history of gold as a currency did you know

A History of Gold as a Currency: Did You Know?

Gold has been used as a currency since some of the earliest civilizations known to man. Gold’s history as a coinage dates back to at least the ancient Lydians of 700 B.C. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” A History of Gold as a Currency:…

Did You Know? Gold and the Sun

Gold and the Sun | Did You Know?

Gold and the sun have been linked together in mankind’s eye for a long time. In fact, ancient cultures, such as the Egyptians and the Incas, both associated gold with solar deities. If you’re interested in learning more, watch today’s episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Gold and the Sun | Did You…

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…

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?…

3 High-Profile Coin Redesigns in America

Watch and listen to learn more about 3-high profile coin redesigns in America  3 High-Profile Coin Redesigns in America Narrator (00:13): The 1907 Double Eagle Gold Coin. In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt, feeling that the current American coinage lacked artistic merit, asked U.S. Mint Director George Roberts to commission friend and sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens,…

Gold Maple Leaf Coin: History & Evolution

Watch and listen to learn more about the Gold Maple Leaf Coin’s History & Evolution  Gold Maple Leaf Coin: History & Evolution Narrator (00:11): The Royal Canadian Mint introduced the one ounce gold maple leaf coin in 1979. At the time, the purity of the coins gold was 99.9%. Four years after the coins…