Saturday, March 28, 2015
I just finished melting down a set of sterling flatware I bought on Ebay in late 2013. It was a rather common pattern called French Provincial by Towle. The set consisted of 12 salad forks, 12 dinner forks, 12 dinner spoons, 3 large serving spoons, 1 large serving fork, a pickle fork and a cocktail fork. There were several knives included but they have very little value as there is only a foil-thin layer of sterling on the handles and the blades are all stainless steel. My finished nuggets weigh in at just a hair over 4 lbs. The melt value of the pile in regard to the spot price of silver at the close of business on Friday is $923.86.