Precious Metals Blog

The MGS Precious Metals Blog

Manhattan Gold & Silver is an industry leader in precious metal pricing and refining with more than 30 years of experience. During our time in the business, we’ve found the topic of precious metals to be a vast and interesting one. Here on our precious metals blog, we write in-depth posts about the science of precious metal refining, historical and modern uses for precious metals, market news, and much more.

Melt Values for Trophies and Medals

A client recently asked if the items we buy include trophies and medals. Well, just like the significance of the accomplishments they commemorate, the aftermarket value of trophies and medals varies

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How Much Gold is in a Nobel Prize?

The Nobel Foundation recently finished announcing the recipients for the 2017 Nobel Prizes. In addition to worldwide recognition, winners receive money, an honorary diploma, and a gold medal. We’ve

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The Precious Metal Prizes of the US Open

The U.S. Open awards champions with two precious metal prizes. Learn more about the U.S. Open trophy and medal in this blog post.

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Wimbledon’s Famous Silver Trophies

Wimbledon is well underway! Learn more about the trophies the champions are competing for in this blog post.

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Silversmithing and the Stanley Cup

The 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs have concluded. Learn about the history and precious metal content of the trophy in this blog post.

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What is the NBA Finals Trophy Made of?

The Larry O’Brien trophy will be awarded to the champions of the NBA Finals. Learn about the trophy’s design and precious metal content.

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