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Smithsonian Showcases Senegalese Jewelry Which Is Rich In History

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New York City restaurant Serendipity 3 makes the "Quintessential Grilled Cheese Sandwich," made with gold leaf, accompanied by the gold-adorned South African Lobster & San Marzano Tomato Bisque, for sandwich-dipping, of course. Courtesy of Liz Steger hide caption

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Rescuers tend to a mine worker, in striped top, after he was pulled from an illegal gold mine Sunday in Benoni, outside Johannesburg, South Africa. Many of his colleagues remain below ground for fear of being arrested. Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Had A Good Year?

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Brandi and Kaylee plan to open a truck repair shop when they graduate from high school. Robert Smith/NPR hide caption

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Boom Town, U.S.A.

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This is what our coin looked like — only it wasn't this big in real life. U.S. Mint hide caption

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The Tuesday Podcast: We Sold Gold

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Why We Left The Gold Standard

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The Friday Podcast: Gold Standard, R.I.P.

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"Sex, mathematics, music, gold — all these things are universal." - Jim Grant David Kestenbaum/NPR hide caption

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A 'Wingnut Argument' For The Gold Standard

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