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Old 02-09-2006, 01:19 PM
Hooleehootoo Hooleehootoo is offline
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It appears to me (from this source )that the price of tungsten is around $3/ gram, and from here that the price of gold is about $18/gram. Since the two metals have density that is nearly equal, it would only take a bit of a denser matrial such as Iridium to make something with the density of gold. Then you gold plate it, (to some thickness... maybe a few mm) and you have yourself a pretty good counterfeit. How do people that buy bullion avoid getting taken like this?