Whether you have gold jewelry and wonder where it came from, or want to learn about the most malleable element, we’ve got your back! Here are 10 fun facts about gold that you probably didn’t know about.

We put the most interesting facts about gold in two free coloring pages that are all ready to be printed and colored. Hooray!

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Let’s learn all about gold!

Did you know that in 2020, a rare gold coin was sold for $4.2 million at auction, which was minted by Brutus to commemorate the fall of Julius Caesar? And the United States has more than 8,000 tonnes of gold and that it it has the largest gold reserves in the world?

Today, we are learning everything about gold: from where the word gold comes from to what is the standard unit for gold. Let’s get learning!

Gold Facts FOR KIDS

  1. Gold, especially pure gold is a highly sought-after precious metal known for its brilliance and rarity.
  2. The element gold, with its symbol AU in the periodic table comes from the Latin word “aurum”, which means “shining dawn” or “glow of sunrise,” reflecting the precious metal’s captivating appearance.
  3. The weight of gold is often measured in troy ounces. One troy ounce of gold is equal to 1.097 standard ounces, making it around 10% heavier.
  4. Gold bars are cheaper to buy than gold coins because bars are easier to manufacture than coins and large bars are just as easy to make a small bars.
  5. The largest gold coin is known as the “1 Tonne Gold Kangaroo Coin”. It has a face value of one million dollars and contains one tonne of 9999 pure gold.
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So many fun facts about gold!
  1. Gold has been discovered on all of Earth’s continents except for Antarctica.
  2. In its pure form, gold is the only metal that has a yellowish color.
  3. All of the gold found on Earth came from the debris of dead stars from outer space.
  4. In Medieval times, molten gold was used as one of the most strange cures for the devastating plague in the 14th century.
  5. Gold metal flakes can be eaten in foods and drinks. Just make sure not to eat tons of gold.


Gold Facts coloring pages are sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.

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Print your own set with gold facts!

This pdf file includes two coloring sheets loaded with Gold Facts that you don’t want to miss. Print as many sets as needed and give them to friends or family!



Which gold fact was your favorite to learn?

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