Selling Gold: 3 Surprising Places You Might Find Gold

Gold is one of the most valuable precious metals, and it can be easily liquefied on the market. The price of a troy ounce of gold, which is roughly 31.10 grams, will average approximately $1,100 in 2016. Gold is used in many applications. Most people are not even aware that they are sitting on a gold mine at home that they can easily cash in on. In fact, most people aren't even aware that gold can be found in these 3 surprising places.

Glassware and Silverware in Your Kitchen

When grandma left behind those boxes of silverware and glassware to you, you might have originally took a lookat them and thought that they were worth nothing more than the sentimental value of being used during every Sunday dinner. You couldn't have been more wrong. In fact, those silverware and glassware may be a lot more valuable than you think. A lot of traditional or older glassware and silverware have gold in them. The gold is either found in the designs etched or embedded on the surfaces or are actually incorporated directly into the glassware or silverware.

Old Smoke Detectors 

If you live in an older home, it may be time to replace your old smoke detectors with newer ones that have better smoke sensing technology incorporated into the design. Before you toss your old smoke detectors into the trash, take a more careful look. Many old smoke detectors actually have a good amount of gold in the circuit boards, amongst many other components and parts

Old Laptops and Computers

Although whether you'll find gold in your old laptops and computers will depend on the brand and model that you purchased, there's a good chance that you'll find gold embedded in the chip processors, CD drive units, and even adaptor extensions made for laptops. The gold found in these parts can be difficult to remove and harvest. More often than not, you'll have to use toxic chemicals. You might have better luck simply collecting valuable parts and selling the parts to experienced gold buyers.


Before you toss anything out, check to see whether they contain any gold. At times, the gold may be concealed within various parts and components, and can be difficult to identify. Don't hesitate to make a quick search online or to contact experienced gold buyers and enthusiasts to determine what you should be on the lookout for. 

For a gold buyer, contact a company like Ed's Coins.