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    12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    Hi, all
    I'm new. Today, I found a 1.5" x 1.25" gold cross. It was pretty exciting to me since I'm new.
    I cleaned it up and I believe it says:

    STURDY
    12KGP

    on the back. Does that mean it's 12 karat gold plated? If so, is it worth anything?
    Here's pictures:

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    Thanks for any help!!
    steverg
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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    Hi, again
    I guess I don't know how to post multiple pictures. Here's the back side with the words:

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    Sorry!
    steverg
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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    Gold plated is still better than no gold at all !!! Over a period of years, gold plating will discolor. No matter, you made a nice find !!!
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    Nice find Of coarse it's not worth nearly as much as if it was solid
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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    Cool find...I'd be happy with it
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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    Cool Find
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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    gold plate is better than no plate
    nice find
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    Thats a nice find for sure
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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evan/tn
    gold plate is better than no plate
    nice find
    So True!!!
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    Good find, congrats... Good pictures, thanks for sharing and HH.
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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    Nice find and welcome to the board!

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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    Nice Find!!!!!!
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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and encouragement!!
    As a new guy, it was pretty exciting to see that gold color in the ground.

    steverg

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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    ....Nice Find even if it is Gold Plated....

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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    actually, it doesn't say 12KGP..... it reads 1/20 12KGF , which stands for 'gold filled' , but that term can be misleading because all it is is a heavy plating
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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    Nice find any gold is better then no gold
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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    If it has "GE" stamped after the K it is plated,

    if it has "GP" stamped after the K it is gold plumb --real gold,

    if it has "GF" is gold filled


    I hope this helps

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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    plated or not its still a nice religious find......
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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    nice dig!

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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    A very nice find indeed. The 1/20 12KGF means the cross is made out of copper or some other base metal, and then plated or mechanically wrapped with 12K gold. 1/20th of the original weight of the item was 12K gold.

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    Re: 12K GP = 12 karat gold plate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evan/tn
    gold plate is better than no plate
    nice find
    Yes indeed, nice find
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