About Precious Metals

Learn about each of the precious metals in detail

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Your Guide to Ancient Egyptian Coins

The earliest coins of Ancient Egypt are believed to date from the Late Dynastic Period, the period right before Egypt’s final conquest and definitive subsequent rule by foreign powers. Although most coins that remain from the ancient period are primarily from the...

Your Guide to Silver Half Dollars: Values, Availability, & More

Investment in silver has been on a surge in recent years. Many investors are looking to invest in silver, but may not know how. You may remember old silver half dollars from back in your heyday, but why silver? What makes it so special? Silver, as you may or may not...

Your Guide to Ancient Greek Coins

While we are used to seeing a king, queen, president or prime minister on our modern day coins, the ancient Greeks would open a fist full of ancient Greek coins and see the deity most associated with their city, or “polis”. It was a commonly held belief of the...

Your Guide to Platinum Coins: Values, Availability, & More

Platinum coins are increasingly becoming a popular option for investment. Official platinum coin issuances are now commonplace, and experts assert that these collectibles will return investment handsomely. The price of platinum rises relatively slowly, however,...

Everything You Need to Know about Gold Prospecting

Do you often regret the fact that you were not alive in the 1840s and 50s to take part in the California Gold Rush? If so, you are in luck! Instead of waiting for the invention of the time machine why not try your hand at gold prospecting? It allows you to look for...

How Is Aqua Regia Used to Purify Gold?

The value of gold is determined by its purity. But how is gold purified? What kind of process is involved in creating this most precious of precious metals? The process of refining gold requires reactions among chemical compounds, and the key to the refining process...

Mining 101: Ultimate List of Gold Mining Equipment

Found in Bulgaria are some of the oldest gold artifacts known to mankind, in the Varna Necropolis, a collection of graves built between 4700 and 4200 BC. This finding, dating back nearly 7000 years, provides evidence of the first civilization to use gold mining...

Top 10 Biggest Gold Mining Companies in the World

If you are an investor interested in the precious metals market, you have probably noticed 2019 is going to be a big year for gold mining companies. By next year, the industry may feel a little outdated and the third-world mining camps and industrial pollution is...

Where Is the Deepest Mine In the World and Its History

Mining the planet Earth and harvesting her riches is a part of human history dating back thousands of years. In fact, the practice of mining is impossible to date. It is only because of the discovery of certain ancient artifacts that archeologists claim mining is...

Everything You Need to Know About the Process of Smelting Gold

Has your gold jewelry been sitting in your jewelry box for years without being used and collecting dust? Or maybe you're an artist hoping to use the unique hue and texture of gold for your next creation? Smelting gold is a popular choice for those with outdated gold...

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