Precious Metal Calculator

Use this tool to calculate the total value of your precious metal collection. The line items are saved on your computer using HTML5 local storage, and all calculations are performed in your web browser by your computer, so the details of your holdings are not transmitted online over the Internet. The precious-metal calculator probably only works in the latest browsers.

The spot gold price and the spot silver price are automatically filled in with the current spot price, but you’re welcome to change those values to any numerical value. If the spot price is unavailable, the spot gold and silver prices are set to 1.00.

Click the exes to remove a row. If you want to keep track of your gain or loss, fill in the Cost boxes with the amount it cost you to purchase the silver or gold. If you don’t know the costs or aren’t interested in the gain or loss, put a zero in the cost box.

2 Replies to “Precious Metal Calculator”

  1. My elderly mother purchased gold/silver coins from Rosalind Capital. She paid $10,300 total for 20@ 2.5 oz. silver proofs and 5@1/4 oz. gold proofs.

    I know nothing about premium coins but what I found is that this is about $7800 over spot price. Am I wrong?

    1. Hi James,
      That sounds about right. It’s possible your mother bought collector’s coins, which are also called numismatics, or numismatic coins. Collector’s coins are often worth more, sometimes a lot more, than the value of their precious metal-content, but you would have to take the coins to a trustworthy local coin shop or other expert to find out their real value.

      Personally, from an investment perspective or a hedge against economic disaster, I prefer bars over coins, and when I buy coins, I do not buy collector’s coins. Non-collector’s coins and bars can often be bought on sale with small margins above spot price, and if you’re in it for the long haul, there is always the possibility that your “normal” coins become collector’s items. I’ve commented on this here:

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