There's really no way to tell whether the band of this Peterson Supreme was mounted with sterling silver or gold. Be assured that we here at Smokingpipes would not swipe metals from a pipe like a hard-up dentist might from the teeth of snoozing patients. It doesn't really matter to us if an estate is made of platinum. How it arrives is how we sell it--aside from cleaning them up, of course. But for this particular pipe, its going to matter a great deal to you, the buyer, because with the metal band accounted for its price would have been a lot higher. So here is the Peterson Supreme, bandless, naked, but somehow very comfortable with its demotion, even still looking pretty darn good, if you ask me.