Pompano Beach, FL (PressExposure) December 23, 2009 -- Cash4Gold (www.Cash4Gold.com), the worldâs #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 [http://www.cash4gold.com/about-us/] estimates that the trophyâs melt value is around $10,730.
The virtual appraisal from Cash4Gold, based upon the trophyâs 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 itemâs 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.
âEveryone at Cash4Gold congratulates Real Salt Lake on their 2009 title,â said Cash4Gold CEO Jeff Aronson. âAt Cash4Gold we always provide a completely free evaluation to all our customers, but certainly donât 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.â
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.