There's a risk in everything you do, from crossing the road to taking a piss but this is not what people are talking about. People are talking about the lack of transparency and lack of trust with the Perth Mint of which this little PR stunt probably didn't buy any back. You can be sure that Perth Mint did not tackle this 'issue' out of the kindness of their hearts but with the $ & reputation in their sights (not that I can blame them, they're a business after all). This situation is akin to buying a super rare luxury $10 million car only to suddenly have the manufacturer turn around and churn them out like Corollas and sell them on the market for $10,000. When you talk about fake pandas in this analogy it would be as if the Chinese made a ton of 'replica' cars but it would have a limited effect on your luxury car's price since all the car experts would know which one is legit and dealers wouldn't touch the fake cars with a 10ft pole. Furthermore there are fake Perth Mint coins out there so that point is moot. This is just speculation on your part. I could say exactly the same thing about Pandas and Silver in general and would be met with a [Citation needed] and rightly so. The quality is excellent? Once again this is an assumption on your part. Have you seen the 'toning dragon' threads or is your Perth Mint fanboyism blinding you? Not to say Pandas are excellent quality (white spots, recent years especially) but to say Perth Mint quality is excellent is pretty laughable. Also it's mintage, no plural. Montage is the act of making a film and has nothing to do with coins.