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  • 8 Things You Didn't Know About California Gold Rush History

    Tales of ambitious trailblazers striking it rich in the California Gold Rush of the mid-1800s loom large in our national narrative. While there are countless uplifting stories of these pioneering souls peppered throughout our history, there are also many aspects of the Gold Rush era that get drown...
  • Who is on the Dime?

    If you reach into your pocket, piggy bank or wherever your loose change seems to collect these days, chances are you’ll pull out at least one dime. The dime is so ordinary in today’s world that it’s easy for it to be overlooked or even taken for granted. Despite this seemingly mundane role,...
  • The Kilo Standard Has Been Redefined - But Why?

    An inch, a foot, a pound, a degree. All standard ways to measure ordinary things in our everyday lives. But have you ever stopped to think about what makes those inches, feet, pounds, and degrees what they are? How they came to be and what they’re based on? If you’re anything like us, proba...
  • 10 Most Valuable Treasures Ever Found (Part III)

    We have traveled all over the world and finally, we are at our final installment of the Top Ten Most Valuable Treasure Finds. In our previous articles (part 1 & part 2), we chronicled the discoveries of treasures ranging from Anglo-Saxon treasure troves, Ancient Roman coins long forgotten, pre...
  • 10 Most Valuable Treasures Ever Found (Part II)

    Welcome back for Part II of our Most Valuable Treasure Discoveries series. Tales of lost uncirculated coins, fortunes of the crown and treasure dating back to the Anglo-Saxons. Explore the values, size and discovery methods here in our second installment of the top 10 most valuable treasures ever fo...
  • How Does Gold Prospecting & Mining Work?

    While gold sourcing is often referred to simply as “mining,” mining is, in fact, just one piece of the production puzzle. The process of obtaining gold is actually multi-faceted and can be more or less summed up in four steps: prospecting, mining, extracting and refining. In this blog post, ...
  • 10 Most Valuable Treasures Ever Found (Part 1)

    Grab your metal detectors! We are seeking some of the most valuable treasures ever discovered. From buried treasures to sunken treasures, lying beneath villages, towns, cities, farms, riverbeds, and in the depths of the ocean, who knows what is just waiting to be found? Perhaps gold coins from anc...
  • Holidays That Celebrate With Gold

    It’s common knowledge that consumer spending typically spikes during the holiday season, which, if you haven’t been paying attention, is now officially upon us. According to Deloitte, 2018 should be no different. Their annual holiday economic forecast anticipates an increase in retail sales o...
  • Landlords Demand Rent Be Paid with Gold

    It has been said that when preparing for hard times, disaster or anticipated hyperinflation, you should stock up on items that other people want. That way, you can barter for everything else. There is no more universally accepted bargaining chip the world over, than Gold. As we have mentioned befor...
  • Growing Debts, Domestic and International, Could Affect Strength of American Dollar

    "We have been in a state of stagnation since 2008. We’re moving towards stagflation. It feels good right now but it’s a false dawn." – Alan Greenspan, May, 2018  The surprise of this entire year may be the strength of the American Dollar and its impact on not only the American economy but th...

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