Fake Istanbul refinery 1g gold bar

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  1. Jayden

    Jayden Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Hello everyone

    I've acquired some 1g instabul refinery 1g gold bars not too long ago and I'm kinda worried they're not genuine.

    On the bar in the pic, there appears to be spotting on the front with a little brown patch under the FI in "FINE"

    The bar is non magnetic and the security seal is still intact. I cannot find a database for the serial numbers either, nor is there many examples of the red assay version around, so I'm a little worried. I just didn't think it was worth faking 1 gram bars.

    Any help would be most appreciated.

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    whinfell Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I think red spotting is nothing to worry about .
    I have seen 1g bars with red spots that are genuine.
     
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    I've seen red spotting on bars received directly from the Perth Mint.
     
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    whay Well-Known Member

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    Looks legit to me.
     
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    Jayden Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Thanks for the help everyone, greatly appreciated :)

    Got a PM from a member who lives relatively close to me and offered to have them scanned with his PMV. I'll post the results once we meet up.
     
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    i have a lot of turkish 1 gram, and i did a lot of local trades in turkish coins and bars, as i saw your photo it is good. Nothing to worry:)
     
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    Jayden Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Got them tested today with a PMV and they're all good. Thanks everyone :)
     
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