Introducing FakeBullion.com

User avatar
natsb88
Turtle Supporter
Posts: 4599
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009
Location: The Copper Cave
Contact:

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com (12/29 - Fundraising Request)

Postby natsb88 » Sun Jan 15, 2017

Thanks for the support guys, it is greatly appreciated! I am also open to suggestions on additional features/content/perks that would benefit Supporting Members and encourage more people to visit and use the site. I think mainly I just need to be creating more content more regularly. Who needs sleep :lol:

User avatar
natsb88
Turtle Supporter
Posts: 4599
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009
Location: The Copper Cave
Contact:

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com (12/29 - Fundraising Request)

Postby natsb88 » Sun Jan 15, 2017

Police seize fake gold, platinum following Saskatchewan traffic stop

Image

SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA - Police said three men were arrested after officers seized fake pieces of gold and platinum following a Saskatchewan traffic stop and may be involved in suspicious sales in three Prairie provinces.


Click to read more.

User avatar
natsb88
Turtle Supporter
Posts: 4599
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009
Location: The Copper Cave
Contact:

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com (12/29 - Fundraising Request)

Postby natsb88 » Tue Jan 17, 2017

The Royal Canadian Mint is our newest affiliate partner! Click through the banner on FakeBullion.com when you place your order and it helps out the site :thumbup:

wolvesdad
Posts: 559
Joined: Wed May 11, 2016

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com (12/29 - Fundraising Request)

Postby wolvesdad » Tue Jan 17, 2017

I hear the RCM is real good at (milk) SPOTTING fakes. They should make an excellent affiliate!
If you like YouTube: e=m3 Making Metal Mine for my take on Silver and coin investing, plus a little humor and random numi stuff
;) https://youtu.be/4qtWLWogfGU :thumbup:

User avatar
natsb88
Turtle Supporter
Posts: 4599
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009
Location: The Copper Cave
Contact:

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com (12/29 - Fundraising Request)

Postby natsb88 » Mon Jan 23, 2017

One of these is real, the other is fake. Which is which?

pre23.jpg
pre23.jpg (117.5 KiB) Viewed 1015 times

User avatar
bigjohn
Turtle Supporter
Posts: 3238
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015
Location: Western Washington

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com (12/29 - Fundraising Request)

Postby bigjohn » Mon Jan 23, 2017

fake on the left
LOOKING FOR YPS #12 BARS TO COMPLETE A COLLECTION!!! PM ME IF YOU HAVE ANY - I HAVE YOUR REPLACEMENT READY OR CAN BUY OUT RIGHT.

ImageImage Image

User avatar
Rik Bitter
Gold Jester
Posts: 1282
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2016
Location: PA

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby Rik Bitter » Mon Jan 23, 2017

The left one is the fake. It's hard to go by the bar itself because there's a slight difference in the zoom of the pics. However, the printing on the back of the left one is all wrong. The line spacing is too compressed so that the signature actually extends below the serial number.
*** Looking for YPS #18s. Will Trade/purchase any you might have. ***

Eighteen! I get confused every day
Eighteen! I just don't know what to say
Eighteen! I gotta get away -- Alice Cooper

Image

User avatar
DRP270
Site Admin
Posts: 8397
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby DRP270 » Mon Jan 23, 2017

I'll go right as this is a game and to be contrarian. But the corners look too square, the number printing is weak and the logo printing on the front does not look correct. But hey, I am usually wrong :lol: :lol: :lol: .
ImageImageImage

User avatar
MaxGravy
Site Admin
Posts: 13469
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009
Location: Texas!

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby MaxGravy » Mon Jan 23, 2017

Rik seems to know what he's talking about but the one on the right looks bigger, which would make sense if it wasn't made out of gold yet still weighed 5g. I'll say right is fake.
ImageImageImage
Don't grow up - it's a trap!

User avatar
im2shakey
Gold Supporter
Posts: 1031
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011
Location: North Alabama

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby im2shakey » Mon Jan 23, 2017

im going to say the one on the right...it just looks to broad and has less detail throughout.
ImageImage

User avatar
Silvervein
Turtle Supporter
Posts: 613
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015
Location: SC

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby Silvervein » Mon Jan 23, 2017

I say they both are fake...serial numbers look off on both, packaging around gold bar on right is suspect, the font on the back of the left one appears closer to the original to me...
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold."
- Bob Marley

User avatar
vanquish
Gold Supporter
Posts: 701
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2013
Location: Maryland

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby vanquish » Mon Jan 23, 2017

I am going with the left being fake.

User avatar
bigjohn
Turtle Supporter
Posts: 3238
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015
Location: Western Washington

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby bigjohn » Tue Jan 24, 2017

The stamp is all wrong on the left, the bird is off, the shape and bend of the neck is off.
LOOKING FOR YPS #12 BARS TO COMPLETE A COLLECTION!!! PM ME IF YOU HAVE ANY - I HAVE YOUR REPLACEMENT READY OR CAN BUY OUT RIGHT.

ImageImage Image

User avatar
Silvervein
Turtle Supporter
Posts: 613
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015
Location: SC

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby Silvervein » Tue Jan 24, 2017

I'm telling ya...they both look fake to me...serial numbers are the key...check this...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Perth-Mint-5-Gr ... 5000006556
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold."
- Bob Marley

User avatar
SilverDoge
Constitutional Supporter
Posts: 2440
Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2014
Location: Italy

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby SilverDoge » Tue Jan 24, 2017

I'm just glad I bought a PMV
Image

User avatar
vanquish
Gold Supporter
Posts: 701
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2013
Location: Maryland

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby vanquish » Tue Jan 24, 2017

Silvervein wrote:I'm telling ya...they both look fake to me...serial numbers are the key...check this...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Perth-Mint-5-Gr ... 5000006556


Not possible. Nate tells us that one of them is real.

User avatar
Silvervein
Turtle Supporter
Posts: 613
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015
Location: SC

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby Silvervein » Tue Jan 24, 2017

vanquish wrote:Not possible. Nate tells us that one of them is real.


If that is the case then the one on the right is fake. Or faker. Or more fake. :shifty:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold."
- Bob Marley

User avatar
Long John
Turtle Supporter
Posts: 2623
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016
Location: Northeast

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby Long John » Tue Jan 24, 2017

Well, the left one has sloppy packaging in the area around the bar, but that's too obvious and I guess that happens sometimes with the real thing.

User avatar
natsb88
Turtle Supporter
Posts: 4599
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009
Location: The Copper Cave
Contact:

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby natsb88 » Tue Jan 24, 2017

One is real, just arrived from JM Bullion this week. The other is a fake from China.

The pictures were taken with the bars side-by-side. The top is one picture, the bottom is another picture.

Both assay cards still have the peel-off protective film in place on both sides.

The length and width of the assay cards are essentially identical.

In this case, the PMV with the small wand did pick out the fake. However, I have other Perth and Pamp fakes in assay cards that have enough copper in them that the PMV thinks they are real. So when testing these bars, if the PMV says it is fake, it is more than likely fake. But if the PMV says it is real, that alone isn't enough to verify it.

User avatar
Silvervein
Turtle Supporter
Posts: 613
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015
Location: SC

Re: Introducing FakeBullion.com

Postby Silvervein » Tue Jan 24, 2017

So Nate which is it? Left or right...I will vote right.
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold."
- Bob Marley


Return to “Friends of BullionStacker”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Silver Addict and 7 guests