Interesting post on collectors site, 100 gram gold bar fake.

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by rte, Nov 4, 2023.

  1. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Well mostly fake.
    Said to have 20 gram gold skin.
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest

    to hide this ad.
  3. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    GOLD bars are very suspect to me especially
    the 1OZ models but you can fake anything
    so how did the guy find out it was a fake ?
  4. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    No details on the other site yet.
  5. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Make sure and post if you find out.
  6. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Damn that would definitely be a frustrating buy! tmoney - Copy.gif Glad I don't mess with gold bars, not ever!
  7. pmbug

    pmbug Taking steps on my thousand mile journey

    I found a pic of more gold fraud:

    slackaction1, Joel Turner and green18 like this.
  8. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Run those through the Coinstar just to be sure.
    If they don't make it to the reject slot, you know something is up.:p
    pmbug likes this.
  9. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Yep, I'm thinking a gold layer that thick would entirely shield the tungsten core from a commercial XRF gun.

    Wonder what a Sigma scanner would make of it? I think they claim to be able to detect a tungsten core through up to 1.5mm of gold.

    Any chance we could get the poster to put a micrometer on that outer layer and tell us how thick it is?
  10. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    No new information yet
    It was on under precious metals titled
    Gotta watch them gold bars
    Didn't know if I could put a link to another coin forum without catching a BAN :p here goes nothing :eek:
  11. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    An update on that gold bar... It surfaced in California and it tested just out side of the brackets on a sigma. The guy is new at the shop and he thought it was ok. He sold it to the local wholesaler and the wholesaler sold it to a smaller shop and that shop tested it and it would not test so he returned it to the wholesaler.

    Then the wholesaler tested it with their $16,000 gun. It read .98 fine
    So They tore into it and this is what they found.
    Pickin and Grinin, -jeffB and pmbug like this.
  12. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I'd love to know what the .02 showed as. If you see even a fractional percentage of tungsten coming out in the analysis, that should be a "get the drill" signal. (I don't think you'd ever see tungsten as a significant component of an actual gold melt...)
    rte likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page