Gold is the most famous of all metals, and comes in a variety of forms, weights, and shapes. For several millennia, this rare and beautiful commodity has fascinated mankind and its durability, both in terms of its physical state and its sentimental appeal, consolidates its intrinsic value to this day.
Here you will find the answers to any questions you may have about gold bullion and the vast industry that surrounds the precious metal, so that you will be well informed about your future investments.
A 375 gold hallmark is a reliable indication of the amount of gold in a piece of jewellery. Gold hallmarks are important because, depending on the gold content, two apparently identical rings can have significantly different values. Because pure gold is extremely malleable, manufacturers – such as jewellers – generally ...
750 gold stamp
9 carat gold
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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
California gold rush
Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coin
Cash for Gold
Density of gold
Does gold rust?
Pure gold is a noble precious metal, and the least reactive of all metals. It does not rust, nor will it tarnish. However, because almost all gold manufactured items are not pure they will rust and tarnish. Pure gold is extremely malleable, and as such manufacturers (e.g. jewellers) generally alloy ...
Five mistakes people make when buying gold
Iron Pyrite, also known as Fool’s Gold, is a sulphide mineral that has gained infamy 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. . Image courtesy of Didier Descouens via ...
Fort Knox Gold
Gold is an extremely soft and malleable noble metal. Utilised for its beauty and corrosion resistance, gold is too soft in its pure form for many practical applications. It is therefore hardened by the addition of other metals, such as copper, silver, nickel, palladium and zinc. This combination of metals ...
Gold and recession
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Gold is a noble, precious metal, element. Its atomic number is 79 on the periodic table, and Au is its chemical symbol. This is derived from the latin word 'aurum', meaning 'shining dawn' or 'glow of sunrise.' Metals, including gold, are typically defined as malleable or ductile. This means they ...
. Pure precious metals are malleable and difficult to work with. Manufacturers of gold products – such as jewellery – generally mix precious metals with other harder metals as a way around these difficulties. However, without knowing exactly how much pure precious metal an item contains it is difficult to ...
Gold mines in Australia
With a rich and diverse mining history, Australia was ranked second in the world among gold producing nations as of 2018. The nation mines about 300 tonnes annually, and is believed to have massive reserves of 9,500 tonnes of gold still underground. Australia's iron ore and gold mining operations have ...
Gold mining in the UK
Gold Price and Interest Rate Relationship
Gold and interest rates traditionally have a negative correlation. 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 more attractive to investors. Lower interest ...
Pure gold is extremely soft and malleable. It is because of this that manufacturers, typically jewellers, often mix or alloy pure gold with other harder base metals. Without knowing a gold article’s precious metal content it is difficult to arrive at a true valuation. To quantify this there are two ...
Because of its beauty and extreme rarity, gold has had a significant place throughout human history. It has shaped civilisations, and changed world powers, and quotes have been made about gold over the ages. Today, in the form of jewellery, it remains the most popular form human adornment. By far ...
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 ...
How are gold coins made?
How is gold formed?
Gold, like everything else on Earth, was formed billions of years ago during the Big Bang. In the earliest years, stars formed of hydrogen and helium slowly burned through their fuel sources, creating heavier elements like oxygen and iron. This process - called nucleosynthesis - does not initially produce gold, ...
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 to make money with gold
How to refine scrap gold
How to tell if gold is real
Is gold a commodity or a currency?
Is gold magnetic?
Gold should, by the typical meaning of the question, be considered as non-magnetic. Scientifically, gold is classed as diamagnetic, or magnetically inert. This means that it will not be attracted by a magnet, and cannot be turned into a magnet by applying an electrical current to it. In fact, if ...
Is it a good time to sell gold?
Is it illegal to own gold?
Is it safe to buy gold online?
Klondike gold rush
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, ...
Melting point of gold
Minimum amount to invest in gold?
Most popular bullion coins in the world
Since the introduction of the Krugerrand in 1967, a number of countries around the world have adopted their own national bullion coin, but which are the most popular? Here at BullionByPost we recommend that UK customers take advantage of coins produced by the Royal Mint when choosing an investment coin. ...
Pink gold is an alloy of gold, copper and silver, and is popular for jewellery. Pure gold is extremely malleable and impractical for most purposes. To strengthen the metal, manufacturers such as jewellers, generally mix or alloy pure gold with harder metals. Most items described as gold are then, strictly ...
Properties of gold
Second hand gold
Gold bullion, coins, jewellery and other gold items not sold by the original manufacturers or refineries can be classed as second hand gold. Anything made from, or containing, gold will have a value equal to the current market value of the gold. Broken gold jewellery may, for example, be worthless ...
Selling gold jewellery
The biggest gold nuggets
The first gold coin
UK Gold Reserves
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 does carat mean?
What is a gold ingot?
What is a troy ounce?
What is Gold Bullion?
What is gold used for?
What is the chemical symbol for gold?
What is White Gold?
‘White Gold’ is the result of mixing pure gold with white metals to improve durability, or to create a unique appearance. These metals are typically silver, nickel, platinum, or palladium. White Gold covers a wide variety of alloys due to the differing metals used, and the varying metal ratios. The ...
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. ...
Where is gold found?
Where to find gold in the UK
Who sets the price of gold?
Why is gold valuable?
Ultimately, gold is valuable because, throughout human existence, people have been willing to accept it in exchange for something else. Supply and demand is a human constant, and gold is no exception. Consequently, governments, banks, and individuals, have used the noble metal as a store of wealth and a means ...