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“This Could Be Huge”: Gold Bar Certified By Royal Canadian Mint Exposed As Fake

The last time there was a widespread physical gold counterfeiting scare was in the summer of 2012 when as we reported the discovery of a single 10 oz Tungsten-filled gold bar in Manhattan’s jewelry district led to a panic among the dealer community, which then resulted in local jewelry outlets discovering at least ten more […]

300 Fake Perth Mint Gold Bars Discovered in Australia As Chinese Gold ‘Forgery Factory’ Uncovered / By The Doc / October 22, 2012 Less than a month ago news broke that 10 PAMP gold bars filled with tungsten had been discovered in Manhattan.  An SD reader then discovered a Chinese firm openly promoting the sale and production of tungsten filled gold bars and coins. The tungsten filled gold scandal […]

Counterfeit Gold? / By Andrew Hoffman / September 26th, 2012 Read the Tuesday Afternoon Wrap-Up for 9/25/2012 and the Wednesday Morning Commentary for 9/26/2012 In November 2009, it was reported that 400-ounce gold bars filled with tungsten  – a near-worthless element with similar weight and density properties to gold – were discovered in Hong Kong.  Consequently, Precious Metal counterfeiting received […]

Get Your Fake Tungsten-Filled Gold Coins Here / By Tyler Durden / September 24, 2012 In the aftermath of the recent stories about Tungsten-filled 10 ounce gold bars discovered in midtown Manhattan, there have been two broad sentiments expressed by the precious metals community: i) that this is as many have expected, and that of the physical inventory in circulation, much is fake […]

Gold Counterfeiting Goes Viral: 10 Tungsten-Filled Gold Bars Are Discovered In Manhattan / by Tyler Durden / 09/23/2012 12:24 A few days ago, our report on the discovery of a single 10 oz Tungsten-filled gold bar in Manhattan’s jewelry district promptly went viral, as it meant that a tungsten-based, gold-counterfeiting operation, previously isolated solely to the UK and Europe, had crossed the Atlantic. The good news […]

Greyerz – Gold, Silver, The US, Europe & The Tungsten Scare / September 21, 2012 Today Egon von Greyerz spoke with King World News about  the US, Europe, the tungsten scare, what is happening in the gold and silver markets and what to expect from the latest rounds of QE.  Greyerz, is founder and managing partner at Matterhorn Asset Management out of Switzerland. Here is what […]

Not all That Glitters is Gold / September 21, 2012 This week we saw another gold counterfeit scandal, this time out of New York, with tungsten-filled gold bars being discovered by a highly reputable dealer. It is very hard to detect tungsten fakes by traditional measures, since tungsten (atomic number 74) has a high density, which is 19.3 times that of water, […]

Fake Gold Infiltrating Manhattan’s Market / By Brittany Stepniak / Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 Last spring, we reported about the fake gold panic exploding in the U.K. after a gold bar was found to be filled with Tungsten. We included a video instructing how to identify a fake gold bar vs. a 100% pure gold bar. Today, I’m sad to say that the problem is no longer […]

Tungsten-Filled 10 Oz Gold Bar Found In The Middle Of Manhattan’s Jewelry District / by Tyler Durden / 09/18/2012 20:42 It is one thing for tungsten-filled gold bars to appear in the UK, or in Germany: after all out of sight, and across the Atlantic, certainly must mean out of mind, and out of the safe. However, when a 10 ounce 999.9 gold bar bearing the stamp […]


Part 2: Popular writer and pundit ‘Ranting Andy’ Hoffman from Miles Frankiln precious metals is back to talk to SGTreport. A couple days ago we asked for your questions and in less than one hour we got 20 excellent responses! We have the best readers in the world! And now, in this exclusive SGTreport interview […]