I got to see some of the fake shit at the gold shop the other day. Those little Chinese ass hats are getting pretty good. I saw some fake Perth mint ounces. The package was a perfect copy. Luckily upon close examination the fake bars are not too hard to spot if you know what to look for. The gold plating on these wears off all most immediately upon handling it. If you have the real version to compare it to spotting the fakes is easy. Then if you have a 1 ounce fake bar that they have made to weigh 1ozt out of brass or copper it's at least twice as thick as gold. A 1toz bar looks suspiciously thick. If they make it dimensionally correct it won't weigh nearly as much as an ounce. At one time there was a lot of fake pamp out, but they spelled "pamp" wrong on the back side so it's easy to spot. Unfortunately this is not a new problem. It's probably been around for almost as long as people have been using gold as a medium of trade.