How a Chunk of Raw Gold Becomes a Coin

There’s nothing like a new coin to add to your collection of bullion: the shine of the metal and the intricate designs that make each coin a beauty to … Read more

Mentions of Gold and Silver in the Bible

Gold and silver have been around for a while. A long while. In fact, mentions of precious metals can even be found in among the oldest and most … Read more

“Beam me up, Scotty”: How Star Trek Inspired a Gold Coin

Early in June 2016, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled its Star Trek Delta Coin. Inspired by the Starfleet insignia, the RCM designed a coin fitting of … Read more

Why Did Ancient Civilizations Use Gold as Currency?

Sometime between 600 and 500 BCE, gold coins were minted under King Croesus of Lydia in modern-day Turkey—and ever since mankind has been positively … Read more

Don’t Get Stuck with Counterfeit Gold Coins: How to Spot a Fake

In recent years, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has warned collectors of an increase in counterfeit coins entering the market. According to … Read more

The Economist’s Guide to the Gold-to-Platinum Ratio

Investors are probably familiar with the gold-to-silver ratio, which determines how much silver it would take to purchase an ounce of gold. This ratio … Read more

Interview with Joe Merrick, President and CEO of Provident Metals

In just a few short years, Provident Metals has taken the online precious metal investment world by storm. The company, helmed by Joe Merrick, has been at the forefront of countless innovations, from the practical – their secure online sales and shipping methods have revolutionized online precious metal purchases – to the whimsical. Specialty coins from Provident Mint like their Zombucks series... More