Nevada Gold & Silver: Did You Know?

Nevada has served as a hotspot for gold and silver mining since the early 1850’s. The discovery of gold in the Carson river and the subsequent discovery of the Comstock Lode propelled Nevada to one of the most important sources of mining in the United States. In modern times, Nevada is responsible for over 5%…

The Staffordshire Hoard: Did You Know?

In 2009, a treasure hunter named Terry Hebert stumbled upon an assortment of ancient Anglo-Saxon gold and silver artifacts in Staffordshire, England. After weeks of detailed research by archaeologists, this hoard of artifacts was declared the largest collection of any Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever to be found. If you’re interested in learning more,…

World’s Largest Gold Coin: Did You Know?

What weighs 1 ton, has a 31-inch diameter, and comes from Australia? The answer is the world’s largest gold coin. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” World’s Largest Gold Coin: Did You Know? – Video Transcription Narrator:          (00:05) In 2011, the…

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…

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…

Gold From Earthquakes – Did You Know?

The destructive power of earthquakes, caused by eruptions of energy along fault lines, is well-known. What is less known is their surprising effect on gold under the earth’s surface. If you’re interested in learning more, watch today’s episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Gold From Earthquakes – Video Transcript Narrator (00:05): Gold can…

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…

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…

Gold Coins in the Kettle - Did You Know?

Gold in Salvation Army Kettles: Did You Know?

Since the 90s, people have been putting something out of the ordinary into salvation army donation buckets: Gold. Everything from Gold American Eagle Coins, South African Krugerrand Coins and even gold bars have been donated in a practice that continues to today.  Gold in Dentistry: Did You Know? – Video Transcription Narrator:     …