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Of the ‘Tungsten Filled’ Fakelands Gold Coins

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SS: my precious metals update: i have said in the past that if you are buying gold to be very careful due to a lot of fakelands tungsten filled gold going around. this was just gold bars we had to worry about but this year a tungstien one ounce gold coin has been found. this will affect the gold eagles and gold kuggeranda according to goldcoinbalance. tungsten filled gold is called ‘salted’ gold.

SS: if buying gold coins you will need to have a magnifying glass now to look closely at the details of the coins. a fake coin will generally have some imperfections that can be detected by comparing a real gold coin. i  really like this gold coin balance and i am going to order one these for myself.

SS: so need two tools when buying gold coins. the gold coin balance and a magnifying glass. to buy gold bars would require a drill to drill into the gold to find the grey tungsten. therefore i still believe gold coins is the best and safest way to buy gold. do NOT be fooled by gold bars in realistic looking packaging. how will test the gold if it’s wrapped in plastic without opening the plastic ??  i suggest to not buy gold in sealed plastic as even these plastics are sometimes counterfeited fraud.

Fake Tungsten Gold Coins June 2, 2014 NEWS FLASH!!! 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!!

How to distinguish gold-plated from real gold? If you would like to distinguish gold-plated from real gold, here is a vey easy way: as we know, tungsten gold-plated product is just covered with a thin coat of gold. You can make some distilled water, take the one you would to test sharpening, and then put it into the distilled water, out of the distilled water for a while. If it is not gold-plated tungsten material, it will not change color. We think it is better for client to know how to distinguish gold-plated from the real gold first, then it will have a well knowledge about tungsten gold-plated material.

A general view of the Gold Quarry pit at Newmont Mining’s Carlin gold mine operation near Elko, Nevada May 21, 2014. The Gold Quarry is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long, 1,700 feet (515 m) deep and encompasses 1,680 acres. Picture taken May 21. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES – Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES)

A gold “button” is ready to be further refined to form gold dore bars at Newmont Mining’s Carlin gold mine operation near Elko, Nevada May 21, 2014. The dore bars contain approximately 90 percent gold, 8 percent silver and 2 percent trace material. Picture taken May 21. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES – Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES)

Senior refinery technician Vincente Sandoval puts a gold “button” into a furnace to be further refined to form gold dore bars at Newmont Mining’s Carlin gold mine operation near Elko, Nevada May 21, 2014. The dore bars contain approximately 90 percent gold, 8 percent silver and 2 percent trace material. Picture taken May 21. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES – Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES)

Liquid gold is poured to form gold dore bars at Newmont Mining’s Carlin gold mine operation near Elko, Nevada May 21, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files

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    Of the Tungsten Fakelands Gold Bars

    SS: now we all know we need to be careful about our gold . below is a tungsten filled 10 oz bar of gold .. if my math is right it would be worth 17k – 18k if it was pure gold .. i wonder who he bought his gold from ?? did he buy it on ebay ?? now everyone will have to drill holes into their gold to make sure have real gold and not some fakelands tungsten filled bar of gold. this tungsten only works with gold. silver does not stick to a magnet and silver eagles has a very distinct sound so if it sticks to a magnet then is something else.

    How A Manhattan Jeweler Wound Up With Gold Bars Filled With Tungsten Sep. 19, 2012 Fadl says he bought the counterfeit from a Russian merchant who’d bought from him previously. He did not provide the merchant’s name and said the man had already returned to his home country.

    Counterfeit Aussie gold sold in China October 22, 2012 An Australian mint has called in the Federal Police after being shown evidence by Seven News that its gold bars are being counterfeited. The investigation uncovered Chinese ‘forgery factories’ that will churn out fake bullion and even Australian coins, for a fraction of their face value. What should be valued at $510,000, is actually counterfeited gold bars that Seven News paid $300 for (300 pieces at $1 each).

    Tungsten /ˈtʌŋstən/, also known as wolfram /ˈwʊlfrəm/ (WUUL-frəm), is a chemical element with the chemical symbol W and atomic number 74. The word tungsten comes from the Swedish language tung sten directly translatable to heavy stone,[3] though the name is volfram in Swedish to distinguish it from Scheelite, in Swedish alternatively named tungsten.

    A hard, rare metal under standard conditions when uncombined, tungsten is found naturally on Earth only in chemical compounds. It was identified as a new element in 1781, and first isolated as a metal in 1783. Its important ores include wolframite and scheelite. The free element is remarkable for its robustness, especially the fact that it has the highest melting point of all the non-alloyed metals and the second highest of all the elements after carbon. Also remarkable is its high density of 19.3 times that of water, comparable to that of uranium and gold, and much higher (about 1.7 times) than that of lead.[4] Tungsten with minor amounts of impurities is often brittle[5] and hard, making it difficult to work. However, very pure tungsten, though still hard, is more ductile, and can be cut with a hard-steel hacksaw.[6]

    Refined gold is poured into moulds to be made into gold bars at South Africa’s Rand Refinery in a file photo. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

    Gold bars are displayed at South Africa’s Rand Refinery in Germiston May 30, 2006. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

    Gold Bullion from the American Precious Metals Exchange (APMEX) is seen in New York, September 15, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

    Secret Service investigating crime possibly part of international counterfeit ring

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