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South Africa Seeks End to Copper Thefts

We’ve all heard of criminals stealing the copper wire from electrical devices (typically air conditioning units) in order to hock the metal as scrap. While this is a somewhat common practice in the States, criminals in South Africa have taken the concept to new heights. Thefts of copper cables have become so frequent in the […]

In Dubai, People Who Lose Weight, Gain Gold

The municipal government of Dubai has launched a repeat of its program last summer called “Your Weight in Gold,” but this time, it’s aimed at families. Over the two month weight loss drive, anyone who loses at least two kilos (1 kg = 2.2 lbs) of weight will get one gram of physical gold per […]

Enter the $100,000 World Soccer Challenge at Gainesville Coins!

Every four years, teams from the top 32 soccer nations in the world meet to decide who is World Champion. This summer, the eyes of soccer fans across the globe turn to Rio, where powerhouse Brazil will defend its home turf against the best players in the world. Who will win? Will top-seed Brazil bring […]

Discover The Path To Your Pot of Gold This St. Patrick’s Day

Will you be gold hungry as a leprechaun this St. Patrick’s Day? Originating as an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century, St. Patrick’s Day is both a cultural and religious holiday that honors the death of St. Patrick as well as the birth of Christianity in Ireland. Also known as the Feast […]

What’s The Melt Value of An Oscar Statue?

We were talking about the Oscar statue around the office this morning, and decided to see what it was actually made of. It turns out that the Academy Award  of Merit, aka Oscar, weighs 8½ lb (including base) and is made of gold-plated Britannia metal (a type of pewter.) There is no resource anywhere on […]

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Blog Cosmetic Problems

If the blog is looking a little plain to you today, you aren’t alone. The background images and headers on the theme decided to stop showing up for work a little while ago. Connectivity and content is not affected. When we figure out from what happened, we’ll resolve the issue! EDIT Nov 7: Our […]