Stebgo Metals Blog

Stebgo Alert! Fake Pan American Silver Bar

Posted by Scott Stebbing on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 09:24 AM

A few years back some fakes of this nature appeared on the market.  Some of our clients have recently notifieded us that they are seeing them again, so we did a little research and checked our files on fake silver bars that have come through the refinery over the last few years. 

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Tags: Fake, Silver Scrap, Silver, weighted silver, Alerts, Stebgo Alerts

Understanding Silver Scrap: Part 2 of 3

Posted by Scott Stebbing on Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 11:27 AM

In this blog I would like to help you avoid a few common silver scrapbuying mistakes. The most common mistake my customers make is the purchase of silver plate material as sterling. This can be a costly mistake especially when you purchase a group of items such as a flatware set or a single purchase of a platter or tea set. First let’s look at the multitude of hallmark stamps that represent silver plate. I have often said that silver plate stamps are a little deceiving when they use the word silver in their name. The list below, of common silver plate hallmarks,does not represent all silver plate hallmark stamps but provides good examples of what you may encounter.

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Tags: Silver Scrap, Silver, weighted silver, Stebgo Metals, Silver Plated, Stebgo, Silver Plate, Silver Plate Hallmark

Understanding Silver Scrap: Part 1 of 3

Posted by Scott Stebbing on Tue, Oct 08, 2013 @ 09:31 AM

I have noticed that my precious metal scrap buying customers make the most purchasing mistakes with silver scrap. These mistakes are most likely due to the variety of different silver products and different silver jewelry and flatware manufacturing processes. When you look at all the different types of silver product and the different percentages of silver contained in them, it can seem like a daunting task to understand it all.  My goal in these next three blogs is to cover much of the basics of silver scrap buying and point you towards great resources that can help educate you and help you grow your buying business.

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Tags: Silver Scrap, Silver, Scrap Buying, Stebgo, Nitric Acid Testing, Precious Metals, Sterling Silver