Silver has many unique properties that make it interesting.

3 Fun Facts about Silver

Jun 15 2021

Compared to gold, silver is a precious metal that doesn’t get as much attention. However, silver has many unique properties that make it interesting. Like gold, the silver price has also been rising over the Read Full Post

You probably know what gold, silver, and platinum are but you may be surprised to learn is that they’re not nearly as valuable. Here are three fun facts about palladium.

3 Fun Facts about Palladium

May 12 2021

The price of palladium has soared in recent years, pushing above a record-high of $3,000 per ounce in May. But what is palladium? You probably know what gold, silver, and platinum are. But you may Read Full Post

How did the Word ‘Gold’ get its Name?

May 04 2021

We’re precious metal experts at Garfield Refining, but we’re also word nerds. That’s why we got curious about the origin of the word “gold.” How did gold get its name? “Gold” derives from the Proto-Germanic Read Full Post

Why do we Value Gold so Much?

Apr 21 2021

Today, well into the 21st century, gold remains a popular investment. So, why have humans always valued gold, which is just one of the 118 elements on the Periodic Table? Why not choose another metal? Read Full Post

3 Fun Facts about Gold

Apr 12 2021

Gold was one of the first metals to attract attention in human history – and for a good reason. Gold is visually pleasing, malleable, and easy to work with. There are examples of elaborate gold Read Full Post

History of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf

Sep 29 2014

After taking a look at the stories behind America’s iconic Buffalo Gold Coin we’re now turning our attention to Canada’s Gold Maple Leaf! The Gold Maple Leaf If author Ian Fleming had made his character Auric Goldfinger Read Full Post

History of the Australian Gold Nugget

Feb 14 2014

We’ve delved into the stories behind America’s Gold Buffalo and Gold Eagle coins, and now we turn our attention to Australia’s iconic Gold Kangaroo. The Origin and Design of the Gold Kangaroo Introduced in 1986 by the Gold Corporation, a Read Full Post

The History of the Gold Eagle

Jan 30 2014

When you think of America, a number of things spring to mind: The stars and stripes of the flag, baseball, and Mom’s apple pie.  But out of all of the icons of American spirit, perhaps Read Full Post