Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Dick Coss, Dec 7, 2017.
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You paid way too much for them! Some of the TV coin hucksters came up with a way to sell their lower-grade clad SQ's at ridiculous prices by plating them in gold, platinum and silver. They're only worth face value now that they have been plated. FWIW, the amount of platinum used to plate these coins is worth so little that any attempt to recover the platinum would cost more than it did to coat each coin.
And you never ever will!
Gold, silver, platinum plated = Worthless!
From a numismatic standpoint, they are a deliberate deception on the part of unscrupulous businesses, attempting to add perceived value in the eyes of the uneducated which exceeds the actual value of the metal being added. And platinum can be plated very thinly....
Obviously, value is in the eyes of the beholder. You should already see that people who look at this from a numismatic standpoint - those who have replied in this thread - consider these practices with contempt.
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