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Originally posted by Hx3_1963
BofA lost a credit rating just now...A from A+...I put them on my "list" yesterday I think?
Originally posted by nydsdan
Didn't China also claim that they were going to start purchasing gold instead of US treasuries?
In any event, I started a thread dedicated to the counterfeiting operations in China. Hopefully it is just a small operation and is not as widespread as I fear.
“The good news is that these fakes are readily detectable with a 0.01 - gram scale, as the Chinese in their greed are using lower carats of gold and lower grades of silver than the genuine coins, to maximize profit, and thus, in most cases, the fake coins and bars are lighter than the real ones. In a few cases, the silver coins of high numismatic interest are actually OVER weight - it appears that the supply of accurate planchet stock is a major difficulty for the forgers.”
Originally posted by pause4thought
Perhaps you might start a new thread about how you can know whether such coins are genuine.