that cable but also wire were advertised and sold as "pure silver" before. but at that price, you can bet it's not pure silver. when chinese sellers say "pure silver cable", it uses to be pure silver.. plated copper. when they say "silver plated copper", it uses to be tin (or another alloy) plated copper. hck sells it as "NICEHCK 7N Single Crystal Copper OCC Silver Plated Cable". so it's probably true silver plated copper (i doubt it's 7N though). if you want to get not-plated copper wire, you need to avoid "plated" word in the title or description.