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  • Platinum In Modern Medicine

    The amount of platinum being used to create the latest fashion jewelry might lead you to believe that this has to be one of the major uses for the precious metal. Everywhere you look, jewelry makers are touting the beauty and durability of platinum and rightly so. The strength of this metal makes i...
  • 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 ...
  • Gold In The Medical Field

    Gold has been used as a part of medical treatment in one form or another for many centuries. The oldest known records show that the ancient Egyptians and Indians both used a variety of different medicinal compounds that used gold as a key ingredient. In China this precious metal was used by healers ...
  • Gold In Space

    When you ask most people to give you an example of where gold is used, the first answer you are likely to get is in jewelry. While this may be a very large use for this precious metal, the jewelry industry is no longer the biggest user of newly mined gold. The electronics industry has for many years...
  • Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins

    Unlike the Krugerrand which is only 91-7% pure, the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is one of the purest gold coins currently in production. When minted by the Royal Canadian Mint, this coin is 99.99% pure or as it is listed by those who sell these coins .9999 fine in content. This means that to all inte...
  • How To Cash In On 'The New Gold Rush'

    Gold as a decorative and symbolic substance has been around for a very long time. Herodotus, who visited the Scythians sometime during the 5th Century B.C., told of the burial customs of these warlike nomads. After a long trip through scattered encampments where his survivors lacerated their own b...
  • The Use of Silver In The Modern Industrial World

    While for many years the predominant use for precious metals including gold, silver and platinum has been for purely ornamental reasons such as jewelry and decorative possessions, they have begun to play a major role in our ever changing industrial world. While most are aware that gold is used to ...
  • The King of Rare U.S. Coins

    For those who are looking for what has been labeled the King of Rare U.S. Coins, there is only one coin that fits this description according to the American Numismatic Society: the 1804 Silver Dollar. Today there are only 15 known examples of this coin with the strange history known to exist. Accord...
  • The History Of Silver And Platinum

    According to historians, the history of silver and its origins are lost in time, the first known records of this precious metal show that Ambassadors of Crete brought gifts that consisted of silver vases to the Egyptian Pharaohs as early as 3100 BC. Many relics of earlier civilizations have been f...
  • Famous Coin Collectors You Might Know

    Throughout history there have been many famous people who were known to be numismatists or coin collectors, a hobby which is shared by millions of people around the world. Some names you might recognize, while others you may not. Many of the names in this list may surprise you to know that one of th...

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