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Toothpaste And The Innovative Gold Smugglers Of India

Pile of gold bars

We’ve all seen gold teeth, but how about gold toothpaste? Or to be more accurate, gold disguised as toothpaste. Well that’s what one innovative gold smuggler in India has done and many can’t help but be impressed with the innovative attempt. What’s even more fascinating, however is this is just the tip of the iceberg. […]

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Canadian Mint Releases Silver Coin With Real Meteorite

Stars and space

Special edition coins come in various shapes, sizes and colours and have been issued to celebrate anniversaries, sporting events and public figures. Coins have been struck with holographic effects, laminated in various sheens and, on occasion, contained certain materials that make them unique. It is hard to remember, however, any coin that has been manufactured […]

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The Most Valuable 50p Coins

Beatrix Potter 50p coin

eBay isn’t always the most accurate platform for ascertaining a coin’s value, particularly if a competitive bidding war leads to anomalous sales, but that does not mean that such results should be completely ignored. Special edition 50p coins are a case in point, with recent bids reaching several hundreds of pounds and pricing being magnified […]

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Goldrush 2018 – Where Can You Still Pan For Gold

Panning for gold

“There’s gold in thar hills,” said Mark Twain’s Mulberry Sellers in the novel The American Claimant. The line was actually inspired by Dr Matthew Fleming Stephenson, who worked for the Dahlonega Mint in Georgia. At the time, Stephenson was trying to stop prospectors from moving to California during the most famous, or infamous, gold rush […]

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Elvis’ Gold RIng Sells At Auction

Elvis gold lion head ring

More than forty years after the singer’s death, the world’s fascination with Elvis Presley shows no sign of abating. With tens of thousands of Elvis impersonators in just about every corner of the planet, his songs can still be heard in discos, weddings, karaoke bars and cabaret. Whether it is the high camp of his […]