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How common are counterfeits?

An exact share of counterfeits in the market cannot be quantified, but counterfeit bars or coins of both gold and silver are becoming more and more common. Since the prices of both precious metals have risen massively since the beginning of the 2000s, the counterfeit market has become very attractive. Especially large precious metal buyers such as refineries have a good overview and increasingly report increasing quality and quantity of counterfeits. Here you can read about the different types of counterfeits.