In a press release distributed yesterday, Cash4Gold estimated the melt value of the championship trophy of Major League Soccer at around $10,730.
Below is the full text of the release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CASH4GOLD ESTIMATES MELT VALUE FOR MLS CUP AT $10,730
Pompano Beach, Fla. – November 23, 2009 – Cash4Gold (www.Cash4Gold.com), the world’s #1 gold buyer direct from consumers, congratulates the 2009 MLS Cup champion Real Salt Lake on the title they captured Sunday. Real Salt Lake won the most coveted trophy in U.S. professional soccer at Qwest Field in Seattle after a hard-fought match that went into overtime before ultimately being settled on penalty kicks.
The champions of Major League Soccer hoisted the sterling silver Philip F. Anschutz Trophy, which weighs 43 pounds and stands 24 inches tall. Cash4Gold estimates that the trophy’s melt value is around $10,730.
The virtual appraisal from Cash4Gold, based upon the trophy’s reported weight and makeup, refers to the melt value, which is the value of the actual precious metals content included in an item. This does not account for the item’s craftsmanship or its artistic, historic, or sentimental value. By comparison, the Stanley Cup was estimated earlier this year to contain $7,500 worth of precious metals.
“Everyone at Cash4Gold congratulates Real Salt Lake on their 2009 title,” said Cash4Gold CEO Jeff Aronson. “At Cash4Gold we always provide a completely free evaluation to all our customers, but certainly don’t encourage people to send items such as these trophies, whose great sentimental and historical value probably outweigh the value of the precious metal they contain.”
Soccer has huge popularity worldwide and in 2009, Cash4Gold has undergone a widespread global expansion due to its success in the U.S. The company has launched its mail-in gold buying service in Canada, the UK, Netherlands, Germany and Spain.
Cash4Gold is the world’s #1 buyer of precious metals including gold, silver and platinum from the general public. Hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers have received millions of dollars from Cash4Gold since inception. For more information, connect with Cash4Gold on Facebook and Twitter.
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