Why there's no purity engraved on the perth mint vintage gold bar?

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  1. erdongdatian

    erdongdatian New Member

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    Recently I bought a perth mint vintage gold bar from my friend. I notice that there is no purity engraved on it. Only the weight(1/2 oz) and the lettering "Fine""The Perth Mint" can be seen on it. Is it fake? Why does it not have the purity number such as 9999 on it?
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    That's likely an old 996 purity bar if it's unmarked.
     
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    ddevil Active Member Silver Stacker

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    The old PM 1oz bars that are just marked with 'fine' are not 9999. They are mostly 996, sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit less
     
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    No purity engraved means it's worth more then if it was engraved = old.
     

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