Ancient Monetary Metals and Alter Ego Metals March 12 2015

A couple kitco news stories piqued our interest today. The first is about a trove of ancient metals found in the library archives at the University of Buffalo, illustrating that precious metals have been used as money and a permanent store of value since at least 400 B.C. The other discusses a rising price and the unusual interplay between two of our favorite alter-ego metals that we started writing about last Summer with the addition of hafnium to our product line. Zirconium will be ready soon. 

 

 

http://www.kitco.com/news/2015-03-12/Very-Rare-Ancient-Coins-Rediscovered-in-University-Library.html

http://www.kitco.com/ind/Albrecht/2015-03-11-Weak-Zirconium-Demand-Depleting-Hafnium-Stock-Piles.html

http://www.rwmmint.com/blogs/news/14929137-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde