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How To Test For Fake Gold And Silver

Back to TopMany precious metals investors like the idea of physical bullion because, unlike paper money, it is difficult to counterfeit. That said, when there is a will, there is a way. In recent years, there have been extremely concerning cases of gold counterfeit, and investors that are not fully prepared can get duped.

Some pointers that are particularly important to note are:

  • Always buy from a reputable merchant.
  • Mints are starting to fightback as well - some newer products have additional security features to prevent counterfeiting.
  • Finally, know and understand how the different tests for fake bullion work, and use them to verify that your gold or silver is real.