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9 Carat Gold
Allocated vs Unallocated Gold
Biggest gold coin
With gold coins no longer being used in circulating currency, instead serving as collectable items or investment assets, the competitive nature of humans has unsurprisingly spilled into the domain of mints and refiners. The pursuit of making the biggest gold coins is an expensive one, but a few mints have …
Biggest gold mine in the world
Bretton Woods agreement
The Bretton Woods agreement was a new monetary system created by world leaders after World War II. It changed the global economic outlook and financial system for much of the 20th century, shaping the modern world. Following the Second World War, the Bretton Woods Resort – more commonly referred to …
Bullion Coin Dealers
California gold rush
As the UK’s No.1 online bullion dealer*, the majority of BullionByPost’s customers are interested in buying gold, silver, and platinum coins as shields against inflation and economic instability. However, some of the coins that we sell also attract customers of a slightly different nature. Coin collecting, or numismatics, has been …
Density of gold
Density of silver
Does gold rust?
Iron Pyrite, also known as fool’s gold, is a sulphide mineral that has gained infamy throughout history for its resemblance to gold. With a brass-yellow hue, Pyrite has fooled many a prospector into believing they had found their fortune, only to later realise their mistake. The deceptive appearance garnered the …
Fort Knox gold
Gold Coin Prices
Relatively affordable and easy to store, coins offer an excellent, flexible way to invest in gold. Gold bullion coins differ greatly from circulated, ‘numismatic’ coins. Although they may well be given a nominal face value, in reality the material worth of their bullion content is much higher than that. In …
Gold mines in Australia
With a rich and diverse mining history, Australia was ranked third in the world among gold producing nations as of 2020 falling slightly behind Russia and China. Australia mines just over 300 tonnes annually, and is believed to have massive reserves of 9,500 tonnes of gold still underground. Australia's iron …
Gold Mining Stocks vs Physical Gold
Gold price and interest rate relationship
Gold and interest rates traditionally have a negative correlation in the relationship between the two. It is not guaranteed but usually the gold price goes up when interest rates go down, and down when rates go up. This is because rising interest rates make stocks, government bonds and other investments …
Gold Price Predictions for 2016
Gold rush Australia
The gold rushes of Australia began officially in 1851, and would continue for decades as more gold deposits were discovered. Unlike the California gold rush or Klondike gold rush, the gold rushes in Australia covered a huge amount of land across the entire country, though specific locations like Victoria and …
Gold Sovereign Dimensions
One of the world’s most famous bullion coins, the gold Sovereign comes in a variety of denominations, sizes and weights, namely the Quintuple Sovereign, Double Sovereign, Sovereign, Half Sovereign, and Quarter Sovereign. As well as having different nominal face values, these 22 carat bullion coins all have different dimensions and …
Gold Sovereign History
Gold vs Stocks
All investors have their own reasons for wanting to invest their money and this tends to influence their decision when it comes to choosing a particular asset. Different assets offer different benefits and risks depending on their nature and this will influence an investor's choice. Gold is typically seen as …
How Many Grams in an Ounce of Gold?
How Much Gold Is There In The World?
How much is 1 ton of gold worth?
How Much is a Gold Coin Worth?
How Much is a Guinea Worth?
How Much is a Silver Dollar Worth?
How Much is Gold Worth?
How to Invest in Platinum
Platinum investment Once an investor has decided which metal, or metals, they wish to purchase, the question of ‘how to invest’ remains. There are several investment products available to potential owners of platinum. Below we explore some of the more common methods, looking at some of their advantages and disadvantages, …
How to Invest in Silver Bullion
How To Tell If Gold Is Real
Investing in Precious Metals
Investing in Silver
Invest in Gold and Silver
For thousands of years, the scarcity and natural beauty of gold and silver has led to them being been considered commodities of significant material value. Archaeologists and treasure hunters are constantly digging up old gold and silver coins, evidence of the timeless link between wealth and precious metals. Despite the …
Is Gold a Safe Investment?
Is gold magnetic?
Is it a good time to sell gold?
Is it illegal to own gold?
Is it Safe to Buy Gold Online?
Is Platinum Better than Gold? Choosing your Metal
Is Platinum More Valuable than Gold? Throughout history platinum has tended to be more expensive than gold and is generally considered to be the most valuable metal of all. Culturally, there is a hierarchy amongst the precious metals which roughly translates into their material value. At the top of this …
Klondike gold rush
Largest consumer of gold in the world
Working out the largest consumer of gold in the world is not a simple task. It can be measured in different ways, each of which produce different results. The general ranking for gold consumption has remained relatively stable in recent years, with only a few countries increasing or decreasing their …
Latin Monetary Union
The Latin Monetary Union was established in a treaty between France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy (including the Papal States) in 1865. The aim of the Latin Monetary Union was to enhance trade between the various countries by standardising the weight and dimensions of their coinage. It came into effect on …
London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)
The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) was founded in 1987 by the market’s regulator at the time, the Bank of England. It is the trade association for the ‘over the counter’ gold and silver market in London.The association is responsible for the regulation of such areas as refining standards, trading …
Melting point of gold
Milk spots on silver coins
While the use of gold and silver as stores of wealth can be traced back to ancient civilisations, investment in platinum bullion is a much newer phenomenon. However, since the 18 th century, investment demand for platinum bars and coins has grown exponentially. Platinum is much scarcer than either of …
Platinum vs Gold
Related Pages Platinum Investment Platinum Bars Having fascinated mankind for thousands of years, many would argue that gold is the definitive precious metal. However, while such a statement would not necessarily be false, gold bars and coins are not the only option you should consider for your investment portfolio. All …
Rare Gold Sovereigns
Should I Buy Gold or Silver?
Investing in precious metals is a big commitment, and it can be difficult to know which one to choose. We would always recommend a diverse portfolio containing both, covering you for any possible scenario, however, we’re aware that it’s not always possible. In order to help your decision, then, we …
The biggest gold nuggets
The most expensive metal
Types of silver
There are many different types of silver. This is because pure 100% silver is soft and malleable. For most practical applications silver is mixed or alloyed with other harder metals, typically copper. Different types of silver are therefore defined by the type and amount of other metal used in the …
Uses of gold
Gold’s historical allure is well known. Throughout the ages, civilisations have venerated the precious yellow metal, coveting its lustre and value. The idea of gold jewellery or coins is well established, but gold is also used in other ways - some that might surprise you! Owing to five distinctive properties, …
What Causes the Gold Price to Fluctuate?
What is a Gold Ingot?
What is a Troy Ounce?
What is Gold Bullion?
What is gold used for?
What is the cheapest way to buy silver?
What is the Chemical Symbol for Gold?
What is the Chemical Symbol for Palladium?
What is the Chemical Symbol for Platinum?
What is the Chemical Symbol for Silver?
What is the COMEX?
The COMEX is the principal market in which precious metals contracts are traded. The COMEX is administered by the CME Group, which oversees around 3 billion options and future, making it the largest derivatives market in the world. The COMEX was formerly known as the Commodity Exchange Inc. but changed …
What is the Face Value of a Sovereign?
What is the GLD? - Bullion vs ETFs
What is the Gold Standard?
What is the London Gold Fix?
What is the Meaning of Bullion Market?
What is the Weight of a Gold Sovereign?
When Should I Buy Gold?
Where Does Gold Come From?
Origins of Gold There’s something about gold that we find irresistible. This soft, shiny metal has formed an integral part of our monetary system for thousands of years, as well as having a huge importance in jewellery and, more recently, playing an important role in medicine and everyday technology. The …
Why are silver premiums so high?
Why Buy Silver Instead of Gold?
Will the Value of Gold Increase?
Will the Value of Silver Increase?
World Gold Council
The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the international gold industry. Made up of a number of the world’s eighteen largest gold mining companies including Barrick, China Gold, Newmont Mining Corporation and Silver Wheaton, the World Gold Council works with its members’ combined expertise to further gold’s …
- How To Buy Gold
- How to Buy?
- Payment Options
- Delivery Options
- Buy Gold with a Debit or Credit Card
- Ordering outside the EU
- Gold Investment Guide
- Why Buy Gold?
- Is Gold a good investment?
- Why Physical Gold?
- Best Time to Buy Gold?
- Gold Bars vs Coins?
- Gold vs Silver
- Gold Silver Ratio Explained
- VAT on Bullion
- Top 5 Gold Investments
- Top 5 Silver Investments
- Where to Buy Gold?
- Why Buy from Us?
- Where to Sell Gold?
- Gold Price Forecasts
- Top 10 Gold Producers
- Top 10 Gold Reserves
- Gold Britannia vs Sovereign
- Britannia Coin Designs
- Sovereign Coin Designs
- Sovereign Mint Marks
- What is a Proof Coin?
- The Queen's Beasts
- Royal Mint Lunar Coins
- Bullion Refiners
- Gold Tola - India & Pakistan
- The Fine Jewellery Company
- Bullion Index