3 Facts About Platinum: Did You Know?

While commonly associated with modern industry, platinum has been used since ancient Egypt, where platinum alloys adorned coffins along with gold and silver. If you’re interested in learning more about platinum, watch this episode overviewing 3 facts about platinum. 3 Facts About Platinum: Did You Know? – Video Transcript Narrator          (00:04):…

What Are Platinum and Palladium Used For

What Are Platinum and Palladium Used for?

You might not realize it, but you’re surrounded by precious metals—in the car, at the dentist, even if you were to go to outer space. Learn about two of the lesser-recognized precious metals—platinum and palladium—and the many ways they’re used. What Are Platinum and Palladium? One of the rarest metals, platinum—which is silver-white in color—was…

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,…

California Gold Rush: Did You Know?

1849 Gold Rush: Did You Know?

What started as a minor discovery at a sawmill on the western frontier soon ballooned into one of the most significant events of the 19th century: The California Gold Rush. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” 1849 Gold Rush: Did You Know? – Video Transcription…

How Gold Is Valued - Did You Know?

How Gold Is Valued: Did You Know?

Gold’s appeal has lasted since the dawn of civilization until today. From its natural beauty proving useful in jewelry and arts, to its scarcity giving it inherent rarity useful for currency, gold is here to stay. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” How Gold Is…

Noble vs Base Metals: Did You Know?

  We’ve all heard of metals referred to as “noble metals” and “base metals,” but what do these titles really mean? If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” about noble vs base metals. Noble vs Base Metals: Did You Know?- Video Transcription Narrator       …

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…

Factors That Drive Palladium Prices Higher

Prime Factors That Push Palladium Prices

Palladium has stolen the spotlight from other precious metals lately, at times becoming the highest-priced metal on the market. What has historically driven palladium to new heights, and what might we expect in the future? Find out as you learn more about palladium’s foundational price drivers. What Is Palladium? Palladium is a shiny, silverish rare…

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…

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?”…

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…