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The lure of gold is legendary, but are we fooling ourselves if we treat it as a sensible choice for the modern investor? It pays to understand why for hundreds of years it was the foundation of all wealth, and why it’s perhaps a different type of investment today. The use of gold in the form of coins probably dates back to Egypt in 500BC, at a time when the intrinsic value of the metal had long been established through its use in jewellery. The History...

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A one-of-a-kind gold Ferrari will be offered at a special Sotheby’s auction in October. The car—which is currently estimated to fetch £350,000-400,000—will be offered as a highlight of The Midas Touch, Sotheby’s first-ever auction completely dedicated to gold. Fully restored, the 1977 Ferrari 512 BB is only one of four Ferrari 512 BBs to be painted this shade of gold. The rare vehicle is also the only one to leave the production line with its...

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Gold has always cast a spell, offering collectors the double attraction of craftsman-made pieces that are also worth their weight as an investment. Have you heard of the Mojave Nugget? It was found in the Stringer district near Randsburg, California, by prospector Ty Paulsen using a metal detector in1977. Amazingly, the nugget exists just as it was found—a solid chunk of gold, weighing in at more than 10 pounds, that’s 156 troy ounces. So, at...

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