Q: I recently saw a TV ad for a $50 gold piece the company was trying to sell for $9.95 as something they called a "tribute proof." They said it was overlaid in real gold. With the price of gold being where it is, is this a good deal?
A: According to its website, the real $50 buffalo bullion coin is the first .9999 24-karat gold piece ever struck by the U.S. Mint. . . .What you saw advertised on the TV is not a real coin. It is a . . .
Full story at: The Montgomery Advertiser
(I recently posted an article here showing how to determine the value of the gold content of real coins and those "tribute proofs" seen on TV - A.C. Dwyer)