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We ship via USPS
Mail - Orders are mailed within 24 Hours of our receiving
your order - M-F.
S&H charges will change to weight
referenced basis beginning April 15 - 2013.
Added charges for
out of country orders.
Pure gold is 24K - although pure gold is very soft - bends and scars easily.
Also Extremely expensive! A 14K piece is 14 parts pure gold in 24 parts total alloy.
10K is 10 parts pure gold in 24 parts total alloy.
The type of metals the gold is melted with
determines the tone or color of a piece.
Plating ( Gold, Silver, Nickel, etc. ) is an electro-chemical process that creates
a very thin layer of pure gold ( or other metals ) to adhere to a 'prepared' piece of metal.
For medallions, the best results are from those that are made thicker at manufacture,
so the stamping can provide higher and deeper markings. When the plating is added,
the letters & markings will be 'sharper' than if a standard thickness coin is used.