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16 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 500 Gram Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
16 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 500 Gram Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
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5 SILVER AMERICAN EAGLE WALKING LIBERTY ROUNDS 1 10th oz 155 grams 1 2 troy oz
5 SILVER AMERICAN EAGLE WALKING LIBERTY ROUNDS 1 10th oz 155 grams 1 2 troy oz
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10 SILVER AMERICAN EAGLE WALKING LIBERTY ROUNDS 1 10th oz 311 grams 1 troy oz
10 SILVER AMERICAN EAGLE WALKING LIBERTY ROUNDS 1 10th oz 311 grams 1 troy oz
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1 Troy Ounce 999 fine Silver Pegasus BU Round 311 grams Encapsulated
1 Troy Ounce 999 fine Silver Pegasus BU Round 311 grams Encapsulated
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5 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 1578 Gram Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
5 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 1578 Gram Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
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Pegasus 999 fine Silver BU Round 1 Troy Ounce 311 grams Encapsulated
Pegasus 999 fine Silver BU Round 1 Troy Ounce 311 grams Encapsulated
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10x INDIAN HEAD BUFFALO FREEDOM 1 TROY GRAM 999 FINE SILVER ART ROUNDS
10x INDIAN HEAD BUFFALO FREEDOM 1 TROY GRAM 999 FINE SILVER ART ROUNDS
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1 1978 Una Onza Troy De Plata Casa De Moneda De Mexico 33625 grams 925
1 1978 Una Onza Troy De Plata Casa De Moneda De Mexico 33625 grams 925
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6 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 189 Grams Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
6 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 189 Grams Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
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SILVER SHOT 9999 PURE GRAIN GRAM or TROY OUNCE PUREST Silver Bullion
SILVER SHOT 9999 PURE GRAIN GRAM or TROY OUNCE PUREST Silver Bullion
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NEW SEALED SILVER FINE 999 GEIGER EDELMETALLE BAR 500 GRAM 16075 TROY OZ
NEW SEALED SILVER FINE 999 GEIGER EDELMETALLE BAR 500 GRAM 16075 TROY OZ
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PURE999 TROY OZROUND OVER 31 GRAMS MINTED IN WINCH ESTER INDIANA USA
PURE999 TROY OZROUND OVER 31 GRAMS MINTED IN WINCH ESTER INDIANA USA
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5 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 158 Grams Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
5 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 158 Grams Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
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SILVER SHOT 999 PURE GRAINGRAM or TROY OUNCE PURE Silver Bullion
SILVER SHOT 999 PURE GRAINGRAM or TROY OUNCE PURE Silver Bullion
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SILVER COIN NORTHSTAR MINT LOT TROY OUNCE 311 GRAMS 999 PURE
SILVER COIN NORTHSTAR MINT LOT TROY OUNCE 311 GRAMS 999 PURE
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12 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 376 Grams Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
12 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 376 Grams Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
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1 TROY GRAM+ OF SILVER BULLION 999 PURE SILVER
1 TROY GRAM+ OF SILVER BULLION 999 PURE SILVER
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Scottsdale Mint 100 Grams 999 Fine Silver Poured Bar 32 Troy oz F111F
Scottsdale Mint 100 Grams 999 Fine Silver Poured Bar 32 Troy oz F111F
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13 TROY GRAMS OF SILVER BULLION 999 PURE SILVER Scrap OUNCE Choose Amount
13 TROY GRAMS OF SILVER BULLION 999 PURE SILVER Scrap OUNCE Choose Amount
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6 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 1888 Grams Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
6 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 1888 Grams Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
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999 Silver Bullion 1 4 Troy Ounce w REAL Gold Flakes Invest NOW 777 grams
999 Silver Bullion 1 4 Troy Ounce w REAL Gold Flakes Invest NOW 777 grams
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SILVER SHOT 999 PURE GRAINGRAM or TROY OUNCE PURE Silver Bullion
SILVER SHOT 999 PURE GRAINGRAM or TROY OUNCE PURE Silver Bullion
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Pure Stamped 999 Silver Bar 5 Grams Solid 1 6 Troy Ounce Investment Bullion
Pure Stamped 999 Silver Bar 5 Grams Solid 1 6 Troy Ounce Investment Bullion
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10 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 313 Grams Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
10 Troy Ounces Solid 925 Silver Paper Weight 313 Grams Pure Sterling Ingot Bar
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1 Troy Gram Silver Bullion Round 999 Fine Freedom Buffalo Indian Head Round
1 Troy Gram Silver Bullion Round 999 Fine Freedom Buffalo Indian Head Round
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999 PURE SILVER SHOT  APMEX  GRAIN GRAM TROY OUNCE POUND  you choose the amt
999 PURE SILVER SHOT APMEX GRAIN GRAM TROY OUNCE POUND you choose the amt
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16 50 GRAM TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER MONARCH PRECIOUS METALS BAR
16 50 GRAM TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER MONARCH PRECIOUS METALS BAR
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SILVER NUGGETS 999 PURE GRAINGRAM or TROY OUNCE PURE Silver Bullion
SILVER NUGGETS 999 PURE GRAINGRAM or TROY OUNCE PURE Silver Bullion
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1 Troy Oz 999 Fine Silver Buffalo 2013 Liberty Round Coin Opm Proof 3110 Grams
1 Troy Oz 999 Fine Silver Buffalo 2013 Liberty Round Coin Opm Proof 3110 Grams
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Scottsdale Mint 100 Grams 999 Fine Silver Poured Bar 32 Troy oz B232B
Scottsdale Mint 100 Grams 999 Fine Silver Poured Bar 32 Troy oz B232B
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5 Troy Ounce 1562 grams proof solid silver coin
5 Troy Ounce 1562 grams proof solid silver coin
$90.00 (1 Bid)
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1 Troy Oz 999 Silver Buffalo 2013 Liberty Round Pure Coin Opm Proof 3110 Grams
1 Troy Oz 999 Silver Buffalo 2013 Liberty Round Pure Coin Opm Proof 3110 Grams
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1 Gram 999 Fine Pure Solid Silver Liberty Bell Design Silver Bullion Troy Gram
1 Gram 999 Fine Pure Solid Silver Liberty Bell Design Silver Bullion Troy Gram
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SILVER SHOT 999 PURE GRAINGRAM TROY OUNCE PURE Silver Bullion
SILVER SHOT 999 PURE GRAINGRAM TROY OUNCE PURE Silver Bullion
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1980 Una Onza Troy De Plata Casa De Moneda De Mexico 33625 grams 925
1980 Una Onza Troy De Plata Casa De Moneda De Mexico 33625 grams 925
$21.50 (11 Bids)
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ARGOR CHIASSO 50 GRAM SILVER BAR 9990 FINE SILVER BAR 1610 TROY OZ 9990 J
ARGOR CHIASSO 50 GRAM SILVER BAR 9990 FINE SILVER BAR 1610 TROY OZ 9990 J
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Scottsdale Mint 100 Grams 999 Fine Silver Poured Bar 32 Troy oz B231B
Scottsdale Mint 100 Grams 999 Fine Silver Poured Bar 32 Troy oz B231B
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Art Medal 999 Silver 242 gram 78 Troy oz 948 07
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Art Medal 999 Silver 242 gram 78 Troy oz 948 07
$13.00 (10 Bids)
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Pure Stamped 999 Silver Bar 10 Grams Solid 1 3 Troy Oz Investment Bullion
Pure Stamped 999 Silver Bar 10 Grams Solid 1 3 Troy Oz Investment Bullion
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1981 International Trade Unit Silver 1 Troy Ounce 311 Grams Survivalist
1981 International Trade Unit Silver 1 Troy Ounce 311 Grams Survivalist
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999 Silver tested scrap 22 Grams Or approximately 3 4 Troy Ounce
999 Silver tested scrap 22 Grams Or approximately 3 4 Troy Ounce
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John F Kennedy Presidential Art Medal 999 Silver 242 gram 78 Troy oz 949 07
John F Kennedy Presidential Art Medal 999 Silver 242 gram 78 Troy oz 949 07
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Scottsdale Mint 100 Grams 999 Fine Silver Poured Bar 32 Troy oz B230B
Scottsdale Mint 100 Grams 999 Fine Silver Poured Bar 32 Troy oz B230B
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1 oz 1929 Incuse Indian Eagle One Troy Ounce round 31 grams 999 Pure silver
1 oz 1929 Incuse Indian Eagle One Troy Ounce round 31 grams 999 Pure silver
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5 GRAMS OF 999 PURE SILVER SHOT GRAIN TROY OUNCE POUND BULLION MONEY
5 GRAMS OF 999 PURE SILVER SHOT GRAIN TROY OUNCE POUND BULLION MONEY
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Jeff Gordon Champion 1 troy pound silver proof coin 370 grams scrap
Jeff Gordon Champion 1 troy pound silver proof coin 370 grams scrap
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1980 Una Onza Troy De Plata Casa De Moneda De Mexico 33625 grams 925
1980 Una Onza Troy De Plata Casa De Moneda De Mexico 33625 grams 925
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10 OUNCE SILVER BAR OLD POUR KIT KAT 993 TROY OZ 3092 GRAMS 999 FINE J
10 OUNCE SILVER BAR OLD POUR KIT KAT 993 TROY OZ 3092 GRAMS 999 FINE J
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42 TROY OZ 130 GRAM HAND POURED STERLING SILVER LOAF
42 TROY OZ 130 GRAM HAND POURED STERLING SILVER LOAF
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Silver Trade Unit Round One Troy Ounce 999 Fine Silver 311 Grams Lot  M594
Silver Trade Unit Round One Troy Ounce 999 Fine Silver 311 Grams Lot M594
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1 Troy Gram 999 Fine Silver Bullion Round Freedom Buffalo Indian Head Round
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Pure Stamped 999 Silver Bar 10 Grams Solid 1 3 Troy Oz Investment Bullion
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Heavy Vintage Crude 7 Troy OuncesASW 2183 Grams 999 Fine Poured Silver Bar
Heavy Vintage Crude 7 Troy OuncesASW 2183 Grams 999 Fine Poured Silver Bar
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20 GRAMS OF 999 PURE SILVER SHOT GRAIN TROY OUNCE POUND BULLION MONEY
20 GRAMS OF 999 PURE SILVER SHOT GRAIN TROY OUNCE POUND BULLION MONEY
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Pure Stamped 999 Silver Bar 5 Grams Solid 1 6 Troy Ounce Investment Bullion
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Collection of Five 999 Fine Silver Eagles from 1 Troy Oz to 1 Gram
Collection of Five 999 Fine Silver Eagles from 1 Troy Oz to 1 Gram
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35 TROY OZ 110 GRAM HAND POURED STERLING SILVER LOAF
35 TROY OZ 110 GRAM HAND POURED STERLING SILVER LOAF
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1978 Panama SILVER Proof Set 3 Silver Coins weigh 1914 grams 7 ASW Troy OZ
1978 Panama SILVER Proof Set 3 Silver Coins weigh 1914 grams 7 ASW Troy OZ
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SILVER NUGGETS 999 PURE GRAINGRAM or TROY OUNCE PURE Silver Bullion
SILVER NUGGETS 999 PURE GRAINGRAM or TROY OUNCE PURE Silver Bullion
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1980 MEXICO ONZA TROY CASA DE MONEDA 3110 GRAMS PURE SILVER
1980 MEXICO ONZA TROY CASA DE MONEDA 3110 GRAMS PURE SILVER
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10 GRAMS OF 999 PURE SILVER SHOT GRAIN TROY OUNCE POUND BULLION MONEY
10 GRAMS OF 999 PURE SILVER SHOT GRAIN TROY OUNCE POUND BULLION MONEY
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5 Stamped 999 Fine Silver Bars 10 Gram Each 15 Troy Ounces Investment 50 Grams
5 Stamped 999 Fine Silver Bars 10 Gram Each 15 Troy Ounces Investment 50 Grams
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1 Troy Ounce 999 American Silver Eagle Sunshine Mint Stamped Coin 311 Gram Bu
1 Troy Ounce 999 American Silver Eagle Sunshine Mint Stamped Coin 311 Gram Bu
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Argor Heraeus 250gram Silver Bar 999 fine YOUnique Wealth over 8 troy oz
Argor Heraeus 250gram Silver Bar 999 fine YOUnique Wealth over 8 troy oz
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2013 HUGE Mercury Dime 1 troy oz 999 Fine Silver 311 grams 40mm
2013 HUGE Mercury Dime 1 troy oz 999 Fine Silver 311 grams 40mm
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15 GRAMS OF 999 PURE SILVER SHOT GRAIN TROY OUNCE POUND BULLION MONEY
15 GRAMS OF 999 PURE SILVER SHOT GRAIN TROY OUNCE POUND BULLION MONEY
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Zombucks ZomBuff 2018 1 Troy oz Silver Round 311 grams Cool Design
Zombucks ZomBuff 2018 1 Troy oz Silver Round 311 grams Cool Design
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1 troy oz999 fine silver PING 1991 holiday season 312 gram large thick
1 troy oz999 fine silver PING 1991 holiday season 312 gram large thick
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1 Troy Ounce 999 American Silver Eagle Sunshine Mint Stamped Coin 311 Gram Bu
1 Troy Ounce 999 American Silver Eagle Sunshine Mint Stamped Coin 311 Gram Bu
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1 TROY OZ Silver Buffalo  Indian Head Round999 Fine Proof Like 311 gram
1 TROY OZ Silver Buffalo Indian Head Round999 Fine Proof Like 311 gram
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Gold Weights and Measures

Determining the value of a piece of gold can be tricky.

First, how much does the metal weigh? While the price of gold is normally quoted in dollars per troy ounce, large inventories are usually reported in metric tons – a completely different scale of measure. And neither weight matches the avoirdupois system which is used to weigh people and almost everything else in the United States. So, how much is your 18k gold bracelet worth? Confused yet?

For retail gold transactions, the troy ounce is predominant. Most coinage is based in troy ounces and the standard futures contract calls for delivery of 100 troy. The standard gold bar is specified as weighing 350-430 troy ounces, rather than the equivalent number of pounds. Still larger quantities of metal are often quoted in thousands and even millions of troy ounces – to maintain the ounce-based pricing.

At the smaller quantity level used mostly by jewelers, the troy ounce is broken down into 20 pennyweights – or 480 grains. That's it for troy weights. Grains, pennyweights, and ounces are used routinely; pounds and tons rarely.

Less prominent in the United States, but widely used elsewhere to weigh precious metals in all quantities is the beloved metric system. Metric weights are based on the gram, which weighs a bit less than a third of a troy ounce. 1,000 grams are called a kilogram and thousand kilograms (a million grams) equal a tonne – also known as a metric ton.

Here are the conversion factors between the Troy and Metric systems:

TO CONVERT TROY TO METRIC

Grains

To convert to grams multiply x .0648

Pennyweights

To convert to grams multiply x 1.555

Ounces

To convert to grams multiply x 31.10

To convert to kilograms multiplyx 0.031104

To convert to metric tons multiply x 0.000031

 

TO CONVERT TO TROY

Grams

To convert to grains multiply x 15.43

To convert to pennyweights multiply x .643

To convert to ounces multiply x .032

 

Kilograms

To convert to ounces multiply x 32.15

To convert to pennyweights multiply x 643.015

 

Tonnes

To convert to ounces multiply x 32,150.75

Use of these conversion factors eliminates the potential error which would result from using the lighter avoirdupois ounce. If you sell a kilogram bar, you'll be paid based on 32.15 troy ounces – not the 35.3 ounces you might expect if you weighed your bar on an avoirdupois scale.

And while there are other systems of weight – apothecary drams, imperial stone, avoirdupois ounces, etc – you can forget them! They aren't used for precious metals.

The carat is a particularly confusing customer. Yes, it is a measure of weight – but gemstone weight, not precious metal weight. A carat, with respect to gold, is a measure of purity. And to muddy the issue a tad more, it's abbreviated as k or kt.

Measuring the Purity of gold

Back to that 18k gold bracelet. It's 75% gold, because pure gold is too soft to be used as jewelry. Pure gold jewelry would be easily bent or scratched, so alloys are added to harden it.

Strictly speaking there is no such thing as 100% pure gold. Investment grade gold bullion and coins are generally refined to contain in excess of 99% gold content. And while there are different measures of gold purity, each ultimately describes the proportion of precious metal to alloy.

Carat

Again, not a weight for gold – a measure of purity for gold jewelry:

24 carat 99.9% or higher gold

22 carat 91.6%

21 carat 87.5%

20 carat 83.3%

18 carat 75.0%

15 carat 62.5%

14 carat 58.5%

Fineness

Fineness is expressed in parts per thousand, just as percentage is parts per hundred. Fineness is the purity standard specification for investment grade bullion and coins. The London Bullion Market Association requires that bars for good delivery be at least 999.0 fine – or 99.9%.

To find the value of your gold, multiply the weight in troy ounces by the percentage of actual gold content and then, times the price per ounce.

For that bracelet: 2 ounces (troy) x .75 x gold at $1400/ounce = $2100 actual gold value

Which, of course, doesn't include sentimental value.

 

 

About the Author

Nick Flamel is a longtime risk management consultant. He is also the proprietor of http://www.GoldInformationCenter.com, a website that promotes gold as the ultimate inflation hedge. There you can find further details on how to use gold as a hedge and how to generate income from any gold you may own.

 

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