Century's Biggest Gold Heists by Decade

The Century’s Biggest Gold Heists by Decade

For many, gold’s allure can be hypnotic. It drives desperate people—even entire nations—to commit dangerous gold heists. Despite facing an array of security obstacles, some people succeed with their crimes. The past century alone has given us some of the biggest gold heists ever. As America’s Gold Authority®, we break down the most noteworthy ones…

The Discovery of Palladium: Did You Know?

Palladium has gained attention in recent times due to high demand for the metal to be used in catalytic convertors. However, the history of the metal stretches back further. From the secretive nature of its discovery and original billing as “the new silver”, to its early applications, the story of palladium is as rich as…

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…

Klondike Gold Rush: Did You Know?

The Klondike Gold Rush was a massive influx of gold miners to Canada’s Yukon territory and Alaska in the late 1800s. The hazardous conditions of the region made it a very dangerous journey. However, the allure of gold proved too strong to ignore for many. If you’re interested in learning more, watch today’s episode of…

Heads or Tails: History and Meaning of Coin Toss

What Does “Heads or Tails” Mean?

Who’s first in line for turkey? Who gets to deal the cards? Who picks tonight’s movie? You can settle almost anything with a coin flip. Learn about the history of the coin toss, its significance over time, and how we use coin flips today to decide everything from United Kingdom elections to football kickoffs. What’s…

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…

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…

Elvis Presley’s 1960 Gold Cadillac: Did You Know?

Elvis Presley is one the most notorious and influential musicians to have ever live. In addition to his interests in music and film, the famous actor and musician held a strong appreciation for both cars and gold. In fact, his appreciation for the latter two was so great, he purchased a custom-built 1960 golden Cadillac…

U.S. Coin Mint Marks: Did You Know?

A mint mark is a small letter or symbol that is stamped into a coin as it is being made to identify which mint the coin was produced at. Congress created the mint marking process after the first mint branches were created in 1835. If you’re interested in learning more about mint marking, watch this…

History of american coinage Did you know? informational video

History of American Coinage: Did You Know?

Have you ever been curious about the various events that lead to the creation of American coins? In today’s episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” we follow the 200-year timeline of American Coinage from the first coins ever minted to the famous, modern Gold American Eagle.  History of American Coinage: Did You…