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  • British Sovereigns

    The first sovereigns to feature English kings were minted in 1489 and they have become one of the best recognized and trusted gold coins in the world. For over 500 years they have been accepted as currency and a medium of exchange across the globe. The first sovereigns were minted in honor of King H...
  • 5 Top Reasons To Invest In Gold Today

    With the current state of our financial markets still in disarray the investing world is rapidly moving towards gold as a solid investment vehicle. In the past year gold has increased in value by 25% and the future looks bright as the price of gold in any form continues to climb. When you stop to re...
  • Forms Of Decorative Gold

    In one form or another, gold has been used for decorative purposes for over 6,000 years. There is nothing quite like the appeal of gold, its glowing luster gives it a unique appeal that has transcended cultures for many centuries. Perhaps it is the fact that it is easily malleable and can be forme...
  • The S.S. Republic

    With the Civil War over the North was working hard to provide for the rebuilding of a devastated South. In 1865 the steam driven paddle wheeler S.S. Republic set sail on the long voyage from New York to New Orleans, on board was a cargo that contained household goods, school supplies and a large shi...
  • The Brother Jonathan

    While there have been several well-known and well documented hoards of coins in the past century, there have also been a selection of shipwrecks that have turned up their fair share of intriguing and rather large collections of coins in just the last 20 or so years. These shipwrecks have been found ...
  • Gold as an Air Purifier

    The scientific description of a catalyst is any substance that can be used to increase the speed of a chemical reaction, but is not consumed in the process. One of the reasons that gold has become a very popular and useful catalyst is that is has a very low "light off" temperature. This is the tempe...
  • Fighting Cancer With Gold

    Not many people realize that gold has been used in the treatment of cancer in various forms for many years. One particular area that is very popular is in the detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Currently surgeons are using tiny rice sized grains of gold to more accurately locate the prostat...
  • Ayurveda and the Use Of Metals In Healing

    The science of Ayurveda is in essence a practice of holistic medicine that has its roots in ancient India. More than this however, it goes beyond standard holistic medicine and includes a focus on the cosmic forces. The belief is that our mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing affect our overall h...
  • A Brief Look at Gold in Dentistry Throughout History

    Most of us know that dentists have been using gold to repair teeth for quite some time, but what you may not know is that records show that the Etruscans were using gold to make dental appliances as far back as the 7th century B.C. Records and archaeological finds show that they were using gold wire...
  • The Use Of Platinum In Glass Manufacturing

    Glass is manufactured by the melting of specific minerals including silicates and potash to temperatures that often reach and exceed 1700 degrees Celsius. In order to craft containers and molds that can not only withstand these temperatures, but also hold up under the abrasiveness of molten glass, p...

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