Oct 01

Vancouver man plans golden retirement

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The retirement years of one Vancouver businessman could prove to be his golden age for more reasons than one.
Jack Fortin is currently 52 and tells the Vancouver Sun that his business as a dealer in gold coins is going to continue in a different format once he reaches his pension years.
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Oct 01

Gold coins mark Mary MacKillop’s sainthood

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Gold coins produced by the Perth Mint are being launched in honour of Mary MacKillop, due to be canonised as a saint on October 17th, reports the Australian Associated Press.
She is due to become the first saint to come from Australia, following a process which began in 1926.
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Oct 01

Owner of gold ring sought by senior

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An eighth-grader from Panama Central School, New York, is hunting the rightful owner of a gold ring he found on the beach, reports the Post-Journal.
David O'Dell was walking along the shore at Long Point State Park when he spotted the ring, resting on the surface of the sand in a few inches of water.
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Oct 01

Gold nanoparticles yield nanoscale LEDs

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Nanoscale LED-like lights have been produced by scientists at the US National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) using gold nanoparticles.
The researchers were previously using gold nanoparticles of less than 8 nm in diameter; however, by increasing them to 20 nm in size they were able to create a secondary structure emerging from their horizontally formed nanowires.
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Oct 01

Gold pocket watch from the Titanic on display

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Historical enthusiasts may want to pay a visit to the latest Titanic exhibition featuring artefacts recovered from the ill fated ship.
Among the pieces on display at the Titanic Honour and Glory – The story of the tragic liner and her sister ships show is a gold pocket watch.
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Oct 01

Gold leaf organ to be unveiled in Washington

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A $2.2 million (£1.4 million) organ decorated in gold leaf is due to be unveiled at a cathedral in the US this weekend.
The Opus XIX has taken almost five years to complete by a team of metal and wood workers in Seattle, Washington, the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Oct 01

Gold leaf ‘transforms’ The Savoy hotel

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Legendary hotel The Savoy is set to reopen its doors following a makeover that saw ornate gold leaf detailing added to the iconic building.
Writing for the Independent, John Walsh described how the owners have spent three years and £220 million transforming the historic property.
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Oct 01

Anjelica Huston named best dressed for gold jewellery

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Anjelica Huston has been applauded for her sense of fashion after she was seen sporting a red dress complemented by gold jewellery.
Aol's Style List described the actress as the best dressed in their Look of the Day blog section for the outfit she wore to an event on Tuesday (September 28th).
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Sep 29

Buchanan First Spouse gold coins ‘closely watched by collectors’

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Collectors are keeping a close eye on sales of James Buchanan Liberty First Spouse gold coins, reports Coin Update News.
The latest figures from the US Mint show that the collectible has now surpassed sales of 9,000 units.
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Sep 29

US Mint tells buyers ‘no more Buffalo’

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Authorised buyers of the US Mint have been told that no more 2010 American Buffalo gold bullion coins are now available.
Sales for this year have surpassed each of 2007-09, reports Coin News, although last year the design was only on sale for a few months.
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