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Why is Gold Valuable?
Why is Gold Valuable?
Why is Gold Valuable?
Why is Gold Valuable?
Why is Gold Valuable?
Why is Gold Valuable?
Why is Gold Valuable?
Why is Gold Valuable?
Why is Gold Valuable?
Why is Gold Valuable?
Why is Gold Valuable?
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Why is Gold Valuable?

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This presentation explains the inherent properties of gold that make it a good store of value and economic basis.

This presentation explains the inherent properties of gold that make it a good store of value and economic basis.

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  • 1. Why is Gold Valuable?Why is Gold Valuable? Gold as a Precious MetalGold as a Precious Metal and Store of Valueand Store of Value Manhattan Gold & Silver | 45 W 47th Street | New York, NY 10036 | 212-398-1454
  • 2. In the Beginning…In the Beginning… • Gold was first mined by the Egyptians more than 5000 years ago. • From that point on, it has been considered a valuable commodity all over the world. – This is because gold has many applications in crafts and businesscrafts and business while also being a good “store of value.” 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454
  • 3. 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454 What is a Store of Value?What is a Store of Value? • A store of value is something that can be saved and retrieved at a later date for predictable usefulness. • Some examples include: – precious metals – gems – real estate – art – antiques
  • 4. 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454 Why Gold?Why Gold? • Gold has been the basis for many currencies over the years because it’s considered to be the most desirable store of value. • This is because gold has inherent qualities that make it stand out from other stores of value: – Durability – Resiliency – Scarcity
  • 5. 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454 Gold DurabilityGold Durability • Gold cannot rust or decay. It’s shine and luster never diminish, so its relative value is timeless. • Unlike other stores of value, the price of gold is completely unaffected by age. – A newly mined piece of gold is worth the same as a 100 year old piece.
  • 6. 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454 Gold ResiliencyGold Resiliency • Gold can be refined and reshaped over and over. • Whether it’s a necklace, a coin, or a bar – the intrinsic value of the gold doesn’t change just because the shape does.
  • 7. 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454 Gold ScarcityGold Scarcity • Gold has a “sweet spot” in terms of scarcity. • It’s rare enough to be valuable, but not so rare that it is prohibitive to find. – For example, iridium is a precious metal much rarer than gold. However, it isn’t widely traded like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. • If gold were more common, it wouldn’t be as valuable. If it were rarer, there wouldn’t have been enough to back so many currencies over the centuries.
  • 8. 2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver2013 © Manhattan Gold & Silver www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454www.mgsrefining.com | 212-398-1454 Bonus Value!Bonus Value! • Gold has a lustrous allure, which makes it popular in jewelry and artwork – It looks valuable. • Gold is extremely dense – which makes it difficult to counterfeit. – The heavy weight also gives the impression of real substance. It feels valuable.
  • 9. About MGSAbout MGS Manhattan Gold & Silver | 45 W 47th Street | New York, NY 10036 | 212-398-1454 • Manhattan Gold & Silver (MGS) is a precious metals refiner that has been based in Manhattan’s historic Diamond District since 1985. We are a B2B company that buys and recycles precious metal scraps that accumulate in other businesses. • We serve: – Jewelers – Pawnbrokers – Dentists – The industrial sector – Antique dealers – Machinists – And more! • MGS also creates charts, calculators, and other online tools for our customers to use. – Try our Precious Metals Prices app, which lets you monitor the real-time precious metals market situation from anywhere, right from your iPhone.
  • 10. Recycle your PreciousRecycle your Precious Metals for ProfitMetals for Profit • MGS accepts gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. • Payouts are based on the London Fixing. • Up to 98% payout (among the highest in the US) – Up to 98.5% for gold brought in for hand testing. • Not in NYC? Ship us your precious metals using our Ship & Sell service. Ship & Sell offers: – Same day wired payment (once lot is received) – Discounted, insured shipping – Payout calculator Manhattan Gold & Silver | 45 W 47th Street | New York, NY 10036 | 212-398-1454
  • 11. Connect with MGSConnect with MGS • For amazing facts, history and news, read our gold and precious metals blog. • Join the conversation about precious metals on the MGS Facebook page. • Follow gold, silver, and other precious metal trends at the MGS Twitter account. • Circle MGS on Google+ to hear our latest updates. • If you do business with us, connect with us on the MGS LinkedIn page. • To see precious metal melting and refinement in action, visit the MGS Youtube channel. Manhattan Gold & Silver | 45 W 47th Street | New York, NY 10036 | 212-398-1454

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