All "German Silver" fake?

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  1. gbickle

    gbickle Member

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    Hi..

    Is all German silver fake?.. I know the ones that say cmc on the back are fake , but the ones that say "German Mint" on the back are they fake as well?

    cheers
     
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    German silver is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. It contains no silver content
     
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    Ok I see... cheers ... basically a product designed to fool people...
     
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    projack Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Just like gold visa card, no gold content just a name.
     
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    Hang on - which bars have you seen saying "German Mint"? They could be legitimate.

    "German Silver" is a trade name for imitation silver - that doesn't mean there's not real silver stamped "German Mint".
     
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    and you can't use it as a visa to get into any countries either.. total jip.
     
  7. gbickle

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    I bought a few 1 oz bars .. they look the same as this... but say "german mint" on the back instead of cmc ... They Dont have 999 on them though .. So i assume they are fakes and am organizing a refund with paypal

    http://www.google.com.au/imgres?img...ge=1&ndsp=28&ved=1t:429,r:14,s:0&tx=129&ty=74
     
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    thats not silver
     
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    when they came out thy were more expensive than silver bars kind of funny, cause ppl think anything german must be high quality
     
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    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    If they say "German Silver" on the front then they are fake.

    Pretty funny really if people are making counterfeit counterfeits!
     
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    The Seller said this about his German "Silver" when I said it was fake silver.

    I know. This is because of cmc mint in Canada. They stuffed the real thing by making fakes. But they are grey in color not at all like silver. Look at there web site and you Will see. It is www.cmcmint.com
    The ones you have are made by the German mint. They are silver.
    Look into it and you will see. I am not a scammer. I despise liars and thieves. I am a good person. I hate people thinking otherwise. I get so depressed.

    He refunded the money quickly and no problem ... but I guess he must be selling a lot of it to people who wont know what they are really buying until its too late
     
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    Is the seller on eBay Australia?
     
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    http://myworld.ebay.com.au/jet_alloys/ The bars he sells are probably pretty good value if they are a few dollars each... but when they are sold for near the spot price of Silver then thats intentionally ripping people off who dont know any better (eg me 3 weeks ago :))
     
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    THUCYDIDES79 New Member Silver Stacker

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    There is also ' Nordic Gold '

    See below for Wikipedia definitions:

    Nickel silver, also known as German silver, paktong, new silver or alpacca (or alpaca), is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc.[1] In fact, all modern, commercially important nickel silvers (such as those standardized under ASTM B122) contain significant amounts of zinc, and are sometimes considered a subset of brass.[2]
    Nickel silver is named for its silvery appearance, but contains no elemental silver unless plated.

    Nordic gold is the alloy from which the middle three denominations of euro coins, 50 cent, 20 cent, and 10 cent coins are made. It has also been in use for a number of years in other countries, most notably in the Swedish 10-krona coin (hence the Swedish name: nordiskt guld).[1] Its composition is 89% copper, 5% aluminium, 5% zinc, and 1% tin.[2]
    It contains no gold and its colour and weight are quite unlike pure gold. Its advantages include antimicrobial action, non-allergenic, and its resistance to tarnishing. The alloy and its tradename are the intellectual property of the global metals and manufacturing group, Luvata
     
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    someone's dne their homework
     
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    gbickle, please dont say you bought 10000oz of this fake stuff.... i couldnt bear it. :(
     
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    you buy 10000 oz and silver skyrockets and ure happy till u try to cash it in
     
  18. gbickle

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    ha... no... it was $295 worth.... he refunded it all no problems....
     

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