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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...
  2. pmbug

    Real bars, fake stamps

    Here's a twist on the counterfeit gold bar story: More: https://www.moneyweb.co.za/mineweb/fake-branded-bars-slip-dirty-gold-into-world-markets/
  3. pmbug

    Fake gold and silver coins flooding market?

    More: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/glitters-not-gold-fake-gold-silver-coins-flooding-market-n591201
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    fake gold

    sorry if this has already been posted http://investmentwatchblog.com/gold-the-latest-fake-american-gold-eagles-beat-the-size-weight-tests/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Investmentwatch+%28InvestmentWatchBlog%29
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    Counterfeited coins

    Is there a problem with modern US coins being counterfeited?
  6. 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...
  7. J

    Fake 10 ounce engelhard bars are here

    http://www.goldismoney2.com/showthread.php?48699-Fake-10-ounce-engelhard-bars-are-here
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    Fake American Eagle silver coins surface in Canada

    from coinworld: http://chasvoice.blogspot.com/2013/02/fake-american-eagle-silver-coins.html
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    Fake Silver Coins

    http://www.ngccoin.com/news/viewarticle.aspx?IDArticle=2869 "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:
  10. pmbug

    tungsten filled gold coins

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-09-24/get-your-fake-tungsten-filled-gold-coins-here http://www.tungsten-alloy.com/tungsten-alloy-scan-gold-coin.html :paperbag:
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    Fake gold bars

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/tungsten-filled-10-oz-gold-bar-found-middle-manhattans-jewelry-district A jewlery merchant found one of his 10 ounce gold bars was actually tungsten filled! :flail:
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    3 Quick Ways

    http://www.opencurrency.com/3-quick-ways-to-help-tell-real-silver-from-fake-silver/ 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...
  13. pmbug

    South African Reserve Bank admits Mint made under-spec proof Krugerrands

    http://www.resbank.co.za/Publications/Detail-Item-View/Pages/Publications.aspx?sarbweb=3b6aa07d-92ab-441f-b7bf-bb7dfb1bedb4&sarblist=21b5222e-7125-4e55-bb65-56fd3333371e&sarbitem=5019 :paperbag:
  14. pmbug

    Secret Service investigating fake Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

    More: http://www.coinworld.com/articles/authorities-widen-fake-coins-investigations/ 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.
  15. 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. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-oz-PURE-999-FINE-SILVER-ROUND-with-WOLF-MAPLE-LEAF-DESIGN-/320881566979?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab6082503
  16. 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: http://silverdoctors.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/tungsten-filled-1-kilo-gold-bar.html http://www.zerohedge.com/news/tungsten-filled-1-kilo-gold-bar-found-uk My question...
  17. pmbug

    Counterfeit Prospectors

    Seems to be a new round of counterfeit silver rounds (Englehard Prospectors) circulating now: http://www.cointalk.com/t202941/
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    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? http://forums.collectors.com/messageview.cfm?catid=42&threadid=842797
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    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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    coin shows

    So what do you guys think about coin shows? Are they a decent place to get bullion, 90%, and etc.? Is the exposure to being ripped off (fakes) worse at a show, or should it be okay as long as you stick with dealers? I'm not into numismatics, so that aspect of the shows doesn't matter to me.
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