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The vast gold hoards held by Germany’s population

The vast gold hoards held by Germany’s population by Ronan Manly for Bullion Star While the Chinese and Indian populations are well known for their insatiable appetite for importing, buying and hoarding physical gold, there is one market in the...

Where did all the silver coins go?

Where did all the silver coins go? by JP Koning for Bullion Star In times past, small denomination coins were made of silver. The U.S. quarter dollar, for instance, once contained 90% silver, which meant that each quarter had 5.6...

The Great Japanese Gold Trade of 1859

The Great Japanese Gold Trade of 1859 by JP Koning for Bullion Star The price of gold is $1,300 per ounce right now. But imagine if there was one place in the world – say Japan – where you could buy...

How California stayed with gold when the rest of the U.S. adopted fiat money

How California stayed with gold when the rest of the U.S. adopted fiat money by JP Koning for Bullion Star This blog post is a guest post on BullionStar’s Blog by the renowned blogger JP Koning who will be writing about monetary economics, central...