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An astounding Reddit post this week told the story of a soldier in World War I who was protected from a lethal bullet by the stack of silver coins in his pocket.
After years of speculation and suspicions that big banks engaged in manipulating gold and silver prices, a guilty plea by a JPMorgan trader has placed the topic into mainstream discourse.
To the shock of many, the financial news reported this week that gold dealers in Iran are being executed by the government for hoarding gold, which authorities are claiming is detrimental to the country's broader financial health.
The United States Mint has released its popular American Silver Eagle and American Gold Eagle coins again for 2019. These coins are intended as a vehicle for investors to gain exposure to physical precious metals.
For the first time ever, the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) will begin publishing more comprehensive data on the size of London's bullion market, where billions of dollars of gold are traded each day.
Australia is among the world's top gold producers, and the Canadian mining company RNC recently discovered a pair of massive gold orebodies at the Beta Hunt mine in Western Australia.
A remarkable U.S. paper banknote from 1890 recently sold at auction for a staggering $2 million. The face value of the note is $1,000, inviting some interesting comparisons to its collectible value.
Error coins are an important area of numismatics for many collectors. Even as far back as Celtic times two millennia ago, mints were mistakenly producing error coins like one gold coin (from a variety of only eight known) being auctioned in November.
The Perth Mint is held in high regard among the world's government mints, especially for its bullion coin programs. Each of these gold and silver coin designs are back for 2019!
Forrest Fenn supposedly hid a treasure chest of gold in the wilderness of New Mexico. Fenn provides clues to its location, but it's never been found. Last week, a man was arrested for attempting to burglarize Fenn's house in search of the treasure.