Gold represents many things in the eyes of man: wealth, prestige, investment, security in an unstable economy, and even a lifetime of commitment. Jonathan Spall, with The National, believes that “[t]he reason that gold has these attributes is that we believe that it does. It has been embedded in human psychology and reinforced over the millennia.” Needless to say, the last few millennia have been sprinkled with gold dust and endless dreams of wealth and glory.

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