Gold was $383.00/oz and silver $8.30/oz in 1984. Currently the prices are $1525/oz and $18.75/oz respectively. Gold is 4x and silver about 2 1/2 times more expensive. This chess set is composed of pieces in pewter silver and 18 Kt gold plate. It cost $1400.00 in 1984 so considering the run-up in gold and silver I would imagine $795.00 for the entire set is a screaming bargain. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The pieces range from 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 inches in height. They are finely detailed wizards, sorceresses, unicorns, dragons, castles, and dwarves. For anyone who enjoys collectible chess sets, or collectibles of any kind for that matter, this is a true head turner. Pieces only, no board. Local pickup, cash only.