Several 3rd world countries who made silver rounds for people and
companies that wanted to order commemorative coins for whatever
reason were and are not 100% truthful as to what you got or get ....
The Good News: Instead of puttng .999 Fine Silver, they would
put 999ic, and in alot of cases, 1000ic to represent .999 silver
The Bad News: Alot of times with markings such as with 999ic or
1000ic, people who had ordered commemorative coins found them
to be silver coated or heavy silver plated & not .999 silver. The 3rd
world dealers got around stating actual .999 silver by putting 999ic
or 1000ic & the buyers assumed .999 silver, but got something else.
Buyer Beware when you have dealings with these 3rd world so called
Al Varelas / USMC