You may not recall The Great Gold Bar Hoax (Hoax?) from March, but it seems that ten more tungsten-filled supposedly gold bars have been found, this time in Manhattan, at least according to zerohedge’s Gold Counterfeiting Goes Viral: 10 Tungsten-Filled Gold Bars Are Discovered In Manhattan.
So far, the rot is limited to bars with one particular set of markings (Swiss Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux (PAMP)), but zerohedge, which sees financial crises all the time everywhere, sees one looming for the gold trade. Unless of course, they warn, this is a false-flag op to discredit gold. But then again it might be a Chinese money-making plot.
At least there was something there; things could be even worse.