Fake Bullion

There are currently many fake gold and silver ingots and coins being sold out of China. Many of these items are made to a high quality and are hard to tell from the original for those not familiar with the original items. Below is a list of some of the current fake types available.

The composition of the fake silver is typically made up from:

Au 0.093
Ao 0.267
Zn 13.40
Cu 83.40
Ni 2.81
Fe 0.051

Currently faked silver ingots and coins:

1 ounce Sunshine Mint

1 ounce Scotsdale

1 ounce Pan American

American Prospector

Many generic 1 ounce ingots including the USA flag design, scales design and “worth its weight in silver design.

Coins include:

2012 Perth Mint dragon

Canadian Maple Leaf


The specific gravity test results for the above filed “coin” is:

Gross weight after filing 30.27 grams, displacement weight 2.75 grams, end result is 11.00. A normal coin should have a specific gravity weight of 10.5

Fake gold coins and ingots include:

2011 Perth mint 1 Ounce gold Kangaroo


1/10th ounce Austrian Philharmonic gold coin

Photos of fake Pan American, Sunshine and a generic ingot: