Is my platinum bar fake?

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  1. Ad1

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    Hi All,

    I recently purchased a 1oz platinum bar last year when the price of platinum dipped from a Perth Mint listed bullion dealer in Australia. I was initially after a Perth mint coin, but opted with Suisse bar as the dealer only had those in stock. All the PAMP Suisse Platinum bars I have seen have the lady Fortuna on one side and the PAMP logo on the other side with the serial number. But the bar I received has SUISSE written diagonally several time across the face of the bar instead of Lady Fortuna. I tried to search online but could not find this version of a bar (Photos attached).

    Has anyone seen this bar before? I bought it from a big Australian retailer and I haven't received any reply from them when I queried the version and model of this bar.

    Thanks.
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  2. Jim4silver

    Jim4silver Well-Known Member

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    Take a photo of the side. Also I've never seen that design.
     
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    Thanks Jim4silver. I think the Veriscan is only available for new products. My bar assay card does not have a QR code on it
     
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    Thanks Leo25. I will take a side profile photo and post it soon
     
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    My bad, was not reading correctly. No they are not the same company, sorry for any confusion.
     
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    StewyD32 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Are you in Perth. I can test it for you.
    If not just go to a bullion company or good jewllers and they will test it for you (usually for free) by XRF
     
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    No worries
     
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    Unfortunately I am in Melbourne. Thanks for offering to test it for me. I will check if one on the local dealers can do it for me
     
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    nothing to suggest they are not real
    from the pictures, they look good
    if you buy from a dealer, most likely they are good
    serial number looks authentically printed
    its not a Fortuna bar, PAMP has many design
    if you compared to a similar silver bar from PAMP, it should be a bit smaller / thinner
     
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    Thanks Alor
     
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    yuripuka Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Goldstackers have tested anything that I bring in for free, then again I do buy from them.

    They seem to be nice people.
     
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    Thanks Yuripuka. I will check with Goldstackers.
     
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    completely off-topic, but wow that has to be one of the ugliest design patterns I have seen for a minted bar.
     

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