Precious Metals Blog

The MGS Precious Metals Blog

Manhattan Gold & Silver is an industry leader in precious metal pricing and refining with more than 30 years of experience. During our time in the business, we’ve found the topic of precious metals to be a vast and interesting one. Here on our precious metals blog, we write in-depth posts about the science of precious metal refining, historical and modern uses for precious metals, market news, and much more.

Standard Gold Bars

Standard gold bars are difficult to make, but there are still regulations as to what constitutes the standard. Here you can find the specifications as to what makes standard gold bars.

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Calculating the Value of Your Scrap Gold

With the price of gold on the rise and holding fairly steady, consumers and business owners have been cashing in on their damaged or scrap gold.  To determine how much your scrap is worth, you will

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Bullion Explained

Bullion Explained

Bullion is a measurement of a precious metal. It is traded within commodity markets which creates value for the metal, which can fluctuate, hour to hour and day to day.

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Olympics Going Green – Recycling Precious Metals for Medals

Olympics Going Green – Recycling Precious Metals for Medals

The Olympic Games are going green by giving out medals with recycled computer parts contained within them. In this effort, they are trying to reduce green house emissions by 15%.

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Fire Assay

Fire Assay

Fire Assay is the best way to determine the amount and purity of your gold. Compared to X-Ray assaying, fire assaying is more accurate, which means you get more for your gold.

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Gold Exchange-Traded Fund (GETF)

Gold Exchange-Traded Fund (GETF)

The price of gold depends on how it is traded in the commodity market. There are many GETF funds that can be traded, all affecting the overall price of gold

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