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The Dangerous and Unbelievable History of Gold as Money



Gold has a unique and important role when it comes to creating the monetary system of today. The history of gold and the exact origins of gold coinage remain vague, it is widely believed that the Lydians were amongst the … Read More

Why is Russia buying so much Gold?



One of the clear trends to emerge across the world is the polarization of politics and hardening of political opinion. All over Europe, austerity measures imposed by Governments are creating dramatic splits among the population into increasingly extreme left-wing or … Read More

Greece, The Euro, Gold and Silver



Economic Crisis in Greece Financial markets across the world are bracing themselves for what appears to be an imminent default by the Greek government, as a result of the debt crisis which has been affecting the country since the aftermath … Read More

History of the Silver Eagle



Launch of the Silver Eagle In 1986 the United States Mint began issuing new silver coins in response to the Liberty Coin Act which came into effect on July 9, 1985. Sales of the coin were a manifestation of an … Read More

Where Does Your Money Come From?



Despite the huge role money plays in all of our lives, very few people actually understand how the money we use every day is created and what it represents within a wider economic context. In order to understand where money … Read More

Why are gold coins not used as money anymore?



Despite playing a central role in the economic and monetary systems for most of human history, gold’s role as an official currency has largely disappeared from most modern economies. In the United States, gold coins have not been in circulation … Read More

5 Crazy Clever Places To Hide Your Gold and Silver



You Don’t Need To Bury It In Your Backyard After All Many people out there buy gold and silver because it is in a sense, a reserve currency that has the ability to get you through an economic crisis or … Read More

The Price of Gold and a Strong U.S. Dollar



The US Dollar has been soaring so far in 2015. The dollar index, a measure of the relative strength of the dollar against a basket of currencies from the United States largest trading partners, has climbed 14% since the Federal … Read More

Capital Gains Tax and Precious Metals



Do I have to pay capital gains tax if the value of the precious metals I am storing increases? No. Although your precious metals may be appreciating rapidly, capital gains tax does not apply until you realize the gain by … Read More

Valuing Precious Metals



How can I determine the fair market value of my precious metals on any given day? Precious metals are traded on various world markets and have a continuously changing fair market value. One standard method for determining an exact value … Read More

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