Replicas in General Discussion Posted Saturday at 06:17 PM 2 hours ago, Xander Wildeisen said: My ex wife bought some gold coins once. When gold value was going nuts. I sat there looking at the coins in the sealed plastic container. Reading the rating information about the coin. And I thought I wonder how many people have coins like this, sealed in a container, because you don't want to touch it. It will hurt the value. And I wonder if some of those coins are real. Or just a replica. With a good resale value. Who's going to open the container? There is a huge stanch of these fake gold coins. So much so, that many investment companies refuse to have them verified.