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Warning: Tungsten Counterfeit Gold Coins
September 20, 2014

"We think we have even detected a fake coin with the Ringer.  A Gold Eagle did not ring even a little bit, no matter how many times we tried it, even though other coins rang like a bell, proving we were using ringer correctly.  We returned the coin to the dealer." - A recent email  I have recently obtained 3 tun...




Use Caution To Avoid Gold & Silver Fakes, Advises Professional Numismatists Guild
May 6, 2016

An apparent increase in the number and types of counterfeit gold and silver coins in the marketplace underscores the crucial importance of buying only from expert, reputable dealers, cautions the Professional Numismatists Guild. Beware of counterfeit vintage rare coins and fake modern gold and silver bullion items now being offered in the marketplace. Purchase only from reputable dealers, caution...




Video - How to detect a fake Maple Leaf Silver coin with the Fisch
December 16, 2014

Here is a demonstration of the Fisch detecting a fake Maple Leaf 1oz silver coin.  There are Fisch for these silver coins: American Eagle, Austrian Philharmonic and the US Silver Dollar.  ...




Video - Fake Maple Leaf 1oz gold coin detected by the Fisch
December 16, 2014

Here is a demonstration of the Fisch detecting a fake Maple Leaf 1oz gold coin: ...




Video - Detecting a fake American Eagle Silver coin with the Fisch
December 10, 2014

Here is a demonstration of the Fisch detecting a fake American Eagle 1oz silver coin. There are Fisch for other silver coins, too. The Maple Leaf, Austrian Philharmonic & the US Silver Dollar.All are in Wallet #6. ...




Fake American Eagle silver coins surface
4 March 2013

  These fake coins would be detected by the Fisch. They are overweight and oversize in the thickness while under-size in the diameter. This article was first published in February 04, 2013, U.S. Collectibles section of CoinWorld.com It is written by Paul Gilkes:  A counterfeit 2011 American Eagle silver bullion coin recently ...




Some of what you find on The Fisch Family Pages for Fisch Users
27 September 2013

The Fisch Family pages are a password protected part of the website for Fisch Users only. Here you will find information and tips on using the Fisch, the coins checked by the Fisch, useful information about other coins and their minting as well as feedback from Fisch Users. Here are some examples of the useful, and sometimes vital, information you will find in the Fisch Family Pages. The exce...




New! Fisch for the Silver American Eagle, Maple Leaf & Vienna Philharmonic
15 October 2012

Announcing the addition of 3 new silver Fisch for the American Eagle (1oz.), Maple Leaf (1oz.) and Vienna Philharmonic (1oz).  It has been a long road. To make a new mold, you have to work carefully and accurately. You can only make small adjustments to the mold (weight and pivot position) each time as each adjustment is generally irreversible. After each adjustment samples are run and ...




American Buffalo, Philharmonic & Nugget Gold Coins, The Fisch now in 59 countries
16 March 2011

Wallet #5 - In Demand by Fisch Users It is now 5 months since the launch of: Wallet #5 - Gold American Buffalo (1oz) Vienna Philharmonic - Austria (1oz) Australian Nugget/Kangaroo (1oz)* *also Lunar 1996-2007 (3 Detectors)  With big sales of the American Buffalo, Austrian Philharmonic and the Kangaroo gold coins, it is not a surprise this Wallet is in demand. This makes all the...




Underweight Proof Krugerrands
16 April 2012

This report from the Sunday Times in South Africa. The blanks from which the coins are struck come from another company, the Rand Refinery. Getting the weight right is a lot easier than getting the size right in the minting process. The quality control has obviously not been what it should be. Do your own quality control with the Fisch. The SA Mint has had problems with size as Fisch Fam...




U.S. DISTRICT COURT - FINAL JUDGMENT & PERMANENT INJUNCTION
21 July 2010

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ORDER OF FINAL JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION Date filed: 15 July 2010 Kenneth M. Rutherford d/b/a Fisch Instruments Plaintiff, v. Przemyslaw A. Slomski a/k/a 2arecki, Defendant. Excerpt: II. Defendant and his agents, servants, employees, representatives, affiliates and/or other persons or entities acting in ...




Wall Street Fraud Watchdog Warns All That Glitters May Not Be Gold
20 Dec 2011

The Wall Street Fraud Watchdog is warning US, or global investors of precious metals, or gold, and or silver coins to extremely cautious about buying precious metal bars, or coins from just anyone. The group says "There's a lot more money in counterfeiting gold, or silver coins, than selling cocaine, or heroin, and we think Chinese made precious metals knock offs have the potential of being a...