We trust that the following brief explanations of common marks and spots seen on Gold and Silver products will be reassuring. Gold Red Spot -The common mark seen on fine Gold products, bars and coins, is a very small red or reddish-brown spot.
Such marks can vary from sharply defined micro-dot size to soft-edged pinhead size. Traditionally, these red spots have been explained as tiny specs of Copper (part of the 0.0001 of the item in 0.9999 purity Gold) that are exposed at the surface of the item and react with air.
A further explanation would be the presence of a spec on the blank, or the minting equipment, that is bonded to the item during minting. Very recent research in China suggests that the spots can also result from small spots of Silver, almost always found in Gold, reacting with Sulphur in the atmosphere. Whatever the cause of red spots, they are found on many bars and coins and are not restricted to products from certain mints or refiners.The red spots do not affect the value of bullion products as they have no impact whatsoever on the Gold content of an item. If red spots are considered to be particularly troublesome by an owner then they can easily be removed by the judicious use of jewellery cleaner but care must be taken not to abrade the soft surface of a fine Gold item, thereby replacing a red spot with a patchwork of fine scratches.
A little research via Google will reveal alternative methods involving the use of acids but as we have never resorted to such methods we would not recommend them. In common with most experienced investors and even collectors of fine Gold bullion bars or coins our opinion is that red spots are part of the unique beauty of an item and as such they may be ignored. The item "Rare 2000 Grateful Dead 1oz.
9999 Fine Gold Coin with Wood Box & COA #23" is in sale since Tuesday, December 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Novelties".
The seller is "gratefuldeals" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.