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There's Gold in That Thar Attic
In a down economy, people will find anything that they can sell for a few dollars here and there. The Denver Post reports that while the dollar is down, the rising price of gold is causing people to sell off heirlooms and other items (Gold reached its highest price ever this week, valued at $1,035 per ounce.) If you’re looking for new ways to have more money, you might be considering doing the same.
So is it really worthwhile to try and turn your gold into green? Maybe, maybe not. The price paid for your attic treasures depends on karat level (24 karats is pure gold), quantity and type of gold. If you find a stash of pirate-like booty—think coins and bullion—you’ll make more than if you sell rings, necklaces or other jewelry. Most people will probably find a few dollars worth lying around…but don’t count on raking in the big bucks, unless you’ve really got a treasure chest hidden away somewhere! [The Denver Post]