Thursday, June 30, 2011

First Gold Android Phone: TAG Heuer LINK Smartphone

Though both Apple and Nokia products have dabbled gold in recent releases such as the ipad and Nokia Oro respectably, a brand new device has just debuted that is giving the Android OS a shot at gold. The new TAG Heuer LINK Smartphone is here, and with it comes 18k gold, alligator skinned, and gorilla glass glory, all surrounding a device that runs Google’s popular Android OS.

There are many luxury phones out there, especially in Russia where the market is prominent. However among the sea of phone choices plated in gold and diamonds, very few of them look as great on the inside as they do on the outside. TAG’s newest LINK device promises to change the game of luxury smart phones by bringing the Android OS to the gold phone. Now, the LINK Smartphone will be among the very few luxury phones with significantly updated operating system, and the first ever luxury Smartphone running Android OS.

The price tag on the TAG Heuer LINK SmartPhone starts at 4700 euros, translating to around $6799 U.S dollars as an entry level, no-customization price floor.

Here is the official Promo Video from TAG Heuer on the new device:

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Top Gold Producing Countries in 2011

2011 has been a momentous year for gold, with increases in the price of gold, investments, and gold production. Countries all around the world have been producing gold at a increasing rate throughout the year. China and India have been especially prominent figures in the gold market and have established new heights in record buying gold. Gold production remains one of the most important reasons behind all the important gold events of the year, and many of the top producers of gold have seen important changes over time.

China- China has become the world’s number one producer of gold with 345 tonnes of gold produced this year. Unlike many other countries that are declining in gold production as the price of gold rises to catch up with economic value, China is planning on producing even more gold and predicts up to 400 tonnes in gold production for next year.

South Africa- Known historically as a top producer of gold, South Africa’s gold production has actually declined as China has taken the spotlight in production. South Africa has seen an 80% drop in gold production within the last 40 years. Although South Africa’s production has been in decline, it is still historically considered one of the largest gold producers amongst the general population.

Russia- Russia has become slightly more interested in gold purchases as it tries to compete with India and China. Russia plans to purchase large amounts of gold in the upcoming years, although its current production of gold has remained generally unchanged at about 190 tonnes.

Canada- Canada produced over 166 tonnes of gold in 1964, well under Russia’s current average. However since the 60s, gold production in Canada has remained below the 166 tonnes mark. In 2010 they produced only 90 tonnes of gold.

The U.S- The production of gold in the U.S is currently well above the averages of many of the top gold producing countries and only slightly below Australia and China each the respective second and top producers of gold in the world. Although the U.S has not produced as much gold as it did in the past, the nation currently produces a healthy 230 tonnes of gold.

These are the top gold producing countries in the world; however many other smaller countries also produce gold such as Colombia, Kazakhstan, Mali, Mexico, Chile, and many more.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Price of Gold- June 28, 2011

With the June finally closing, the month marks a long period of gold prices at all time highs. Today, June 28, 2011 the current market price of gold remains above its famed $1500 selling price at exactly $1500.13. With many economic ups and downs currently circulating around the globe, international markets are attempting to work together to maintain financial stability in the face of rising gold prices. Although markets have been on slide, gold continues to rise in value and the $1500 dollar gold price floor seems to be a confident price location for gold investors and owners to rely on.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Historic Gold- Cellini Salt Cellar

Next up on the Cash4Gold blog’s Historic Gold segment is the famed and extremely high valued Cellini Salt Cellar. Benvenuto Cellini, a celebrated and famed artist from the Renaissance period, created the Cellini Salt Cellar piece in Paris working under commission from France’s first renaissance monarch, Francis the First. The Cellini Salt Cellar is the only work known to be done in gold by the famed artists and thus is value is momentous. The work, sometimes referred to as the “Mona Lisa of Sculpture” was created to symbolize the unity of Earth(represented by the female figure) and the Sea(represented by the male figure).

The famous Cellini Salt was stolen from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 2003, however it was recovered in 2006 in Austria. After its theft, the sculpture was promptly insured with consideration to its golden make up and historic significance. In 2010, the Cellini Salt Cellar’s insured and estimated worth was 64.5 million US dollars.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Gold: A Story in Numbers

They say that every photo tells a story, but in the case of gold, numbers play as important a role as photos do. Gold is in its very nature constantly associated with numbers, whether it is in its history, its weight when found, its composition when being tested for value, or most often of all…its price. Numbers speak the story of gold in an important way, and because of their symbolic value, they also help tell the story of gold in the same way photographs do.

Here are a few gold facts that speak about gold’s price, power, and history, all told through numbers:

2,316- The “Welcome Stranger” gold nugget was the largest ever “true” gold nugget. It weighed 2316 troy ounces and was found in Australia in 1969. At gold’s current market price, the “Welcome Stranger” would be valued at over $3 Million US dollars.

50- The power of gold can be seen when it is hammered. One ounce of gold can be hammered down and stretched to an incredible length of 50 miles.

53- 53cm in diameter is the size of the largest gold coin ever minted, a 2007 $1,000,000 Maple Leaf.

1,064- Gold is melted down by refiners like Cash4Gold so that the precious metal can be extracted from jewelry and others objects where gold has been mixed. 1,064 centigrade is the temperature at which gold melts.

60- There’s a lot of gold out there, and when its mined gold find its way into many different forms of use. 60% of all the gold mined today however is used strictly for jewelry.

1- Gold is the most precious and rare of all metals. How rare? A single one ounce gold nugget is harder to find then a five carat diamond.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gold in Tech- Why and Where

Gold continues to be a key component in successful technological fields. The Cash 4 Gold blog has covered the use of gold technology before, even covering gold technology in space. But the use of gold in tech can also be found a lot closer to home.

Computers and telecommunication devices are commonly seen as one of the most abundant markets for the use of gold in technology. Computers such as Personal PC’s, laptops, servers, and more all use blocks of chips called circuit boards, who’s edges are most commonly gold plated connectors.

Telecommunication devices also commonly contain gold in their internal workings. That means that the cell phone you hold in your hand may very well contain bits of gold. Cell phones usually contain gold plated contacts that work in a similar way to computers.

So why is gold the preferred choice for complex electronics? Why do we constantly find the most precious of all metals in our everyday lives? The World Gold Council explains why gold’s powerful characteristics as the rarest of precious metals makes it the perfect candidate for complex tech uses:

“Gold’s beneficial material properties include outstanding resistance to corrosion, ease of manufacture and high thermal and electrical conductivity. Only silver and copper are better conductors of electricity, but these do not have comparable resistance to tarnishing or corrosion.

Where resistance to tarnish or corrosion is essential, it is therefore common either to use gold or a gold alloy, or to plate gold onto a less noble metal. In electronic applications, the resistance of gold to environmental effects is perhaps its most important quality. It means that the technical performance of gold bonding wires or gold electroplating remains essentially unaltered over time.”

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One Man’s Garbage…New Yorker’s Treasure

Photo: Raffi Stepanian, a New kind of Gold Miner

The most recent news story circulating around the press on gold is one about a New York City native, Raffi Stepanian: gold collector in his own right. Though many of the most famous collectors and miners of gold have a long and grueling history of mine work and mountain searching, Raffi is famous for a different approach: street searching.

Raffi Stepanian is a precious metal treasure hunter, searching for (and finding) small bits of diamonds, rubies, platinum, and even gold. While many may think that the streets of New York are paved with mud, debris, and other unsanitary nuisances left to the imagination, Raffi believes in an entirely different perspective."The streets of 47th Street are literally paved with gold," Raffi says. It’s a state of mind that Raffi is putting to work when in just over a period of 6 days Raffi collected enough gold from piles of dirt and filth on the streets to make two sales totaling to $819.

"Material falls off clothes, on the bottom of shoes, it drops off jewelry, and it falls in the dirt and sticks to the gum on the street," Raffi explains.

So what’s the catch to this street-searching gold prospect?

"You just have to get down on your knees and get it," Raffi says.

With the price of gold continuing to increase on almost a daily basis, and predictions for the price of gold to sky rocket up to $2000 an ounce, acquiring gold seems to have no boundaries in today’s market.

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