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  • The Golden Buddha: The World's Largest Gold Statue

    Where do you think the world's largest gold statue is located? If you guessed Chinatown, Thailand, then you are correct. The statue is called the Phra Sukhothai Traimit, or the Golden Buddha. It is made with 5.5 tons of solid gold and stands nearly 10 feet tall, according to Thaiways Magazine. Loca...
  • Four Ways to Avoid Buying Fake Gold Bullion Coins

    Buying gold bullion coins is a great way for investors to add a small amount of tangible gold to their investment portfolios and to any coin collection. However, coin fraud is always a possibility in the coin industry, and it is important that you protect yourself from wasting money on a fake. There...
  • Three U.S. Gold Mines to Visit

    Looking for a vacation that's a little different from the usual surf and sun of the beach? Consider taking your family to learn about the history of gold mining in the United States. It is the perfect vacation for the gold enthusiast in your life and a great way to learn more about the gold industry...
  • What is My Gold Wedding Ring Worth?

    If martial bliss did not work out as planned, you may hope to make a decent profit on your wedding ring. While you may know how much your ring was worth when it was purchased, it is important to realize that the value likely changed. Because the price of gold fluctuates on a daily basis, like oil pr...
  • Nevada Gold Exploration Made Even Easier

    Americans typically think of the Wild West when it comes to gold mining. Nevada is not only home to the gold and glitz of the casinos and luxury resorts that make up Las Vegas - Nevada is also the center of American gold mining. More gold has been mined from Nevada during the last 50 years than a...
  • Why was gold so important as a currency?

    Gold has a long and important history as a currency - a medium of exchange, lubricating the wheels of commerce. Why is that, though? What makes gold - as well as its more common cousin, silver - so important to global commerce? First, it's important to understand that anything can act as currency -...
  • The 1986 American Gold Eagle: An American Classic

    With so many different countries now offering their own gold bullion coins in an effort to claim their market share of the South African Krugerrand market, the US decided to enter the market in 1986. The United States Mint came out with the Gold Eagle as the first gold bullion coin ever created by t...
  • Saving Your Information with Platinum

    If you were to ask the average person on the street to give you a common use for platinum, the answer you would be most likely to get would be either jewelry or in the catalytic converter that is a part of your automobile's exhaust system. While these are definitely large scale uses for platinum, th...
  • Platinum, The Catalytic Converter & World Demand

    Of all the different precious metals in the world, platinum is by far the rarest as it take approximately eight tons or raw ore mined from the ground to produce a single ounce of pure platinum. Approximately 90 percent of all platinum in the world comes from South Africa or Russia. While it is con...
  • Louis E. Eliasberg: A Consummate Collector

    As a well know financier Louis E. Eliasberg (1896-1976) was perhaps better known in world of numismatists as the only person to ever assemble a complete collection of every U.S. minted coin ever minted. While his collection might not be considered as truly complete by today's standards since he did ...

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