Hope everyone is doing ok, haven't posted in quite a while. Growing concerned that fakes are getting more and more sophisticated, so you guys really need to be on the look out, even buying from legitimate bullion dealers because they can miss spotting these when passing on to customers. Below are only 2 examples: Morgan dollars - Weight getting close to actual, ping test still off. Previously the weight used to be very off, and the coins looked really fake. Nowadays, the counterfeiters have a huge variety of years they're cranking out, and are using some sort of spray on toning. So the toning on every coin is different. I had a coin that I stripped the toning partially off of, but couldn't locate it. I am sure if I mixed a few in when selling morgan dollars, even to a large dealer, these fakes would likely go unnoticed. Encapsulated bars - Fakes are getting better. Previously there was visible differences on the outside of the case that you could tell the coin was a fake. The plastic cases are all upgraded now and identical. I don't believe most websites covering these fakes are updated, and still claim there's visible differences in the packaging. The bars themselves are also higher quality and can defeat XRF scanners because the plating is heavier unless the bar is cut into. The color is equal to real bars since they're using pure gold plating. I asked a dealer to XRF scan the bars (10 gram and 1 ounce), and the scan came up (roughly): 2% gold 4% silver 15% copper 79% nickel So they're using $26 in real gold to defeat scanning/acid testing (in a 1 ounce bar). If you bought any sealed gold bars within the past year or two, I would take a hard look at it because it may be fake. I'm seeing A LOT of these fakes popping up recently.