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9 Karat Gold
Allocated vs Unallocated Gold
Biggest gold coin
With gold coins no longer being used in circulating currency, instead serving as collectable items or investment assets, the competitive nature of humans has unsurprisingly spilled into the domain of mints and refiners. The pursuit of making the biggest gold coins is an expensive one, but a few mints have …
Biggest gold mine in the world
Bretton Woods agreement
The Bretton Woods agreement was a new monetary system created by world leaders after World War II. It changed the global economic outlook and financial system for much of the 20th century, shaping the modern world. Following the Second World War, the Bretton Woods Resort – more commonly referred to …
Bullion Coin Dealers
California gold rush
Canadian Maple Leaf Bullion Coin
Density of gold
Density of silver
Does gold rust?
Iron Pyrite, also known as fool’s gold, is a sulphide mineral that has gained infamy throughout history for its resemblance to gold. With a brass-yellow hue, Pyrite has fooled many a prospector into believing they had found their fortune, only to later realise their mistake. The deceptive appearance garnered the …
Fort Knox gold
Gold Coin Prices
Gold mines in Australia
With a rich and diverse mining history, Australia was ranked third in the world among gold producing nations as of 2020 falling slightly behind Russia and China. Australia mines just over 300 tonnes annually, and is believed to have massive reserves of 9,500 tonnes of gold still underground. Australia's iron …
Gold Mining Stocks vs Physical Gold
Gold price and interest rate relationship
Gold and interest rates traditionally have a negative correlation in the relationship between the two. It is not guaranteed but usually the gold price goes up when interest rates go down, and down when rates go up. This is because rising interest rates make stocks, government bonds and other investments …
Gold Price Forecast 2017
Gold Price Predictions for 2016
Gold rush Australia
The gold rushes of Australia began officially in 1851, and would continue for decades as more gold deposits were discovered. Unlike the California gold rush or Klondike gold rush, the gold rushes in Australia covered a huge amount of land across the entire country, though specific locations like Victoria and …
Gold Sovereign Dimensions
One of the world’s most famous bullion coins, the gold Sovereign comes in a variety of denominations, sizes and weights, namely the Quintuple Sovereign, Double Sovereign, Sovereign, Half Sovereign, and Quarter Sovereign. A typical Sovereign has a face value of £1, and by that logic the Double Sovereign is £2 …
Gold vs Stocks
Stocks have long been seen as a popular investment method, offering high potential returns, but with high risks attached. Investment Gold, however, can offer a long-term, safer alternative. As a mixed portfolio especially, no investor should overlook the opportunities of gold versus stocks. One of the key differences to consider …
History of the Sovereign coin
How Many Grams in an Ounce of Gold?
How Much Gold Is There In The World?
How much is 1 ton of gold worth?
How Much is a Gold Coin Worth?
How Much is a Guinea Worth?
How Much is a Silver Dollar Worth?
How Much is Gold Worth?
How to Invest in Platinum
How to Invest in Silver Bullion
How To Tell If Gold Is Real
Investing in Precious Metals
Investing in precious metals has grown in popularity significantly in the past decade or so. Many investors invest in precious metals like gold or silver as a way to further diversify their portfolios, using them as an asset that is considered a safe haven, long-term, low-risk investment vehicle. For those …
Investing in Silver - A Guide
Silver offers investors a very different opportunity to that of gold. Where gold can offer a mix of both short-term gains and long-term stability, silver is more speculative, with greater price volatility. Silver premiums also tend to be higher than other precious metals, affecting the price increase needed before reaching …
Is Gold a Safe Investment?
Is gold magnetic?
Is it a good time to sell gold?
Is it illegal to own gold?
Is it Safe to Buy Gold Online?
Is Platinum Better than Gold?
While gold is certainly considered the most popular precious metal to invest in, the growth of platinum in recent years has left some wondering if it better than gold. Like silver, platinum reacts differently to economic conditions than gold, so at certain periods it can certainly be better than gold. …
Klondike gold rush
Largest consumer of gold in the world
Working out the largest consumer of gold in the world is not a simple task. It can be measured in different ways, each of which produce different results. The general ranking for gold consumption has remained relatively stable in recent years, with only a few countries increasing or decreasing their …
Latin Monetary Union
The Latin Monetary Union was established in a treaty between France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy (including the Papal States) in 1865. The aim of the Latin Monetary Union was to enhance trade between the various countries by standardising the weight and dimensions of their coinage. It came into effect on …
London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)
The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) was founded in 1987 by the market’s regulator at the time, the Bank of England. It is the trade association for the ‘over the counter’ gold and silver market in London. The association is responsible for the regulation of such areas as refining standards, …
Melting point of gold
Milk spots on silver coins
While the use of gold and silver as stores of wealth can be traced back to ancient civilisations, investment in platinum bullion is a much newer phenomenon. However, since the 18th Century, investment demand for platinum bars and coins has grown exponentially. The past 30 years in particular has seen …
Platinum vs Gold
Having fascinated mankind for thousands of years, many would argue that gold is the definitive precious metal. However, while such a statement would not necessarily be false, gold bars and coins are not the only option you should consider for your investment portfolio. All precious metals share certain qualities. By …
Rare Gold Sovereigns
The biggest gold nuggets
The most expensive metal
Types of silver
There are many different types of silver. This is because pure 100% silver is soft and malleable. For most practical applications silver is mixed or alloyed with other harder metals, typically copper. Different types of silver are therefore defined by the type and amount of other metal used in the …
Uses Of Gold
Gold’s historical allure is well known. Throughout the ages, civilisations have venerated the precious yellow metal, coveting its lustre and value. The idea of gold jewellery or coins is well established, but gold is also used in other ways - some that might surprise you! Owing to five distinctive properties, …
Uses Of Silver
What Causes the Gold Price to Fluctuate?
What is a Gold Ingot?
What is a Troy Ounce?
What is Gold Bullion?
What is the cheapest way to buy silver?
What is the Chemical Symbol for Gold?
What is the Chemical Symbol for Palladium?
What is the Chemical Symbol for Platinum?
What is the Chemical Symbol for Silver?
What is the COMEX?
The COMEX is the principal market in which precious metals contracts are traded. The COMEX is administered by the CME Group, which oversees around 3 billion options and future, making it the largest derivatives market in the world. The COMEX was formerly known as the Commodity Exchange Inc. but changed …
What is the Face Value of a Sovereign?
What is the Gold Standard?
What is the London Gold Fix?
What is the Meaning of Bullion Market?
What is the Weight of a Gold Sovereign?
The weight of a gold Sovereign is 7.98805 grams, usually rounded to 7.98g in most cases, with a pure gold content of 7.3224 grams. The remaining weight is copper, which gives Sovereign coins their distinctive reddish hue - similar to Krugerrands. All Sovereigns have a fineness of 916.7, meaning out …
Where Does Gold Come From?
Why are silver premiums so high?
Why Buy Silver Instead of Gold?
Will the Value of Gold Increase?
Will the Value of Silver Increase?
World Gold Council
- How To Buy Gold
- How to Buy?
- Gold Investment Guide
- Why Buy Gold?
- Where to Buy Gold?
- Why Physical Gold?
- Best Time to Buy Gold?
- Gold Bars Vs Coins?
- Gold vs Silver
- Gold Silver Ratio Explained
- Why Buy from Us?
- Payment Options
- Shipping Options
- Is Gold a good investment?
- Top 5 Gold Investments
- Top 5 Silver Investments
- In the Media
- Royal Mint Bullion
- Gold Price Forecasts
- Sovereign Coin Designs
- Bullion Refiners
- Top 10 Gold Producers
- Top 10 Gold Reserves
- Christmas Shipping
- What is a Proof Coin?
- Royal Mint Lunar Coins
- The Queen's Beasts
- Gold Britannia vs Sovereign
- Sovereign Mint Marks
- Britannia Coin Designs
- Bullion Index