NEW YORK - Jewelry merchants in New York City are finding out they have to be more careful that they're not inadvertently buying fake gold.

NEW YORK - Dealer discovers bars he bought from a trusted merchant are filled with tungsten.

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MINNESOTA - Robert Webber says he spotted the 1845 U.S. silver dollar as a Chinese counterfeit the minute he saw it.

Webber, of Goldsboro, N.C., returned the bogus coin to Burnsville Coin Co. last year for a refund of $449. He included a note warning that the other two coins he had ordered, at a cost of $12,400, must be certified as authentic by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) -- or else.

IRVINGTON, NJ — A New Jersey man who allegedly sold 40 counterfeit silver dollars at a Gadsden pawn shop in June is suspected of the same crime in the Southeast and along the eastern seaboard, Gadsden Police Capt. Regina May said.

PORT ANGELES, WA - Counterfeit coins by the thousands are turning up in Washington state, and authorities are warning coin collectors to be on the lookout for them.

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