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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.
A pair of treasure hunters in Pennsylvania are skeptical about an FBI investigation into lost Civil War gold supposedly buried in the area. What, if anything, did the authorities find?
The spread between the prices of palladium and gold has been narrowing, and economic forecasts suggest that circumstances could actually push the palladium price higher than the gold price in the near future.
The Lydian stater is believed by historians and archaeologists to be among the first types of coins minted anywhere in the world. One of these historic gold coins was recovered from thieves in Turkey.
Gold is now nearly 85 times more expensive than silver, which is a historically high ratio of gold-to-silver prices. This may indicate that a reversal of this trend is approaching on the horizon.
The first news reports about a hoard of ancient gold coins from imperial Rome are starting to leak out into the media. The hoard contains about 300 gold coins and was found in the basement of an old Italian theater.
Physicists working at CERN made the improbable discovery that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was forming a thin layer of precious metals along the inner surface of the structure. Will they find a way to efficiently collect this gold and platinum?
Demand for the new 2018 Proof Palladium Eagle coin from the United States Mint was so strong that the coin reached its maximum purchase limit of 15,000 within minutes of going on sale.
A considerably rare gold signet ring dating to Roman Britain was discovered by a metal detectorist working in collaboration with archaeologists in the County of Somerset in England.
The mint's forthcoming design series for U.S. dollar coins, the Innovation $1 coins, has come under heavy criticism from the numismatic press for its lack of creativity and coherence.