How Much Is Gold Flake Worth Compared To Gold Bullion?


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Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au and an atomic number of 79. It is a dense, soft, shiny metal and the most malleable and ductile metal known. Pure gold has a bright yellow colour which it maintains as does not oxidise in air or water.
The native metal occurs as nuggets in rocks, veins and alluvial deposits. Gold standards have been the most common basis for monetary policies throughout human history.

Gold has many practical uses not just as a form of currency. It is used in dentistry and electronics. Due to its high malleability and ductility as well as its resistance to corrosion it is used for jewellery. Along with those properties its high conductivity of electricity led to its use as electric wiring.

Gold bullion is a bulk form of gold while gold flake is flakes of gold; however the flakes in which you find on online shops such as eBay are generally worthless. The current market price on the 06/06/11 for 1 gram of gold is $49.87. The comparison of worth of a gold bullion compared to that of gold flake depends on that the carat of the gold and the amount of gold. 24 carat gold flakes of the same mass of a 24 carat bullion would have equal worth.

So if you are thinking of selling gold whether it be gold bullion or gold flakes the best thing to do is to take it to an expert gold merchant and have them price it up. But don’t just go to one; try several different ones so that you can get the best price. You can also look at different websites which give a day by day price of gold in the international stock markets.

On the other hand if you are thinking of buying gold bullion or gold flakes it is again best to go to an expert trader as on a shop like eBay you can find gold bars going for as little as $5 however, this isn’t real gold. It is made other metal compounds which have undergone electrolysis along with gold so that the outer surface gives the impression of being real gold.
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Anonymous answered
Depends. If you're referring to scrap gold leaf from projects then you can safely take the daily gold value for it but if you're referring to those vials you get on ebay than I'd say they are usually worthless. Those vials of gold leaf are often electroplated  or even painted copper. Generally when it comes to bullion ebay is a horrible place to buy
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Earl Maltb answered
That would depend on how many carats it is 24 carat being pure gold

My guess is it would be 10 carat gold then you would need the weight and daily gold price to know the value.

Anyway at 10 carat and 1 troy ounce the value would be 386.24 at todays market price of 926.90 an ounce

here is one of many online calculators

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