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Is silver really counterfeited?

Silver was at 4 dollars a fine ounce in the early 2000s and is currently at 27 dollars. Due to this price increase, silver counterfeits have become popular. therefore, you should also be aware when buying silver. The most commonly used materials for silver fakes are copper, molybdenum and lead-tin alloys. Molybdenum and lead-tin alloys in particular are becoming more common, as these two materials have a similar density to silver. Molybdenum also has the advantage that it has very similar sound properties to silver.