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gold bug

also gold·bug (gŏld′bŭg′)
1. Any of several North American beetles, especially Charidotella sexpunctata, having a golden metallic luster. Also called gold beetle.
2. A supporter of the gold standard.
3. A speculator in or a purchaser of gold.



n. Informal.
1. a person, esp. an economist or politician, who supports the gold standard.
2. a person who believes in buying gold bullion as a personal investment.
[1875–80, Amer.]
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Oliver Goldbug argued: "Why would they get together?
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They first billed themselves as "Two Real Coons" in the 1896 New York production called The GoldBug at the Casino Theatre and continued to do so until 1909, when Walker fell ill.
Under the transaction, Barrick received the land corridor currently separating the Betze-Post and Meikle mines on the Goldstrike property; the Goldbug deposit, with a reserve of 1,140,000 oz, adjacent to Barrick's Rodeo deposit; Newmont reserves of 860,000 oz in the Betze-Post open-pit; and the Banshee property to the north of Meikle mine.
Drowned out by the goldbug voices calling for the resumption of the gold standard, advisors urging investment in gold, and all of the media hype over gold's record-breaking prices, the historical context of gold's role in economic crisis has been stripped from public discourse.
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