UK: Alston pupils unearth 4,000-year-old gold hair tress
BBC 4 August 2014: A group of schoolboys has unearthed a rare 4,000-year-old ornament during a dig in Northumberland.
The children, from Alston Primary School in Cumbria, were taking part in an excavation at Kirkhaugh when they saw a glint of gold in the soil.
The object, which was found in a burial mound, is believed to be a decorated hair tress from about 2,300 BC…MORE (BBC)
Gold Kennedy coin a draw at Rosemont show
Mitch Smith, Tribune August 5, 2014
Chicago-area coin buyers had dibs Tuesday on a new gold half dollar, with eager numismatists forming a three-block line in hopes of adding to their collections, organizers said.
The special half dollar, which depicts President John F. Kennedy and celebrates the coin’s 50th anniversary, was sold at the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont. Though sales didn’t start until late Tuesday morning, event spokesman Donn Pearlman said collectors from California staked out the first spot in line at about 11 p.m. Monday…MORE (Chicago Tribune)
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts – The Entire U.S. Gold Hoard Is Now Gone
Today (June 27, 2014) former US Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, told King World News that the entire United States gold hoard, including gold supposedly held at the Fed for other countries, is now gone. This is very bad news for Germany and other countries which have trusted the Fed to safely store their gold. Below is what Dr. Roberts had to say in this remarkable interview.
Eric King: “Dr. Roberts, I know you’ve seen the report on Bloomberg about Germany (all the sudden) supposedly being happy with storing their gold at the New York Fed. It seemed to be a propaganda piece. What was your take when you saw that?”
Dr. Roberts: “Clearly what that means is that the United States doesn’t have the gold and cannot deliver it — and has forced Germany to come to terms with that, and to stop asking for it since it can’t be delivered….MORE (KingWorldNews.com)
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Tampa’s Odyssey Marine Exploration recovers booty worth millions from Atlantic shipwreck
Associated Press July 17, 2014
CINCINNATI — Tampa’s Odyssey Marine Exploration has recovered thousands of gold and silver coins and more than 40 heavy gold bars easily worth millions of dollars, say unsealed court documents that provide the first detailed inventory of a treasure trove being resurrected from an 1857 shipwreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
…The inventories, unsealed by a federal judge in Virginia late Wednesday, show that Odyssey has brought up 43 solid gold bars, 1,300 $20 double eagle gold coins and thousands more gold and silver coins… MORE (TampaBay.com)
Hong Kong Thieves Replace $72 Million in Gold Bars with Worthless Metal
On June 5th, Mr. Zhao Jingjun, age 43, opened part of his shipment in front of his buyer in Hong Kong and discovered the gold had been switched for worthless metal. A senior police officer said it would be the city’s biggest heist in a decade if it was confirmed that all the gold had been stolen…MORE (Breitbart.com)
The vodka laced with drinkable gold
…From a Hong Kong vodka distiller there is now – almost literally – gold that you drink.
Two of Royal Dragon Vodka’s three varieties are laced with shavings of “highest quality edible 23-carat gold leaf” that lazily waft in the clear liquid and pour into the glass to become part of your drink.
Yes, you drink gold.
The tiny flakes are surprisingly unobtrusive to the drinking experience, almost seeming to melt on the tongue with a lightly sweet flavour, and no hint of metallic aftertaste…MORE (SMH.au)
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Gold ATM Dispenses $1,300 Gold Bars In Midtown
Scouting NY spotted the mini Fort Knox this week, located just outside Stack’s Bowers’s shop on West 57th Street. The machine allows you to use a credit card or cash [EDIT: Cash only!] to purchase one ounce gold bars for around $1,300, in addition to 10 gram bars for about $490 and 5 gram bars for $255, depending on market prices. You can also purchase gold and silver coins, along with commemorative Bronx Zoo silver coins and pieces, in case you want a memento from a tourist attraction located several miles north—all purchases come packaged in “an attractive gift box.”…MORE (Gothamist.com)
Harry Reid sells house and literal gold mine to move to Las Vegas
Big News Network (UPI) 10th June, 2014
SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is selling his Nevada estate and its mining claims to move closer to his family in Las Vegas.
Located in Reid’s hometown of Searchlight, the 110 acre property and its eight mining claims were sold to Nevada Milling and Mining for $1.7 million to build a gold-mining operation…MORE (BigNewsNet)