Gold Counterfeiting Goes Viral: 10 Tungsten-Filled Gold Bars Are Discovered In Manhattan

Keep an eye on this because this goes to the heart of the belief that gold and silver are the only real lasting forms of currency.

A few days ago, our report on the discovery of a single 10 oz Tungsten-filled gold bar in Manhattan’s jewelry district promptly went viral, as it meant that a tungsten-based, gold-counterfeiting operation, previously isolated solely to the UK and Europe, had crossed the Atlantic. The good news was that the counterfeiting case was isolated to just one 10 oz bar. This morning, the NYPost reports that as had been expected, in the aftermath of the realization that the sanctity of the gold inventory on 47th Street just off Fifth Avenue has been polluted, and dealers promptly check the purity of their gold, at least ten more fake 10-ounce “gold bars” filled with Tungsten has been discovered.

The Post has learned as many as 10 fake gold bars — made up mostly of relatively worthless tungsten — were sold recently to unsuspecting dealers in Manhattan’s Midtown Diamond District.


The 10-oz. gold bars are hugely popular with Main Street investors, and it is not known how many of the fake gold bars were sold to dealers — or if any fake bars were purchased by the public.

As is to be expected, the Post story is weak on details: after all, any dealer who admits to having allowed Tungsten to enter his or her inventory can kiss their retail business goodbye, as customers will avoid said Tungsten outlet like the plague, for the simple reason that suddenly counterparty risk has migrated from Wall Street to the Diamond District. The one named dealer is the same one who already made an appearance in the previous story on Tungsten in gold’s clothing.

One gold dealer discovered that four of the 3-inch-by-1-inch gold bars he bought — worth about $72,000 retail — were counterfeit.

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Gold Counterfeiting Goes Viral: 10 Tungsten-Filled Gold Bars Are Discovered In Manhattan

3 thoughts on “Gold Counterfeiting Goes Viral: 10 Tungsten-Filled Gold Bars Are Discovered In Manhattan

  1. these releases stink of manipulation.
    i think the cratocrats want a drop in confidence in gold, amongst the common hordes. So they can get it. Along with land. Not to forget the elixir of eternal youth.

    • Absolutely. They want to keep the gold price from skyrocketing signalling game over for the banking scam

      I think they have most of the gold already anyway

      • i reckon the question of who haz the most (nontungsten, non-bigW) gold is a pretty big mystery. I’d put my money (jokin’) on the Annunaki. Many a true word spoken in jest?
        love the high camp cynicism on ZeroH. This time, there’s a lovely post about usury being deeply wrong……did not elicit ANY fine repartee from the ZeroH crowd though. possibly not a joking matter, not even for them, the best in the business?
        Anyway, pictures of gold sheet dramatically peeled back of tungsten make laugh. Wonder if anyone has thought to test the tungsten? Maybe somebody is actually hiding platinum?
        reminds me of when i bought a block of hash in Morrocco forty years ago; it was camel shit with a bit of smelly oil on the surface……in my defence, i was persuaded to buy it at knifepoint; otherwise of course i would have got out my brace and bit and drilled out a core sample.
        Ah, the world is full of trickery……

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