Why do people buy this stuff? Is it for investment reasons - or
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Thought I'd check. 2 Grams of 22K Gold is currently worth £22.43.
Numismatists may ascribe a greater value
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2008-Queen-E ... 065-%C2%BC
Though just because an item is on sale for an amount on ebay, it doesn't mean that your equivalent item is worth that much. The seller may be a chancer who will never get that much and even confirmed deals may be suspect. I'm told that some of these exchanges are used for money laundering. Why yes I will buy your assuredly rare 50 pence coin for just 50 pence more than the cost of an ounce of heroin. Does it come with any extras?
So do take ebay prices with a pinch of white granules but it's feasible that some may buy these either as collectors or as an investment for the collector market.
I could see the eponymous character from Brewster's Millions putting these differing values to good use.
Why would someone take homeopathic water instead of medicine for a treatable cancer? Why would someone pay £500 to have their house exorcised? Why would someone vote for Jacob Rees-Mogg?