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:
Currently faked silver ingots and coins:
1 ounce Sunshine Mint
1 ounce Scotsdale
1 ounce Pan American
Many generic 1 ounce ingots including the USA flag design, scales design and “worth its weight in silver design.
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: