Cleaning Precious Metals: Did You Know?

If you want to make sure your gold has that trademark shine, you should consider having it cleaned. Enthusiasts have developed several methods for safely cleaning precious metals over the years. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Cleaning Precious Metals: Did You Know? – Video…

Tombstone, Arizona: Did You Know?

Prospector Ed Schieffelin was told the only thing he would find in the frontier would be “his tombstone.” Despite doubts from his peers, Schieffelin went on to find silver ore in a remote part of Arizona. He named his mining encampment “Tombstone,” which grew into a prosperous town. Tombstone eventually became the scene of one…

Varna Necropolis: Did You Know?

In 1972, an archaeological discovery in Bulgaria revealed the oldest known gold used by humans in the history of mankind. This unprecedented discovery, dubbed the Varna Necropolis, unearthed more gold than anyone in the world had seen at the time of the discovery. If you’re interested in learning more, watch today’s episode of U.S. Money…

Saddle Ridge Hoard: Did You Know?

What started with a closer look at a can sticking out of the ground in rural California ended up being a ten-million-dollar treasure known as the Saddle Ridge Hoard. In total, 1,411 coins were found, including a double eagle coin minted in 1866. If you’re interested in learning more, watch today’s episode of U.S. Money…

Executive Order 6102: Did You Know?

There was a time in history that gold ownership was outlawed for many Americans. In 1933, Executive Order 6102 confiscated gold from citizens. The order was controversial and upset many people, and was finally repealed after decades in 1974. Executive Order 6102: Did You Know? – Video Transcription Narrator:          (00:07) Executive…

Fenn’s Hidden Treasure: Did You Know?

A mysterious treasure chest filled with gold and other rare artifacts estimated to be worth around $2,000,000 was hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains by a man named Forrest Fenn. To this day, the treasure has not been found. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?”…

Aztec Gold: Did You Know?

When Cortés and the conquistadors arrived in Mexico, they were enraptured by the gold treasures of the Aztec civilization. Determined to get their hands on it by any means necessary, the Spaniards employed everything from deceit to bloodshed. If you’re interested in learning more, watch today’s episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Aztec…

Gold on the Titanic: Did You Know?

Watch and listen to learn about the golden treasures that sank alongside the Titanic Gold on the Titanic: Did You Know? Narrator (00:05): On April 10th, 1912 the RMS Titanic embarked on its journey from Southampton, England to New York City. Five days into the voyage, the Titanic sank and one of the deadliest commercial…

Athena Parthenos: Did You Know?

The Parthenon in Athens is one of the most famous architectural marvels in the world. It used to house the massive gold and ivory statue, Athena Parthenos. The statue’s current whereabouts remains a mystery. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Athena Parthenos: Did You Know?…

Leprechauns and Gold: Did You Know?

Leprechauns did not always have the iconic look they are known for today. These green garbed imps went under years of evolution before becoming today’s gold loving mischief makers. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?”   Leprechauns and Gold: Did You Know? – Video Transcription…

Gold in Radiation Shielding: Did You Know?

High levels of radiation in outer space can present a danger to astronauts. However, NASA has found gold in radiation shielding is useful in protecting space travelers and even satellites from deadly rays. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Gold in Radiation Shielding: Did You…

How Is Gold Refined and Processed

How Is Gold Refined and Processed?

Do you think you have to be a chemist to understand how gold transforms from a “rock” in the ground into the American Eagle you hold in your hand? Think again! We’ll walk you through how gold is refined and processed and highlight the key role that the U.S. Mint plays in producing some of…