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Beware of gold clad and gold layered coins and bars!

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Tulley

Gold clad coins are nothing more than regular coins with some worthless substance as coating. Gold clad actually refers to a technology that involves the bonding of two (or more) different metals with the idea being to improve its characteristics. Essentially, gold clad coins are when gold is bonded to another cheap metal. In layman’s terms, the ‘gold’ you are receiving is practically worthless.

Indeed, gold clad coins are so worthless that they can’t even be melted down because the refining costs would be far higher than the value of the gold that’s actually in the coins and the bars.

They are not bullion!

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alloway65

Good post....CLAD.....this term is understood by most.......I hope......it is when sellers omit to point out the fact that the medallions they are selling are actually clad.

 

This happened recently on BoB now the seller in question is being asked to refund the unfortunate buyers.

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Gold clad coins are nothing more than regular coins with some worthless substance as coating. Gold clad actually refers to a technology that involves the bonding of two (or more) different metals with the idea being to improve its characteristics. Essentially, gold clad coins are when gold is bonded to another cheap metal. In layman’s terms, the ‘gold’ you are receiving is practically worthless.

Indeed, gold clad coins are so worthless that they can’t even be melted down because the refining costs would be far higher than the value of the gold that’s actually in the coins and the bars.

They are not bullion!

 

Gold coins are clad in Tungsten... a metal which has a weight very similar to that of gold.

 

Youtube videos:

 

Silver clad bars and coins - how to check for fraud

 

 

Scott

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