher percentage than 99% of our competitors.

This varies slightly depending on quantity, size, and other factors.

We will buy unhallmarked gold at lower percentages to allow for testing time and cost, and the extra risk factor involved. American gold alloys are usually a half carat deficient (legally), so will be bought at an adjusted percentage.

If we make an offer for your gold and you wish it returned, we make a £10 charge to cover postage, insurance, packaging, and handling. We will normally post your returned items within 24 hours.


Offers, Payments, & Other Stuff

If you call in to our showroom, we will try to assess you gold while you wait, (please bring suitable ID, and we may ask for proof of ownership).

We normally pay immediately by either cheque or bank transfer (BACS). Same day (CHAPS) transfers attract a £30.00 charge. We can and will pay cash, but make a 1% charge for this, except for some small transactions at our discretion. If you want cash, you should visit within normal banking hours.

You may notice we do not advertise "Cash for Gold" as this may attract the wrong type of clientele! If you post gold to us, we will try to contact you to advise receipt, and also try to make you an offer the same day. You do not have to accept our offer, on the spot or at all, but the price is subject to change according to spot gold prices. Obviously, we prefer to get each deal done as quickly as possible, and move on to the next job and the next customer.

Once you accept our offer, it is mutually binding; we will then process your payment by your preferred method, and adopt your scrap or other items into our stock. Although we are a small, private limited company, we have a net asset backing in excess of £1 million. Our latest audited accounts are available from Companies House.

We can also pay in US Dollars or Euros. Your bank may make a charge for handling this. We may also make a small charge for this (typically 1%).


If you are interested in reading more about specific products please follow the links below:


Gold Silver Both
We Buy Gold Coins We Buy Silver Coins We Buy Gold and Silver
We Buy 1 Ounce Gold Coins We Buy Silver Britannias Postage Advice
We Buy Gold Britannias We Buy Silver Bars  
We Buy Krugerrands We Buy 1 Ounce Silver Coins  
We Buy Gold Maples    
We Buy Gold Pandas    
We Buy Gold Beasts    
We Buy Gold Bars    
We Buy 1 Kilo Gold Bars    
We Buy 250g Gold Bars    
We Buy 100g Gold Bars    
We Buy Scrap Gold    
We Buy Sovereigns