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The History of Gold

Gold has been a part of human culture for thousands of years. From the first time someone found a small shiny rock in a stream it has captivated our attention. Gold artifacts dating back to the 4th millennium BC were found in the Balkans. Meaning that for over six thousand years gold has played a part in the development of human civilization.

The oldest mention of gold in written history comes from Egyptian hieroglyphs from as early as 2600 BC. It is also mentioned multiple times in the Bible.

Whether used as currency, jewelry, or part of a decoration this precious metal has had huge implications in world history. The Americas were explored and colonized because rumors of Aztec gold traveled across the Atlantic and Europeans wanted access to the abundance.

Legends of El Dorado fueled further exploration and the map of America we know today was created almost entirely because of the gold rush in 1948.

Despite gold not being used as money today, Americans are investing in gold and other precious metals as never before. Rare coins and precious metals investing is a means to security during periods of financial anxiety and economic turmoil. Buying rare coins or precious metals for investing purposes is a move toward personal financial security during this period of dollar weakness, which may last for years. We believe in the value rare coins and other precious metals as a portfolio diversifying and balancing tool. We're committed to helping our clients understand the benefits of investing in gold and other precious metals, all while making the process of buying precious metals easy and convenient for you.

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