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Tungsten-Filled 10 Oz Gold Bar Found In The Middle Of Manhattan's Jewelry District

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posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 08:12 AM

I've been hearing about this for years...
But now, if this is real of course, this could be skyrocket gold prices.

What makes so devious is a real gold bar is purchased with the serial numbers and papers, then it is hollowed out, the gold is sold, the tungsten is put in, then the bar is closed up. That is a sophisticated operation.

MTB, the Swiss manufacturer of the gold bars, said customers should only buy from a reputable merchant. The problem, he admits, is Ibrahim Fadl is a very reputable merchant.

Raymond Nessim, CEO Manfra, Tordell & Brookes, said he has reported the situation to the FBI and Secret Service.

The Secret Service, which deals with counterfeits, said it is investigating.

Here is the FOX NY news link link

Looking at the destroyed bar. I'm having a hard time believing that the gold was hollowed out.
It looks like a cap of gold was cast and put outside the bar. And then soldered together.
No one would hollow out gold like that.
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posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 08:31 AM
Prices are indeed sky rocketing:

Fed’s ‘QE-Infinity’ Will Push Gold Up to $2,400: Pro

In one of the most bullish gold calls since the Federal Reserve announced a new round of easing last week, one strategist sees a 36 percent jump in the metal's price [GCCV1 1771.40 2.70 (+0.15%) ], to $2,400 an ounce, by the end of 2014.


posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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