Skip to comments.Royal Canadian Mint-stamped gold wafer appears to be fake
Posted on 10/31/2017 12:10:26 AM PDT by ransomnote
The Royal Canadian Mint is investigating how a sealed, "pure gold" wafer with proper mint stampings may in fact be a fake.
The one-ounce gold piece, which was supposed to be 99.99 per cent pure, was purchased by an Ottawa jeweller on Oct. 18 at a Royal Bank of Canada branch. Yet tests of the bar show it may contain no gold at all.
When neither the mint nor RBC would take the bar back, jeweller Samuel Tang contacted CBC news.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...
I post 3-4 articles a day so I know how unreliable the search function is. In order to increase my chances of finding out if my post is a duplicate I take words from the middle of the title because something as simple as an extra space or a period at the end of a sentence can give you a false impression that your article is unique. In spite of that I still get the occasional duplicate post.
In this case, however, putting in the complete title came up with a match. That makes it appear like you didn’t even bother to do a search for duplicates before posting. Did you?
I found the story in one form and searched on its full title. No match but I thought the person writing it did a poor job. I found this article but was by then running late so I typed a few key words and no match. Usually the right key words bring it up. Thanks for your input. I will search full title going forward.
If you prefer tungsten to chocolate.
I can’t help laughing... Hard!
All that glitters isn’t gold.
So, now Alex Jones is going to say how Fort Knox has fake gold... haha
I wouldn’t search by full title. That only brings up the exact same article, excluding items where the headline varies slightly but the article is the same. I think it is better to pick a word or two that encapsulates the subject without being overly broad.
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