Buying a Gold Record?

What do you make of this?
Blue Oyster Cult
and this?
Pat Benetar

Do these play? Are they better than vinyl?
This is so cool Guitar lighter
The guitar (stem?) lights up when you flick the lighter.
an award for selling 500,000 records it looks...
You can only play it with a gold record player. I think Goldmund makes one.
Those records are for display purpose ONLY. They are a significator that the particular record sold more than XXXcopies. It is only to hang on a wall and NOT to play.
However I do not actually know if then can be played???
Heard a funny story once from the late John Enthwistle of the Who. One night on a drug fueled bender, he decides to take one of his gold records off the wall, breaks the glass and puts it on his turntable only to find out, its a Barbara Streisand (or some such similar non rock performer) He thought it was hilarious...