Fraudulent 100 Troy oz Gold Bar?

Coindetector1

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The bar is Non magnetic. The only thing I see that doesn’t match is the weight & the fact that is does not read “Suisse Credit”. Also can not find one that looks similar online. Although I am by far no expert. Any helpful info would be appreciated! Thank you. 4234C326-363C-4F6B-B8F1-69C8A43D120E.jpeg 2CD12CBB-52C1-43A0-954F-FBC27D42E9D0.jpeg 6FBCF219-D252-4584-ADAE-EC0E901B9241.jpeg
 
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Coindetector1

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Thank you!
The misspelling and color also grabbed my attention. Although this was at no discount, actually no charge at all. At some point someone in the family purchased it of course not sure where or when.
 
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Looks as if someone drilled it to see if it was solid???... looks brass plated to me , perhaps gold plated brass with a lead core?
 
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I’m not sure on the metal type although it does weight 5.9lbs pretty solid and heavy.
 
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Not only the drilling, it looks like there's been several scratch tests done too. If there's any doubt at all left, take a cheap HF drill bit smaller than the holes & drill it deeper. Acid test if any shavings come out. If it smokes the drill bit, carbide would be a good guess. Anyone else feel this screams tourist paper weight?
 
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Oxidized brass. I own a CNC machine shop and machine thousands of pounds of brass, so if you fancy, we can machine it into a little red pony for you!
 
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I remember this, ... oh, maybe it's my failing mind ?

I remember this in a chat. It went round and round ... someone calculated the value in gold ... people chuckled ... the one suggestion that started to make sense was that it was a prop for a play or movie.

I can't find it on the internet. It's possible it was on a site that closed down.
Maybe someone can find it ?
Coindetector1, do you know where it was I'm thinking of ?
 
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If it doesn't have the stamp of the company that mined it, there's no way to truly confirm who made it. :dontknow:
If it looks too good to be true, then it usually is.

Here's what real gold bars should look like. :thumbsup:

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ARC

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Solid brass.

Solid high brass is the most commonly used to "fake" gold.

These were part of a string of items including very large brass jewelry used to scam new pawn shop owners in the 80's.

These would be polished to a degree that they would actually look like gold.
 
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Oh... the drilling was obviously done by a pawn shop owner at one time.

I recently was called in to verify / authenticate a gold treasure bar that had been purchased as gold spot...

I was sick when I got there and saw it.

The pawn shop owner had cut in half.
 
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