Here’s a sick way to make some extra cash if you have old dental fillings laying around. ABC News has an article about people who actually saved their old gold fillings and bridges. Now, they’re cashing them in because of the recent record prices of gold.
A typical gold crown uses about 1/10 of 16 karat gold, which can bring in about $50 per crown. I never thought about this, but I’ve also never thought about keeping my old crowns. Who do you sell it to? Some coin dealers will buy it from you and resell it to a coin smelter (someone who melts the gold and reuses it.
Don’t ever say that I never give you creative ideas to make extra money!