If you are going to buy BIC Cristal pens these are the ones to get.The pen is the same but the package states Celebrating 50 years in the USA. If you want you can open the package which may contain a black BIC pen that writes in gold. You will win a 14K Gold Bullion Bar. My packages will stay sealed. The pens are made in Mexico however, BIC pens made overseas are generally better made with more variety in colors and styles.