Silver Ounce

Silver Ounce

Silver Ounce overview

Silver is a chemical element with symbol Ag (from the Latin argentum, derived from the Proto-Indo-European h₂erǵ: "shiny" or "white") and atomic number 47. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal. The metal is found in the Earth's crust in the pure, free elemental form ("native silver"), as an alloy with gold and other metals, and in minerals such as argentite and chlorargyrite. Most silver is produced as a byproduct of copper, gold, lead, and zinc refining. Silver has long been valued as a precious metal. Silver metal is used in many bullion coins, sometimes alongside gold: while it is more abundant than gold, it is much less abundant as a native metal. Its purity is typically measured on a per-mille basis; a 94%-pure alloy is described as "0.940 fine". As one of the seven metals of antiquity, silver has had an enduring role in most human cultures. Other than in currency and as an investment medium (coins and bullion), silver is used in solar panels, water filtration, jewellery, ornaments, high-value tableware and utensils (hence the term silverware), in electrical contacts and conductors, in specialized mirrors, window coatings, in catalysis of chemical reactions, as a colorant in stained glass and in specialised confectionery. Its compounds are used in photographic and X-ray film. Dilute solutions of silver nitrate and other silver compounds are used as disinfectants and microbiocides (oligodynamic effect), added to bandages and wound-dressings, catheters, and other medical instruments.

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Silver Ounce news

Political Turmoil in UK and US Sees Gold Hit 2 Week High

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Big bank rally helps US stocks finish higher; Goldman soars

U.S. stocks finish after as Goldman Sachs has its best day in 10 years and Bank of America rises by the most in seven years as banks and other financial companies report strong fourth-quarter results

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NGC To Offer ASF Labels for Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins
NGC To Offer ASF Labels for Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins

Numismatic Guaranty CorporationÂŽ (NGC) has officially licensed the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) logo for special NGC certification labels that celebrate the U.S. Mint's Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins.

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Gold Holds Steady Near $1,300/oz As Geopolitical Risks Including Brexit Loom Large

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On Tap: Lantern pours Oregon, Washington brews for annual Winter Beer Fest
On Tap: Lantern pours Oregon, Washington brews for annual Winter Beer Fest

The Lantern Tap House’s sixth annual festival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Turbulence and Brexit Make Safer Options Like Gold and Cash Essential

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Four recommendations for new governors on preparing for disasters and building resilience

There are no silver bullets to stop floods, droughts or wildfires. Nor is there a one-size-fits-all solution for building resilience. But these best practices can help.

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SWOT Analysis: 10 Straight Days of Gold ETF Inflows

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