New Release: New Hampshire Goldbacks

Goldback, Inc. is launching its third state, New Hampshire, expanding the tremendously popular Goldback Aurum series. This newest issue features five denominations with stunning artwork reflective of the uniquely independent spirit of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire state series joins previous Utah and Nevada Goldback state issues, also available in the same Aurum values, color palette and thematic artwork. The Goldback program has been wildly successful since its inception in 2019. We…

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Bitcoin is Not “The New Gold”

Gold has seen significant price appreciation in the past year, rising to a record of over $2,067 per ounce in early August – an increase of 35.4% from its starting price in January 2020 – and ending 2020 at $1,887.60, up 23.6% for the full year. This increase was driven by (among other factors) the impact of Covid-19; central bank policies focused on near-zero interest rates;  investors’ fears about a possible recession…

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Gold Belongs in Central Bank Portfolios – and Yours, Too

By Adam Trexler, President and Founder, Valaurum® The world’s central banks—the government bodies tasked with managing their countries’ monetary policies—have been on a gold-buying spree for the past decade. Today, the gold held in central banks’ reserves totals more than 30,000 tons. Even though deficit pressures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic required some central banks to sell modest amounts of gold in the third quarter of 2020, central banks have been net…

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This Election Season, Will Investors Vote for Gold?

By Adam Trexler, President and Founder, Valaurum® Imagine a scenario where the US presidential election is too close to call, election officials and competing teams of lawyers must scrutinize ballots, and ultimately the outcome must be decided by the Supreme Court. In such a time of deep uncertainty, investors look for stability and bid up the price of gold. I’m not forecasting that this will transpire in 2020, but as we know,…

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With Gold at an All-Time High, a Solution for Small Investors

As I write this, gold futures have surged to their highest level on record – topping $1,900 an ounce. This is a record high, surpassing even the height of the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath.  There are many reasons why investors are clamoring for gold, starting with fears of a pandemic-driven recession, rising unemployment and social unrest. We’re also experiencing near-zero interest rates and equity market valuations that seem disconnected from economic reality. Then,…

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Latest News: Nepal Commissions Tourism Aurum®

The Nepal Aurum® features a full-color sunset on Mount Everest. Valaurum hereby announces that the Embassy of Nepal, in conjunction with the Non-Resident Nepali Association, is issuing a commemorative Aurum® to promote tourism in Nepal. This Aurum® is the third official gold issue by a sovereign government. Chinese and Indian tourism are fundamental to the economy of Nepal, and the Government of Nepal has a stated strategy to increase tourism to boost development. Their vision includes making…

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Valaurum’s Latest Reproduction – AC/DC!

Introducing Valaurum's new commemorative release: AC/DC Angus Buck Cook Islands Aurum®! Valaurum recently created this special release to pay tribute to Angus and his band. The slogan “In Rock We Trust” embodies what AC/DC has stood for over the past 45 years. This special release note measures 156×67 mm and is minted from 1/10 gram of fine gold with a prooflike finish. AC/DC has sold nearly 71 million albums in the U.S.…

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One Gram Bullion Aurum® Announced by Valaurum®

Today, Valaurum introduces its latest product, the One Gram Aurum®. The One Gram Aurum® is a technological and marketing breakthrough for Valaurum, allowing it to compete directly in the international bullion market. Valaurum's Aurum technology makes affordable, precise quantities of gold available to consumers. The Company has sold hundreds of thousands of 1/20, 1/10g and 1/4g products. The Aurum® platform provides industry-leading security features, full gold recovery, and excellent durability. Valaurum's new…

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First Legal Tender Aurum® Currency Manufactured by Valaurum

Valaurum hereby announces its first legal tender currency, a $5, 1/100 ounce gold “note” issued by the Cook Islands. The Five Dollar Gold Note commemorates the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018. It is the first legal tender issue by a sovereign nation using Aurum® precious metal technology, and is a major milestone in Valaurum’s development. The Five Dollar Gold Note was issued by the Bank of the Cook Islands,…

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Valaurum Introduces Two-Sided Printing

Valaurum has been making significant breakthroughs in its printing technology. This new technology has now come together to allow Valaurum to offer two-sided printing. Adam Trexler, Valaurum’s President, explained, “When our representatives went to European precious metal marketing companies last year, their biggest request was two-sided printing. This was a tall order, due to our original methods of constructing the Aurum. Also, typical printer loss rates are 10-20%. Printing on gold at…

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