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    The Fundamental and Innovative Uses of Precious Metals in Medicine

    As we covered in one of our previous articles, some precious metals are crucial to make everyday items like household appliances and devices, cars and more. However, these metals also play a crucial role in the healthcare system and our health with well-documented healing applications and diet. From creating new blood cells to triggering enzymes,…

  • Precious Metals & Technology: How are they related?

    While technology has made our lives easier, faster, better, and more fun, it has also impacted the world of precious metals in many ways. The World Gold Council has released its latest report on the demand for gold in the technology sector. The point is that after a slight decay in 2020, we are seeing a resurgence…

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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…

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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…

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    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…

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    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…

  • Scrap Gold – From Has No Value to True Value!

      Surely you have heard of the term “Scrap Gold” if you haven’t, it’s almost guaranteed that you have at some point either sold your old gold jewellery or thought about it. That is what “scrap gold means. It’s not so much that scrap gold has no value, but it’s a term frequently used to…

  • Maple Leaf – A brief history

    The maple leaf has been the most famous Canadian worldwide symbol since January 28, 1965, when Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed officially the new maple leaf flag. In 1979, the Royal Canadian Mint began the production of gold bullion, with $50-denomination Gold Maple Leaf one-ounce #coins. It was a mark in the industry that push out…