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Late Pop Icon Prince Owned Gold

January 16th, 2017 by

We have all heard enough Hollywood stories of excess, squandered fortunes, and poor decisions to know that star entertainers don’t always hold onto the millions of dollars they earned in showbiz. Yet, it seems that the beloved pop star Prince, who passed away in 2016, was one of the wiser investors among his peers in […]

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Gold In the Carpets?

January 14th, 2017 by

In small, highly pure particles, gold is present virtually everywhere. Sure, the amounts are microscopic, but you’d be shocked by how much gold is drifting around in the ocean in the form of flakes, or twinkling through rivers and streams that have carved through ancient rock formations where it may also be found as gold dust. […]

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Old Piano Yields Gold Treasure in Shropshire

January 13th, 2017 by

People are finding rare or historic antiques like furniture, art, and precious metals in old family homes and estate sales on a somewhat regular basis. If this wasn’t the case, popular television programs like Pawn Stars and Antiques Roadshow would not be on the air. Yet one family in Shropshire, England never expected they would find gold hidden in […]

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Royal Australian Mint Welcomes New Year

January 2nd, 2017 by

The Royal Australian Mint, which handles the production of all of Australia’s circulating coinage, has a wonderful way of ringing in the New Year’s Day holiday. This annual celebration with the public is quickly becoming a tradition at the mint.

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Black Swan Spooks China

January 1st, 2017 by

In finance and investing, a “Black Swan” is a symbol for an unexpected event or factor that causes a sudden shock to markets. An unforeseen shift in political power, a war breaking out, or any number of troubling events could result in the market disruptions and dislocations that characterize a Black Swan. Investors (as a […]

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Gold In Our Sewers?

December 31st, 2016 by

Could you ever imagine someone throwing away a commodity as valuable as gold? As difficult as it may be to believe, people are literally flushing millions of dollars worth of gold down the drain each year! It begs a rather strange pair of questions: How much lost gold is really hidden in our sewer systems? […]

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Rare “Robin Hood” Ring Found

December 25th, 2016 by

Sometimes, developments in the real world tap into our memories and feelings as they relate to a work of fiction. This is perhaps no more acutely felt than in situations where real-life artifacts tell us something about a romanticized period in the past. In this case, the Sherwood Forest of Robin Hood lore has yielded […]

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Search for Yamashita’s Gold Continues

December 19th, 2016 by

Most of the time, when the topic of lost treasure is brought up, it falls into one of two categories: centuries-old shipwrecks and hidden Nazi gold. However, there is another major source of mythologized stories of long-forgotten gold riches that dates back to the WWII era: Yamashita’s gold.

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Glass Cent Trial Coin Goes to Auction

December 18th, 2016 by

What might a coin that was struck from glass look like? If this seemingly absurd question sparks your interest, January is your opportunity to finally see one! The improbable glass cent pattern, a trial piece from 1942, that was discovered earlier this year will hit the auction block in Fort Lauderdale, Florida next month.

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The Irony of Dow 20,000

December 13th, 2016 by

Remember those hats, t-shirts, and other apparel that suggested various targets for the Dow Jones Industrial Average? As the Dow Industrials index approaches 20,000 for the first time ever, it’s amusing to take a look at the irony inherent in the stock market exuberance that these targets embody.

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Gold Kettle Coins Return for Holidays

December 9th, 2016 by

For years, a heart-warming tradition has been circulating around the U.S. during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season. Across the country, anonymous Good Samaritans have made a tradition out of donating a variety of gold coins to the Salvation Army through its signature red kettles.

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Real Location of Lost Nazi Gold At Sea?

December 5th, 2016 by

Research in Poland by a pair of eccentric amateur geologists convinced they had found lost Nazi gold has created tantalizing headlines all year. The supposed discovery of an abandoned WWII-era train hidden underground ultimately proved fruitless. Yet the trail of the Nazi’s mythologized treasure hasn’t gone entirely cold: now it’s purported to be among a […]

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Goldman Sachs Infiltrates Trump Administration

December 1st, 2016 by

One of the rallying cries for the successful underdog presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump was that voters needed to “Drain the Swamp” of Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, it seems a few crocodiles have still crept into the incoming Trump administration.

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200 Antique Silver Coins Seized in India

November 30th, 2016 by

It’s not terribly uncommon for someone caught in the commission of one crime to stumble into committing another offense. In India, a group of men who were illegally mining riverbed sand happened to find a trove of antique silver coins—and in the process ended up becoming unwitting thieves in the eyes of the law.

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Fantastic French Fortune Found By Heir

November 24th, 2016 by

The press is a-buzz with the news of a hidden treasure of gold coins and bars discovered by a man who recently inherited a “plush” home in the ancient town of Evreux, in the Normandy region of France. The heir had no idea of the riches hidden within the home until he began moving furniture that […]

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Gold Buyers Thankful on Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2016 by

Even as our world continues to appear more uncertain and less safe each day, there is plenty for Americans to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday. This is particularly true for gold buyers this holiday season!

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The Role of Gold in Renewable Energy

November 22nd, 2016 by

There are a number of economic issues that are being raised by the global shift toward more sustainable forms of generating energy. Even if we allow that this transition will be gradual, the implications are still rather significant for markets around the world. We have already begun to see changes related to the emergence of […]

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Object Falls from Sky Into Jade Mine

November 20th, 2016 by

When a 15-foot metal cylinder plummets from the sky and crash lands somewhere, you can hardly blame people for feeling a bit like Chicken Little: Is the sky falling? This is essentially what happened in Myanmar (formerly called Burma) last week in one of the stranger international news stories in recent memory.

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“Trump Dollar” Coin Production Halted

November 17th, 2016 by

Following the historic election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, would you expect to see “The Donald” appear on a coin? Bernard von Nothaus, the notorious creator of the “Liberty Dollar®,” is way ahead of you!