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  • 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...
  • The Morgan Silver Dollar

    No American coin has ever conjured up the image of the Old West more than The Morgan Silver Dollar. This single coin is considered to be one of the most valuable and collectible U.S. coins to ever be minted. Remaining specimens of this coin continue to draw monumental prices when they do come up...
  • The Krugerrand and its History with Apartheid

    While most people have at least heard of the Krugerrand, very few actually understand the history of this gold coin and its significance in the world economy. This coin was first minted in 1967 and was intended to be used specifically as a way for the general public around the world to have ownershi...
  • The Coming Of Age Of The Britannia Coin

    The term Britannia is actually a derivative of the Greek term for Great Britain and has been in use for many centuries. The Romans of the first century were very familiar with Britannia and her image was first stamped into coins issued by Hadrian, where she was depicted as a goddess. The most common...
  • The Chinese Gold Panda Bullion Coin

    Most of the major countries in the world have now issued their own gold bullion coin or coins as a way of allowing members of the public to invest in and own gold. While it may not be legal in all of these countries to own gold bars, such as in the U.S., bullion makes the perfect investment vehicle...
  • 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...
  • Beauty in Design: The 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

    Mankind has been producing coins as a form of currency for centuries and despite the fact that there have been millions of them produced, there are some that for one reason or another have become worth far more than their face value. One such coin is the 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. This gold ...

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