Platinum is a metal that can’t get out from under gold’s shadow. Despite it often being worth more, and certainly marketed as a fancier alternative, the yellow colored metal remains the yardstick upon which every platinum comparison hinges.
But spill no tears for good ole No. 78 as the atom is unlikely to sign up for therapy sessions (heh). This dense, hue-less metal possesses the additional enviable properties of being impervious to even the strongest acids and pretty much the strongest flames too!
Here’s a one gram bar of platinum beautifully stamped with the assayer’s logo and purity assessment.