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Gold and Precious Metals

# What is 24 karat gold?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### August 26, 2011 6:23AM

24 carat gold is the purest form of gold that can be purchased today. However in its purity it is not malleable enough to be made into jewellery. So, you can only buy 24 carat gold bars and coins.

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