Skip to comments.Two men charged with selling counterfeit gold coins
Posted on 06/10/2014 6:13:02 PM PDT by Kenny500c
Two Queens men are charged with selling fake gold coins after they allegedly scammed a victim out of $14,000.
Colonie officers arrested Sungwook Hong, 33, and Yohann Pyon, 26, after they allegedly tried to sell coins to an undercover investigator. The department learned of the coin scam on May 28 when a victim reported answering a Craigslist offering of 1-ounce American Gold Eagle coins for sale.
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Anyone who buys Eagles without a “Fisch device”, particularly from a private party, is a loon.
You can get gold electroplated Silver American Eagles, but I’d think the weight difference between the pure gold ones would be noticeable. The price difference is certainly noticeable.
You can get gold electroplated Silver American Eagles, but Id think the weight difference between the pure gold ones would be noticeable.
Go to google images and google the following words without quotes: Gold, tungsten, china
I believe there are ultrasound devices one can use to detect plating over tungsten.
Sungwook Hong, 33, and Yohann Pyon, 26
More wonderful immigrants who’ve been welcomed in by government...
I guess were fortunate they didn’t blow up a sporting event.
Silver eagles are considerably bigger than gold eagles. Silver being much lighter, it takes a bigger round to net out to a Troy oz.
Not almost exactly, but only about 23% heavier. I wouldn’t buy gold from an unknown source, anyway. Real gold coins also have a distinctive ring when you flip them in the air. Never compared it to tungsten, however.
Advertised heavily on talk radio (”BUY GOLD!!!”)
Don’t buy gold eagles on Craigslist. Don’t be that guy.
“Sungwook Hong, 33, and Yohann Pyon, 26. More wonderful immigrants whove been welcomed in by government...I guess were fortunate they didnt blow up a sporting event.”
Up here in the northeast these people are the future; it is like the scenes of LA in bladerunner... I saw a sting/raid at the Meadowlands Flea Market (next to Giants Stadium) where State Police were locking up vendors near the entrance; at the other end Chinese vendors were furiously re-loading their vans to get away (at 9:30 in the morning). Where else could you get a Giants cap for $5?