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  • In mint condition! Millions of pounds-worth of pristine 5th-century gold coins are found buried [tr]

    09/10/2018 6:19:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2018 | Charlie Moore
    A stash of fifth-century gold coins worth millions has been found buried in a pot under an Italian theatre. Builders demolishing the former Cressoni theatre in Como were stunned to discover the cache last Wednesday. The Roman coins will be examined and dated before ending up in a museum, officials said.
  • Roman gold coins discovered in Italian theatre

    09/12/2018 7:10:49 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 27 replies
    The Local IT ^ | 9 September 2018 | staff
    Hundreds of ancient Roman gold coins have been discovered on the site of an old theatre in Como in northern Italy, the Ministry of Culture said. The coins date back to the end of the Roman Empire in the 5th century and were found in a kind of stone urn in the Cressoni theatre basement, not far from the site of the ancient city of Novum Comum.    According to Italian media, the coins could be worth millions of euros.   "We do not yet know in detail the historical and cultural significance of this discovery but this area is a real...
  • 13-Foot Golden Erdogan Statue in German City Annoys Locals

    08/28/2018 2:22:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 50 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 28, 2018 - 13:08 | Damien Sharkov
    A shining effigy of controversial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suddenly appeared in southwestern Germany—to the surprise and chagrin of locals.The 13-foot statue, painted gold, depicts Erdogan with his hand, outstretched and pointing at the horizon. Erdogan is a divisive figure in Germany—which has a diaspora of around 3 million people of Turkish nationality or descent—and when residents of Wiesbaden, 20 miles west of Frankfurt, woke up to a monument honoring the man, they had questions for city officials."We have received calls from a string of irritated citizens—it is not clear to people that it is part of the...
  • Russia Is Stockpiling Gold In Advance Of Further US Sanctions

    08/22/2018 10:23:45 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 9 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/23/18 | L Todd Wood
    As the American Congress writes new sanctions against the Russian Federation for election meddling and other malign activities, the Kremlin is selling U.S. securities and stockpiling gold. According to International Monetary Fund data analyzed by Bloomberg, Moscow bought 26.1 tonnes of gold in July. That is the largest single monthly purchase since late 2017 and gives Russia a total of 2,170 tonnes of gold in reserve. At current prices, those reserves are worth about $83.6 billion. A Russian government website lists the value of the holdings as being worth about $77 billion at the end of July, reported Business Insider.
  • Anyone paying any attention to gold and silver? (Silver is looking cheap)

    08/15/2018 8:04:39 AM PDT · by NRx · 48 replies
    Vanity | 08-15-2018 | NRx
    Gold and silver have been getting the snot beaten out of them lately as people respond to a fiat currency crisis in Turkey by flocking to another fiat currency. But even if I were a Keynesian and believed in paper money, I'd have to say that precious metals are looking attractive. I'm generally a gold guy, but silver is crazy cheap right now. As of right now it's trading at around $14.50 oz. But the real story that conventional analysts are missing is the silver to gold price ratio. Since gold was demonetized in the early 1970's the average price...
  • Are Russia and China Trying to Kill The Dollar?

    08/14/2018 12:46:00 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 34 replies
    Yahoo / Forbes ^ | August 14, 2018 | Forbes as found at Yahoo
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov suggested Tuesday that countries facing sanctions like Iran, Turkey and Russia may start doing business in their national currencies, suggesting that the days of the U.S. dollar as the international reserve currency may be numbered. Perhaps no one would be happier about that than President Donald Trump. Here’s why: As Yale economist Robert Tiffin explained in the 1950s, if a country’s currency is the international reserve currency, then it has no choice but to run a current account deficit. If a replacement is found, as the dollar replaced the British pound in the 1920s, it...
  • Golden Land For Finding Roman Treasure

    10/21/2005 3:37:25 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 736+ views
    IC Wales/Western Mail ^ | 10-21-2005 | Aled Blake
    Golden land for finding Roman treasure Oct 21 2005 Aled Blake, Western Mail MORE Roman gold is found in Britain than anywhere else - and now a Welsh academic has come up with an intriguing theory explaining why. Thousands of gold and silver artifacts from the Roman period, especially when the conquerors finally left these islands in the 4th and 5th centuries. Dr Peter Guest, of Cardiff University's School of History and Archaeology, is the leading expert on the biggest ever Roman gold treasure discovered in Britain. In 1992, 15,000 gold and silver coins were found at Hoxne in Suffolk...
  • Sunken Russian Warship Rumored to Contain 200 Tons of Gold Discovered Near South Korea

    07/20/2018 9:24:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 19 Jul, 2018 | George Dvorsky
    A missing Russian Imperial Navy cruiser said to contain 200 tons of gold bullion worth an estimated $133 billion has been discovered after being lost at sea for 113 years. The wreck of the Dmitrii Donskoi, a 6,200-ton warship that went down during the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-05, was discovered on July 15 about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the shores of Ulleungdo, a South Korean island located 75 miles (120 km) east of the Korean Peninsula, the Telegraph reports. The ship was found under 1,400 feet of water (430 meters) by an international consortium led by a South Korean...
  • Russian warship carrying £100BILLION worth of GOLD found off South Korea

    07/18/2018 5:55:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Independent ^ | July 18, 2018 | Laura Mowat
    It is thought that the battle ship, which was discovered off the island of Ulleungdo, was sunken during the Russo-Japanese War and could have had the gold of an entire flotilla on board. The Dmitrii Donskoi was an armoured cruiser in the Russian Imperial Navy’s Baltic fleet which was deployed to the Pacific in the 1904-5 Russo-Japanese War. The warship would have taken part in the Battle of Tsushima which saw Russia defeated by Japanese warships.
  • Gold Jump On Trade War Anxiety

    07/03/2018 8:53:13 PM PDT · by cba123 · 3 replies
    Action Forex ^ | By MarketPulse - Jul 04, 02:55 GMT
    Gold has posted sharp gains in the Tuesday session, after starting the trading week with losses. In the North American session, the spot price for one ounce of gold is $1254.68, up 1.02% on the day. On the release front, Factory Orders posted a gain of 0.4% in May, beating the estimate of 0.1%. On Thursday, the FOMC will release the minutes of its June meeting, when the Fed raised rates by a quarter-point. (please see link for full article)
  • Is North Korea sitting on a pile of rare-earth minerals?

    07/03/2018 3:18:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Korea JoongAng Daily ^ | July 4, 2018
    The Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, a state-run research institute, held a symposium on June 14 where experts in geology and natural resources gathered to talk about how they could further their research on the natural resources in North Korea. The symposium took place amid growing interest from South Korea and abroad on the potential of the mineral deposits buried in the North. After the historic summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in April, high-ranking officials from the two Koreas met multiple times over the past few months to discuss how...
  • Israel denies entry to Jewish-American boycott activist

    07/02/2018 9:57:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 01 Jul 2018 | Staff
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has denied entry to a Jewish-American activist for advocating boycotts of the Jewish state. Israel’s immigration authority says the activist, Ariel Gold, arrived to Israel Sunday and was refused entry at the airport. Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan said “whoever works consistently for a boycott against Israel will not enter here.” Gold is the national co-director of CODEPINK....
  • Autism traits could be 'edited' out genetic trial suggests

    06/26/2018 10:59:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Telegraph.uk ^ | 25 June 2018 • 5:25pm | https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/06/25/autism-traits-significantly-reduced-breakthrough-gene
    Researchers are hailing a breakthrough after they used cutting-edge gene editing to to significantly reduce repetitive behaviour associated with the disorder. The technique, which was performed on mice, could also be developed to treat conditions ranging from opioid addiction and neuropathic pain to schizophrenia and epileptic seizures. Scientists injected gold nanoparticles covered in a “forest” of DNA chains to alter the  the genetic code of mouse models with a form of autism called fragile X syndrome (FXS). The technique, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, resulted in in a 30 per cent drop in repetitive digging, and a 70 reduction in leaping, both...
  • A Generation of Americans Is Entering Old Age the Least Prepared in Decades

    06/22/2018 4:14:38 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/22/2018 | Heather Gillers, Anne Tergesen and Leslie Scism
    Americans are reaching retirement age in worse financial shape than the prior generation, for the first time since Harry Truman was president. This cohort should be on the cusp of their golden years. Instead, their median incomes including Social Security and retirement-fund receipts haven’t risen in years, after having increased steadily from the 1950s. They have high average debt, are often paying off children’s educations and are dipping into savings to care for aging parents. Their paltry 401(k) retirement funds will bring in a median income of under $8,000 a year for a household of two. In total, more than...
  • (Vanity) Omaha precious metal buyers beware. New ordinance puts sellers info on 3rd party database

    06/16/2018 4:16:21 PM PDT · by ak267 · 19 replies
    Coinhuskers ^ | 6-16-2018 | ak267
    Omaha City Council approves a new "second hand dealer" ordinance. If you sell precious metals to "2nd hand dealers" (pawn, coin shop, recylers or any other type of business): ---14 day hold time. ---Digital photograph of items bought. ---Signature, photograph’s and fingerprints of sellers. ---ID’s will be collected as well. ---Sellers are entered into a third party Leads Online program that puts all liability on business owners. -------------------------------------------------------- This just begs potential problems. ---One good hack and criminals will discover who's dealing/owning precious metals (PM). ---The city could use this as a backdoor way to institute a municipal tax on...
  • Turkey’s economic crisis has just begun

    06/14/2018 9:03:23 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Asia Times ^ | June 12, 2018 11:29 PM | David P. Goldman
    What happens next may look like Greece during its financial collapse – meaning Turkey’s economy could shrink by 10%-20% The Turkish central bank managed to halt the free-fall of the country’s currency last week with a sharp rise in interest rates. But the move failed to stop the free-fall of Turkey’s equity market and – far more dangerous – the collapse of the credit quality of Turkey’s banks. Only last October, the euro-denominated 10-year bond of Turkey’s largest private lender, Garanti Bank, yielded just 3%. Now it yields more than 7%, and the dollar value of the bond has fallen...
  • Coming suicide epidemic in China as population collapses

    01/26/2007 8:42:42 PM PST · by aculeus · 84 replies · 2,551+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 26, 2007 | by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    There is almost no chance that China will become the world's hegemonic superpower, or that the Chinese yuan will dislodge the US dollar as the key reserve currency in our life-times. It is ageing faster than any nation in history. Indeed, there is a risk that China’s demographic structure will implode long before the great mass of China’s interior ever become rich. This was more or less the conclusion of a closed-door session of Chinese experts at the Davos gathering, regrettably on “Chatham House” rules so none can be named. Those who fret about Chinese chauvinist-militarism certainly have a point....
  • Trump Needs a Return to King Dollar

    02/17/2018 7:12:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2018 | Larry Kudlow
    By Lawrence Kudlow, Arthur B. Laffer, and Stephen MooreThe Trump Administration and the Republicans in Congress have passed one of the best pro-growth tax bills ever. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ranks in the all-time hall of fame along with Reagan's 1981 and 1986 Tax Acts and President Kennedy’s posthumous tax cuts of 1964. The announcements by Apple, FedEx, ATT, Fiat Chrysler and over 300 companies with multi-billion dollar investments in the United States are early lead indicators of good things to come from the tax rate cuts. When this is combined with Trump's deregulation agenda, we see no...
  • Currency Wars Continue As IMF Concedes End To Dollar Hegemony

    03/10/2015 9:07:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    GoldCore ^ | March 9, 2015 | Mark O’Byrne
    Currency wars and the growing trend away from dollar dominance in international finance, particularly in emerging markets, was highlighted in an interesting CNBC article this morning entitled “Is the Dollar Losing its Clout Among EMs?” It refers to the deliberate and stated policy of “de-dollarization” around the world, the decline in the use of the dollar in international trade and as a reserve currency, and the emergence of the new BRICS bank. The article quotes best-selling author and Pentagon insider, Jim Rickards. Rickards says that the status of the dollar as a reserve currency is still solid despite its decline...
  • Turkish lira weakens beyond 4 against dollar as economy worries weigh

    03/28/2018 2:32:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | March 28 2018 10:34 PM | none stated
    Turkey’s lira weakened beyond the psychologically important level of 4.0 to the US dollar yesterday, bringing it close to a record low, as concerns about double-digit inflation, and politics, continued to weigh on sentiment.