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  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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