In the wake of last week’s report of tungsten filled gold bars discovered in Manhatan’s jewelry district, and our subsequent discovery of this Chinese firm openly advertising tungsten filled gold products, an SD reader has contacted the Chinese firm to see just how easy it is to acquire tungsten filled gold coins.
Full details below:
Doc, I thought your readers might be interested in this exchange. I asked ChinaTungsten Online if they would mint tungsten
filled gold panda coins for me and the possible cost.
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 5:43 AM
Subject: Our Ref: MI201209286507, Gold Plated Tungsten Coin
Dear N. ,
It is our great honor to have your interest in Chinatungsten.
We specialize in manufacturing in tungsten products more than 20 years, we can provide gold plated tungsten coin for you.
But we can only provide gold plated tungsten coin with flat surface, coins with embossment like country coins such as Kurgerrand, gold American Eagle coins, South African kugarans are out of our ability. We wonder your opinion whether you would like the simple type. If it is acceptable for you, could you please inform how many products would you like? Our MOQ is 10kg.
Could you please inform your destination?
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Notice: Chinatungsten Online (Xiamen) Manu.&Sales Corp. is a very professional and serious company, specializing in manufacturing and selling tungsten alloy related golden-plated products for more than two decades. Our gold-plated tungsten alloys are only for souvenir and decoration purpose. We can provide different kinds of tungsten alloy golden-plated products according to your requirements. Here we declare: Please do not use our tungsten gold-plated or tungsten alloy golden-plated products for illegal purpose.
Please note we will have National Holiday from September 30, 2012 to October 7, 2012, and we will be back at your service on October 8, 2012. Sorry for the inconvenience.
With best regards.
Apparently the ‘very professional‘ ChinaTungsten Online currently only has the capability of forging fake bars and flat rounds, and not the detailed government coins.
As we are confident ChinaTungsten is not the only Chinese manufacturer of fake bullion products, we continue to recommend our readers purchase their gold and silver bullion directly from reputable dealers who obtain their inventory fresh from the mints and refineries.