We have followed the procedure adopted by Switzerland, a country that largely manufactures gold, silver and platinum goods. I pointed out when this amendment was introduced that platinum was selling at $115 per ounce as against $275 per ounce for iridium. That alone should answer the objection urged by some hon. members that iridium was an inferior metal mixed with platinum. The intention of the amendment is to give platinum the same protection that is given to gold and silver goods.
Subtopic: GOLD AND SILVER MARKING ACT 1913, AMENDMENT