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Gold and silver
The Austrian Mint in Vienna will issue on May 7 the fifth silver coin in its charming series “Austria by its Children,” also known as “Austria, Piece by Piece.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, of course, instantly comes to mind when one thinks of Salzburg, and indeed such was the case for young artist Melisa Bejic, the […]
Gold prices may have come down, but that hasn’t stopped counterfeiters. Apparently they believe it’s still worth their while to manufacture fake gold and silver bars and coins. Last month, MorningMoney.com posted an article about how important it is to know that your gold is genuine. Read Seven Ways to Tell If Your Gold Is Counterfeit here.
SOUTHAMPTON, PENNSYLVANIA – The demand for precious metals hasn’t been as strong in the United States since the Gold Rush of 1849, but nowadays the “prospecting” is done at auction, and the treasures are purchased in the form of gold and silver coins. Estate specialist Stephenson’s Auctioneers, located in the Philadelphia suburb of Southampton, has […]
On July 18, the price of gold settled at $1,602.40 an ounce. That’s a record for the metal’s market price, but below its 1980 peak after adjusting for inflation. Gold looks more promising by the day because right now, the dollar and euro are both shaky. Investors believe that gold is safe for other reasons, […]