Being investors ourselves, we understand that one of the major concerns that precious metals bullion investors have is the purity of the metal. Being in the industry for years, we want to equip you with the knowledge of recognizing counterfeit bullion for safeguarding purposes.
Perth Mint has kindly sent us an example of how the FAKE version of their Kangaroo Bars look like:
As compared to the REAL Kangaroo bars seen below, there are several distinctive discrepancies to look out for:
There are several distinctive discrepancies to look out for:
1) Distinctive Black Swan Watermark Logo on front over
The swan watermark is distinctly missing from the fake Kangaroo Gold Bar cover.
2) Difference in edges of packaging
The real Kangaroo Gold Bar features a smooth finish for the edges, whereas the fake Kangaroo Gold Bar has a rigged finish for the edges.
3) Different text on packaging
The wording on the real Kangaroo Gold Bar packaging features the text “The Perth Mint tamper-evident case”, whereas the fake Bar shows “CertiCard® SECURITY CASE”
4) Serial Number Difference
Serial Numbers on the real Kangaroo Gold Bar starts with a B in front.
So do protect yourself from investing in fake precious metals bullion and purchase your bullion from reputable precious metals dealer.