Be careful out there. May be best to buy with it in your hand - not on-line.
Hard to detect? How about looking at the color? Looks like it's made out of copper.
Does this surprise anyone? Everything from china is a POS. It wouldn't shock me one bit to find that the Chinese govt is selling fakes out of the mint.
@kenklave LOL. Seriously made me laugh. I got some silver pandas delivered last week and they ARE gorgeous coins though.
I have a few of the silver coins, and I really like the pandas, one of the best looking coins out there. I bought these only for my own collection as they were graded 70...other than that, I defer the china market to wally world, we have enough junk in this country already.