Sell Silver Scrap to the Best Silver Buyer in Las Vegas & Henderson, NV

Scrap silver is any object with a high silver content melted down, reprocessed, and recycled. Silver sent to a refiner to be dissolved down and reused is referred to as “scrap silver.” In this case, something containing silver that is meant to be reprocessed qualifies as a piece of silver.

The word “scrap” is often used interchangeably with “unusable content.” It differs from waste in that it has a monetary value, especially in recovered metallic and non-metallic materials. Silver items are among them. For example, if you sell your old jewels to a silver merchant or buyer, who will send them to a refinery, the products you give will be sold as scrap silver.


Scrapping started with the recycling of items that were deemed leftovers or waste after product processing and use. This method is used to reprocess scrap metal made from a variety of materials in combination with steel. However, as time passes, scrapping has grown to include the recycling of valuable objects made of metals with monetary value, such as silver. 

Scrap silver’s historical value is often attributed to its importance at the time it started to flourish. The richest illustrative of the wealthy is scrap gold and silver jewelry. Regardless of whether the passing of time continues to be rich, long history has created a one-of-a-kind piece of gold and silver jewelry in a prestigious disposition.

Value of Silver Scrap

The weight and purity of scrap silver are the two most important factors in determining its value. If you know the silver per pound price, then you can determine its worth as silver scrap. Another important characteristic of silver scrap is purity, which indicates how much of a piece is made of genuine silver and how much is made of other metals.

Silver scrap is measured in small units since it is commonly contained in small amounts. Grams, pennyweights, and troy ounces are the most common units for weighing precious metals. The majority of jewelry scales are set to weigh in grams, but spot prices are exchanged in troy ounces. You must convert between these units if you want to ensure that you are getting the best offer possible.

The purest form of silver is 999, which means it contains 99.9% pure silver. However, since it is not durable enough for daily use in jewelry or silverware in the United States, sterling silver with a purity of 92.5 percent is the industry standard. Coin silver is usually less pure, ranging between 80 and 90 percent pure silver, depending on the country of origin.

Sterling silver is used in the majority of silver jewelry, flatware, and hollowware. These items usually feature a small stamp with lettering or a number. These are usually purity hallmarks, which would mean 925 or Sterling Silver for sterling. Other hallmarks typically include a three-digit number indicating the purity of the silver, such as 800 (80%), 900 (90%), or 950 (950%). (95 percent).

The only way to ascertain purity is for an experienced buyer or assayer to use a test if there are no hallmarks. The most popular is a simple acid test for silver content, which yields a positive or negative result. Other tests, such as x-rays, can determine purity with a high degree of precision, but they are prohibitively costly for anyone except large-scale refiners.

Furthermore, the current spot price of silver is another major factor in determining the value of silver scrap. It can sometimes be tricky, especially since the spot price of any precious metal changes daily in the global market. This is basically caused by increasing and decreasing demand and supply of silver in the industry. To learn more, click here: 

Where to Sell Silver Scrap

Nevada Coin Mart is the best place to sell your silver scraps for the best possible deals. We are the main buyer of silver scraps and other valuables in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. We have a free in-store test for your piece using a cutting-edge Thermo Science Nitron X-Ray Spectrometer to reliably evaluate and calculate precious metal material. This will ensure that you get top-dollar for your silver scraps.

When you engage in a selling transaction with us, you can be confident that you will receive the best customer service in Nevada. Our employees will impress you with their courtesy and service excellence. Visit us at Nevada Coin Mart®, 4065 S. Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103, or call us at 702-998-4000 for more details. We are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the year. You’ve come to the right location if you’re looking to sell your silver scraps. The sale experience is truly the first-class service you will ever get.