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All About the Macedonian Denar

Thursday, April 23, 2015 8:38:00 PM America/Denver

macedonian denar coinsThe Macedonian denar (MKD) is the official currency of the Republic of Macedonia, issued by the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia. It is divided into subunits of 100 deni for one denar, but this subunit is no longer used. When talking about Macedonian currency, then, you will most often see “denar” and its plural “denari.” Its currency symbol is ден, which are the Macedonian letters for the first three letters of “denar.”

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8 High-Tech Security Features in World Currencies: Part 2

Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:15:28 AM America/Denver

closeup of euro under uv lightIt is fascinating to consider just how many high-tech security features are hidden in the banknotes that pass through our hands and travel in our pockets every day. These security features are aimed at making banknotes highly difficult to counterfeit, and many of them are so intricate in detail that often go unnoticed.

So just what are these newer security features that are becoming a part of national currencies all over the world? In last week’s post, we covered 4 major security features in currency: specialized material, the watermark, the clear window, and microprinting. Here are 4 more high-tech security features found in today’s currency.

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8 High-Tech Security Features in World Currencies: Part 1

Thursday, April 9, 2015 8:03:45 AM America/Denver

a closeup of australian currencyIt is intriguing, to say the least, to consider just how many high-tech security features are hidden in the banknotes that pass through our hands and travel in our pockets on a daily basis. These security features are aimed at making banknotes more and more difficult to counterfeit, and many of them are so intricate in detail that they are not known by the average citizen.

So just what are these newer security features that are becoming a part of national currencies all over the world? Read on for an inside look at 4 of 8 major security features on paper currency today. Then check back in with the blog next week for details on 4 more high-tech security features.

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All About the Jordan Dinar

Thursday, April 2, 2015 8:43:27 AM America/Denver

jordanian dinar banknotes and coinsThe dinar is the official currency of Jordan and an unofficial currency of the West Bank, issued by the Central Bank of Jordan. Read on for a brief history of this relatively new form of currency and an explanation of banknotes and coins.

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The Egyptian Pound

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:10:00 AM America/Denver

a closeup of egyptian pound bank notesGoing back from the Ancient Egyptians through today, the area now known as Egypt has seen quite a few forms of currency. The most recent of these forms of currency—and the one that is currently being used today—is the Egyptian pound. Read on to get a brief overview of the Egyptian pound's history and how it functions as a form of currency today.

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Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Safe for Your Home

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:35:00 AM America/Denver

gold bars on a black backgroundMany homeowners feel that their possessions are secure simply hidden in a private location in the home, or they resort to storing precious metals in a bank account. But for many reasons, purchasing a safe or vault for your home is your best bet. Here is a quick overview of why a new safe or vault for your home might be the best option for you.

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All About the Singapore Dollar

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:05:00 AM America/Denver

closeup of singapore dollar banknotes and coinsAs mentioned in our recent post about the Tunisian dinar, a true mark of independence for a country is when it begins to issue its own currency. The same is true for Singapore and the Singapore dollar, nicknamed "Sing." Read on for a brief history of the Singapore dollar and a quick look to how it stands as a form of currency today.

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The Best Places to Keep a Home Safe or Vault

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 4:14:00 PM America/Denver

a large green open safeIf you're looking to purchase a safe or vault, you may be wondering which space it should occupy in your home in order to best protect valuable items and precious metals. The short answer is this: Keep your safe or vault in a location that makes for convenient usage. There are other things to keep in mind, however—namely what you are using your safe for, which type of safe you have, and which places you should avoid—so read on for some important tips on choosing the best location for your home safe or vault.

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The Serbian Dinar

Monday, February 23, 2015 8:20:00 AM America/Denver

serbian coinsWhen it comes to the history of currencies, the Serbian dinar sticks out. Most currencies emerge as their country gains independence, and because of that, many countries have only had their central bank and independent currencies for less than a century. The Serbian dinar, however, has been around for centuries and has experienced quite a ride.

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The Benefits of Opening a Precious Metals IRA Account

Monday, February 16, 2015 12:46:04 PM America/Denver

gold barsWhen the time comes to retire, you’ll want to be well taken care of. The solution for this is, of course, to begin building your IRA account. Generally, an IRA account consists of deposited money and financial investments. Most people don’t realize that the IRS allows for precious metal IRAs, in which an investor places precious metal assets into a fund to be liquidated upon retirement. Though you may not want to use a precious metals IRA to fund your entire retirement, here are some of the benefits of doing so.

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