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?…

How Far Will Yields Fall?

In a series of surprise moves, the Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, slashing its rates to near-zero to help fight against an economic slowdown. Meanwhile, the yields for Treasury bonds have also nosedived. Learn more in this episode of USMR Market Insights with Patrick Brunson.…

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…

Why Is Gold Au: Did You Know?

Watch and listen to learn about the origin of the symbol for gold “Au,” why the atomic number for gold is 79, and where the word gold comes from. Where the Chemical Symbol AU Comes From: Did You Know? – Video Transcription 00:15 [inaudible]. Narrator: 00:16 Gold is a chemical element with the atomic number…

Reed Gold Mine - Did You Know?

Reed Gold Discovery: Did You Know?

Discoveries of gold have been generating excitement in the United States since the dawn of the country. The very first discovery was an accident by the 12 year old son of a man named John Reed. While he did not understand the significance of what he had for a couple of years, he later opened…

Did You Know? - Gold in Dentistry

Gold in Dentistry: Did You Know?

Dentistry has smiled upon gold since ancient times. From practical applications, to aesthetic uses, gold continues to fill important roles for the field today. If you’re interested in learning more, watch today’s episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?”  Gold in Dentistry: Did You Know? – Video Transcription Narrator:         …

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The Truth About Blackbeard: Did You Know?

Pirates have been an icon of popular culture for decades, inspiring beloved books and movies such as Treasure Island and the Goonies. Despite being active for only two years, no pirate is more famous than Edward Teach, better known by his nickname, Blackbeard. Who was Blackbeard and how much treasure did he have? Has it…

Vintage picture of Fort Knox where U.S. gold is stored

How Much Gold Is in Fort Knox: Did You Know?

Fort Knox is famous for holding the largest quantity of gold among all of the U.S. Mint’s gold depositories. It has been consistently portrayed in movies and media despite its reputation for being nearly impossible to enter. Learn more in today’s episode of “Did You Know?”  How Much Gold Is in Fort Knox: Did…

Did You Know - How Much Gold Is in the World?

How Much Gold Is In The World: Did You Know?

Gold has a complex history dating back hundreds of millions of years. Since the California Gold Rush, over 90% of the world’s gold has been mined. In this episode we cover: How much gold has been mined, how much is left to be mined, and applied uses of the world’s already mined gold.  How…

Did You Know? - Coin Edges

Different Types of Coin Edges: Did You Know?

Did you know coins can be edged in more than one way? Precious metal coins can have reeded, milled, grooved, lettered, decorated, or plain edges. Each edging technique has different characteristics that allow for unique coin designs that can be differentiated by look and feel. If you’re interested in learning more about the coin edging…

Graded vs Ungraded Coins - Did You Know?

Graded vs Ungraded Coins: Did You Know?

Coins are classified by applying the official Sheldon grading scale from 1 to 70, with 1 being the worst and 70 being the absolute best possible condition. A higher grade can often result in greater potential profit in the open market. In this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?,” we cover the difference…