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Friday, May 6 2016

China's latest export boom: Fake gold coins

Chinese crooks are minting fakes in large quantities and selling them on the Internet.

"The average person probably would not be able to tell the difference between a real coin and a counterfeit,"

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Wednesday, March 9 2016

Beware of Fake PAMP Suisse Gold Bars

A new wave of counterfeit PAMP gold bars are making the rounds. These new fakes show much better quality than earlier attempts, especially with the packaging. Previous fake PAMP Suisse gold bars have been easily detected when compared to the real thing

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Sunday, September 13 2015

Bank Caught Using Fake Gold As Reserve Capital In Russia

According to Russia's Banki.ru, as part of a probe in the Admiralty bank, the central bank regulator questioned the existence of the bank's reported quantity of precious metals held in reserve. Citing a source, Banki.ru notes that as part of its probe, instead of gold, the "regulator found gold-plated metal."

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Friday, September 12 2014

How To Test For Fake Gold And Silver

Many precious metals investors like the idea of physical bullion because, unlike paper money, it is difficult to counterfeit. That said, when there is a will, there is a way. In recent years, there have been extremely concerning cases of gold counterfeit, and investors that are not fully prepared can get duped.

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Saturday, June 7 2014

All that glitters: businessman 'who bought HK$270m of gold' ends up with metal bars

Police were last night making arrangements with a mainland businessman to check whether HK$270 million of gold bullion he bought in Africa was genuine after part of the consignment was swapped with metal bars.

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Wednesday, June 4 2014

Fake Tungsten Gold Coins - US Gold Eagle

Goldcoinbalance.com has discovered a fake Gold Eagle one ounce that passes the tests for weight, size and thickness. Our GoldCoinBalance Guarantee has always stated that we would pay the spot gold price for any gold coin that passes all three tests of the GoldCoinBalance. We were so confident in our product’s ability to spot the fakes we offered this guarantee. However, we recently received a coin and letter from a customer who had purchased a Gold Coin that passed the tests, but was a FAKE Tungsten Coin. So unfortunately, we can no longer buy Kugerrands or American Eagle Gold Coins that pass the Goldcoinbalance tests. Someone is making Tungsten core fake coins that do pass the test!!! Buyer Beware!!

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