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    From Nobel Prizes to Oscar Statues: How Much Gold Are They Made Of?

    When it comes to recognizable achievements and demonstrations of appreciation from your peers, most would agree that not much beats winning a Nobel prize, receiving an Oscar or an Olympic medal. These are synonyms of greatness, just as gold itself. When looking at these shiny objects of prestige, one may wonder, how much actual precious…

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    PAMP: A History Of Value Throughout the World

    Every minted bullion name has a story, technology or unique selling point. The PAMP SA (Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux) is one of a few refiners in the world, if not the only one that can claim to have it all. It all started in 1977 in Ticino, Switzerland as a minting refiner of bars weighing less than…

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     Asahi Refining: More Than 200 Years of Passion and Skill

    When you’re looking to invest in a gold or silver minted product, it’s crucial to find a reputable refiner with a proven process. Asahi Refining certainly meets and surpasses all the standards, so it has built a reputation that has been second to none for over 200 years. Let’s dive into their history and understand…

  • Gold Bars & Coins Vs. Gold Exchange Traded Funds (ETF): What is the right investment for me?

    When considering investing in a safe way, Gold should be the most reliable and secure investment, but you may ask, what is the best way to do it. Should you invest in Gold bars and coins or an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)? Both have pros and cons, so let’s dive a bit into each one…

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    How Is Silver Made?

    From a rare and precious metal to the most varied applicability Although Silver is the most commonly used metal in bullion and jewellery, its use has reached many other industries, including dentistry, healthcare, telecommunication, electronics, houseware, energy, automotive, and many others. Like Gold, Silver is an estimated precious metal, and despite its widespread use, it…

  • The History of Gold Investment

    Wars have been fought over Gold. Love has been expressed with Gold. Gold has changed the landscape of Civilizations and the World. The fascinating history of Gold is as old as human history itself. As the first to smelt Gold (3600 BC), the Egyptians also invented the lost-wax technique in 1200 BC, which is still…

  • What is premium over spot?

    What is Premium Over Spot?

    Every week we hear the question: What means is premium price over spot?” so it is time to make it easier for all. Have you ever wondered how precious metals became some of the most valuable tangible things someone can own? How did they grow to the place of admiration and desire that it is…

  • It doesn’t mean that it’s not a real gold bar or coin; it is not just pure gold or 24 karat gold.

    Why Do Gold Bars And Coins Tarnish? 

    After receiving numerous calls asking why Gold bars purchased from different retailers tarnish, we understand the customer’s frustration and, more importantly, the discouragement as nobody, even the company where they bought the bullion, gave a satisfactory answer. Thus, we realize that this topic would be great for all our customers. So, first, you have to…

  • The Ministry of Truth

    The Ministry of Truth

    By: Peter Cavelti   A few days ago, in an effort for the truth the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the formation of the Disinformation Governance Board. When Associated Press pressed them for details, they were, according to AP, rebuffed. When asked by journalists the following day, Press Secretary Jen Psaki couldn’t elaborate either,…

  • The Unintended Consequences of Sanctions

    The Unintended Consequences of Sanctions

    By: Peter Cavelti   We’re in week seven of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and much has been said and written on the subject. The implications for the global political balance and the world economy are considerable. Some regions, like Europe, are affected in a very direct way, but the reverberations will be felt everywhere.…

  • The Bullion that pass the test of time

    Safety and Opportunity, stay tuned! At Express Gold Refining, we are always proud ourselves of the level of insight over the years we have shared with our customers whether they are a business to business buyers/sellers or consumers. However, when it comes to investing, the number one question has always been which one is the…

  • The real price of Gold is its insight

    Insight on why you should increase your scrap metal purchase. As a jeweller, it is not always about selling what is in your showcases but establishing relationships with your clients that are far beyond the typical transactions. Let’s face it, you are part of every important moment of their lives. When they get their first big job and…