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Royal Canadian Mint-stamped gold wafer appears to be fake
cbc.ca ^ | Oct 30, 2017 | Stu Mills

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 ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: canada; crime; fakegold; forgery; gold; royalcanadianmint

1 posted on 10/31/2017 12:10:26 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Yes, but it makes a tasty Halloween treat!
       

2 posted on 10/31/2017 12:24:57 AM PDT by Pray All Day
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To: ransomnote; Admin Moderator

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?


3 posted on 10/31/2017 12:31:54 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

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.


4 posted on 10/31/2017 12:36:12 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Pray All Day
Yes, but it makes a tasty Halloween treat!

If you prefer tungsten to chocolate.

5 posted on 10/31/2017 12:37:37 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: ransomnote

I can’t help laughing... Hard!


6 posted on 10/31/2017 1:19:11 AM PDT by Bullish (Whatever it takes to MAGA)
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To: ransomnote

All that glitters isn’t gold.


7 posted on 10/31/2017 1:37:57 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Due to the high price of ammo, no warning shot will be fired.)
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To: ransomnote

So, now Alex Jones is going to say how Fort Knox has fake gold... haha


8 posted on 10/31/2017 2:19:21 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucifiedc)
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To: ransomnote

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.


9 posted on 10/31/2017 1:04:37 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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To: ransomnote
Last November, 35-year-old Leston Lawrence
was found guilty of smuggling $190,000 worth
of gold pucks, each the size of a small muffin,
in his rectum over several months.



10 posted on 10/31/2017 1:08:52 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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