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Cash In Your Old Dental Work

By Erik Folgate

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!

Erik Folgate
Erik and his wife, Lindzee, live in Orlando, Florida with a baby boy on the way. Erik works as an account manager for a marketing company, and considers counseling friends, family and the readers of Money Crashers his personal ministry to others. Erik became passionate about personal finance and helping others make wise financial decisions after racking up over $20k in credit card and student loan debt within the first two years of college.

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