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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.
Sotheby's auction house recently offered its first-ever event that is entirely focused on items that are gold. The auction is generating a great deal of excitement, and many of these gold items are literally unbelievable.
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?
More and more unsustainable bubbles have been growing in various areas of global finance. One glaring example is the cannabis bubble: Certain strains of the plant are more expensive than gold in Britain.
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.
Amid persistently low gold prices, two of the world's best-known mining companies (Barrick Gold and Randgold Resources) are merging to form the largest gold-mining firm on the planet.
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.