When Spanish explorers arrived in the “New World” of Central and South America (15th and 16th Centuries) they encountered different native peoples. The Spanish and Incas had very little in common. Diverse old native Indian cultures spoke entirely different languages than European Spaniards, they worshipped entirely different gods, and they lived very different lives from day to day. What they both did hold in common was high esteem for gold and silver using them to craft some of their life’s most important tangible objects (religious items used in rituals, jewellery for adornment, coins for trade).
Gold and silver became de facto money around 600 BC when they were struck in Lydian coins as stores of value used for trade. For over 2500 years, silver and gold monies have proven themselves as the ultimate monies.
Inlay clad metals are made by integrating precious materials such as gold, platinum, silver and palladium with cheaper materials such as copper, brass and stainless steel. The precious metals are placed at exact places where they are required. The final product is hard, exhibits better wear resistance and is denser with a highly consistent composition as compared to the selective plating process.
Silver & Gold Indeed Have The Best Historical Track Records As Money. These Two Precious Monetary Metals.