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Gold – is it the only true currency or just another metal?...

Ah, gold. So beloved of microchip manufacturers, Bond villains and high-maintenance women. This shiny, ductile, (almost) chemically inert metal has powers of heat insulation and electrical conductivity and so is often used – albeit in small quantities – in industry. It looks nice on your wedding finger too. But gold is much more than an ingredient in manufacturing and jewelery, of course. It’s also a form of money. Sponsored Link Buy and trade gold online – quickly, safely and at low prices Gold has been used as a store of wealth for many thousands of years. For much of that time it was used as currency and the legacy of that is still with us, with some countries...

posted on: Sep 7, 2007 | author: Alex