SINGAPORE (Apr 6): Gold has been regarded as a valuable commodity since the beginning of civilisation due to its beauty, sheen, and perceived value. Whether as currency, or in the form of treasure, gold has been at the forefront of many legends and inspirational stories.

In fact, it wasn’t until the 20th century that fiat currency or money was declared as legal tender, and became the de facto means of exchange.

What is gold?

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