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  • The Platinum Koala: The Bullion Coin From Australia You Should Know

    The Platinum Koala of Australia is a platinum bullion coin that was minted by the Perth Mint up until 2000, when it was replaced by the Platinum Platypus as the nation's standard issue coin. It is a legal form of tender in the country and one of the more well known of the platinum coins the nation...
  • The History of the Flowing Hair Dollar

    The very first gold coin ever minted in the United States by the federal government is known as the Flowing Hair Dollar. Among fans of rare coins, this is the most sought after specimen and to explain why that is, all one needs to do is consider the fact that in 2005, one minted in 1794 sold for ove...
  • Gold: The Yellowish Metal That Prompts Human Passions

    BOSTON (April 23, 2012) - The human lust for gold - it drives man and woman to devote hours and hours to sift through rolling rushes of river water, to following 'Go West' and other callings to foreign terrain, and to plot and plan devious, dishonest machinations to capture its possession. But neit...
  • Missouri Nears Approval of Gold, Silver as Legal Tender

    Legislation to approve the use of gold and silver as legal tender has passed the House in Missouri, the latest state to work on the use of the precious metals to finance acquisitions, according to The Associated Press. Missouri House Bill 1637, The Sound Money Act, is sponsored by Paul Curtman, a R...
  • Gold, silver coins memorializing Mark Twain seek final approval

    BOSTON (April 19, 2012) – Though initial reports of Mark Twain's death might have been exaggerated, the legendary writer and humorist is certainly deceased now. Even still, the American luminary is en route to being immortalized on gold and silver coins, according to published reports. The U.S. H...
  • Indian Postal Service to Sell Gold Coins

    BOSTON (April 18, 2012) – The post office of India is offering a discount of 6 percent on gold coins as festival approaches, according to Mineweb. As the globe's second-largest consumer of the yellowish metal, India is preparing for Akshaya Tritiya, one of the country's biggest gold-buying festiv...
  • Precious metal finds in England to be displayed to public

    Fifty-nine year-old Englishman George McKean has an uncanny ability to unearth precious metals. Nearly three decades after having found 41 gold coins, one silver coin and a gold ring with his brother-in-law, McKean found a medieval gold ring and a silver coin - in the same location, located north o...
  • Romanian environmental minister ponders issuing permit for gold, silver mining

    The leader of an Eastern European country prodded the newly tapped environmental minister to rapidly decide on a pressing mining project that is believed to hold as much as 300 tons of gold and 1,600 tons of silver, according to published reports. Traian Basescu, president of Romania, has endorse...
  • Treasure hunters hope for luck with metal detectors

    If you've got a metal detector, you can find the oddest - yet often valuable - items inadvertently left behind. The gold bug has bitten in Western Pennsylvania as gold and silver prices climb, according to a published report. Treasure hunters equipped with metal detectors are scouring parks and...
  • Señora de las Mercedes - Third Party Demands Acquisition of Gold

    More than 17 short tons of gold and silver coins hauled from the ocean floor off Portugal five years ago are at the center of a court case that is before the high benches of justice in Southern Spain, according to published reports. Spanish vessel Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes was sunk in October...

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