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The history of gold and silver dates back thousands of years with the Egyptians covering their dead pharaohs with the glittering substance to Biblical times when gold was foundational in creating a system of measuring payments and wealth.

Today, the price of gold and silver continues to be influenced by so many different factors: Central Bank purchases, the strength or weakness of the U.S. dollar, economic instability, money printing around the world, investments, jewelry consumption, industrial use and much more.

Enjoy these articles that intersect precious metals in some fashion whether they be politically, economically, culturally or historically.