Cashing In on the New Gold Rush

By Ben Steverman - 2012-11-12T22:53:07Z

Photograph by Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

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It's hard to counterfeit gold coins from reputable mints, DundeeWealth's Murenbeeld says. So the dishonest are often attracted to gold jewelry, which is harder to value. In May, the Better Business Bureau warned of dealers cheating consumers who sell gold and jewelry at temporary, traveling expos, which can evade strict local regulations. The bureau advises getting several quotes on your gold before selling it. In India, where jewelry is a common way of investing in gold, the government is pushing to require that all jewelry be marked by a reputable source.