At Check City, you can sell gold, and other precious metals, whenever is most convenient for you. The best part is that you receive your cash for gold instantly, so no more waiting weeks for a check to come in the mail.

You can sell gold, unwanted or broken jewelry, silver, platinum, and more at many of our Utah, Nevada, and Colorado Check City Locations!

Here are the answers to a few of the most asked questions about selling gold and other precious metals at Check City. Visit or call a nearby Check City store for more information about selling precious metals with Check City.

What is gold buying?

Gold buying is the process of selling your gold and other precious metals of value for cash. 

Some people use gold buying services like Check City because they simply have some precious metals they would like to get rid of in exchange for cash. Others may use gold and precious metals as a form of investment, and as one of their assets. 

Having different investments, and different forms of valuable assets is a part of any healthy, diverse financial portfolio. 

Many people choose to get into the market of investing, buying, and selling gold and other precious metals, because gold has a very stable and long history as a valuable asset. 

What can I sell at Check City? 

At Check City Stores you can sell any scrap gold in the form of earrings, necklaces, rings or other broken, unwanted, or old jewelry. 

We accept just about anything that contains 10K, 14K, 18K, 22K, or 24K gold. We also accept silver and platinum. We accept gold jewelry set with gemstones, but the gemstones are not considered in determining the cash value of the gold.

  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Rings
  • Dental gold
  • Pendants
  • Coins
  • Chains
  • Earrings
  • Jewelry
  • Watches
  • Plus much more!

What do I need to bring?

All you need to bring with you into the Check City Location is a valid state or government ID and the precious metal materials you want to sell.

How is the gold value determined? 

Like many cash for gold places, Check City uses the daily New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) market value to determine the value of the gold you want to sell on the day you want to sell it. NYMEX is part of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade Group (CME Group). On their website you can see yearly projections for the price of gold to help you sell gold for the best price. But the best way to determine the exact cash for gold value of your gold is to bring it into a Check City Store near you to have it evaluated that same day by an expert. The person evaluating your gold’s value will look at the NYMEX gold prices that day, and then weigh your gold on a jeweler’s scale. Check City only uses “legal for trade scales'' that are registered and tested by government inspectors. This ensures you will get the most money for your gold because the scales are properly calibrated and will accurately weigh your precious metals.


What is a jeweler's scale?

Jeweler's scales are sensitive and accurate scales that can weigh in grams and carats. It's what the Check City representative will use to weigh the gold you want to sell so you can get cash for the gold you bring in.


Scale Accuracy and Compliance

Check City’s scales have been issued a Certificate of Conformance and are registered with the Utah State's Weights & Measures Program Unit. Check City’s scale models are approved for commercial use and meet the standards found in NIST Handbook 44 G-UR.1.1 Suitability of Equipment and Uniform National Type Evaluation. 

Before the scales are placed into service, Check City requests verification from a State of Utah Weights & Measures official. Once the State Inspector approves the scale and deems it properly calibrated, the Inspector will issue a certification label that is placed on the scale. 

Check City undergoes regular unannounced Utah State Inspections at each of our store locations to ensure our scales are correctly positioned and properly calibrated. Check City’s compliance with the State of Utah, Weights and Measures Program, ensures your gold is weighed precisely.

Check City's Licensing and Registration

Each of Check City’s Store locations are licensed to purchase gold. Check City stores are registered with the Utah Department of Commerce and the Division of Consumer Protection and comply with all applicable laws and regulations. 

Selling your gold to a reputable company that complies with state laws and regulations helps ensure your rights are protected and that you will be treated honestly when selling your gold.