It depends. If you think you have an authentic pewter item, such as a bowl, plate or cup, find a certified antique dealer in your area. They should be able to estimate what it will fetch. As of 2011, the web site rotometals.com sells pewter ingots for approximately $19 per pound, which equates to around $1.20 per ounce. Made mostly from tin, pewter was used widely in the 16th century, but now it’s used mostly for decorative purposes.
Pewter does not have very much value. It can be sold as scrap metal if it does not contain lead, which many decorative pieces contain. You can generally get around $4 to $5 per pound of pewter, although it varies from place to place.