A metal is considered "precious" if it is rare, of high economic value, and is not radioactive.
Whether your interest in precious metals is as an investment opportunity, collector’s items, industrial applications, jewelery, or just general curiosity, the book you are looking at is the ultimate source of knowledge and reference, you absolutely need to have.
You will learn:
There are seven other “precious” metals apart from silver and gold, and some of them are much more valuable. (Gold is actually third most valued, and silver by far the least valued of them all.)
All precious metals are used by industry, but only four are regularly used for jewellery. Investors however, are trading in all of them. The more they know about the metals themselves, the more they are able to judge future demand and price fluctuations.
So you want to learn how rare they actually are, where are they found, how difficult to mine, melt and work with. How are they traded, or collected. What are their unique properties, their history, their uses and applications.
Have you ever heard of palladium coins? You might want to have one, once you read about them.
If there was ever a “Precious metals Bible”, this is it.
Extremely educational, interesting and useful book, packed with facts, but also with anecdotes, titbits and precious metals history you will love to read.