Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mike Maloney on Fake Bullion Coins and Bars

Interesting discussion with Mike Maloney and James Anderson on the subject of counterfeit bullion coins and bars. Had to laugh to see them use the photo of the tungsten salted 1kg gold bar I was the first to publish on this blog here in early 2012.

Also whilst neither mention this in the video the idom "ring true" as in the phrase "that doesn't ring true" comes from the ancient testing of silver coins:

ring true
Fig. to sound or seem true or likely. (From testing the quality of metal by striking it and evaluating the sound made.) 

From whygoldandsilver