The committee tasked with preparing Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics is exploring a frugal plan for producing the bronze, silver, and gold medals awarded to winning athletes. The idea? Use precious metals recycled from old electronics.
Much of the world is rapt by the upcoming royal wedding between Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. Early reviews of the soon-to-be royal couple’s commemorative coin, however, have been far less enthusiastic.
Prominent hedge fund managers and personalities in the investing community will at various times make the case for gold as an investment. Sometimes the reason cited is technical in nature, the result of analyzing price charts. Others base their call on fundamentals such as inflation. Aside from the fact that the argument for investing in […]
It’s been a rather busy week of international precious metals news, so we’ve decided to round up a handful of the best stories for everyone to check out. Be forewarned: At least one of these stories is somewhat graphic!
One of the most treasured—and, indeed, one of the strangest—gold artifacts in France has been stolen from a museum. The story behind this gold reliquary (something that holds a relic) and its former contents is the stuff of legend.
[This article also appears on CoinWeek.] Each year, the spring festival known as Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated by Hindus and Jains all around the world. The beginning of the celebration falls on April 18th (today) this year. As is always the case, the holiday will be accompanied by a surge in gold purchases.
Legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Alex Mooney of West Virginia seeks to return the United States to a system of sound money. After roughly 50 years of experimenting with a purely fiat currency, Rep. Mooney wants to once again back our currency with gold.
Every so often, the public becomes captivated by a story about long-lost gold bars being found by sleuthing treasure hunters.
One of the more astounding hoards of Gold Sovereigns found in recent memory may be getting a new home.
A surreal story involving precious metals leaked out of Russia late this week. It hasn’t gotten as much attention in the West as you might expect yet. However, as far as we can tell, this strange tale genuinely happened!
Imagine thinking you had struck it rich, only to find out that the gold you had uncovered simply wasn’t real. In an almost comical turn of events, this exact situation befell a pair of treasure hunters near Suffolk, England.
It seems that everybody is trying to get rich quick with cryptocurrencies these days. Many investors, particularly those with little experience, are finding out that this can be a rather risky undertaking. However, a group of Russian scientists working for the Kremlin ran afoul of their employer by plotting to use state resources to mine […]
Over the past ten years, a number of U.S. states that didn’t already exempt gold and silver bullion from sales tax are coming to their senses.
This coming Friday, February 16th, marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year. The occasion signals the end of the Year of the Rooster and the start of the Year of Dog in 2018. It is a time of celebration for many cultures around the world. Accordingly, the Lunar New Year is often seen […]
From the time that Europeans started arriving in the New World during the 16th and 17th centuries, shipwrecks began piling up along the Atlantic coast and in the Caribbean Sea. A company based in Jacksonville, Florida that specializes in recovering treasure from these sunken ships believes it may have made a major discovery in the […]
Later today, fans in Philadelphia and New England will be hoping their respective football teams strike gold in Super Bowl LII. The Roman numerals “LII” indicate it’s the 52nd iteration of the National Football League’s yearly contest to crown a new champion. Have you ever wondered: How much precious metal goes into a Super Bowl […]
Wealth and lifestyle are often closely interconnected ideas. Sure, there’s always the outlier like Warren Buffett, who has tens of billions of dollars but has chosen to live in the same home and drive the same car for decades. In general, however, people tend to associate large sums of money with a certain outward style. […]
Thanks to inflation, it’s increasingly uncommon for people to pay for anything with coins. Perhaps when it’s just a bag of chips or a stick of gum, you may see someone pay with a handful of coins. But what about this: a Chinese businessman bought a BMW—yes, an automobile!—entirely in coins.
Efforts to recycle trash are rarely controversial today, but the U.S. Treasury Department has found itself in this uncommon situation over the past few years. The problem centered around the United States Mint’s mutilated coin redemption program.
Gold and silver are often associated with the festive decorations that accompany the Christmas season. The luster and sparkle of precious metals fit in well amid all of the ornaments, snowfall, colorful lights, and red-and-green stockings that abound this time of year. However, a uniquely dazzling Christmas tree display made entirely of gold is bringing […]