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Famous diamonds
  The Kimberley Octahedron
The Kimberley Octahedron is an uncut diamond discovered in 1964 in South Africa in the Dutoitspan mine, one of the diamond mines situated in the Kimberley region of South Africa. The name of the diamond reflects its place of origin, the internationally renowned diamond producing region where the first diamonds were discovered in 1871.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Perth Mint Blog
Who Are The Greatest Coin Collectors?
Numismatics is the name given to the study and collecting of coins and medals, and is derived fromnomisma,the Greek word for coin. It is probable that coins were prized for their aesthetic qualities in the ancient world, while their importance in socio-economic development was appreciated by Herodotus, the 5th century Greek historian.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Philip Judge - Anglo Far East
A Century Unique In All History 
This last century is unique in all of history, as it tells the story of the first time in all of history, that gold has been completely and officially abandoned as the backing for money. We have said before that maintaining control of the financial systems is the largest single challenge facing the leaders of the world today. This is evidenced in the last two years by the record number of summits and emergency meetings of organizations such as IMF, World Bank, World trade Organization, and the G7. The Plunge Protection Team and Exchange Stabilization Fund have been working overtime, while we have witnessed the setting up and convening of special sub committees of central banks and governmental policy makers, all dedicated to ensuring stability of financial and capitol markets, at all costs.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
  The Virtue of Hoarding 
Most people would admit to hoarding money only with a tinge of guilt, because to be a hoarder carries with it the suggestion of being a miser — a Scrooge. And yet, every participant in an economy based on indirect exchange holds some amount of money and can be said to be hoarding it, that is, declining to spend it. Hoarding is a strategy for achieving personal goals or for dealing with economic uncertainty.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Gold Secrets - Bix Weir
Golden Secrets (V) Chocolate Mountain Military Base 
Here's where it gets a little tricky. The largest gold mine in the world is reported to be the Grasberg Mine in Indonesia with estimated reserves of 1,250 tons of gold (40M oz). According to USGS the total economically mineable gold reserves in the world is only 100,000 tons. And of that the USA only holds about 5,500 tons...or do we?
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Charleston Voice
  Death Penalty for Debasing Currency: US Coinage Act of 1792 
As most of you know much of our current law was based on English case law. Hence, this was the Royal Mint's disposition of counterfeiters and forgers. Themethods employed for carrying out the death penalty are appropriate eventoday.: SOLOMON IDSWELL, Deception > forgery, 20th May 1795. Reference Number:t17950520-26 Offence: Deception >forgery Verdict: Guilty Punishment: Death Are Counterfeiting and Treason any less painful a crime upon the people today? We vote "Nay!" Hasn't our central government stolen real money by bank note deception and broken sworn promises ofredeemability from the American people and their foreign trading partners? And haven't our current leaders and appointees past and present lied knowingly to perpetuate thesecrimes ?Tothis,we vote "Yea!" onboth charges.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Famous diamonds
The Jonker
The Jonker diamond gets its name from Johannes Jacobus Jonker who was a 62-year old white South African settler with a claim at Elandsfontein, South Africa and about 5 Km south of the Premier mine, when he discovered the diamond January 17th 1934. At the time of its discovery, the stone was the fourth largest gem-quality diamond ever unearthed with its 726 carats. There was even speculation as to whether it had
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Franklin Sanders - the moneychanger
The Value of Doing Nothing
When Hannibal crossed the Alps, invaded Italy and inflicted a disastrous defeat on the Romans at Lake Trasimene in 217 B.C. the Romans had their backs to the wall. They elected Quintus Fabius Maximus dictator, unchallengeable general of all their armies, and he immediately got busy doing – nothing. He knew that Hannibal’s supply line stretched all the way back to Carthage. Time was on his side, and against Hannibal. All Fabius needed to do was harass Hannibal, cut his supply line, and wait for Hannibal to make a mistake. The longer he waited, the more certainly Hannibal would run out of supplies and make some mistake. By waiting Fabius robbed Hannibal of the advantage of the offense, and forced him (with his weaker forces) on the defensive, unable to concentrate and use his forces to their full advantage
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Dudley Baker - Precious Metals Warrants
Gold Shares and Warrants - The Leverage Factor
It is commonly known, that gold shares over time will outperform the increase in the price of gold, so investors as a general rule, are looking to own gold shares as their investment of choice. Each investor depending on their level of risk tolerance and their individual beliefs in the strength of this bull market must factor this into their investment philosophy.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Charleston Voice
Five myths about the Gold Standard I : Ron Paul and Larry McDonald 
Americans are for the most part ignorant of the gold 'standard' envisioned by Ron Paul. Before the 'unenlightened ones' lend an ear to the quacks and frauds that'll twist and spin what Ron Paul proposes, best you read this 1981 congressional tract of his from 1981. A Gold Coin Exchange Standard is what he is suggesting.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Famous diamonds
Hardness, color and clarity scales
The Mohs scale measures the hardness or durability of minerals and natural gemstones. Hardness refers to the gemstone’s ability to resist abrasion. In other words, it describes the stone’s capacity to resist scratches from other minerals. If you were to take a diamond (has the highest score) and try to scratch its surface with a ruby (the next highest score), you would be unsuccessful. However, if you were to take the diamond and scratch the surface of a ruby, it would cause a scratch in the ruby stone.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Famous diamonds
The Regent
In 1698, a slave found the 410 carat (82 g) uncut diamond in a Golconda mine, more specifically Paritala-Kollur Mine in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The slave stole the enormous rough concealing it in bandages of a self-inflicted leg wound, and fled to the seacoast.
Friday, August 08, 2014
Philip Judge - Anglo Far East
Tin In Rome 
In the Roman world "Tin" was effectively the "King of Commodities". This essential commodity was crucially important to every day life. It was most prominently used in the production of the alloy "Bronze" which was widely utilized throughout the empire in most metal applications including arms and amour. In one way or another, everyone living throughout the Empire were consumers of tin; they made up the "demand" side of the tin market.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Franklin Sanders - the moneychanger
  It Couldn’t Happen Here 
Across America it seems like an ordinary Friday. The Dow trades nervously in a 200 point range, weaker at the day's end on reports the Japanese Finance Ministry is complaining about the high dollar & being forced to digest too many US government securities. Still, the Dow closes up 8.90 points at 6,825.35. Gold jumps strongly to finish the day in New York at $380, silver at $5.25. Experts on Wall Street Week that evening are reassuring, certain that the Japanese complaints are only one more in a series of inconsequential negotiations in US-Japanese financial relations. On the way home, millions of Americans stop by the gas station & tank up at $1.38 a gallon. At the grocery store, they buy bread for $1.25, & pick up a pound of hamburger for $1.99.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Treasures and Gold Fever - Bix Weir
Golden Secrets (VI) The Grand Canyon National Park...King Solomon's Mines or El Dorado? 
In the late 1800's and early 1900's crazy rumors started floating around the Southwest United States about Egyptian cities being found at the northern end of the Grand Canyon. The story went that while traveling down the Colorado River an explorer discovered a secret cave that was filled with egyptian artifacts, texts and ruins. In 1909, an article was written about the find in the Arizona Gazette:
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Famous diamonds
Black diamonds come from outer space 
Outer space may also be the birthplace of the mysterious black diamonds known as carbonados. From the Portuguese word for burned or carbonized, carbonados were first found in Brazil in the 1800s and have since turned up elsewhere, most notably in central Africa. Unlike the clear diamonds of engagement rings, which are single crystals, black diamond consists of aggregations of individual crystals, which lend the gem its dark color.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Famous diamonds
The Anonymous Diamond, or the "Nameless"
This is one of the most mysterious diamonds ever. No one knows exactly where it was found, nor when, not even its story or whereabouts and its owners still remain unknown. Everything around this black diamond is an enigma. As far as we know this diamond has never even been named. As a result it turned out usual to call it “the Anonymous” or “the Nameless”.
Friday, October 03, 2014
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
How to Buy Silver Online 
This guide is for any potential silver investor looking to buy silver online to protect wealth or maximize gains. Although there are literally dozens of silver products and silver dealers, following a few simple guidelines will ensure you secure a safe investment and capitalize on this precious metals bull market to the fullest.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
  How To Store Gold At Home 
Now that you’ve decided to buy gold and get into true money,its time to think about properly storing and protecting your investment. There are two primary options in safeguarding your gold purchase. You may either arrange to take personal possession, or have your recently purchased gold bullion stored at athird-party insured vault.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
History of Gold - 24hGold
  Gold and Silver were brought here by comets and asteroids 
Most of the precious metals that exist on Earth today may have been brought here by comets and asteroids four billions of years ago. At that time, the entire inner solar system passed
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
What is the Spot Gold Price?
What is the Spot Gold Price? When trading gold bullion, the price is usually governed by the "Spot Gold Price". This is the explicit value at which an ounce of gold is selling for on the "over the counter" market at any given point in time. Just like shares, the gold spot price changes minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour as supply and demand fluctuate. The gold spot price, also known as the "gold current price" can be affected by other influences, such as economic uncertainty, war or any other factor
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
  Opening the mint to gold and silver - then and now 
Some people think that one of the fundamental institutions of the 19th century should be restored; I will single out Great Britain as the great leader embracing this institution. This institution was the free minting of gold practiced by Great Britain in its heyday of growth, world economic and financial power. Under this system, any owner of gold bullion could take his bullion to the Royal Mint and have it minted into coins containing the same amount of gold as provided to the Mint by the owner of the bullion delivered. This was done at no cost to the owner of bullion as a government service to the economy.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
  How To Hide Your Gold And Silver 
The following tips for where to store your gold are provided by goldsilver.com. Now that you are potentially making the decision to move into true money, the question arises of where to take delivery of and safeguard your precious metals.  Taking physical delivery of your gold or silver is often the most rewarding part of the purchasing experience, as it gives you, the bullion investor, a fuller understanding of the real value of tangible monetary assets. As one of the industry's leading b
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Alasdair MacLeod - Goldmoney
The purpose of market intervention 
Interventions inmarkets bygovernments and centralbanks are routine andwetakethem forgranted. No one questionsthem, buttheycancreatedangerousdistortions.Theirreason forinterveningis totakepricedeterminationawayfrommarkets andconsumers. Theauthorities andbig business do notlikeleavingprices to freemarketsbecauseprices are subjective: inotherwords,prices aredecided by thedesires of theconsumer and not thecost of production.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Charleston Voice
FIVE MYTHS ABOUT THE GOLD STANDARD (Part I) - Ron Paul & Cong. Larry McDonald 
Americans are for the most part ignorant of the gold 'standard' envisioned by Ron Paul. Before the 'unenlightened ones' lend an ear to the quacks and frauds that'll twist and spin what Ron Paul proposes, best you read this 1981 congressional tract of his from 1981. A Gold Coin Exchange Standard is what he is suggesting. Under such a system, the Federal Reserve Notes would compete for gold in our markets as a medium of exchange.  F
Monday, August 04, 2014
Dirk Masuch - Nevada Gold investor
Methodical Exploration as a hint for mining investors : Aurelian Resources’ Fruta del Norte
On Wednesday (October 17th 2000) the Dow Plunged more than 421 points in the first half hour of trade. The Big Board went into free fall from the opening bell, as CNBC reporters repeatedly stressed that small investors should not be panicked into selling in this market.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A Poem for Today - Robert Frost
A Peck of Gold

Sunday, October 05, 2014
Gold secrets - Bix Weir
Golden Secrets (I) 
Fair Warning! What follows may scare the Dickens out of you gold bugs but will make silver bugs fall over themselves to swap even more of their gold for silver
Sunday, October 05, 2014
Perth Mint Blog
How Tiny Particles Of Gold Get Transformed Into Solid Gold Bars 
Exactly how are microscopic particles of gold, invisible to the naked eye, extracted from huge quantities of ore and fashioned into solid gold bars?
Friday, September 26, 2014
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
  Gold Bullion 
Gold bullion is a bulk form of the precious metal used for trading on commodity markets. Gold bullion is usually cast into ingots or coins.  Gold bullion, a form of gold used to make trading easy, gets its value from the relative rarity of the metal itself. Value of gold bullion is further determined by the mass and purity of the coin or ingot. Most gold bullion is issued at 99.9% purity, although some goes up to 99.999% purity. Bullion is graded by "Troy ounce" which defines the weight of gold
Thursday, September 04, 2014

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