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Counterfeit Silver Bullion On The Rise

By February 18, 2013

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 possible counterfeit American Eagle silver bullion coinCoin World is reporting that there has been an increase in the amount of counterfeit silver products on the market. Although counterfeit products have plagued the American market for years, and more recently United States coins, more and more counterfeit bullion products are starting to show up. A few weeks ago some counterfeit Silver American Eagle coins started to appear in the United States. More recently, privately minted silver bars and rounds are being found.

The easiest way to protect yourself from buying these bogus bars is to make sure that you purchase your silver bullion from a reputable and well established dealer. Find out how long the dealer has been in business and if they are a member of either the American Numismatic Association (ANA) or the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). If you are interested in authenticating your own silver bullion purchases, you can learn from a dealer and Australia on how he has assembled his own bullion authentication kit. Given the amount of equipment and experience required, I would only recommend this if you are a high volume bullion purchaser or a dealer.

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February 22, 2013 at 6:46 am
(1) Jessica says:

I agree buying from a reputable dealer is key to not being ripped off there are 2 easy ways to make sure it’s real.

Weight & size

In our shop over the years it’s only been key coins that were faked. I highly recommend not buying US coins out of China as in there country it is legal to make fakes and sell them as authentic.

August 7, 2013 at 4:41 am
(2) Rajesh says:

i bough 10 American eagle silver from the private seller, she claimed to get the coins from Reputed dealer in bulk, the price was low, so i bought 10, when i got the coin, they are showing 1986 W, and 1987 W coins, i don’t think its right, and when i compared its size with other i bought few months ago, its maybe 1-2 mm short, i think its fake coin, but seller claims its real, from research i cant see coins made in West point mint in 1986 & 1987, can Jamie help me here please, as i think this is not real, but its looks perfect to me from naked eyes.
comment will be appreciated. i have made resolution not to waste any money in private sellers, i will get it from repute dealer who can guarantee its real..

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