Wars are costly and it is the Civil War that prompted the American government to begin issuing its own currency. Prior to this the 13 Colonies issued their own currency starting around 1690 but this was before the country was officially formed. The Continental Congress produced notes in 1775 which were used to fund the American Revolution, but in the aftermath of the war inflation made most of this currency useless, at least at the time. Any surviving notes today would be worth an incredible amount of money.
Gold has remained one of the most popular precious metals for jewelry, but the manner in which it is used has evolved over time. Its durability, beauty and scarcity give it an enduring appeal. Below are some of the hottest gold jewelry trends for 2018.
Over the last few weeks all eyes have been on Italy as it endures economic and political turmoil. In particular, investors have been watching the price of gold, which has risen in response. The Italian president prepared the country for elections, recruiting an interim or temporary prime minister that was formerly a member of the International Monetary Fund.
Watchmaking is a business heavily influenced by tradition, but sometimes even the most conservative designers can show their playful side. Such is the case with the Pink Corum Bubble Diamond Watch. It is an excellent example of luxury which is delightful, and when adorned will give the woman who wears it ritzy sophistication.
The 1899 $1 Black Eagle Silver note was in production for about twenty years. This is true despite the fact that each note will have the year 1899 shown on it. To determine the actual year in which this bill was printed you will want to pay attention to the combination signature, as well as the block letters. This bill is one of the more common notes from that era, and as such is great for currency collectors who are just starting out.
Despite forecasting many warning signals for the market some prominent investors continue to maintain their positions. An exception to this is Naguib Sawiris, an Egyptian billionaire who has put fifty percent of his net worth (estimated at about $6 billion) into gold. What prompted him to make such as drastic move?