Brief History of Gold in America

A Brief History of Gold in America

America’s central bank owns almost as much gold as Germany, Italy, and France combined. What’s the story behind our nation’s love of gold? Learn more about America’s golden legacy and how to make gold part of yours. Gold Standard America’s relationship with the gold standard blossomed in 1834 when the U.S. informally started adhering to…

spooky tales of ghosts & gold: did you know?

Paranormal Activity and Gold | Did You Know

If you are scared of ghosts, you may want to stay away from the Phoenix Goldmine in Idaho Springs, Colorado. Legends of murder, witchcraft and mysterious spirits called “tommyknockers” give the former gold mine a chilling reputation. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Paranormal Activity…

silver as an antibiotic did you know

Antibacterial Silver: Did You Know?

Since ancient times, one precious metal has been used for its antibacterial properties: silver. From keeping water safe to modern antibiotics, silver’s history in antibiotics has been varied and surprising. If you’re interested in learning more, watch this episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” Antibacterial Silver: Did You Know? – Video Transcription Narrator …

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%…

History of the Self-Directed IRA

The History of the Self-Directed IRA

Self-Directed IRAs got their start in the 1970s. Still, it wasn’t until 1997 that the IRS lifted restrictions on diversification and allowed plans to include specific types of precious metal coins and bullion. How did retirement savers come to enjoy the full freedoms and benefits of today’s Self-Directed IRA? Take a walk through history to…

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…