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Gold: Most Sought-After Precious Metal

Gold: Most Sought-After Precious Metal

Of all the different precious metals we can think of, gold is certainly the one most greatly desired. Since the beginning of recorded history, gold has been in use in many different works of art, coinage, and, of course, jewelry. Occurring as grains in rocks and in alluvial deposits, gold is shiny, soft, and dense. […]

Gold As An Investment: Ways Of Investing In Gold

Gold As An Investment: Ways Of Investing In Gold

Four of the nine known precious metals are regarded as investment commodities. Of these four, gold is the most popular. Investing in gold is a way of protecting against crises that may be brought about by economic or political instability or by social unrest. There are at least six ways of investing in gold: Buying […]

Bullion: Mass Of Precious Metals

Bullion: Mass Of Precious Metals

25 October 2011

Bullion is a mass of any one of the known precious metals. By strict definition, precious metals are those metallic elements that are rare. Bullion is commonly made of either gold or silver. Its value is determined by the worth of the metal rather than by its face value as money. To put it another […]

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Silver: Precious Metal With The Highest Thermal And Electrical Conductivity

Silver: Precious Metal With The Highest Thermal And Electrical Conductivity

25 October 2011

Silver is generally described as a soft, white, lustrous metallic chemical element. It occurs naturally in its pure form, as an alloy with other metallic elements (especially gold), and in chlorargyrite and other minerals. As one of three coinage metals (the other two being copper and gold), silver is very malleable and ductile. Of the […]

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Silver As An Investment: Ways Of Investing In Silver

Silver As An Investment: Ways Of Investing In Silver

25 October 2011

Silver is like three other precious metals (gold, palladium, and platinum) in terms of being regarded as an investment commodity. In fact, this precious metal has been regarded as a form of currency and a store of value for over four centuries. There are different ways by which one may invest in silver. Six are […]

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Gold And Silver: The Two Precious Traditional Coinage Metals

Gold And Silver: The Two Precious Traditional Coinage Metals

25 October 2011

Four transition metals make up group 11 of the periodic table of elements. All, except one, are considered traditional coinage metals. Qualifying this further, only two of these three traditional coinage metals are considered precious metals. These are gold and silver. Gold and silver are rare and have high economic values. These things can’t be […]

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Krugerrand: Most Well-Known Precious Metal Coin

Krugerrand: Most Well-Known Precious Metal Coin

25 October 2011

There are thirty-three known bullion coins in the world. Of these, 5 are made of platinum, 1 of palladium, 9 of silver, and 18 of gold. And of all these precious metal coins, the South African gold bullion coin Krugerrand is perhaps the most popular. In 1967, the South African Mint Company introduced the Krugerrand, […]

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Gold Standard Definition And The Three Distinct Kinds

Gold Standard Definition And The Three Distinct Kinds

25 October 2011

The gold standard is defined in many different reference materials as a monetary system in which the unit of currency used is a fixed quantity or weight of gold. Under this system, all forms of money, including notes and bank deposits, were freely converted into gold at the fixed price. There are three known kinds […]

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