Why is Gold So Valuable?

Chemically speaking, gold is rather uninteresting. And yet, of all the elements in the periodic table, humans have placed incredible value on gold. Why is gold so valuable? Funny enough, the fact that gold is so chemically “boring” is part of the reason it’s one of the most valuable elements on earth. The “transition” and “post-transition” metals (a group of 49 elements that include familiar names such as gold, iron, aluminum, copper, and silver) are the most practical and tangible elements. In addition to being one of the most stable and durable metals, gold is also incredible rare, which adds to the value societies have placed on gold throughout history. There are many other historical, social, and elemental factors that have helped make gold one of the most valuable elements on the planet, but all you need to know is that gold is still and will continue to be a highly valuable metal.

If you want to invest in gold, Coins of the Realm offers a terrific selection of gold coins, bullion, and jewelry. Visit our precious metal center in Rockville, MD to see our selection of fine gold coins, bullion, and jewelry, or call us at (301) 340-1640 to speak with one of our gold experts. We also buy gold and offer in-store and remote gold appraisal services.

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