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  • 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...
  • A Brief Look At The History of Gold

    The first known use of gold is thought to have been in the 4th millennium; gold artifacts have been found in the Balkans in the Vama Necropolis. Further examples were found that dated from the second millennium as gold hats and discs began to appear in central Europe during the Bronze Age. There are...
  • Avoid Common Mistakes When Buying Gold

    In a recent article, TheStreet.com offered their advice to first-time gold buyers. The concepts are simple, but for investors new to precious metals, it can get a little confusing. According to the article, there are three main mistakes to avoid: Rule #1 - Don't Get Ripped Off Many companies c...
  • Where is Gold Traded?

    Unlike stocks and bonds, gold is normally traded over-the-counter, also known as OTC or off-exchange. This means that it is traded directly between two parties and away from a place built specifically for trading (known as an exchange). However, that doesn't mean there aren't centers of gold tradi...
  • Gold Coins Overview

    At United States Gold Bureau we live up to our name and to our reputation as your trusted gold authority by offering several wonderful gold coins to add to your collection. Whether you are new to collecting gold, adding to your Precious Metal IRA, or a seasoned gold collector, you will want to take ...
  • Gold as a Potential Currency

    China, India, Brazil and Russia last year called for a replacement to the dollar as the main reserve currency, after the financial crisis sparked by the collapse of the U.S. mortgage market led to the worst global recession since World War II. The Euro is a poor choice to counter the dollar as is t...

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