1. OldGarandDad

    Perth Mint sold diluted gold to China, got caught, and tried to cover it up

    Perth Mint sold diluted gold to China, got caught, and tried to cover it up The historic Perth Mint is facing a potential $9 billion recall of gold bars after selling diluted or "doped" bullion to China and then covering it up, according to a leaked...
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    Gold and Silver Tester

    Hi, I am working on a project to build the following gold and silver tester. having gone out into the market and seen the prices of testers. I figure that there most be a market for something that is a couple of hundred bucks. It works by measuring the conductivity and hence the composition...
  3. pmbug

    Real bars, fake stamps

    Here's a twist on the counterfeit gold bar story: More:
  4. pmbug

    Fake gold and silver coins flooding market?

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    fake gold

    sorry if this has already been posted
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    Counterfeited coins

    Is there a problem with modern US coins being counterfeited?
  7. 11C1P

    PM's as currency

    Not 100% sure this is the right section, but reading the description for the "PM's" and "Silver" sections, not sure those were 100% right either. So please move if there is a better section for it. I occasionally post on the odd survival/prepper forum here and there, and often talk turns to...
  8. J

    Fake 10 ounce engelhard bars are here
  9. J

    Fake American Eagle silver coins surface in Canada

    from coinworld:
  10. B

    Fake Silver Coins "The popularity of lunar coins has grown of late, making the coins an excellent target for counterfeiters." Another reason to avoid the "collectible" coins. :cheers:
  11. pmbug

    tungsten filled gold coins :paperbag:
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    Fake gold bars A jewlery merchant found one of his 10 ounce gold bars was actually tungsten filled! :flail:
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    3 Quick Ways I personally had to go try the ice test! I placed an ice cube on a one ounce silver coin and compared it to another ice cube placed on a normal plate. The ice on the silver definately melted faster at first...
  14. pmbug

    South African Reserve Bank admits Mint made under-spec proof Krugerrands :paperbag:
  15. pmbug

    Secret Service investigating fake Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

    More: I had heard about fake Morgan and Peace dollars being peddled on ebay and I was wondering if the Secret Service was investigating. Looks like they are.
  16. white&yellow999

    Beware of Ebay

    I just came across this listing... I feel like this coin needs a copy stamp or something. It could fool someone new the game. Check it out.
  17. Island_Dweller

    Another Tungsten Bar Found in UK.

    My guess is that you've probably already read from the SilverDoctors or from ZH about this case, if not, here are the articles: My question...
  18. pmbug

    Counterfeit Prospectors

    Seems to be a new round of counterfeit silver rounds (Englehard Prospectors) circulating now:
  19. B

    counterfeit maples

    Hi ya'll. First post here on PM bug.:wave: Just a heads up and one more thing to worry about. Anyone ever run into counterfeit coins or bullion?
  20. H

    fakes and frauds

    Howdy PMBugs, I was reading another thread tonight and it got me thinking...there are many well know counterfeit gold coins with much documentation. save for a few stories on morgans/peace/trade dollars with super rare dates, a story of 100 oz Englehardt bars and the usual suspects of 1oz 999...
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