Knowledge Base

The Money Masters is a 1996 documentary film that discusses the concepts of money, debt, taxes, and describes their development from biblical times onward.

Acid Test - A means to test the fineness of GOLD by using nitric acid and aqua regia. This testing will lose some small amount of GOLD.

The American Dream Short Film Animation takes an entertaining but hard hitting look at how the problems we have today are nothing new, and why leaders throughout our history have warned us and fought against the current type of financial system we have in America today.

A quick look at why you might prefer to keep your wealth in silver instead of dollars. Fiat currency is potentially limitless, but precious metals like gold and silver retain value because their supply is limited.

Here are the people to follow before you start investing in silver bullion:

Ted Butler (weekly commentary every Tuesday)

Gold was deposited by asteroids and the formation of the planet. Gold is made from a Supernova.

Red Flag #1: The banks leasing the Silver will become concerned about hard inventory levels and the ability for repayment at some stage (its already too late however).

“Specie [gold and silver coin] is the most perfect medium because it will preserve its own level; because, having intrinsic and universal value, it can never die in our hands, and it is the surest resource of reliance in time of war.” ~Thomas Jeff

A gold nugget is a naturally occurring piece of native gold. Watercourses often concentrate the nuggets and they are recovered by placer mining, but they may also be found in residual deposits where the gold-bearing veins or lodes have decayed.

A gold bar, also called gold bullion or a gold ingot, is a quantity of refined metallic gold of any shape that is made by a bar producer meeting standard conditions of manufacture,

Gold is edible. Some Asian countries put gold in fruit, jelly snacks, coffee, and tea. Since at least the 1500s, Europeans have been putting gold leaf in bottles of liquor, such as Danziger Goldwasser and Goldschlager.

No, when the United States stopped selling gold to foreign official holders of dollars at the rate of $35 an ounce in 1971, it brought the gold exchange standard to an end.

Gold is most commonly thought to be used for jewelry and collecting, but in actuality, a large amount of the gold in the world is of course, used for investing in.

Gold is regarded by some as a store of value (without growth) whereas stocks are regarded as a return on value.

A VAT is an indirect tax, in that the tax is collected from someone who does not bear the entire cost of the tax. In general, within the EU, investing in physical gold is free of VAT.

Alternatives include precious metals futures and options contracts, government certificates, “digital gold,” exchange traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds, mining shares, as well as buying the physical bullion itself.

Silver is one of the most industrious materials in the world – highest reflectivity, thermal and electrical conductivity of all the metals.

Slag heaps near ancient mine workings in Turkey and Greece prove that silver mining started around 3000 BC.

Executive Order 6102 is an Executive Order signed on April 5, 1933 by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt "forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates."

Mining in South Africa has been the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy.