A journalist of note reviews articles and books for collectors of coins, tokens & medals.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Test For Increasingly Common Fake Silver
This post refers to silver bars but applies to coins as well, they are being pumped out in abundance from China, no doubt elsewhere. The writer mentions weight as a reliable test but I have seen recently where counterfeiters can duplicate the right weights today, so ... it is unfortunately true that knowing your supplier and having reliable recourse are necessities of the market today. Here is the essay/tutorial.
W.J. Elvin III, Editor & Publisher