Gold is a widely popular metal used in the making of jewellery, coins and has been highly sought after for decades. However, just because gold is a highly popular metal, doesn’t mean that everyone knows everything there is to know about it. We’ve researched some interesting and surprising gold facts that you might not have known.
- There is more steel created per hour than gold has been dug up in the entire history of the world.
- The melting point of gold is 2,063 degrees Fahrenheit
- The World’s largest gold consumer in today’s economy is India
- Gold works as a great conductor of electricity
- Up until the year 1912, the Olympic gold medals were actually made from 100% gold
- There is speculation between scientists that gold can be found on other planets as well as Earth, including Mars, Mercury and Venus
- Gold is used in creating helmets for astronauts and in making windows. The gold in these products reflects infrared rays yet allows sunlight to pass through, all whilst remaining cool at the same time.
- Out of the 92 elements in total which can be found in the earth, gold is the 58th rarest of these.
- In 2010 a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi unveiled the first ever gold vending machine made up of 24 carat gold.
- The first gold coins which were ever commissioned were by King Croesus of Lydia around the year 540 B.C.
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If you have any old gold items you wish to get rid of, why not sell them with us at The Manchester Gold Exchange? We offer competitive prices for your gold items, whether they are Asian gold, Romany gold, Hallmarked or Un-Hallmarked.
At The Manchester Gold Exchange, we use the latest in technology to test, weigh and analyse your gold items and all of our analysts are expertly trained in the field.