Gold Articles

  1. The Gold Coin that Protected Spies and Special Forces

    The Gold Coin that Protected Spies and Special Forces
    While watching From Russia With Love (1963) recently, I was amazed to see something in the movie I had long forgotten—the James Bond Gold Piece! Near the beginning of the movie, Q delivers a special black brief case to Bond. The case was filled with the usual rounds of ammunition & many high-tech weapons – but also fe ...
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  2. Discovered Buried Treasure

    Discovered Buried Treasure
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  3. Ladies of Numismatics: Personification on Coinage

    Ladies of Numismatics: Personification on Coinage
    Symbolism has been a part of numismatics for almost as long as coins have been struck. It has also long been a part of propaganda, with national personification frequently used in literature and, even more frequently, imagery. This was especially true in print during the golden age of newspapers before television took over in t ...
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  4. Lost Buried Treasures

    Lost Buried Treasures
    Lost Buried Treasures Stories of lost buried treasure hoards capture the imagination and spark the hidden treasure hunter within all of ...
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  5. Coins of the Civil War

    Coins of the Civil War
    Coins of the Civil War Most people are aware of Civil War paper money, and federal issue coinage, minted between 1861 through 1865. However, it’s a little known fac ...
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  6. The Use of Animals in Ancient and Modern Coins

    The Use of Animals in Ancient and Modern Coins
    Animals On Coins Animals, both domesticated and wild, seem to have always fascinated man. Whether in the form of Roman military standards (ensigns), coins or sacred totems that feature animals – all seem to be bearers of powerful animal symbols that played a pivotal role in awareness and self-expression. The use ...
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  7. Buried Coins May Reveal a Hidden History

    Buried Coins May Reveal a Hidden History
    Buried Coins May Reveal a Hidden History As the old saying goes, dead men tell no tales. The same cannot be said of coins, especially those discovered from places and times, about which, relatively little is known. In fact, a p ...
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  8. The Future of Generic Gold Coins

    The Future of Generic Gold Coins
    Although owing physical gold appeals to many looking for the ultimate protection against financial calamity, others are quite interested in the pure investment potential for gold. Taking delivery of actual gold coins can be expensive when considering shipping, insurance and storage. There are also security risks to be considered when h ...
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  9. The Lost Saint-Gaudens Masterpiece: The Winged Liberty

    The Lost Saint-Gaudens Masterpiece: The Winged Liberty
    Numismatic Legend Augustus Saint-Gaudens The Walking Liberty design of Augustus Saint-Gaudens was the first design created in response to a commission by President Theodore Roosevelt for new, more artistic U.S. coins. Today, millions will instantly recognize this classic design. Relatively few, however, are aware ...
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  10. How Are Coins Made?

    How Are Coins Made?
    The average American citizen doesn't put too much thought into how their pocket change is made. However, coin collectors and numismatists are very interested in the minting process. So, assuming you hope to advance in the numismatic community – or maybe you just want to gain some interesting facts to surprise your friends with &n ...
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